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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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belvoir on 05 Jul 2020 22:52:59

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

To be able to store default values in a table for a user and then use RLS to load their individual preferences would be awesome!

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belvoir on 05 Jul 2020 22:52:25

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

There are broadly two issues in this improvement: setting default slicer values upon opening, and setting dynamic values such as current month.

For the former, it would be great we could set default slicer values as a set of parameters in a separate list in the designer. For true awesomeness, we could apply RLS to the parameters so each user could have their own default settings.

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 22:52:18

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Please, need this feature.. : )

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 22:52:15

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

I would like to be able to default my date slicers to something like "last 5 quarters" or "last 13 months" so that anybody opening the report would that data by default. However, the users should be able to change the data range to anything.

Adding a calculated column and then using that calculated column as a filter is okay, except then the user is unable to have the flexibility needed.

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Patrick P on 05 Jul 2020 22:52:14

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Missing this basic feature is hampering adoption of the PBI dashboards. If the data in a dashboard is difficult to force to be current by applying a default, and you have to click the dashboard to get to the report to filter for current data, then the dashboard is nearly useless.

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Trevor Howe on 05 Jul 2020 22:52:10

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Please, please, please

The suggestions around of having a calculated measure for "current month" are "cute" but not like the robust way for example in Reporting Services where each parameter can have a default value.

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Param Saraf on 05 Jul 2020 22:52:02

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

That would be a great help (y)

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 22:51:02

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

This would be a great help in most of the reports we are using.

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Jeff Joll on 05 Jul 2020 22:50:11

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

I am new to Power BI but quickly seeing the need / desirability of setting a default value for a slicer - particularly dates.

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Robert M Foose on 05 Jul 2020 22:49:54

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

I keep trying to make PowerBI work like SSRS rdl files.
I used to be able create a parameter with a dynamic value and then set report filters to that dynamic value as a default but still allow my end users to have the ability to explore previous months and years

I see that PowerBI thinks filtering the data by value is a solution...but I don't believe this will work as I'm intending.

Being able to not only set the default value of a slicer but also make that value dynamically, would be essential. Not nice. ESSENTIAL.

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