Use dashboard filter to view records via action menu


I have got a dashboard with a Filter. One question on the dashboard shows a table with two columns. The first is the category grouped by, and the other one the count of that category. I would like to use “View these …” item of the action menu to see a table with the records which where counted. If I do that, I get all records which would have been counted if there wasn’t a dashboard filter. The group-category is added to the filter of the generated question, but not the dashboard filter. Is it possible to change that behaviour?

And a second question: Is it possible to change and save the layout of that table without creating another question? My Table has a lot of columns useless in this case. I also want to change the order of the columns. It would be great if it would be possible to save that layout as a template to use with the same table in other cases.


Hi @ctp

Post “Diagnostic Info” from Admin > Troubleshooting.

I don’t understand your first issue, but it sounds like this issue or perhaps one of the referenced issues:

You can change the visible columns and the default order in Admin > Data Model:
It’s also possible to save Pivot Table layout, which is coming in 0.38.0.
There’s a request for more table options: - upvote by clicking :+1: on the first post


thank for help, but I think it’s none of those, so I’ll try to explain better. My dashboard contains a table, which has a column “groupname” and a column “amount”. It also has a filter (a timespan, if that matters).

Lets take a special group as an example, and suppose there will be 10 records in that group if the dashboard filter is empty. So one of the rows of the table is

groupname | amount
mygroup | 10

Now I Select “Today” in the Timespan-Filter. This reduces the records to 3. Now that row is

groupname | amount
mygroup | 3

Everything as expected up to this point. But if I click on the “3” and select “View …” a question is generated with the filter for the “groupname”, and I end up with the 10 records. I expect only 3. The dashboard filter is ignored.

To the second part of the question: If I change the data model, I change the visibility of the columns everywhere, or am I not? Of course I have columns which are nowhere of interest. But others are relevant in one context, and irrelevant in another.


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@ctp Sounds like
It’s probably easier to reproduce with Sample Dataset, since we all have that.