In Webi (Web Intelligence) there are multiple ways to do everything including ways to filter reports. Webi has 4 ways to filter data at the report level, but how do you know which report filter will work best for your reporting needs. Should I use the filter bar or an input control? Each choice has it’s pros and cons depending on your need for interactivity or complexity of the filter. This choice can become overwhelming quickly so I’ve provided a chart below to help you differentiate between report filter types.
I hope this chart helps you distinguish between report filters in order to make informed decisions while creating Webi reports.