Understand predefined filter in spreadsheet report
Sifting the voluminous data to retain particular information is what filtering is all about. It is often essential to selectively display and view data. For instance, you can have a single report based on a form and three different kinds of audience. Your audience might be of different demographics and the kind of information they are looking for might be different as well. In such a case, you can create three separate reports for the three audience types. This is easily achievable with the use of Filter feature.
The predefined filter functions based on the principle that records that match the specified criteria must be displayed when the report loads for the user. So, the report features only those records.
For example, if you have an event management application with a report that details the venue and timings of events that happen in various locations and attendees in each event, filter will help you effectively compartmentalize the information. You can add a criteria that filters records matching a specific location to appear in a report. Thus, each location could be a filter criteria based on which the records are displayed.
The filtered reports could be accessed using browser, phone, and tablet.