Filters data from a Block based on cell values or associated items.
Filtering_expession being a boolean expression.
same as expression
|Filtering off of Multiple Conditions|
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|Filtering off of data in another Metric|
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Filtering on values with “CurrentValue”
Filtering based on the values of the “expression” is a common use case. The simplest way of doing it is to duplicate the expression in the filtering expression.
Revenue[FILTER: Revenue > 1000]
However, sometimes the expression filtered can be long. ex:
(‘Bloc A’ + ‘Bloc B’ + ‘Bloc C’ - ‘Bloc D’)[FILTER: (‘Bloc A’ + ‘Bloc B’ + ‘Bloc C’ - ‘Bloc D’) > 1000]
Pigment offers a specific keyword:
CurrentValue. This keyword represents the expression on which the filter is applied but in a much shorter and readable way, avoiding copy-paste mistakes.
The previous formula can be written:
(‘Bloc A’ + ‘Bloc B’ + ‘Bloc C’ - ‘Bloc D’)[FILTER: CurrentValue > 1000]
When to use EXCLUDE vs FILTER
The FILTER and EXCLUDE modifiers have very similar functionalities just an opposite approach. When using FILTER you are defining which data to bring, while EXCLUDE you are defining which data not to bring in.
[FILTER: NOT condition OR ISBLANK(condition)] is the same as
The difference is how they handle Blanks. Given the scenario above, it is recommended to use EXCLUDE for readability and performance issues.
Additional examples in the article: Filtering data in Formulas
Excel equivalent: none