Parameter

With Parameter, you can make your data wrangling pipeline, Chart, Analytics, Note, Dashboard, etc. more dynamic or more interactive.

For example, you might want to make your SQL queries dynamic (Parameterized Queries), your filter step dynamic, and Dashboard to be more interactive so that the users of the Dashboard can change the data based on their interests.

Type of Parameters

You can define following types of Parameters.

  • Character
    • Text Field Input
    • Single Value Selector Input
    • Multiple Value Selector Input
  • Number
    • Text Field Input
    • Slider Input
    • Single Value Selector Input
    • Multiple Value Selector Input
  • Date
  • DateTime (POSIXct)
  • Logical (TRUE/FALSE)

Where to Use Parameters

You can use the defined parameters from following places in your data processing, analysis, and/or visualization.

  • Data Sources
    • Database Query
      • SQL Databases
      • MongoDB
    • Custom R Data Source
  • Filter Step
  • Mutate Step
  • Summarize Step
  • Chart Filter
  • Analytics Filter

What Can Be Parametrized by Parameters

By using Parameters, following Views on Exploratory Desktop or Dashboards/Documents published at exploratory.io or Collaboration Server can be parametrized.

On Exploratory Desktop

  • Summary View
  • Table View
  • Chart
  • Analytics
  • Dashboard
  • Note
  • Slides

Dashboards/Documents Published at exploratory.io or Collaboration Server

  • Dashboard
  • Note
  • Slides

Learn More

This note explains how to use Parameters in Exploratory in detail.

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