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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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Darren Gosbell on 06 Jul 2020 00:04:47

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

I don't think 'Sticky Filters' is the same thing. I want the ability for the date slicers to filter for Dec when it's Dec and Jan when it's Jan. BUT I want the user to be able to change the date filter if they want to with out having to teach them how to change the filter out of relative mode (which most report consumers will not know about). I also want the ability to look up information in a table and set default filters using a DAX expression (but not using RLS, just a default filter selection) so that users in the Sales department see Sales information by default, but they can change to look at other departments. In fact in both these scenarios I would want 'Sticky Filters' off so that when users re-open the report the default filters are active.

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Stewart Hunter on 06 Jul 2020 00:04:31

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Is this ever going to be done? Total lack of understanding from Microsoft of the types of issues being faced in the real world.

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Power BI User on 06 Jul 2020 00:04:22

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

I, too, need the ability to have date slicers in my reports default to the latest/max date (which is not necessarily today or yesterday).

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Power BI User on 06 Jul 2020 00:04:17

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Does anyone have a solution for this suggestion.

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Vegard on 06 Jul 2020 00:04:08

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Just adding to the 326 comments before me: This need is not yet adressed! Frankly the pinned Admin-comment regarding new feautures completely misses the mark in terms of delivering a default slicer range.

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Julian Garcia on 06 Jul 2020 00:03:49

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Hi, here is my scenario. I have users all around the world. They need to see how other regions are performing, however, they have their own region. When an user enters the dropdown list with the regions should preselect user's region. I have tried several scenarios with RLS but it has been futile.

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James Hallock on 06 Jul 2020 00:03:14

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Power BI is a wonderful thing, but some of the simple things my users are used to in Excel aren't yet possible. This needs to be fixed to get people to accept the change from Excel to PBI.

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Sagar Sachdev on 06 Jul 2020 00:03:04

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Can't believe this has not been implemented yet!

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Alexandra on 06 Jul 2020 00:02:59

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

None of the existing features addresses the issue - we need the latest date from the dropdown to be selected when we open the report. It seems very logical feature and surprisingly its not there. With relative filters - many of our users find them not so straight forward to use although we did use it in some cases. I dont find sticky filters very useful, depends on the situation, idealy would be to have the latest value from the list selected - when the filter is date. It its department, in that case sticky filter makes sense.

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Ravi Kumar on 06 Jul 2020 00:02:31

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

We really need the default date range set into slicer. It is very needed on my all reports.

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