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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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Stefano Sforza on 06 Jul 2020 00:10:01

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

When use a date slicer, I would like to see the most recent date (at every data update) selected...and...leave the user the ability to select another date if wanted. thanx in advance

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Ly Luu on 06 Jul 2020 00:09:52

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Hi Microsoft. I think this request is quite popular. If you're C# developer, this is a default/apparent function of a combox/radio button. So please make this happen.

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Sherif Shousha on 06 Jul 2020 00:09:27

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

In our case we need to select the current month when the user opens the report. We have a work around done by replacing the current month name in the slicer by 'Current Month' but this is not liked by the customer and he wants the month name to appear. This is an urgent request Microsoft.

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Przemyslaw Remin on 06 Jul 2020 00:08:32

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

If I change high-category slicer from Vegetables to Fruits, I want Apples to be selected automatically in a low-category slicer. Currently low-category slicer keeps Carrots, so obviously empty set is return form such slicer configuration.
https://stackoverflow.com/q/51822625/1903793

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Power BI User on 06 Jul 2020 00:08:23

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Not sure how this has been overlooked- many other BI platforms have this and have had this for a very long time.

Users should be able to see their data with a default view of a specific day (such as today)- however, they should also be a way for them to look at their data as of a specific date. This is especially important when viewing time based data such as Month-to-Date and/or Year-to-Date. Although it may be important to see these measures as of 'today', we need to be able to see these measures as of ANY day, if the user wants to.

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Gordon Jones on 06 Jul 2020 00:08:21

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

ditto:
i would like to have the current date selected by default (with ability to select another date if a want)

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SLI on 06 Jul 2020 00:08:14

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

i would like to have the current date selected by default (with ability to select another date if a want)

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Power BI User on 06 Jul 2020 00:07:48

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

There seems to be nothing anyone can say to get Microsoft to take this seriously.

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Braden on 06 Jul 2020 00:07:34

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

It would still be nice to dynamically set this, so that we could dynamically pre-filter to a User's dept...even if they have never visited the report to set up their filters

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Power BI User on 06 Jul 2020 00:07:31

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

any news?

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