System and method for filtering attributes of a graphical program element (GPE) in a graphical program or diagram, e.g., a property node, menu, property page, icon palette, etc., based on targeted or configured resources. Input is received specifying or selecting a filter option from presented filter options. The filter options include 1) display all attributes of the GPE; 2) display attributes of the GPE associated with configured resources; and 3) display attributes of the GPE associated with selected configured resources. User input is received to access the GPE. Attributes for the GPE associated with the resources are retrieved from the database and displayed in accordance with the selected filtering option. The filtered attributes of the element are then selectable by a user for various operations, e.g., to configure the graphical program, to configure resources, to initiate a purchase or order for the resources, and/or to install the resources, among others.