Filter types
Causal lets you filter Variables, Visuals, Categories and Time. Combine as many Filters as you want, in one View.

Variable filters

Filter the variables in your model as follows:
Filter
What it does
is none of
filters out the specific variable/s you select
is one of
filters for only the specific variable/s you select
contains
filters for variable names that contain your searched term
has category
filters for only the variables that have the selected category applied
does not have category
filters out the variables that have the selected category applied
Note: you can also filter variables by the section or group they are in. Just scroll down on the variable filter selector, past "Variables".

Visual filters

Filter
What it does
is none of
filters out the selected visual/s
is one of
filters for only the selected visual/s
Note that if you share a View with a visual filter, the variables in the spreadsheet will still be visible, unless you explicitly filter them out. In this situation, a Dashboard may be more appropriate.

Time filters

The time filter is simple - just enter the time range you'd like to see. Note that this affects both the spreadsheet, as well as the time range shown in any visuals.

Category filters

The category "is one of" filters by Category Item/s within a Category (on all the variables where that category exists), as well as any categories mapped to it. For example: if Employee is linked to Title which is linked to Department, Causal will filter for the Titles and Employees within that Department, on all relevant variables.
  • If you filter for the Engineering Department, it will filter for Engineering on the variables that have the Department category, as well as:
    • Filter for the Titles that sit within Engineering on any variables that have the Title category; and
    • Filter for Employees within Engineering (linked via their Title), on any variables that have the Employees category
This will not filter out variables that don't have the Category on them. If you wish to do that, you could combine "Variable has category" and "Category is one of" filters.
When you create a view that filters out some category items of a category:
  • the total of variables broken down by that category (and visible in the view) will still include all of the category items, rather than just the ones that were filtered in.
  • only category items filtered in will show on any visuals that use that category