Using filters

How to use Sniffie Filters

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What are Sniffie filters?

Sniffie filters are a tool which helps you to segment your data so that you can easily work with specific data sets. Filters are offered in all areas of the service.

This article will cover following topics:

General info about filters

In general, Sniffie has three types of filtering options:

  • Global filters

  • Local filters

  • Search bar

Filters drill down into your data, allowing you to create or select data sets for your specific needs. You can select and combine several different filters at the same time to create the data set you want to use.

Sniffie has two main types of filters: global filters and local filters.

When using global filters your data set is shown according to the active criterion, set by the filters, throughout all areas inside Sniffie where you navigate. Global filters are found at the top right of the Sniffie app under the filter icon.

Local filters can be used in your dashboards' widgets, for example. When local filters are in use they will override your global filters.

In the case of widgets, local filters can be accessed by clicking on "edit widget,” and then clicking on the filter icon inside the widget.

How to use Sniffie filters

  1. Click the filter icon at the top right of the table

  2. Select filter type

  3. Select filter value

  4. Click Apply. The filter changes to active and all data is fetched using that filter.

Tip: if you want to select all values from your filter, you can just press Enter and every row is activated.

If you can't find the filter you are searching for from the given options, you can always search for it by clicking the Add new filter button. This allows you to search for the data field you want, and add those values you need to your filters.

Local filtering in tables outside product catalog

Your product catalog and dashboards are filterable by Sniffie's global filtering system. This means that if you are dealing with data other than products (e.g. product tags), global filters don't apply. You need to use Sniffie's local table filtering systems.

How to use a local filtering system

  1. Navigate to a page that has a local filterable table. Product groups & tags is one, for example.

  2. At the top right of the table, you have a filtering icon. It's the same icon as the global filters have, but inside the table card. Click the icon to open local filters for that data (image below).

  3. A filtering row appears. Click the plus icon to create a new local filter. Local filtering system uses Sniffie's advanced filters.

  4. When you save, that filter is applied to the table. You can see how many filters are active for that table in the number on top of the local filtering icon at the top right of the screen.

How to remove used filters

  1. To remove a filter click on the x within the filter widget.

  2. You can clear all filters all at once by clicking the Clear filters icon (indicated with a trash can)

3. Clearing all filters means that filtering is no longer active, and all data is fetched without being filtered.

Search bar

The Sniffie search bar can perform an open form search function, allowing you to search for data as fast as possible. Just write your search terms (product code or category etc.) in the search bar and Sniffie will give you the closest match.

toggle search bar

Search bar can be toggled on by clicking the magnifying glass.

search results

Search bar will yield the best possible match for your search terms.

Copy & paste filters from one place to another

Under global filters, filters in strategies as well as widgets you are able to copy current filters to clipboard and paste those in another place.

When you copy the filters, they will be copied to your clipboard. This allows you to paste them in another place. Pasting will replace the filters in that specific place with the values you have in the clipboard. If your browser does not support pasting from clipboard or you didn't give permissions for pasting from clipboard, you will be greeted with a modal with a text area component where you will need to paste the contents of the filters you have.

Copy & paste & filter bookmarks under global filters

Saving filters for future use

Saved filters are accessible under global filters, filters in strategies as well as widgets. Clicking on the button opens up a modal, where you can apply, edit or remove saved filters you have created.

Creating new saved filters happens by clicking the Add new button. When you save a filter for a future use, it will be accessible in all markets / accounts you have access to. When you are creating a new filter, the defaults are what are enabled in the place you triggered the bookmarks modal to open.

You can only apply one saved filter at a time. Applying a saved filter will override the values you have in the current place.

Applying a filter is done with enabling a switch and pressing the Apply button at the bottom of the modal. You can only apply one filter at a time, and when the switch is on, you cannot delete or edit the filter.

Editing the filter happens by clicking the edit icon next to the filter name. Deleting the filter happens by clicking the trashcan icon.

Saving filter sets also saves applicable insights.

Saved filters modal open with one filter set about to be applied

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