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Status Future Consideration
Product Spotfire
Categories Filters
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 4, 2019

Paste a list of values into ListBoxFilters

It would be very handy for users if they are able to paste a list of values into a ListBoxFilter. An example use case would be the following:

A user wants to copy a list of values from an Excel spreadsheet. They select the values by press Ctrl + C. Next, they open Spotfire Analyst/WebPlayer and paste them (i.e. Ctrl + V) into the desired ListBoxFilter. The filter accepts the list of values; filters the list and selects the appropriate values. All visualizations update according to the filter's selected values.

This behaviour is already present in many modern applications such as Tableau ( 

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  • Guest
    Jun 24, 2020

    Agree, a new filter type or an option to allow user listed values to a filter is needed for a long time.

    1. Need to be able to paste text into a filter to have them set

    2. Need ability to edit the selected values. e.g. current check box list should also allow and edit.