Using Filters and Drills

Enabling Filter and Drill on a Metric

Please note that filtering is only enabled for a single report. If you have multiple reports that you want to filter on, first join them into a master report. Filtering will then be available on the master report.

To enable Filter and Drill for a specific metric, click Edit Metric and expand the Filterable Columns section. Choose the columns that you would like to make available for a person to filter in the Expanded View of the metric.

The columns that you select in the Filterable Columns section will be the only available columns in the Drill Table. So if you want to see more columns when drilling, select more columns under this header.


Using Filter and Drill in Expanded View

To use filtering in Expanded View, expand the metric from your dashboard, then click the column you would like to apply filters on. You can then select the operator you would like to use and enter the values to filter. If that column is a date column, you can check the "Treat as Date" checkbox before choosing the operator and filter value.

Date Columns: The Exactly, Before, or After operators allow you to define custom dates you would like to filter.

Non-date Columns: The operators Equals or Does Not Equal allow you to select multiple values from a list. Any other operator will require you to manually enter a value.

To drill into the data, click a data point on the metric when it is in Expanded View. This will show you more detail about the data point you selected. The drilled data view will account for any filters that you applied in Expanded View.



You are as filterable or drillable as the things you give your metric. The more you give Grow to filter, the more you will be able to filter.

You can filter and drill back to the data you call in from the API, with two exceptions:

  • If you have used a calculated column OR
  • If you have used a pivot table.

When using a calculated column or pivot table, you will be able to filter those columns that exist at or after you applied those two transforms.

For all other transforms, you will be able to filter back to the last "checkpoint" either the original data you pulled from the API or a pivot table or calculated column.

When you get into Edit Metric, if there is a certain field you want to be able to filter on, make sure that box is checked under the Filterable Columns heading.

The nice thing about filtering is that even if the metric on your dashboard does not show certain fields, you will be able to filter on them if they have been selected.


While drilling into your data only gives some actionable insight, it does allow you to ask questions about what is happening. Those questions will then lead into greater insights to your company.

For example, let us say you are looking at the sales of your company and you notice it spiked one day. Drilling would let you look into it and figure out why they spiked. You can find the value of the sales closed that day, the sales rep that closed them, among other useful information.

With both filtering and drilling, if you want to be able to filter off a certain field, make sure it is part of the report that builds up your final metric. Drilling is based on the order of operations above and then whatever filters you apply in Expanded Mode. If you just expand the metric, do not apply any filters, then drill into a data point, you will see all of the data for that specific point.

Here is a quick insight into what filter and drill enables you to do:

  • It levels the playing field in your business.

    The numbers for some reps or sales or other metrics may look large, but filtering and drilling will allow you insights into what is actually happening.

  • You do not have to pack a whole lot of data into one metric.

    Just make sure it is filterable, and even if it is not displayed on the metric, you will still be able to see what is happening.

  • You will get to the core a lot faster.

    Before filter and drill, you may have had to build out many metrics in order to see things you needed to see. Now, with a couple clicks of the mouse, you can quickly answer the questions that you have.

  • It empowers even a very basic-level user to answer a lot of questions about the data.

    It is easy to see, to understand, and then to talk about the score with your company.

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