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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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Karol on 05 Jul 2020 23:36:31

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Up, add this please. Its boring, when i have a lot of dashboards and cannot see current for example month on slicer after opening report.

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Andrew T. on 05 Jul 2020 23:36:23

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

This would be useful for reports that have date slicers for them. In most cases Today () or Yesterday () would be the most reasonable default.

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 23:36:17

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

This feature is commonly asked by most of the clients, it would be great if we have this feature in Power BI

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 23:36:16

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Please implement this asap.

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 23:36:10

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

HAVING A REGULAR SLICER WITH "CURRENT YEAR" SELECTED AS DEFAULT (but still being able to select other years, as usual) WOULD BE A HUGE IMPROVEMENT

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Toby Riley on 05 Jul 2020 23:36:09

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

A must have for me, it would improve the user experience if they didn't have to keep changing the slicer every time.

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 23:36:00

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Yes please! I have a report that gets updated weekly, with weekly release data imported from Jira. The end users like to start viewing the dashboard with only the most current release data visible, but they want to be able to then adjust the sliders to compare to previous data. So the longest step in my publishing process each week is going through all the pages of the report, nudging up the bottom node on all the sliders so they only show the ones with the highest release number.

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Peter Ivers on 05 Jul 2020 23:35:40

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

David, realize this is just one example, but here's how we solve the date issue. Our models have date dimensions with calculated fields of YearsAgo, MonthsAgo and DaysAgo, where for example DaysAgo=0 is today, 1 is yesterday, etc. The default slicer in your example would simply be WeeksAgo=0.

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 23:34:44

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Yes A must have feature in case you are having millions of records and it should come with latest date range filters or default date range.

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Russ S. on 05 Jul 2020 23:34:28

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

We use a table with business dates excluding holidays. I want it to show the last date in the list that was populated from the job. SSRS does this well and works as expected. Our users want to see what happened yesterday or when it's Monday, what happened on Friday. If Monday was a holiday, they will come in on Tuesday, then see Friday as the default.

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