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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 23:20:34

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

I just want a slicer that defaults to the current date, while at the same time, allowing the user to enter an alternative past date range.

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Mark Wojciechowicz on 05 Jul 2020 23:20:05

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

I have a case where I would like the first value in the list selected. Since this is data driven, it is unknown at design time. The functionality is similar to defaulting the the first value in an SSRS parameter.

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 23:19:49

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Very much agree! Allowing all date slicers (all slicers really) to have dynamic default dates would be wonderful. Ideally do something where we can just enter some DAX and let it evaluate then we could display things like MAX values of Shipped Orders to always default a slicer to the most recent order shipment date. A relative start/stop date so we can have BETWEEN date filters, but be able to set them using relative terms (the relative slicer is great but you can NOT change the date picker calendar so you can never change from last 6 months to pick your own start/stop dates)

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Aparna Chandrasekar on 05 Jul 2020 23:19:20

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

This is a very useful feature. Please Add.

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 23:18:41

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

I just had to explain to my client that using Power BI they cannot create a report with a date calendar slicer (parameter) that defaults to that last day the data was updated. One of the simplest thing a report should be able to do: dynamically setting the default value of a parameter\slicer. SSRS did this so well. I really wish Microsoft had enhanced SSRS instead of creating a new product that just looks nice but is missing so many basic features.

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Jim Richards on 05 Jul 2020 23:18:28

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

I have a date slicer. I would like the report to default to the first date in the list (I'm always looking at data from today forward). Any old date will not have data associated as it is prospective view. The sticky slicer value is useless in this scenario.

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CAHUEP on 05 Jul 2020 23:18:26

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Please add this feature. It is very useful if you are using Power Bi to create a live connection to data that is changing constantly. If we truly want Power Bi to be used as a dashboard system this is a must, it will allow the end-user to monitor the latest trend in their Data Warehouse, otherwise, Power Bi is just any old reporting system.

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 23:18:23

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

This is really important basic functionality that should be available. I would say SSRS has got this right and Power BI is not there yet with this. It seems crazy not to have the option to dynamically select a default date without having to use the relative filter (which then loses the functionality of choosing any date range easily).

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Greg on 05 Jul 2020 23:17:41

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

To me, slicers are visually cooler method for users to filter the data than plain old regular filters. Since we'd rather offer slicers to users, I wish we could embed a power bi report on our web page where we can initialize (default) the slicer(s) selections to what user wants. Thanks.

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Roli Kreis on 05 Jul 2020 23:16:26

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

mandatory selection (On/Off): Minimally one item must be selected

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