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Edit Filter

The Edit Filter dialog helps you to filter the data of the specified data component in a report. It appears when you right-click a data component in a report and select Format Filter from the shortcut menu.

Edit Filter dialog

The following are details about options in the dialog:


Available when the data component is created using a business view. It lists all the predefined filters of the business view. Select one from the drop-down list to apply, or select User Defined and define a new filter according to your requirements.

Add Condition

Adds a new condition line.


Deletes the selected condition line.


Makes the selected conditions in a group. Conditions can also be added to an existing group by selecting the conditions and the group while holding the Ctrl button, and then selecting the Group button.


Makes the selected condition ungrouped.


Moves the selected condition or group up to a higher level.


Moves the selected condition or group down to a lower level.


Lists the logic operator.

  • And
    Logic operator And which is applied to this and the next line.
  • Or
    Logic operator Or which is applied to this and the next line.
  • And Not
    Logic operator And Not which is applied to this and the next line.
  • Or Not
    Logic operator Or Not which is applied to this and the next line.


Specifies the field on which the condition is set.


Specifies the operator to compose the filter expression.

  • =
    Equal to
  • >=
    Greater than or equal to
  • >
    Greater than
  • <
    Less than
  • <=
    Less than or equal to
  • !=
    Not equal to
  • [not] in
    Causes an enumerated list of values to appear in the WHERE clause predicate, used for evaluating for a true condition. For the operator "in" or "not in", multiple values separated by comma (,) are allowed.
  • [not] like
    Like string pattern matching operator is used to compare the first expression string value to the pattern string (the second expression). If you want to use wildcard character in the pattern string, only "_" and "%" are supported.
  • [not] between
    Allows the system to evaluate whether or not data values are located between a range of values indicated in the predicate. For the operator "between" or "not between", there are two value text boxes for inputting the same type of values.
  • is [not] null
    It is used in WHERE clause predicates to match null values occurring in a specified data field. For the operator "is null" or "is not null", the value text box is hidden.


Specifies the value of how to filter the field.

SQL Statement

Displays the SQL statement of the filter expressions.


Applies the changes and closes the dialog.


Cancels the changes and exits the dialog.


Displays the help document about this feature.

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