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Check box instead of scroll list as a filter

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  • 1.  Check box instead of scroll list as a filter

    Posted 26 days ago
    Is it possible to create a check box list for selection in the cognos analytics dashboard like below (the left one in the figure below) through any trick? Currently, I can only produce a scroll list by chooosing the list option in visulaization, where multiple items can be selected by pressing control key (the right one in the figure).


    Kind regards,
    Rizwan


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    Rizwan Iqbal
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  • 2.  RE: Check box instead of scroll list as a filter

    Posted 26 days ago

    Hi Rizwan,

    the only workaround I know is to use the filter pane above the dashboard canvas. Unfortunately the filter conditions are not visible in the canvas itself then.

    The other way would be to write a custom viz and upload this into Cognos as extension.



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    Robert Dostal
    Team Leader BI
    GEMÜ
    Ingelfingen
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  • 3.  RE: Check box instead of scroll list as a filter

    Posted 26 days ago
    Thanks for the reply Robert. Is there an example of how to customize the visualization for this case with check boxes and append it to the dashboard?

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    Rizwan Iqbal
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  • 4.  RE: Check box instead of scroll list as a filter
    Best Answer

    Posted 25 days ago
    Edited by Rizwan Iqbal 25 days ago
    Let me build on Robert's reply.

    Once you've placed a data item in the "This tab" filter dock, you can click the More button on the right side and choose "Add to canvas".


    Doing so will add a check-box widget to the canvas that you can place wherever you wish.



    this is not available for the All tabs filter dock; it only works for This tab.

    Best,

    Rich

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    Richard Chester
    Director of Business Intelligence
    LPA Software Solutions
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  • 5.  RE: Check box instead of scroll list as a filter

    Posted 25 days ago
    Many thanks Rich. This is exactly what I was looking at.

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    Rizwan Iqbal
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  • 6.  RE: Check box instead of scroll list as a filter

    Posted 23 days ago
    @Richard Chester

    I guess these Easter eggs have to be documented via the blogs​ as these are not generally available :-)  Thanks for sharing this tip. 

    Regards,

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    Kiran Passumarthi
    www.linkedin.com/in/kiranpassumarthi
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