filters for mobile page builder

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Is there a best-practice way to replicate table filters in the mobile page builder? We can do toggle filters with buttons that set the value of conditions and requery, but I'd really like a picklist-style filter. Has anyone has success with that?
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Posted 4 years ago

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Matt,  you should look into the method of creating filters by using arbitrary fields.  Here is how. 

1. Add a condition on your primary model on the field you want filtered.  Its value should be blank and it shoudl be filterable default off. 

2. Add a model to the page that "creates a new row"   Make sure it has the field that you will be using to filter.

3. Add a panel to your page with a deck where this field is exposed.  In the card properties make the card "Edit" mode.  But turn off save and cancel buttons.

4. Add a button below the field to "filter"  When it is pushed use the action framework to add these steps:  
- Activate condition you created in step 1 and set the value of the field in your current deck.    
- Query the primary model
- Set the panel where the primary model is located.

You may also want to add a reset button that deactivates the condition and requeries.

I've built a sample page that filters accounts by industry.  You can paste the XML into a new page to see what I'm talking about here.

Good luck!   
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One small piece about this is, in the description above, Rob just left out the Header which is how he activated the left panel for the filter.
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Oops.  Thanks Daryl.