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Date controls

How to filter for dates and date ranges.

1. Insert the control cell

Use the canvas toolbar to insert a date control cell

2. Configure date control

For date cells, you'll need to configure the cell, including:
  • The cell name (how you'll refer to it in SQL)
  • The cell title (how your viewers will see it)
  • The selected date. This can either be an absolute date, or one relative to the current day

3. Connect control cell to SQL

4. Prepare for sharing

Depending on how these control cells might be used you may want to:
  • Place the control cells and visuals in a frame to make a report
  • Use it in your analysis to help with quick parameterization

5. To lock or un-lock

If you want your users to be able to edit control cells privately (e.g. you have many users, each wanting to use their own filters) then you should lock your canvas.
Otherwise, you can leave your canvas unlocked.
How to lock a canvas

6. Enjoy!

If sharing as a report, users can now interact with and update the report using the control cells provided.