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How do I use a Time Filter to isolate date ranges in Focus Recommendations?
How do I use a Time Filter to isolate date ranges in Focus Recommendations?

If your dataset has date stamps, you can select specific date ranges and easily spot trends in Focus Recommendations.

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Written by Amanda Robinson
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Choosing a date range

There are two ways to filter for time in Focus Recommendations. You can use the Time Filter at the top right of the workspace or you can use your Record Filters.

Using the Time Filter

The Time Filter is only available if your data contains time stamps AND if the Primary Date was set on the Sources page during the upload.

If the Time Filter options are not available, you may need to re-upload the data. More on Uploading Data here. Alternatively, you could use Record Filters to filter for time.

At the top of the Focus Recommendations screen you can select the specific time range you want to look at. The default setting is "all time", meaning you are text mining the entire time range, from the earliest date in the dataset to the most current.

Filtering time ranges using a Record Filter

Advanced users may wish to use a Record Filter to filter date ranges. Record filters are applied to a single dataset. The name is taken directly from the columns in the original dataset. Be sure to label your columns clearly. This filter can be applied to any date field, even if it was not originally set as primary date.

Record Filters for time ranges offer many options from โ€œisโ€ (a specific period) to choosing a date range after, before or between, etc.

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