New on-sheet filter controls for Amazon QuickSight have arrived

Amazon QuickSight has introduced easy and intuitive filter controls.

The new controls enable you to slice and dice the data to put it in context as part of a visual representation.

With a single click, you can filter the data in accordance with:

  • Date ranges
  • Specific dates
  • Relative dates

The various layout options allow you to produce an interactive dashboard to share with others, either in QuickSight directly or by embedding it in a third-party app.

Once you have chosen new date selection controls, you can move them on the sheet as desired.

Relative date controls, for instance, allow you to filter the data and present it in the form of yearly, quarterly, monthly, weekly, daily, hourly and minute intervals – this is great for reports.

There are additional dashboard features to explore.

One of these is the dashboard theme and layout selector.

In practical terms, this means that you have the freedom to pick a custom colour palette for data values.

You can also set a custom colour for background colours, foreground colours, fonts and more.

If you don’t like the borders around the visuals for any reason, you can remove them.

Before taking one of the themes as your own and customising it to suit your needs, you first have to pick one from the left-hand menu.

To add images and rich text, go to the QuickSight insight editor.

Reference lines can be configured from the visual menu.

Conditional formatting can be applied from the table menu.

Last but not least, there is the scaling feature that automatically resizes everything to fit on the screen, ensuring that every user will enjoy the same content experience.

All in all, the new on-sheet filter controls are designed to provide richer dashboards for your readers.