Creating date and time filters on dashboards

In Cloudera Data Visualization, you can use application controls with date or timestamp parameters to filter records based on date and time values.

  1. Open an existing dashboard in Edit mode.
  2. Switch to the Filters tab on the Dashboard Designer side menu bar.
  3. Click any date type field of the dataset displayed under Dimensions or Measures.

    This adds a new date/time filter widget to the dashboard. The filter widget is named after the field name. If you hover over the filter widget, you can access the filter area actions that allow you to change the date range into a picklist, to configure the filter, or to remove it from the dashboard.

    For more information, see Filter area actions for application control.

    For instructions on how to configure date ranges, see Configuring ranges on dashboard filters.

  4. To configure the new dashboard filter, hover over the filter and click the Gear icon in the top right of the filter widget.

    The Settings modal window opens on the Basic tab.

    Note that the Dataset of the filter is displayed. You can use the switch action to quickly change the filter across datasets and connections.

    If you want to preserve the adjusted filter settings for View mode, select the Save date range selections made in edit mode option on the Basic tab of the Settings modal window.

    If you only want to display the latest available timestamp, you can default the date range to the max date of the dataset column by selecting the Default to the latest available timestamp option. If you select this option, the Save date range selections made in edit mode becomes unavailable.