Filter Scope

Filter scope in Arcadia Data has three options: explicit filter scope, dataset filter scope, and app filter scope.

Explicit Scope

This is defined when a dashboard or visual sends out parameters to other visuals, and the visuals accepts these parameters in their Filters shelf. This can be enabled at the level of each visual; see Using Parameters with Explicit Scope.

This is expected to be used sparingly for a small number of visuals in each dashboard that represent a high level look at a metric and that should not be filtered by visible filters.

Note that Explicit Scope overrides Dataset Scope. ADataset Scope filter applies to all visuals in a dashboard that do not have Explicit Scope turned on.

The scope of Click behavior is explicit. If you want visuals to be updated based on selected elements, make sure to explicitly place these columns in the filter shelf of the target visuals.

Dataset Scope

You can define Dataset Scope when setting up the dashboard filter widgets. Click (gear) icon, and in the Settings modal, select the Scope tab. There, choose the option Send parameters with dataset scope. Filters with Dataset Scope apply to all visuals in the dashboard that are using the same dataset. This is the default for new filters.

Dataset Scope filters continue to use the parameter passing mechanism, and these parameters may be used within visuals in many ways: in the title, within expressions, and so on.

App Scope

Just like Dataset scope, you can define the App Scope when configuring the filter widget on the dashboard. Click the (gear) icon, then select the Scope tab in the Settings modal,. There, choose the option Extend scope to all apps with this dashboard. App Scope automatically filters all dashboards in the app.

For more information on dataset scope filters and app scope filters, see Configuring Scope of Dashboard Filters.