Filtering Only Relevant Values Returns Unexpected Results in Dashboard

Published: 28 Feb 2014
Last Modified Date: 29 Aug 2016


When adding a sheet to a dashboard, where the sheet uses a filter configured with the Only Relevant Values option, the filter might continue to display values that have been removed from the view.


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  1. Go to the sheet where the context filter is located.
  2. Right-click on context filter and select Apply To Worksheets > All Using This Data Source.


Filters are associated with a single sheet, and compute the relevant values based on the context of that sheet. When filters are created in a dashboard, it can be confusing which filter belongs to which sheet. Applying the context filter to all sheets removes any confusion.
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