New Sigma Query Language Control

  • Describe Feature

A custom input box control that helps me construct a statement to filter a visual, table or data source.

  • What is the use case?

Many Advanced pro-code-users like to type and especially those that do a lot of data mining. I would like to type into an input box a statement like:

text_column = “foo” and a_date_column > -2days and (label_column in (“bar”, "bam))

The expectation is that my data is filtered to the rows where text_column is “foo”, the a_date_column only includes rows with a value within the past 2 days and where the label_column if populated with either “bar” or “bam”.

This concept is similar to Jira’s JQL feature: JQL: Get Started with Advanced Search in Jira | Atlassian

The input box should be predictive… meaning it proposes valid column names, operators and strings when appropriate.

  • How often would this feature be used?

I would use such a feature almost daily.

  • What is the impact of this feature on your organization?

It would definitely be a delighter for data folks like myself.

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