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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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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 22:25:42

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

I currently assessing Power BI as an alternative to an interactive excel worksheet but not having this option has limited the applications usefulness.

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Wenchi Wang on 05 Jul 2020 22:22:06

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

yes, please allow to set default value for the slicer. It would be nice to have a calendar visual as a date slicer.

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 22:21:59

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Also, slicer needs ability to enforce single selection only. Currently users can still ctrl+click and select multiple items.

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Michael on 05 Jul 2020 22:21:51

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

I agree on the importance. This should be done anytime somebody develops a filter tool. Extremely important.

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 22:21:51

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

It's not a complete tool without such a feature. There should also be a slicer setting to enforce users to select at least one item of a slicer so users don't have an option to select "all" like all dates.

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Christopher Woodward on 05 Jul 2020 22:04:40

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Ok, please make this priority. This must always show the latest month/year.

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Peter Wickwire on 05 Jul 2020 22:04:36

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

This is really important. As it stands now, when you save a slicer with a value selected, the selected value is not displayed when you come back into the report so you have no idea what filters in the slicers are active unless you scroll through the list. with big lists in the slicers (like with dates), this is clumsy and can easily lead to misinterpretation.

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