Selecting and Filtering Data
Microreact offers two methods to interact with data entries in a project: selecting and filtering. This page describes how to use these two methods.
Selecting data is using one panel to highlight the related marks in other panels, while leaving all the unselected marks still visible. Filtering data limits the visible marks on all panels, hiding the other marks. See Summary of panel actions below to learn how different panels can be used to select or filter the dashboard.
Selecting data allows you to highlight some data entries without hiding the entries which are not selected. When an entry is within the selection, a halo is usually rendered around it, while entries that are not within the selection are rendered normally.
Entries selected in one panel will be selected in the other panels, as shown by halos on most panels and by checked check boxes in data table panels.
Filtering allows you to temporarily hide some data entries from all panels in a project.
When a single filter is applied, only data entries which are within the applied filter are shown, and entries which are outside the filter are hidden.
When multiple filters are applied, then data entries which are within all filters are shown (i.e. the intersection of all filters is used).
Typing in the top search-and-filter bar will filter the data across all columns in the metadata. If any row contains the typed value in any column, then it will remain visible on all panels. If something is typed here that is not reflected in any of the columns of a row, then that row gets filtered out and hidden from the panels.
The number (e.g. "21 of 50") on the right side of the bar reflects how many rows are showing (e.g. 21) and how many rows there are in total (50) in the unfiltered metadata file.
The easiest way to reset filters and get back to visualising the full dataset is to click on the filter icon in the Search (Filter) bar and select "
Reset All Filters"
Note that there are tree settings that may be filtering your data behind-the-scenes, even after using "Reset Tree Filter" or "Reset All Filters". To reset the tree, right-click on the tree panel whitespace and select "Redraw original tree". If you are the author of the Microreact project, you can also change the setting for "Hide x data entries without matching tree leaves", which effectively uses the tree as the source of truth and hides any metadata rows that are not found in the tree.
Check for hidden tree filters