Using Saved Filters

SCI allows you to create custom filters and then save them for future use on a per-report basis.

For all dashboards that support filters, you can create any number of customized filters from which to run reports. This can be useful if you want to use a specific filter repeatedly for a specific set of APs, for example.

The bar at the top of a dashboard that support filters is shown below:

Figure 1. Radio, Date and Saved Filters and Download bar

The following steps show an example of how to create and save a new filter:

  1. Open a dashboard for which you want to create a filter. For example, if you want to create a saved filter for the Network dashboard, the upper portion of that dashboard is shown below.
    Figure 2. Network Dashboard Example of Creating a Saved Filter - Before Changes
  2. Make the desired selections to any filter. In the example figure below, no changes are made to the Radio or Date filters, but in the Top 10 APs by Traffic Volume filters, the Traffic and time-increment drop-downs have been changed to Rx Total and 1 day, respectively.
    Figure 3. Network Dashboard Example of Creating a Saved Filter - After Desired Filter Selections
  3. To save these settings so that they can be used again at a later time, click the wheel icon as shown below, and you are presented with a popup.
    Figure 4. Popup Window to Take Actions on Filters
  4. Select New. A popup appears. Enter a name for the filter, as shown in the example below, and click Create.
    Figure 5. Entering a Name for the New Saved Filter
  5. Check that the newly created saved filter is now in effect on this dashboard. For the example shown, the Network Dashboard should now appear as follows, with the selections of Rx Total and 1 day in effect, and the name of the saved filter shown next to the wheel icon:
    Figure 6. Network Dashboard Example of Creating a Saved Filter - After Saving the Filter
Note: A saved filters apply only to the dashboard on which it was created. You cannot import a saved filter on another dashboard.

Actions You Can Take on a Saved Filter

Whenever you go to a dashboard that supports filters, you can click on Saved Filters in the Radio, Date and Saved Filters and Download bar. If there are any saved filters, they will display, as shown in the following example figure:
Figure 7. Example List of Saved Filters

You can click on any of the saved filters and generate a report.

Note: The "Saved Filters" text will be replaced by the name of any filter that you open. But you can still click in the same area, and the list of saved filters is displayed.
If you click on the wheel icon, the following possible actions are allowed on a filter:
Figure 8. Actions You can Take on Filters

Descriptions of each action are:

  • New: Allows you to create a new saved filter, as shown in the example earlier in this section.
  • Update: Allows you to make changes to an existing saved filter, including changing the filter name if desired. Make any changes you wish to the filter selections, then select Update. A popup appears next, where you click Update again to save your changes.
  • Delete: Deletes an existing saved filter.
  • Reset: Displays default settings for all filters. To return to a saved filter, simply click on Saved Filters again in the Radio, Date and Saved Filters and Download bar.