Limit the Rows a Data Table Displays

Users with the Author dashboard role can limit the number of rows that a data table displays, thereby limiting the data accessible to viewers.

Limiting is off by default.

When a row limit is applied to a data table in the Chart Builder, it is applied to the chart definition. The visible subset of data becomes the entire data set available to viewers.

Dashboard viewers can temporarily change the sort order, but only the data that initially appears on the chart is re-sorted.


A movie data source provides a ranked list of 100 movies. A chart Author chooses to limit the results to 10 and sort in descending rank order to show the top 10 movies.

A Viewer then sorts the chart into ascending order. The same 10 movies are displayed in ascending order. The user does not have access to the 90 movies that the chart Author excluded.

To limit the number of rows that a chart displays:

  1. Navigate to the Encode tab of the Chart Builder and toggle Limit Results to enable it.
  2. Specify the number of rows to show between 1 and 9999. The default is 10.

The data displayed on a table with a row limit is specific to the sort order you define in the Chart Builder. If you change your sorting, you change the data presented in your table.

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