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The Dashboard Designer allows you to apply filtering to data of the Excel Data Source.

Apply Filtering

To apply filtering to a data source, click the Filter button in the Data Source Ribbon tab.


This invokes the Filter Editor dialog that allows you to build filter criteria:



Documentation: Filter Editor

To clear the data source filter, use the Clear Filter button in the Data Source Ribbon tab.

To specify the filter criteria in code, use the DashboardExcelDataSource.Filter property. To learn how to build filter criteria, see the Expression Constants, Operators, and Functions topic.

Pass Parameter Values

You can use the Filter Editor to filter a data source according to the current parameter value. See the Pass Parameter Values topic for details.

This example demonstrates how to create a new dashboard parameter and pass it to a dashboard item filter string:

View Example: How to Pass a Dashboard Parameter to a Filter String in Code