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Make selections in visualizations

Selecting elements within a visualization dynamically filters the dataset.
When you make a selection in a visualization, all of the other visualizations in the workspace automatically update to reflect the data associated with only those elements that you have selected.
The following workspace shows a Movie table in which the movie Cocktail is selected. In the workspace, the Score table and the metric legend automatically filter their displays for the selected element (that is, their displays reflect the data for the movie Cocktail ).
As shown in the example above, when a selection is made, a glow appears around the visualization and the non-selected elements within that visualization dim. To facilitate comparisons with the complete dataset, narrow white lines referred to as benchmarks appear in the bar graph to mark the shape of the original, unfiltered data. For more information about benchmarks, see Understanding Benchmarks .
To make a selection
You can make selections in any visualization that displays at least one dimension except scatter plots and legends.
Use the following mouse and key sequences to select the desired element(s):
To...
Use this sequence...
Select a single element
Click
Select a range of elements
Click+drag
Add an element to current selection
Ctrl+click
Clear a single selection
Shift+click
Clear all selections (that is, re-select all elements)
Right-click any value in the visualization
To clear a selection
Use the following mouse and key sequences to clear a selection:
To
Use this sequence...
Clear a single selection
Shift+click
Clear all selections (that is, re-select all elements)
Right-click any value in the visualization