Require Selection in List Value Filter

  • Describe Feature
    Add an option in a control (particularly List Value controls) that require at least one value to be selected in order for tables and visualizations to run. When this option is selected the creator can choose a ‘Default Value’ to populate the field until changed or added to by a user.

  • What is the use case?
    This feature will be used for filters controlling elements based on very large datasets in order to prevent charts from exceeding data point limits that can cause freezing.

  • How often would this feature be used?
    We would use this feature on many of our visualizations. One of our main use cases is dynamically generating line charts from a dataset of yearly price changes for tens of thousands of different items. An end user will never need to look at more than 5-10 items at once, and accidentally clearing the filter will cause the chart to exceed data limits and freeze.

  • What is the impact of this feature on your organization?
    Increase the usability of the platform, reduce user reports of ‘errors’ or ‘broken data’ caused by not understanding data limits

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This is a great suggestion. When nothing is selected that really means “All” to the dashboard which is very strange and confusing.