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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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Bridget KENYON on 17 Aug 2021 13:53:25

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Here is a use case where being able to set a default value is really vital.

I have a report which is used by multiple people, each of whom needs to see management information for their environment(s). They have a drop-down (slicer) to allow them to pick an environment. Currently, I'm using row level security to ensure they see their own environments, and not each others'. However... the default environment (the last value I saved with) is shown to ALL users when they access the table. This is a security issue and a usability issue, as the users are super confused about why they are seeing an environment which isn't theirs- and they are being shown information that they do not have permissions to see! Once they select a value, then they can only see their data, but it's not good.

My plan was to just select all environments each time before I save (then by default they see aggregated data relating to just their environments)- but that requires me to allow multiple select, which doesn't make sense for the users or the interface.

I really don't want to have to create a "dummy default environment" as it will make it much, much harder to manage all my aggregation measures (I have to report on matters relating to all environments in a given business line, as well as on individual environments).

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Usuario Power BI on 12 Aug 2021 19:02:06

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

please we need this.

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Inna Shtepa on 03 Aug 2021 12:21:23

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

It's 2021 and we still need this capability in reports! 

The requirement that I have for the report - every time when my end-user opens a report - display the range of dates automatically filtered to the "last half-year" and at the same time - when the end-user wants to change that range to 5 years or 8 months- he can do it. 

With the relative date slicer, it's not possible, because I can't guess what my end-user wants to see every time when he uses the report.

'Sticky filters' capability - doesn't solve this case too, because every month I want to see different values in default slicers.

Thanks in advance!

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Heather R on 29 Jul 2021 13:52:49

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

The "sticky filters" capability will not work to handle the idea of a default relative date filter that can easily be changed to a between date period of any length.

Currently, my users have been trained to use the filter pane for dates, and I have enabled the ability to change the filter type.  However, the 'is on or after' and 'is on or before' is not as intuitive for the end-users as having a slicer with a slider on it.   If I could let them change the SLICER type, I might be good with that solution.

Ideally, my users would like to have a slicer where they can slide to select start and end dates, but have it always 'roll forward' to the most recent period. 

Example, user chooses a 12 month period on the slicer, closes the report, and when they re-open a month later, they want the start and end dates to advance a month so that while the report is still showing a 12 month period, it's now a recent 12 months.

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Srinivas P on 22 Jul 2021 11:26:45

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

This is extremely important feature to have in my industry dashboards.

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Michael Shparber on 21 Jul 2021 16:56:44

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

This is my explanation:
https://ideas.powerbi.com/ideas/idea/?ideaid=e08eb841-1aea-eb11-ba5e-281878e6855d

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Matt Hecht on 24 Jun 2021 16:14:45

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

If there's any chance we could configure the default slicer selection with a measure, that'd be awesome! Thanks

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Alisea Isaksson on 21 Jun 2021 09:43:36

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

This is a highly needed function indeed. The default period should just work automatically when an end-user opens a report and then they need to be able to filter for other periods as they need to. Unfortunately, many end-users are not so capable of doing advanced things with filters.

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Jeff Birrer on 03 Jun 2021 21:02:53

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

How does this only have 65 votes??? Seems kind of silly that you can't define a default "parameter."

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Uttam Shukla on 30 May 2021 07:28:29

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Please provide a way to dynamically select a default value in a Slicer. For example, if a slicer has 4 quarters and I want the default selection to be the current quarter and let's say I add text "(current)" against the current quarter (based on when the quarter switch is done by our Finance team). If I have an option to set the default value of the slicer to the value that contains "(current)", it will be then fully automated. Currently, I have to manually change the default quarter selection every quarter and if I forget or miss it shows wrong quarter by default.

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