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Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

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Jacek Power BI User on 03 Mar 2015 07:53:52

Allow a user to set the default value for a slicer or tile-by value on a page/dashboard, so that when the Power View page is opened for the first time, the default value is selected.
eg. If the page has a slicer for Year or Month, allow the user to configure the most recent Year or Month to be selected by default.

Administrator on 20 Oct 2022 22:52:37

Update 10/20/2022 - Update from Mo - we are working on this in the new year

Thanks for everyone's votes and comments. This is a feature on our backlog; however we cannot share a timeline at the moment.

It looks like many of the requests will be addressed by the new 'Sticky filters' capability. Now when you log out of Power BI and come back to a report, the same items will be selected as when you left. For those who're looking to have a 'last month' selection, the relative date slicer might help. Those with comments about currencies where having multiple selected makes the report meaningless - the report will load with whatever selection the author saved, so if you save it with one currency selected your users will see that by default. If there are scenarios that these features don't address, please let us know in your comments - if you are really specific it'll help us build the feature to work just the way you want! Thanks again!
 

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Melanie Greenslade on 06 Jul 2020 00:12:58

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

I have a date filter and new data is added in each day. I want the default date to move to the newest date automatically rather than having to do it manually as at present. I want the user to be able to filter by previous dates if they want, so can't use the relative date function.

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Youssef Youssef on 06 Jul 2020 00:12:51

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

I have seen a lot of posts that mention how we can use ISFILTERED and ALLSELECTED functions to create default behavior on Charts. From a User Experience, these default selections need to be shown as selected in the slicers so users understand they are not seeing all records but specific records.

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Arjan Fraaij on 06 Jul 2020 00:12:48

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Sticky filter is not the same.

Because thats for the current user. We want to have a slicer to be able to dynamic select current year as default. So each user that opens the report in Power BI service will have last year selected..

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Jim Richards on 06 Jul 2020 00:12:31

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

for a date slicer: allow me to say tomorrow or today +3...

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Bertrand Moser on 06 Jul 2020 00:12:21

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

I have a hierarchical slicer that represents the company organisation. let's assume that this hierarchy is based on cost centers.
by default, this hierarchical slicer shall select the cost center of the connected user. but for benchmark analysis he ought select another cost center of the company.

Let me know if such expected behavior will be covered by this topic.

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SudharshanKopperla on 06 Jul 2020 00:12:21

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our report has RLS, so for each user the default value of slicer should change.

Eg : If I have access to region A, B, C.. they want by default 'A' to be selected from dropdown when user opens a report.

If User 2 have access to region D, E, F.. they want default 'D' to be selected from dropdown when user opens the report.

and so on..

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Mads Pedersen on 06 Jul 2020 00:12:20

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

It would also be very useful if you could set a date offset.
For example, "-14" days. Then the slicer would always show the current date and 14 days back.

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KumarBI on 06 Jul 2020 00:12:13

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Last response from Microsoft team is in 2018 Feb. is there any update on this.
we have quarterly reports, and refreshing manually on RS to show current/new quarter as default.

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vikash vishwanathan on 06 Jul 2020 00:11:44

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

My requirement is exactly below:

Please do consider implementing this. I have a single date filter slicer that I need it to default to the last available date. Not today, not yesterday, but the maximum available date on the dataset allowing the user to select other available dates on the report. Irrespective of the dates that I select, save and close my report, I want power BI to default to the latest date when I open the report after days or weeks.

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Eduardo Conde on 06 Jul 2020 00:11:30

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Please do consider implementing this. I have a single date filter slicer that I need it to default to the last available date. Not today, not yesterday, but the maximum available date on the dataset allowing the user to select other available dates on the report.

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