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Create and use Global Filters


Use Global Filters to build a set of filters that you can apply to every query. You must have the Publisher or Admin role to create and edit global filters.

Users can select the Global Filters they want to apply to their queries, or a Publisher or Admin can set a filter to be applied by default, which means they will be applied automatically to any queries your users run. As with regular filters, you can use the basic or advanced filter syntax to define the filter parameters. 

Creating a Global Filter

To create or edit Global Filters on your Interana instance, go to https://<myinstance>/?globalFilters. You create Global Filters the same way you create any other named expression: 

Select a dataset when creating the Global Filter; the Global Filter will apply to only that dataset. You can add basic filters, or use the advanced filter syntax to create more complex filter statements. 

If you select Apply Filter By Default, the filter will be applied automatically to any queries your users run. 

Global Filters in action

You can add or remove Global Filters defined for the dataset that you're using. Filters marked as default will be applied automatically. Click the X next to the filter name to remove a filter, and click Restore to add back any default filters that you have removed (Restore only works for filters defined as default filters). 

If the filters applied in a Global Filter conflict with those in the Explorer, arguments will be treated as AND (and therefore return no results).

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