Parameters are dynamic values that can replace constant values in calculations, filters, and reference lines.

There are four steps to creating and using a parameter.

Step 1: 

Create Parameter: We can create parameter in couple of ways. Go to data pane and choose “Create Parameter” which you can see in the picture below.


Step 2:

Show Parameter Control: Right-click on the desired parameter in your Parameters section of your Data pane. Select Show Parameter Control, and your parameter control will appear in your visualization just like a filter control:

Step 3:

Use Parameter in Calculation Field: There are a lot of different ways to use parameters. We can use parameters in filters, bins, reference lines, calculated fields. To use a parameter in a calculation field, drag the parameter from the Data pane and drop it in the calculation filed.

Step 4:

Use Calculation Field in Your ViewThis is most important step. We must use the parameter in view other otherwise it won’t affect the visualization.


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