Filter Selection -- backup a level?

Posted on 2006-06-07
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Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I have form showing severl columns of a table -- It allows the user to place the cursor in a field and "Filter by Selection".

The way that I understand the "Filter by Selection" selection option - is that the user can then go to another column, select a value an again choose "Filter by Selection" to continue to obtain a subset of the data.

When the choose the "Remove Filter Sort" option -- it returns all records.  Is there a way to back up to the prior "Filter by Selection"?

Example:  Table fields include: Issue Number, Description, Status, Reported by, Priority, Closed Date.
User selects 'Closed' status and "Filter by Selection"
User selects 'High' priority and "Filter by Selection"
User selects 'Closed Date' status and "Filter by Selection"

Is there an easy way to back up to the filter prior to the last one?  Or do I need to store the each filter and refresh the list?


Question by:aeolianje
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Jeffrey Coachman earned 1000 total points
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To answer your question: No, there is no way to "Back Up" (revert) to the previous filter.

However, try using "Filter by Form" instead.
This will make it much easier for users to apply/remove filters.
It also lets you "see" the filter criteria.

Instead of clicking the Filter by Selection icon, click the Filter by form Icon. (Should be the next icon to the right of the Filter by Selection icon)

Then you can Select *all* the fields to filter at the same time or indivdually.
This is achieved by using drop-down boxes.

To view the filtered result, click the "Apply Filter" button.

So If you filter:
State= "NY"
City= "Brooklyn"

You could easily remove the "Brooklyn" value from the City drop-down box to return to the previous filter.

To clear all criteria, Click the "clear grid" icon (It looks like an "X") on the toolbar.
Or Click: Edit-->Clear Grid.

Hope this helps

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by:Jeffrey Coachman
ID: 17026906

Thanks for the grade!

BTW: for further reading on "Dynamic Filtering" see this Site/Link:

Glad I could help!

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