In a collaborative workspace, it can be tricky to balance individual needs with the needs of the team. You want a single space to store your data, but each team member may be interested in a different part of it. With the new filter bar, everyone can work with exactly the information they want—without disrupting anyone else.
It’s the next step in our effort to help you handle your data your way. In March, we launched the ability to search information in a table without updating the view for other collaborators. In July, we introduced personal canvas controls, which allowed anyone to filter data against a single set of criteria, just for them.
And now, the flexible filter bar at the top of your table lets you choose desired values from any number of columns. Each team member can easily create their own customized view of the same table at the same time, and change it as often as they’d like.
If you set default values, team members can change their filter criteria as much as they want, then return to the original view with one simple click.
Here’s how to set up a filter bar in any table in just a few moments:
- Hover over the top right of your table and select the filter option to open the side panel.
- Toggle on enable filter bar, then navigate to the desired column that contains data you’d like to filter against, if it’s not already visible.
- Select the eye icon next to that column to make it appear on the filter bar. If you’d like to remove any columns from the filter bar, select the eye icon again.
- Set any desired default values by selecting the gear icon next to the column name. This filters the data against the default values for every team member, but any further changes they make in the filter bar will only impact their view.
You also have the choice to always show or hide the personal table search, so you can further customize how your team can best find what they need.
With these new flexible filtering tools, every member of your team can access data and work with it exactly the way they need—without disrupting anyone else’s work—so your tables can grow with your projects, goals, and team.
Want to see this in action? Copy our initiative tracker template and add a filter bar to your tables. And if you want to learn more about using filters, filter bars, or canvas controls, explore our help article.