Introducing quick filter for charts

Aug 30, 2023

We have introduced a new way of interacting with your charts. In the chart settings, you can now configure a Quick Filter that will be shown on top of the chart. It allows adjusting the chart's content without accessing the chart editor. 

In the chart settings, use the toggle to enable the quick filter:

Clicking the toggle reveals the filter options. These are the same options as what you have when setting a filter in the chart editor.

For example, selecting Label from the menu creates a quick filter for the label. The filter menu is shown above the chart:

The default selection is All labels, and you can filter the content by any available label by picking a label from the menu:

When you select filter criteria from the menu, the chart content is filtered by that selection. It allows quick comparisons between labels, iterations, departments, customers, or any other property you have in your data!

When you enable a quick filter for a chart, it will be present even when the chart is shared with a share link, embedded in a website, or added to a report. With a quick menu, you can let the recipient (of a report) choose how to filter the content of the charts.

The quick filter is now available for all charts and data sources. Go ahead and a quick filter to your charts!

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This article was written by Sami Linnanvuo

Sami is the founder & CEO of Screenful, the company that turns data into visual stories. You can find him on Twitter.