Filters are a very powerful data analytics productivity tool in Informer. They enable you to easily narrow down your data to focus on your area of interest. There are two types of data Filters within Informer – Dataset Filters and Visuals Filters.
Visual Filters – In addition to the overall Dataset Filters, Visuals have their own Visual Filters that apply to a specific Visual. Discover displays all the selectable fields within its Visual Card view, as shown in Figure 3. When you select different combinations of these fields, you will see how easy and fun it is for you to uncover new insights into your data from all the Visuals served up. To narrow down your Dataset even further, simply continue to add more Filters. See Figure 4. You can merge multiple filters together or save a specific filter. You can also save the filters for your Visual in your Datasets.
Dataset Filters – Enable you to narrow the scope of Visuals so you can quickly glean business intelligence insight into your area of interest without needing to configure charts or graphs. For example, if you select a location based field, Discover will automatically present heat maps highlighting the data behind the location field, (e.g., a Visual of Total Student Enrollment across the United States). By selecting a combination of fields, you automatically see Visuals like Trend Charts, Leaderboards, Averages, Totals, and Statistics.