I'm working on a SAAS product. We have multiple assets listed in our product and user can chose to specify location to an asset or choose to leave the location unspecified


We can create reports for assets with locations. Currently we can filter the report based on certain metrics. For example we can specify that if we want to see reports of assets with locations then the filter value would be "ALL LOCATIONS". User can also select any specific location to filer specific report.

But the problem arises at the default filter setting. By default "All locations" filter is selected and assets with no locations tend not to show up because we have select "All locations" filter. User specifically has to select "No location" filter to see assets with no locations mentioned.

Can we somehow improve the usability of this filter widget?

Here is how the filter widget currently looks like:

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  • Maybe I'm misunderstanding but shouldn't "all locations" include entries without locations as well? As I understand it, all locations is just another way of saying "I don't care about a specific location" Oct 17, 2019 at 9:25
  • @QWERTZdenker Will it make sense to include items with no location be included in "All locations" filter?
    – Sheraz
    Oct 21, 2019 at 7:12
  • If the location is unknown (because of missing data) it's okay to include it in "All locations" imho. "All locations" can be interpreted as "anywhere on the planet", so even if I don't know the exact location, it still must be somewhere. Of course that's not true, if there are items that cannot and in fact do not have a location because we are talking about virtual ressources or abstract concepts etc. So I guess it comes down to the question: Why are there items with no location? Oct 21, 2019 at 9:40


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