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Adding Data Table Parameters

Parameters filter the data set returned to the visualization. Parameters are especially valuable when programming Actions in a workbook. You can use the parameters function to pull and enter specific data into SQL queries, web searches or other actions that you may wish to program as part of a workbook.


1.     On the Data Table Settings pane, click .

A new parameter displays (i.e., New Parameter 1).

2.     Click New Parameter <number>.

The section expands to allow definition of the parameter name and default value.

3.     Enter the parameter Name then click  .

4.     Select the Type: Text, Numeric, or Time.

5.     Enter the Default Value.

You can enter several default values, separated by a comma.



For the Time type, the following formats for the default value are accepted:

·           "yyyy-MM-dd"

·           "yyyy-MM-ddTHH:mm:ss"

·           “yyyy-MM-ddTHH:mm:ss.SSS"


6.     Repeat steps 1 to 5 to add more parameters.

7.     Click the Save  button.

The Data Sources Preview at the bottom of the screen updates based on the default parameter values.



When adding visualizations or parts on the dashboard, the associated data table is checked for defined parameters that will be applied to the dashboard.