A filter is used to limit the results that appear when an Oracle BI request is run. Together with the columns selected for a request, a filter determines what your results will contain. Based on the filter criteria, Oracle BI Answers shows only those results that match the filter criteria. Filters are applied on a column-level basis. A filter can also combine other filters to further constrain the results of a request. Another kind of filter, called a dashboard prompt, can apply to all items in a dashboard.
This chapter explains how to construct filters and use them to filter requests in Oracle BI Answers. It contains the following topics: