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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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Ben C on 19 Dec 2022 16:39:48

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

So necessary for month on month reporting or forecasting - please allow us to set a default slicer setting for between slicers using a relative date.E.g. when the user opens the report they can see a between slicer that is pre-configured to the next 12 calendar months, which updates each time they open the report assuming they haven't changed the slicer. Resetting to default should reinherit the relative date that was initially set by the author.

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Robbie Francis on 12 Dec 2022 11:36:01

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Setting the values of the "Between" slicer dynamically (IE - Based on Measures), is very much needed. That's not to say that we are limiting the slicer to only these values, but rather setting the slicer to default to these selected values by default. Please please please, the workaround for this is horrendous

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Or Bechor on 15 Nov 2022 06:47:26

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

It is important for me to note that the real difficulty is to build a slicer between two dates with default values

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Matt Finlay on 10 Nov 2022 16:33:17

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Hi,Another frustrated user who wants to be able to have default dates shown, that are dynamic and don't limit the dates available to pick.For example, we'd like to have a date slicer range that defaults to the prior month start date and the prior month end date. Or from 8 days ago to yesterday. Or from the start of our financial year to yesterday.Obviously these needs to change as time progresses. The users also need to be able to pick any date range they like, ie not limited to these ranges.I have spend DAYS trawling the internet and messing around in Power BI to get this working.Hope this requirement is clear and can be incorporated soon.

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Louis Roland on 07 Oct 2022 08:09:49

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

I would like to set the max value of a date slicer to current date BY DEFAULT ! Thanks ! :)

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Sock Li Chua on 28 Sep 2022 09:47:04

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

I totally agree and support the comment posted by Joshua Flory recently. It is so annoying and this is the basic requirement. I spent days trying to figure out how to make this work.When a report consumer view the report, it is only natural that they want to see the visuals in the current date and not some date previously selected when the developer published the report. If the slicer is a date slicer (time intelligence) then it will be year, month and day. If the slicer is some other text slicer, then there should be an option for the developer to set the default slicer value to display. A simple example, if it is a Product slicer, then the developer may want to display Product A by default unless otherwise selected by the report consumer. Hope the above descriptions can help the PBI team to develop this functionality into PBI soon.

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Joshua Flory on 29 Aug 2022 21:03:58

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Sticky filters are not useful because they save the user's last selection.We need an option for reports to default to today's date so that each day they load the page it shows TODAY'S data or today minus 3 days ir whatever value our processes require.The relative date slider is useless because it locks users out of the ability to change dates on demand.They can't go and select multiple dates to see different days of production runs or sales or related values.

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Joshua Flory on 29 Aug 2022 21:01:08

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Why is no progress being made yet on this?It's a simple ask.

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Laurence S on 24 Aug 2022 00:28:52

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

The preselected slicers visual referred to below has too many limitations. For example, it does not accommodate a date range slicer. If you would like to have a pre-filed in date range of 8/1/21 - 8/23/2022 (incrementing dynamically each day and month in order to include prior 13 calendar months including the current), there is no way to do that. All slicers in Power BI need to accommodate some DAX so that a value can be pre-populated but changed by the user. While the preselected slicer offers some help, the functionality is too basic.

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James Bartlett on 22 Aug 2022 20:53:06

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

BEFORE YOU VOTE: This is already possible with the Preselected Slicer visual from Insiders.coop.

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