Selecting a string pattern for values on filter shelves

For selecting a range of numerical values in a filter shelf, let's use the example from building Cross tabulation, where we specify several discrete years of the dataset World Life Expectancy.

  1. On the Filters shelf, click Down Arrow on the year field placed there earlier, then click Select values.
  2. In the Filter for country modal window, click the Pattern tab, and then enter the necessary information.

    The patterns can be matched in the following manner:

    • Starts With
    • Ends With
    • Contains
  3. To select all countries that start with Z, select Starts With, enter Z in the text box, and click Apply.
  4. After clicking Refresh Visual, the cross tabulation visual appears. Note that only two countries, Zambia and Zimbabwe, match the filter conditions.
  5. To select all countries that end with 'stan', select Ends With, enter stan in the text box, and click Apply.