Filters enable the efficient sorting of Records within Reports and prove themselves as extremely versatile tools when it comes to doing just this. The beauty is that there are almost infinite filtering possibilities, entirely customisable, depending on the Fields within your Apps and what information you want a Report to present you with at any given point.
More specifically, in this particular article, the configuration of a Base Filter, one that is always applied to a Report by default, will be covered. Access to AppStudio will be required to do this, hence if you don't have the permissions you may need to contact your administrator.
Once in AppStudio you will need to go into the App for which you wish to create a Base Filter, do this by clicking on the launchpad in the top left (the 3x3 square) and selecting the desired App. Now in the App, you need to find the Report you want to filter, this is achieved by selecting 'Reports' on the left-hand-side and opening the chosen Report from the list.
From here scroll down to find 'Base Filter' and click the funnel to create one, you will be asked if you wish to override regardless of whether one already exists or not.
After confirming this, you can begin to configure your Base Filter. Select a Field you may want to Filter by and then set the conditions; these will vary depending on the field type and can mostly be 'not equal' or 'equal to' / 'is' or 'is not'.
If I wished to filter a Report via a MultiState Field called 'Status' it would look like this:
In this case, once confirmed via the tick, the Base Filter would be configured to only ever show Records on the Report that had a Red Status.
NOTE: Configuring Base Filters at the Report level in this way allows users to add additional Filters once in the Workspace, on top of the default Base one.