Parameter Select

Parameter select reports provide you with an easy way to add interactivity into your dashboards.

Simply put, a parameter select report lets users set a Neo4j query parameter (e.g. $neodash_person_name) dynamically. This means that your reports can be created to show different data depending on the value of a parameter.

There are three types of parameter select reports:

  • Node property-based selections

  • Relationship property-based selections

  • Free text selections

The first two are straightforward for users to understand, as the list of choices is auto-populated from Neo4j. The third is a bit more complex, as it allows users to enter any text value, but, it gives them the complete freedom to enter any value they want.

Examples

Node Property Select

Node Property Select

Relationship Property Select

Relationship Property Select

Free Text Select

Free Text Select

Advanced Settings

Name Type Default Value Description

Clear Parameter on Field Reset

on/off

off

If enabled, removes the global parameter completely when the field is cleared. This may break some visualizations. If disabled, sets the parameter value to “” (empty string) when the input field is cleared.

Enable Manual Label/Property Name Specification

on/off

off

If enabled, does not enforce you to select a node label/property using an auto-complete field, instead, you can enter any value. This is useful for large datasets where the autocomplete field is too slow to render.

Helper Text (Override)

Text

(none)

Text to show above the user input field. This will override the autogenerated text from the node/relationship property pair.