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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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JJones on 05 Jul 2020 22:57:10

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

The ability to set the slicer to the current month automatically would be a big win. Please add!

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Rick on 05 Jul 2020 22:57:01

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

This isn't a "nice to have", but a "must have". I can't believe this basic functionality isn't already included. What is worse is that it was first requested 2 1/2 years ago - an absolute lifetime in software development.

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LGamache on 05 Jul 2020 22:57:01

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

We are implementing the tool actually.
Is it bug or failure ?
We are not able to define setting default slicer values upon opening, and setting dynamic values such as current month ?

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Jamie Jamie.Logue on 05 Jul 2020 22:56:43

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Need this.

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Gabriel Grünberg on 05 Jul 2020 22:56:17

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Need this desperatly

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Alex on 05 Jul 2020 22:56:12

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Need this.

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Madeleine Roberts on 05 Jul 2020 22:56:06

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

This is so basic. Please include ASAP!!

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Daniela Pintilie on 05 Jul 2020 22:55:57

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

This seems like it should have been added a long time ago!!

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Chaminda Nuwarapaksa on 05 Jul 2020 22:55:52

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

This would be helpful a lot

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xBiz on 05 Jul 2020 22:55:17

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Please include this feature ASAP

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