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Set up a “Text input” control

“Text input” controls let you display values of a query into a searchable list.

Setting up a “Text input” control requires two main steps:

  1. Create the “Text input” control for your dashboard.

  2. Connect the “Text input” control to a chart.

Create a “Text input” control

To add a “Text input” control to your dashboard:

  1. Open the dashboard where you want to add the “Text input” control.

  2. Select Add control > Text input from the dashboard sidebar. A pop-up will appear for you to configure the control’s settings.

  3. Edit the control’s settings as needed. Go to the next section to learn more about “Text input” settings.

  4. Optionally, select Connect this control to new and existing charts. Learn more about connecting the control to charts.

  5. Select Add.

  6. Place the newly created “Text input” control anywhere on your dashboard.


“Text input” control settings

You can edit the following settings for your “Text input”:

Variable name

The name of the control

Multiple values

Allows filtering by multiple search terms at once. If this is deselected, you can only provide one search term in the “Text input” control at a time.

We wrap each search term in single quotes, so you shouldn’t provide multiple search terms in a single input field.

Data type

The data type for the control:

  • Text

  • Number

Empty state

Only available when Multi-value is selected

Specifies what happens when no search terms are provided in the “Text input” control. There are two options:

  • Show all: Does not filter the connected charts

  • Show none: Shows no data for connected charts

Default values

Set default values to select when you open the dashboard


Connect a “Text input” control to a chart

After you’ve created your “Text input” control, you’ll need to connect it to a chart to start using it to filter. Connect it to a chart by using its corresponding dashboard variable in a query.

Keep in mind that filtering with “Text input” controls requires an exact string match. Learn how to use wildcards to search by partial string matches.

You can also connect controls in other Visual SQL steps. Learn more about connecting controls outside of a query.

Automatically connect to new and existing charts

For a “Text input” to automatically connect to a chart, the queries within the chart must:

  • be built using visual mode

  • use the same data source as the control

If the chart's queries meet these criteria, we’ll automatically apply a query filter to the visual mode queries.

To automatically connect the control to all charts:

  1. Create the “Text input” control or edit an existing one by hovering over it and selecting More actions () > Edit control.

  2. Select Connect to new and existing charts.

  3. Select a Data source and Column. The “Text input” control will filter the selected column.

  4. Select a Filter operator to use in the automatically applied query filter. Learn more about the available filter operators.

  5. Select Add or Save to apply the changes to the control.

Manually connect to charts

In a visual mode query

To connect a “Text input” control to a chart using a visual mode query:

  1. Open the chart editor by creating a new chart or editing an existing chart on the dashboard.

  2. In the “Filters” section of your visual mode query:

    1. Add the column you want the control to filter. It must have the same data type as your “Text input” control.

    2. Select the appropriate filter operator. If you selected Multi-value in your “Text input” settings, use is one of.

    3. Select the dashboard variable of your control.

  3. Select Run query. The result table will update with the new filter applied to the data.

  4. Select Save to dashboard to save the chart.

Using a Text input control to filter the Project Type column in a visual mode query.
In a SQL mode query

The syntax for connecting a “Text input” control in your SQL query varies depending on whether or not you’ve selected Multi-value in the control’s settings.

Single-select “Text input”

If Multi-value is deselected, the syntax is simple: {TEXT_INPUT_NAME}. Replace TEXT_INPUT_NAME with the name of your control.

For “Text input” controls whose data type is text, we wrap the values in single quotes when they’re passed to a query. To remove the single quotes, append .RAW to the variable name: {TEXT_INPUT_NAME.RAW}

Here’s an example of how you might get the total number of Jira issues where the project type is equal to the selected “Text input” value:

1 2 3 4 5 SELECT COUNT(DISTINCT "Jira Issue"."issue_id") AS "Count of distinct Issue Id" FROM "jira _issue" AS "Jira Issue" INNER JOIN "jira_project" AS "Jira Project" ON "Jira Project"."project_id" = "Jira Issue"."project_id" WHERE "Jira Project"."project_type" = {TEXT_INPUT_NAME}

Multi-select “Text input”

If Multi-value is selected, use the following syntax:

  • to include data with the selected “Text input” values: {TEXT_INPUT_NAME.IN('"table_name"."column_name"')}

  • to exclude data with the selected “Text input” values: {TEXT_INPUT_NAME.NOT_IN('"table_name"."column_name"')}

Replace TEXT_INPUT_NAME with the name of your control, and make sure to wrap the table-column reference in single quotes.

Here’s an example of how you might get the total number of Jira issues for all project types selected in the “Text input” control:

1 2 3 4 5 SELECT COUNT(DISTINCT "Jira Issue"."issue_id") AS "Count of distinct Issue Id" FROM "jira _issue" AS "Jira Issue" INNER JOIN "jira_project" AS "Jira Project" ON "Jira Project"."project_id" = "Jira Issue"."project_id" WHERE {TEXT_INPUT_NAME.IN('"Jira Project"."project_type"')}

Conversely, here’s an example of how you might get the total number of Jira issues for all project types not selected in the “Text input” control:

1 2 3 4 5 SELECT COUNT(DISTINCT "Jira Issue"."issue_id") AS "Count of distinct Issue Id" FROM "jira _issue" AS "Jira Issue" INNER JOIN "jira_project" AS "Jira Project" ON "Jira Project"."project_id" = "Jira Issue"."project_id" WHERE {TEXT_INPUT_NAME.IN('"Jira Project"."project_type"')}

Verify your chart is connected to the control

To make sure you’ve properly connected your chart to the control, you could verify this by updating the values of the control and seeing if your connected chart filters accordingly.

Alternatively, there are two ways you can check for all charts that are connected to the control.

One option is to:

  1. Hover over the control.

  2. Select its More actions () menu > Show connected charts.

The other option is to:

  1. Select Settings from the dashboard sidebar.

  2. Go to the Variables tab.

  3. Select the chevron () next to the variable name of the control to expand its settings.

  4. Select Show connected charts.

Both options highlight all charts on the dashboard that are connected to that particular control.

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