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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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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 23:07:16

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Can work around by using chiclet slicer instead, and selecting forced selection in format settings

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 23:06:46

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

I need this too. Please.

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Lucas Sutherland on 05 Jul 2020 23:06:45

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

For those wanting to do this, I have used a workaround by using a combination of an IF and ISCROSSFILTERED statement. This allows me to have visuals show the 'current' month value, and then change if the user selects a different month / time period on the other visuals in the page.

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 23:06:40

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

We need this feature urgent! Please.

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 23:06:34

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

This is very import to the dashboard. Please implement this urgent.

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Power BI Ideas Admin on 05 Jul 2020 23:05:52

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

This is what I am looking for with regards to the start date on a time slicer. Ideally i could set the first date to be 12 calendar months before the current date so that this isn't a manual task every time I load up the report

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Frank van Zuilen on 05 Jul 2020 23:05:13

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

'Also:
- limit the slicer's instances based on a measure (like custom visual "HierarchySlicer")
- maybe start with forcing to select the Top 1 instance (depending on the sort order)

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 23:02:40

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

I would also suggest the default filter to always be selected if there are no filters selected. The report I created shows national values and users have options to see other regions. What I want is that if the user deselects a region it must revert back to National

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Brian Norris on 05 Jul 2020 23:02:33

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Stunning that this is still here a full two years after the earliest comment. In the Top 40 on the Ideas site. And such a seemingly basic feature for this type of tool. Please, please, please...

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Brian Beauchamp on 05 Jul 2020 23:02:16

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Slicer should also have an option to default to the last selected value. If I open a report and go to March, close the window, log back in, it should stay on March.

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