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.

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