Filter for the Two Dimensional Filter Statistics gadget

I'm interested in creating a Two Dimensional Filter Statistics gadget to go on my dashboard. I am following the instructions on this page: https://confluence.atlassian.com/jira/adding-the-two-dimensional-filter-statistics-gadget-185729519.html

However, I cannot get past the first step. It appears that all you can do from these directions is pick from a list of preexisting filters. However, I want to create my own filter with it's own name, not overwrite someone else's filter. How do I do that? There are custom filters already in the list so I know it can be done. 

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Go to "search for issues", use it to find the issues you want to report on, then click "save" at the top of the results.  It'll ask you for a name etc.

Ah, so a filter is a filter is a filter. I get it now. I thought this type of filter was different and had to be created differently. Thank you very much for your help.

A filter is a filter is a filter, I could not agree more.

Yep, I've been here a while, so it's ingrained, but I regularly have clients who don't quite make the connection until they've had it explained.  So I suspect the JIRA UI doesn't really explain it to people very clearly at first!

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