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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 23:34:10

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

the 'Sticky filters’ capability is not helping my organization as it is not relevant when you want to set a default filter for a large user population, but you still want each user to edit the original filter setup.

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David Thomson on 05 Jul 2020 23:33:54

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

I think being able to set the default value of a prompt/slicer to a dax formula that returns a value or range of values is a pretty fundamental requirement in any BI solution. My company is looking at the possibility of replacing all of our OBI dashboards with Power BI and this is the main showstopper.

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Power BI Ideas Admin on 05 Jul 2020 23:33:37

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

The relative date slicer is not good enough to solve this issue. When using it it's too hard for "normal" users to change the selection. You want to have a normal looking slicer with a dynamic default value.

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Louis Duhon on 05 Jul 2020 23:33:12

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

This is absolutely needed! I don't want to have to re-publish my reports at the start of every month just to set my default slicer date range.

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Jonas Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 23:32:53

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

In Reporting Services the properties "Available Values" and "Default Values" have been a central part of filters (parametres) for decades. It makes the Report tool extremely flexible, as the properties can be expression based.
It is really hard to see why something similar is still missing in Power BI.

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 23:32:49

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

This is one of the important feature which should support by any reporting tool or visual filters. But Power BI is lacking in may features when we compare other BI tools.

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B_Adams on 05 Jul 2020 23:32:29

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Definitely need that, its one of the few simple things power bi should support in order to work for our pilot project at our company.
Need that ASAP

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B_Adams on 05 Jul 2020 23:32:28

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

We are testing Power BI in our company and this is one of the few things that should be possible. We need this function for so many reports!

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Ben Gribaudo on 05 Jul 2020 23:32:16

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Related: https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/19055692-slicer-default-selected-values

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Ben Gribaudo on 05 Jul 2020 23:32:16

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Would be very nice! Currently, I'm working with a slicer that can't be relative (i.e. needs to display actual date values vs. 'last two weeks') which I would like to default to the current day. The ability to use a DAX expression would allow this.

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