How to Limit Data using an Expression in Spotfire

Have you ever wanted to limit the data displayed in a visualization without using filters?

Most of the time your Spotfire projects have multiple graphs on a page, with each one serving a different purpose. Let’s say you want one of those charts to limit data more than the filter settings, like a specific time period (ex: “This year’s production”).

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How to create a Spotfire dashboard in under 5 minutes

In this post I show how to create a working dashboard – in less than 5 minutes! The picture below shows the final product.

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What is a dashboard? The answer seems to vary depending on who you ask, but Stephen Few, the well-respected author of Information Dashboard Design, says that: “A dashboard is a visual display of the most important information needed to achieve one or more objectives, consolidated and arranged on a single screen so the information can be monitored at a glance.”

In other words, you shouldn’t have to work hard to find the information you need!
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