You can filter the population of a chart to further specify or narrow down the population. You can filter on attribute values, object profiles, or metric. You can add multiple filters.
Depending on the type of data of the selected attribute, profile or metric, the filter condition indicates that the selected item must equal (textual values), contain (collection values) or be between (numerical values, enumerations, and dates) the value(s) to be entered.
For textual values (strings) "OR" can be used to check if the value is one of a number of possible values. For collection values (list or set) "OR" can be used to check if the collection contains one of a number of options. To check if the collection contains all of a number of options, multiple filters for the same attribute can be used.
When using numerical values, enumerations or dates, two values need to be entered to set the bounds. To set a specific value, enter the same value twice. To set a lower bound, only enter the first value. For an upper bound, only enter the second value.
Filter inclusion or exclusion
When adding filters, determine whether the filter must be inclusive or exclusive. Inclusive means that the elements that meet the selected filter criterion will be included in the chart. Exclusive means that the elements that meet the criterion will in fact be excluded from the chart. A filter is inclusive by default, indicated by the check markin front of the filter. To make a filter exclusive, click the check mark, it turns into a cross sign .
Each element that you include in the chart must have the selected attribute or profile. Keep this in mind when selecting attributes and/or profiles.
Adding a filter
In the chart Population window, under Filter, click one of the available filters. The attribute, profile and metric filters are available by default. If you click , additional "Related" filters appear. They can be used for filtering on attribute values, profiles, and metric values of objects that are accessed via a relation. Please take note that in the matrix chart, this control will not be visible until you have activated the Advanced options setting on the Definitions tab of the chart settings window.
The control can also be used for switching to OR filtering when using multiple filters on a population (see further below on this page).
Attribute, Related attribute
An attribute or a related attribute filter can be used if you want to filter on property values. Select the attribute in the appearing selection window, and enter the desired value(s) for the attribute in the box(es) next to the filter condition. Examples:
Attribute with textual values.
Shows all objects in the Applications folder that have a life cycle stage with name "In use" (these stages are not list values):
Attribute with collection (list) values.
Shows all objects in the Application layer that have been assigned the "Asset" profile with value "4. high" or "5. very high":
Attribute with numerical values.
Shows all objects in the Servers folder that have a replication number between 2 and 10:
Attribute with date values.
Shows all objects in the Applications folder that have an end date between 01-06-2019 and 01-01-2020:
Related attribute with numerical values.
Shows the names of all devices that realize exactly three business processes via an application component:
Profile, Related profile
Profile filters can be used or filtering on object type or on profile. To show a specific object type, the Basic profile of that type can be selected (figure below). For filtering on profile, all elements will be shown that have been assigned the selected profile. Select the profile in the appearing selection window.
Profile to show specific object type.
Shows all application components in the Applications folder:
Profile to show objects with a profile assigned.
Shows all objects in the Application layer that have been assigned the "Asset" profile:
Shows all devices in the Technology layer that realize an application component.
Metric, Related metric
A metric filter can be used if you want to filter on metric values. Select the metric in the appearing selection window, and enter the desired value(s) for the metric in the box(es) next to the filter condition.
Metric with numerical list values.
Shows all objects in the Applications folder that have a business value between 8 and 10:
Related metric with money values.
Shows all devices in the Technology layer that realize an application component with an application costs value between 20.000 and 40.000:
Using multiple filters on a population
You can add as much filters to a population if needed. By default, filtering on the population behaves like AND filtering. It means that the population needs to meet each filter. When using multiple filters, OR filtering instead of AND filtering may be desired. After adding filters, the filter settings initially look as follows:
To switch filtering from AND to OR, do as follows:
- In the population window, click
. The "Related" filter options appear and the control turns red.
in the filter section title. It turns into .
Now your filters behave like OR filtering. To switch back to AND filtering, click .