Filtering charts by charts

DataLens allows you to set up filtering of charts by other charts on the dashboard. A chart with filtering configured can thus be used as a selector for other charts.

To apply filtering, click an individual item in the filtering chart, e.g., a point on a graph, a column, or a pie chart segment. The linked charts will then be filtered by the selected dimensions.


Clicking a cell in the Table chart applies filtering by all the dimensions of the selected row.

You can reset chart filtering in two ways:

  • Click the selected item once again.
  • Click in the top-right corner of the chart.

You can choose multiple filtering values on the same chart (other than the Table chart):

  1. Click the first dimension value for filtering.
  2. Hold down the Ctrl (Cmd) key on your keyboard and select the other values.

Filtering is available for the following types of charts created using the wizard:

Recommendations and limitations

When filtering charts by other charts, keep in mind the following:

  • Charts created in the wizard are filtered using all dimensions except for fields of the tree of strings type, hierarchies, and fields containing markup language.
  • The state of filtered charts is saved in the dashboard's state parameter. You can share a link to such a dashboard.