A filter represents a set of run configurations that enable custom views of the data stored in DTP (see DTP Concepts). Filters are tied to projects in the database and can be used in Report Center dashboards. Additionally, many of the REST API services use filter IDs as parameters.

 In this section:

Creating a Basic Filter

A filter is automatically created when a new project is added to DTP, but you can create custom filters to create different views of the data associated with the project.

  1. Choose Report Center Settings from the settings menu (cog icon).



  2. Click Create Filter and enter a name for the filter.
  3. Choose a project from the Associated Project drop-down menu and click Create.



    You can still change the filter settings when the Create Filter dialog closes.

     
  4. You can configure how coverage images and run configurations are added by choosing a setting from the Automatic Association of New Data drop-down menu.
     

    • Choose Associated Projects to automatically associate data from the associated project with the filter. 
    • Choose All Projects to automatically associate data from all projects with the filter. 
    • Choose None to disable the automatic association of data.


Changes are saved automatically. The new filter will be available in the Report Center dashboard filter drop-down menu.

Configuring Filters

After creating the filter, you can configure additional settings in the Filters Settings page. See the following sections for details about additional project configuration:

Editing Filters

  1. Choose Report Center Settings from the settings menu (cog icon).
  2. Click on a filter name to view its settings. You can begin typing in the search bar to quickly locate your filter.
  3. Make changes (see Adding Run Configurations to Filters for filter configuration options) fit and click Save.

Deleting Filters

  1. Choose Report Center Settings from the settings menu (cog icon).
  2. You can begin typing in the search bar to quickly locate the filter you want to delete. 
  3. Click the delete button (trash icon) and confirm that you want to delete the filter when prompted.

Duplicating Filters

  1. Choose Report Center Settings from the settings menu (cog icon).
  2. You can begin typing in the search bar to quickly locate the filter you want to duplicate. 
  3. Click duplicate button and enter a name for the copied filter. 
  4. Click Create and make any adjustments when the dialog closes.