What are slicers?

Slicers allow you to filter, or ‘slice’, the information in a report to look at a smaller subset of data.

In Scout, slicers are drop-down menus at the top of each report.

Step 1 and Step 2 slicers

Step 1 slicers are mandatory and require a valid selection for the report to generate.

Step 1 options are not identical across all Scout reports, but they will similarly allow for a high-level view of data.

Step 2 slicers are optional and allow you to view a subset of your Step 1 selection.

For example, you can select a particular student group or a specific class that you teach.

Alternatively, you might want to look at the data for students sliced by Scholastic Year, Gender, Aboriginality, or EAL/D status. Where this information is available, you can use Step 2 slicers to look only at that grouping.

Step 2 slicers generally default to a selection of All.

Image: Slicers are at the top of Scout reports

Making multiple selections

When using the slicers, you often have the option to multi-select, which means selecting more than one option.

Holding down the control key (CTRL – Windows) or command key (CMD – Mac) while selecting allows you to make multiple selections simultaneously.

  1. The slicer selection field will indicate that you have made multiple selections.
  2. The checkbox indicates that a slicer option has been chosen.
Image: Making multiple selections in slicers

Clearing slicers selections

To clear selections from filters or slicers, select the eraser button that appears when you hover over the slicer.

Screenshot showing how to clear selected filters Screenshot showing how to clear selected filters
Image: Clear selections from a selected slicer

If you wish to remove all selections you have made and return to the initial view of the report, select the back arrow button in the top right-hand corner of the report, then select ‘Reset’.

Note: Your selections are remembered by the system even if you log out and start a new session. Always 'reset' the slicers when opening a Scout report.

Screenshot showing how to Reset to default Screenshot showing how to Reset to default
Image: Reset all filters to default

If you still cannot see data in your report, please get in touch with the Scout support team.

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