Chart interaction filters turn your charts into filter controls. When interactions are enabled on a chart, you can filter the report by interacting with that chart in two ways:
- Clicking one or more dimension values in the chart.
- Dragging, or "brushing," your mouse across a time series, line chart, or area chart.
How chart interaction filters work
Chart interaction filters work in the same way as filter controls. For example, a pie chart based on the Country dimension lets you filter your report in the same way as a filter control based on the Country dimension. Brushing a time series acts in the same way as a date range control.
Chart interaction filters can be restricted to groups, just like filter controls.
Try it out!
This embedded report has interactions enabled for the charts.
- To filter the charts, click a Medium in the table or a Country in the pie chart.
- To use the time series as a date range filter, click and drag your mouse across part of the chart.
- To to select multiple values, use Ctrl + click (Command + click on Mac).
- To reset a filter, click on some whitespace in the chart, or right-click then select Reset Action.
To enable chart interactions
- Edit your report.
- Select a chart.
- On the right, scroll to the bottom of the DATA properties panel.
- In the Interactions section, select Apply filter.
- Repeat these steps for each chart you want to use as a filter.
To reset chart filters
You can reset a chart filter to the default in several ways:
- Right-click the chart, then select Reset Action.
- Deselect the selected dimensions by clicking them.
- Click somewhere on the border of chart you are filtering by.
Limits of chart interactions
- Chart interaction filters aren't available in scorecards or bullet charts.
- You can't filter by the "Others" category.
- Chart interaction filters are subject to the same limits as filter controls in terms of filtering across data sources.