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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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Karl on 06 Jul 2020 00:11:26

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Right now we have to manually update our reports and republish just to get the default filters selected. This is functionality that is built into SSRS parameters that I would love to see added to Power BI slicers in some way (perhaps a measure or function to control the defaults, and allow both a begin/end date selection for dates). A common example is where the user wants to see a default date range selection for a transaction date (ex: beginning date: 3/1/2020, ending date: 3/31/2020) where the beginning date is the first day of the prior month and the ending date is the last day of the prior month. We could use relative date filtering but that isn't as intuitive to the end user, especially when they want to manually type in the begin/end dates if they need something other than the defaults. We'd like to reduce clicks and make this more intuitive, and the current functionality does not meet our end-user need. As such, we have additional manual work.

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Power BI User on 06 Jul 2020 00:11:22

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

I NEED THIS !
I have multiple dropdowns that I need to manually change after the first dropdown was changed. Until it's not done, visuals are blanks. I've been looking for a workaround but couldn't find one so far.
Thanks in advance to implement this important missing feature.

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Power BI User on 06 Jul 2020 00:11:08

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

I would like to be able to default a slicer to the current month range without setting it to relative date. That way when I need to see back a month or two AND ahead a month or two that I have that option. If I set to relative, I can only go back, current, OR forward.

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Stefano Sforza on 06 Jul 2020 00:10:01

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

When use a date slicer, I would like to see the most recent date (at every data update) selected...and...leave the user the ability to select another date if wanted. thanx in advance

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Ly Luu on 06 Jul 2020 00:09:52

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Hi Microsoft. I think this request is quite popular. If you're C# developer, this is a default/apparent function of a combox/radio button. So please make this happen.

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Sherif Shousha on 06 Jul 2020 00:09:27

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

In our case we need to select the current month when the user opens the report. We have a work around done by replacing the current month name in the slicer by 'Current Month' but this is not liked by the customer and he wants the month name to appear. This is an urgent request Microsoft.

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Przemyslaw Remin on 06 Jul 2020 00:08:32

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

If I change high-category slicer from Vegetables to Fruits, I want Apples to be selected automatically in a low-category slicer. Currently low-category slicer keeps Carrots, so obviously empty set is return form such slicer configuration.
https://stackoverflow.com/q/51822625/1903793

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Power BI User on 06 Jul 2020 00:08:23

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Not sure how this has been overlooked- many other BI platforms have this and have had this for a very long time.

Users should be able to see their data with a default view of a specific day (such as today)- however, they should also be a way for them to look at their data as of a specific date. This is especially important when viewing time based data such as Month-to-Date and/or Year-to-Date. Although it may be important to see these measures as of 'today', we need to be able to see these measures as of ANY day, if the user wants to.

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Gordon Jones on 06 Jul 2020 00:08:21

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

ditto:
i would like to have the current date selected by default (with ability to select another date if a want)

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SLI on 06 Jul 2020 00:08:14

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

i would like to have the current date selected by default (with ability to select another date if a want)

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