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The user starts with the entire data set and then reduces it in a stepwise fashion to the exact content they are looking for.
This is in contrast to starting with no data and adding data according to criteria you specify. This is a subtle, but important difference because your data set gets smaller as you filter it not larger as you search.
The individual filter criteria sections function very similarly, but vary in their available options
When creating complex - or even simple - filter sets...
you can save and upload previously created filter sets
this feature can save a lot of re-work and allow you to aid colleagues in downloading the exact same data that you did without sending large files back and forth