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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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Ellie on 05 Jul 2020 22:42:51

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

A default setting and a return to default on all option would be fantastic. A key point with reports would be to show the most relevant view first without restricting the data.

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Glenn on 05 Jul 2020 22:42:32

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Please add this feature. This is extremely important for most of our projects.

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 22:41:39

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Please add feature to default a value for a slicer.Say my slicer should be always default to a north region. so every user see report with data sliced for north region, they can select other regions as per their needs but for every region default should be north region.

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Prem on 05 Jul 2020 22:41:39

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Currently there is no option to set the default value in a slicer prompt.
Ex: I want to show the current year/month as a default prompt on my report.

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Andrew Vine on 05 Jul 2020 22:41:02

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Please add this feature, it is sorely needed to deliver the responsive reports demanded by clients with non-standard fiscal calendars.

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James Cook on 05 Jul 2020 22:41:01

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

It would be a great addition because a dashboard with a boolean page filter like "thisweekYN" or "thisyearYN" cannot also have a filter on screen because they clash.

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Kulvinder on 05 Jul 2020 22:40:30

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

We need this feature bady, you can have filter in the query for today, this year, this month etc but that limits data on the dashboard and doesn't allow users to change filter to last month etc. Deafault date, month, year selection is key. also ability to create filters like today, yesterday, this month etc. Is it possible thru DAX, is there a workaround to do this until the feature is added. Any help is appreciated.

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 22:39:12

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

I would like to be able to set a default value for the date slicer, for example to have a default value of Today, Yesterday, This Month, This Year etc.

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Chris.Bailiss on 05 Jul 2020 22:38:41

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Really, really need the ability to specify a default value in a slicer. Makes reports such much more usable, reduces what the end user has to select, reduces the chances of people selecting the wrong value, reduces the load on the system (as generally only a small % of the data will be selected), removes one of the main pain-points that our users report. Finally, surely a default value is a no-brainer!

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 22:37:47

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Can someone tell where to find this solution?

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