Operations Dashboard: Filter layers on common attribute?

08-06-2021 04:09 AM
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New Contributor II

Hi everyone,

I'd like to be able to set up an action on a filter that will filter another layer based on a common attribute. More specifically: I have a layer which contains road traffic accidents with a unique ID (id_accident). I have 2 other layers (casualties and vehicles) which relate back to the accidents layer with a matching id_accident field. If I filter the accidents layer on severity, I'd like this to then filter out any features from the other 2 layers which don't have a matching id_accident value. Basically, exactly what is possible as a layer selection via the map widget (seen in the below screenshot), but on a selector widget instead. Does anyone know if this is possible?


I do have relates set up between the accidents and casualties/vehicles layers, but I'd like to be able to set up filters based on the fields in the casualties and vehicles layer, which is why I have them mapped as separate layers too.

Any suggestions much appreciated!


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Occasional Contributor III

You can try accomplishing this in one of several ways.

  1. Using the group filter widget which will allow for you to filter two separate layers by a common attribute.
  2. Creating multiple filter widgets that meet the criteria and set the overall filter setting to match all filters.
  3. Using a combination of either the group, query, or filter widgets.

Give these options a try and see if any of these help.

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New Contributor II

Hi Caroline,

Did you ever figure this out? I have very similar problem and I just can't get my head around it.



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New Contributor II

Hi Aleksi,

I didn't ever figure out a way doing it in a dashboard, no. I can't recall if RPGIS's suggestions worked - possibly the group filter did but that's in a web map rather than dashboard. Sorry, it was a while ago now 🙂

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