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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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Stefan Van Zyl on 23 Oct 2020 09:23:23

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

There is a similar idea with more votes here

Lets keep the votes in one place to speedup the urgency for this feature.

Thanks!

Plain URL: https://ideas.powerbi.com/ideas/idea/?ideaid=d299ee70-6fb5-4231-a30b-540a4b653671

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Stefan Van Zyl on 23 Oct 2020 09:21:27

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

There is a similar idea with more votes here

Lets keep the votes in one place to speedup the urgency for this feature.

Thanks!

Plain URL: https://ideas.powerbi.com/ideas/idea/?ideaid=d299ee70-6fb5-4231-a30b-540a4b653671

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Stefan Van Zyl on 23 Oct 2020 09:08:07

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

This is a much needed functionality. Our company is relatively new to Power BI with many reports ranging from internal use to client data and this request has come up more than enough to be deemed necessary.

Like many of the comments suggests, the date slicer should default to the latest month (max) with no need for manual selection, but still be able to be configured by the user if needed.

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Lars I Nilsson on 19 Oct 2020 11:10:05

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

I highly support this. Often by RLS the Slicer gets populated values dynamically. And a default selected value is not working properly.

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Jonathan Sutcliffe on 16 Oct 2020 12:47:54

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

We have a need to do this on our financial calendar. We have a hierachy date slicer that we want to default to current financial month but still have the ability to change when in the report

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A Customer on 16 Oct 2020 01:33:05

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Quite frankly - its ludicrous that something this important in BI is not out of the box option from day 1

And this was asked for 2018 - and its still not possible???

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A Customer on 16 Oct 2020 01:30:50

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

We need to be able to dynamically set the defaults of ALL slicers (often based on who is logged in)

We need to be able to dynamically set the default of date slicer to a value (not necessarily current date - but some calculated date)

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Siva Selvaraj on 09 Oct 2020 07:22:02

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Any updates on this enhancement?

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Ni Tempe on 09 Oct 2020 02:11:37

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

also there should be ability to put relative dates. For example start day should be first day of the last month etc

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Rodney Hart on 31 Aug 2020 12:39:52

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

I need the ability to default a slicer value based on a query. For example, my data has accounting balances from multiple periods. I always want data from the most current open period to be shown by default. My accounting periods are called JAN-20, FEB-20, MAR-20 and so forth. I can't use a relative date slicer because the period names are not dates.
I can write a query to check the status of all periods to determine if they are open or closed. I can then write a query to determine which open period is the most current. This result needs to be passed to the slicer as the period name.

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