In MicroStrategy, we can create shortcuts to filters. For this, we have to use the results of an existing report as a filter for another report. The first report itself becomes a filter inside a new report. This type of filter is called a shortcut-to-a-report filter.
This is a part of MicroStrategy server edition and we will take some examples from builtin data sets in MicroStrategy server. Following are the steps to create a shortcut-to-afilter.
Open the filter editor. Choose the filter definition area and double-click it. It will open the dialog box showing the option “Add a shortcut to a filter”.
On the next screen, a filter dialog box pops up. Enter the name of the filter, which we want to use or click browse and select the filter to use.
Finally, the following screenshot opens which has the filter name and filter definition which is now a shortcut-to-a-filter.