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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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Anonymous user on 31 Jul 2023 16:41:25

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Especially for publish-to-web reports which are updated every day, it would be very helpful if the date slicer would dynamically include today.

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Suvarna Yenugudhati on 27 Jul 2023 04:22:51

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Any progress? We encounter numerous reporting scenarios that necessitate default date ranges in our slicers. Currently, the slicers are manually set to the start and end of the month, requiring a monthly update.

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Michael Shparber on 25 Jul 2023 07:46:21

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Any Updates?

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Phạm Thành Lộc on 17 Jul 2023 12:53:43

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

upvote

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Power BI User on 21 Jun 2023 15:00:41

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

it's been 84 years

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David Curtin on 22 May 2023 10:21:05

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Any updates on this approaching end of Q2 now 8 years later!

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Nikolay Matveichev on 18 May 2023 13:21:08

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

We also need this functionality.Dear Microsoft pleas stop firing your programmers, there are plenty of things to be done here!

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Carina Louzao on 13 Apr 2023 23:05:27

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Any update on when this will be available? My client wants their reports to use the timeline slicer for 5 years' worth of data and have it default to the last 6 months. A relative date slicer will not work, as they need precise control over the filtered dates. Using two slicers in tandem will not work as it is not user friendly.

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Kieran Leigh on 30 Mar 2023 14:43:52

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

With the new "Clear Slicers" button, this is now needed for situations where some slicers should return to a default value instead of no selection. For example, where one of the slicers controls a field parameter where the typical case is a single value, but multiple select is still allowed.

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Freya Dudding on 21 Mar 2023 14:56:47

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

This is one of the most requested thing within my company. We should be able to give users the option to go straight to the latest months data. We don't want to use the relative date slicer as you can select a specific month and year from this. Its also impossible to create a bookmark that saves the view of the latest month as you would have to update it at the start of each month.

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