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Chart Filter : Get rid of Qlik Sense biggest source of frustration

simonaubert
Partner
Partner

Chart Filter : Get rid of Qlik Sense biggest source of frustration

We all know and -I guess- love the Associative Engine. The green, the greys, the blank... etc. It's powerful and probably unique in the world of BI.

However, this feature does not cover a very simple use case : the need the filter on a chart, either by a dimension value or a measure value, the said dimensions and measures displayed or not in the chart.

That sounds simple but it's really hard to implement in Qlik. Of course, you can use if, agg or set analysis but I don't think it's user friendly or performant. It damages pretty much the idea of self-service.

So what I propose is a new section in the chart configuration : filter. Yep, you can make life very easier for every Qlik developer.

PS :  when I say "biggest source of frustration", just have a look on the forum :
https://community.qlik.com/t5/New-to-QlikView/How-to-filter-chart-by-a-field-value/m-p/340085

https://community.qlik.com/t5/New-to-Qlik-Sense/Can-a-measure-be-used-as-filter-in-a-table/td-p/6162...

https://community.qlik.com/t5/New-to-Qlik-Sense/How-to-filter-a-table-by-a-measure/td-p/828138

https://community.qlik.com/t5/New-to-Qlik-Sense/Filtering-Measures/m-p/1051784

Best regards,

Simon

Bi Consultant (Dataviz & Dataprep) @ Business & Decision
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Patric_Nordstrom
Employee
Employee

Thank you all for your feedback on ways to improve our product. While this is something we understand would be useful, it's not on the short-term roadmap. Please continue to show your support for this idea.

Thanks, 

Patric

Status changed to: Open - Collecting Feedback
MaryseC
Contributor II
Contributor II

I agree that this is causing the most frustration

MichelLalancette
Contributor III
Contributor III

I too am interested in this idea. Having chart filters would make it much more user friendly for our end users, and even for us, Developers.

Patric_Nordstrom
Employee
Employee

Fyi, we added a shortcut recently to the expression editor to insert set expressions based on current selections.

It's a quick way insert a filter:

filter.gif

 

simonaubert
Partner
Partner

@Patric_Nordstrom  Hello. It's useful  (and far better than manually write the full set analysis myself 🙂  ) but it still write a set analysis while my idea is to filter a chart without having to write a set analysis.

Just a new section like "Sorting" or "Data" when you can filter the data. When I design a chart, it's really different steps and the UI should work like a developer work. Moreover, it makes a simple expression hard to read.

Best regards,

Simon

Ken_T
Creator II
Creator II

please consider this great product improvement suggestion!

simonaubert
Partner
Partner

@Ken_THello. Can you please vote for this idea if you're interested ? You juste have to click on the thumb icon on my first post.

Best regards,

Simon