Dashboard Filtering

The dashboard’s user interface is represented through filters components. Filters trigger actions on the Dashboard which update state.appliedFilters. This triggers a re-render, allowing the Dashboard to respond to the updated application state - by re-fetching data, filtering existing data, reconfiguring the Dashboard etc.



Filters take the following props: type The component type. Filter components should extend BaseFilter component. field This represents a key that will be used on the state.appliedFilters object. Depending on the implementation, it can also represent a field in the data. action: NOT IMPLEMENTED. (This will allow for sort or other filter actions in the future) willFilter An array of strings, each string corresponds with a dataResource or dataKey. This property indicates which part of the dashboard data the filter will be applied to. disabledBy An array of strings, where each string corresponds to a field value of another filter. When that field value is present in appliedFilters, the filter’s html element will have the attribute disabled=true. data / dataHandlers As with all components, data can be passed as an object literal, or calculated via dataHandlers. It should be an array of arrays, where each array is a series of key value pairs. initVal An initial value for the filter.


Consider this filter definition:

  type: 'Autocomplete',
  className: 'col-md-6',
  name: 'specialty-autocomplete',
  id: 'specialty-autocomplete',
  className: 'specialty-autocomplete',
  field: 'YearMonth',
  action: 'filter', // sort / groupBy / etc
  willFilter: ['climateData'], // array of dkanDataResources keys that filters affect 
  data: [
      { label: '2010', value: '2010' },
      { label: '2011', value: '2011' },
      { label: '2012', value: '2012' },
      { label: '2013', value: '2013' },
      { label: '2014', value: '2014' },
      { label: '2015', value: '2015' },
  placeholder: 'Select year to filter dashboard...'

This will create the following select box:


If the user selects a year, the dashboard’s state.appliedFilters object will be updated as follows:

state : {
    // ...
    appliedFilters: {
        YearMonth: ['2010']

Out dataHandlers have access to the appliedFilters values and can filter data accordingly:

    Object.keys(appliedFilters).forEach(k => {
      if (k === "year" && appliedFilters[k].length > 0) {
        _data =  _data.filter(row => {
          return _inYear(row, appliedFilters[k]);  

See also Actions.