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Ability to create pre-populated SQL filters #5245
Roughly all of our queries are SQL queries, as they pretty much all require multiple joins or sub-queries. This causes different kinds of pains when it comes to interacting with the queries via a dashboard, mostly around filtering:
This means that we are forced to use textual filters, which honestly generate a bad user experience.
I have 2 possible resolution suggestions:
This would be a great addition to MB (which is an amazing product btw!), and would remove one of the biggest pain-points we are experiencing with using it.
Currently using legacy, but it is my understanding that going forward you plan to only support the standard syntax, so will sooner or later migrate.
By the way - I think this suggestion is more broad than just BigQuery, it's relevant for all SQL based queries seeing as how field filters are limited to a specific table (and a SQL might want to join/union multiple tables that use said filter).
Another piece of feedback - yesterday I was sitting with our product team, and I was showing them the self-service question tool. Once snag we hit was not having auto-complete for possible values when adding filters - something they are used to from working with other tools (e.g. Mixpanel).
While this is not the same use-case, it's similar enough that a single solution might be plausible for both cases.