User Guide: Power Filters

Power filters allow you to filter on data from related apps. This is a powerful feature with lots of use cases. We will use an example to explain you how game-changing power filters can be.

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Use Case

Every expense is linked to a project. You would like to filter in the Expenses app on all expenses that are linked to a project with status 'Approved'. To achieve this, we will fetch the project status and copy it to the Expenses app.

Step-by-step Guide

1. Create a new filter

Go to the Expenses app to create a new filter. Simpy click on the green button to get started.

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2. Select the related app

In the next step you can select from which related app you want to copy information from. In this case you want to copy information from the Projects app. You can select both forward and reversed related apps.

Note: It is not possible to use power filters if the target app has no forward or reversed related apps.

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3. Choose the field

Select the field that you want to copy to your app. Here is an overview of the field types that we support and how calculate the value of the target field:

  • Category: All category values of the referenced items will be pulled to the target app. 
  • Date: The earliest and latest date of the referenced items will be set as start and end date respectively. 
  • Relationship: All of the referenced items of the referenced items will be pulled to the target app. Please note that the order might be different. 
  • Number: The number values of the referenced items will be added up.
  • Money: The money values of the referenced items will be added up.
  • Progress: The average of the progress values of the referenced will be shown in the target field. 
  • Duration: The The duration of the referenced items will be added up. 

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4. Enter field name

To copy the field values from the Projects app, we need to add a new field in the Expenses app. You can enter a name for this new field.

5. Start importing field values

Click on 'Create Power Filter' to copy the values from the Projects app to the Expenses app. A progress bar will be shown on the right.

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6. Active Power filters

Once the Power filter is created, you will see the active power filters when you open the power filter toolbox. Momentum will automatically sync the values from the related apps every 10 minutes to your target app. If you want to be sure that all data is up-to-date you can manually trigger the power filter by clicking the recycle icon next to the Power filter name. 

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7. Filter on data of the related app

Thanks to the Power Filter, you can now filter on the project status in the Expenses app. The newly created field 'Project status' is added to your Expenses app.

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