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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 Ideas Admin on 05 Jul 2020 23:29:35

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

I have RLS on most of my models and using Direct-queries, I need to set a default value for one of the slicer for better performance and also I need the flexibility for the user to select another value from the list of available values in the drop-down.
This is very critical for us

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Phil Spokas on 05 Jul 2020 23:29:16

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Critical if a report with a slicer is being emailed. A date slicer with multiple values doesn't have a valid selection when a report is emailed. My alternative seems to be a version of the report that sets the filter based on DAX which isn't going to be too useful when the report is viewed interactively and the user wants to select a different date.

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Celine Suzzarini on 05 Jul 2020 23:29:13

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

'I have a date table that allows the user to filter by Day, Week, Month, Quarter, Year.
I have another slicer that gets filtered by the previous one (shows the last 30 days, or the last 13 months...), and I need to have the last day/week/month/quarter/year selected by default.
Example:
- I select Monthly from my main slicer
- my secondary slicer shows me all the months between September 2017 and September 2018
-> I need September 2018 to be selected by default (current month).

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armstee on 05 Jul 2020 23:28:53

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

we need to be able to set a default value on report execution and the ability to change the default value using slicers

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 23:28:22

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

I'm surprised this feature isn't available especially as it was requested 16 months ago

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 23:27:37

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Definitely agree. It's slightly annoying to have to do this manually every day on a daily report. Also, it's just not a good user experience since I had to explain to every (non-programmer) user that they have to do exactly that because it's so unintuitive.

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 23:27:37

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Definitely agree. Another use case is automatically selecting the latest date in a date slicer.

It's slightly annoying to have to do this manually every day on a daily report. Also, it's just not a good user experience since I had to explain to every (non-programmer) user that they have to do exactly that because it's so unintuitive.

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 23:27:17

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

'There are definitely scenarios where your suggestions are not good enough.

-) for arge datasets the force a first single select (or default by expression) value is required (in our scenario we just get an out of memory exception
-) in scenarios where I want a default (especially in Time) which is not the most current day
-) in scenarios with Row Level Security where not everyone sees all elelemts (there especially and force first element selection like in Report Server with Item(0) or so)

I am sure there are other scenariois.
I consider https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/11509449-slicer-mandatory-selection-property part of this request.

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Steve on 05 Jul 2020 23:27:16

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Should be such a BASIC feature! Please add

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Jim Richards on 05 Jul 2020 23:27:09

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

It would be nice to be able to set a calculated default value for slicers...example: when I open a report with a date slicer, the latest date on the list is selected by default so my report isn't empty on open. My solution has slicer values from today backwards.

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