Filter using Slicer Card and Variable as the Input

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I have a dashboard that I would like to display that has multiple dimensions (Var1) that I would like to see such as Region, state, and department. I would like to then use the populated list of items from Var1 as a filter card in the page.

The filter card would be, a list of regions, states, or departments that populate depending on which Var1 is currently selected.

The problem that I am currently experiencing is that when I select from Var1 when it is Region, selecting East, and then apply the filter, now when I change Var1 to State, the dashboard is filtering on Var1 = East (State = East) instead of Region = East and subsequently blanks out all the charts.

I could add filter cards for each Var1 individually, but after a couple of cards, this breaks down and leads to a cluttered interface. Note also that in this instance, I am looking for a solution that avoids filter views, and relies solely on interacting with the dashboard elements.

I have a demo of this in the Community Instance if anyone would like to take a look at this interaction.

Is this a bug?

Is this "Working as intended"?

Is there a way around this via another card type that I'm not seeing? Domo Bricks don't support variables per the help article on Variables.

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  • GrantSmith
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    @JasonAltenburg

    That's how variables are configured to work. With your case here I think your best option is to stack your data in a dataset with different types of metrics / filters with the values to filter on and then have two filter cards, one for the metric type and one for the values. I know this will increase the row limit but due to the limitations with variables this may be your only option.

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  • GrantSmith
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    @JasonAltenburg

    That's how variables are configured to work. With your case here I think your best option is to stack your data in a dataset with different types of metrics / filters with the values to filter on and then have two filter cards, one for the metric type and one for the values. I know this will increase the row limit but due to the limitations with variables this may be your only option.

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