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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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Melanie Rivera on 05 Jul 2020 23:32:15

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Our company is looking to set a default date range for a slicer to the last three years when a user first opens a report. The user should then be able to select any date range after that using the slicer tool, within the date range of the underlying data source.

For example, say we have dates ranging from 2000 to 2018, we want the slicer to default to data from 2015 to 2018, not excluding the data from 2000 to 2014. The data from 2000 to 2014 should still be available for the user to select from the slicer.

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John Flipse on 05 Jul 2020 23:31:43

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

As an example our users are looking for the date slicer to default to the current month such that the first date of the date range is month start. The relative date slicer does not quite fit the bill (so far as I can tell), unless it could be modified to add an option to go back relative to the current date to the start of the current month.

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Ron Hirsch on 05 Jul 2020 23:31:29

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

The need to set default selections programmatically is very important and fundamental. I'm surprised this has been an open request for over two years.

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Bill Brennum on 05 Jul 2020 23:31:22

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

This is a very important add for PowerBI especially when concerning having date set to current on refreshing the dashboard.

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Bill Brennum on 05 Jul 2020 23:31:22

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

This would be an extremely useful functionality. I have reports that utilize a Year slicer and a month slicer and would like the slicers to have selected in the report the current year and current month as new data flows into the report.

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Dennis Depoorter on 05 Jul 2020 23:31:11

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Need this function...

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Swathi Kanagala on 05 Jul 2020 23:30:43

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Looking for an option where the users can make any of their slicer selections as their default selection through a button and every time they log in, slicers should be applied with defaulted values which were opted by the user. Example User has accessed the report and made a selection criteria in the few or all slicers and click a button as "Save my Preferences" when they access the report n number of times later the slicers in the report should be applied with the values which user has saved as their preference until unless they make other selection and hit "Save my Preferences" option which replaces previous selection with new slicer selection.

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Ralph Myers on 05 Jul 2020 23:30:20

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Hi Will,

pre-selecting a value does not always make sense, especially when using row-level security. What would be extremely helpfull is a setting that ensures the first available value in the filter is selected and users are not able to unselect all or select multiple. This way you ensure that only 1 value is selected at all times.

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Power BI Ideas Admin on 05 Jul 2020 23:29:54

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

I need to be able to set the default slicer value based on a condition

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 23:29:49

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

I need to have a forced slicer selection to show accurate FTE figures. if you have 2 people working in a department in January, nobody gets hired, then it really should not show 24 people if the user doesn't make any month selection.

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