The User Filter Function allows you to create your own custom filters to be applied in a particular column. They are especially useful if you regularly build queries, as you can select user filters from the query filter list. They can also save you time if you often use multi-value filters on a column, as you will be able to apply a multi-value filter by selecting one option.
A User Filter is a column filter that you create. When you set one up, you define:
Which column the User Filter will be applied
The criteria for the User Filter
The name of the User Filter. (This name is then included in the Filters list in the Query Builder for the associated column).
To apply a User Filter that has already been created click on the filter icon in the column header and select the User Filter from the Filters list
The names of the User Filter options are shown in italic, and are taken from the Filter Name value of the User Filter which is set when the User Filter is created.
User Filters - both system and those created by users - appear in the dropdown ahead of the distinct values for that column and are italicised.
To create a User Filter click the 'New' button in the User Filter popup or select 'Create User Filter' from the Column Header Menu. This will start the User Filter Wizard. If you have accessed the wizard from the Column Header Menu the Column will be pre-selected in the Query Builder. You will be required to create a query for the User Filter and give it a name. For more information on building and editing Queries using multiple Conditions and Criteria see
You can only set one Condition in a User Filter as it applies to a single column only.
The name that you give to the Filter is what will appear in the Column Filter dropdown and in the Query Builder in future so make it as succinct but descriptive as possible.
You can edit, delete and share User Filters as you can with all