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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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David Young on 23 Dec 2020 17:56:55

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Why does this even need to be requested? Its a STANDARD of every predecessor.

This is one of the things that knock the wind out of developers and invertors and IT Directors.

Logically, the only one path which is a conspiracy which is a fake word that some US Department came up when someone hit the nail on the head but they cant / wont divulge the truth (10+% of the time - Right)
"Conspiracy" ~Is it because developers also make and sell custom controls on the side ?

Just trim some of the code on the existing controls and let us design / develop and sell your product.
Respectfully.

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Andrew Tuplin on 24 Nov 2020 17:52:30

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Example use case:

Have the Date Range Slicer default to Today() or to Yesterday() or to some other some other default start and end date (as supplied by a DAX expression)

Currently, it's not possible to display a date range slicer and have the range default to some value. The negative result is that users must set the date ranges for each report run (rather than having sane defaults).

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Kelsey on 17 Nov 2020 22:17:36

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Please add this feature, if we could set the start date to be current month it helps reduce load time when users first open a report or reset filters to default, and users could still select other date range if required.

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Aaron M on 16 Nov 2020 15:02:15

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Please add this.

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Stefan Van Zyl on 23 Oct 2020 09:23:23

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

There is a similar idea with more votes here

Lets keep the votes in one place to speedup the urgency for this feature.

Thanks!

Plain URL: https://ideas.powerbi.com/ideas/idea/?ideaid=d299ee70-6fb5-4231-a30b-540a4b653671

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Stefan Van Zyl on 23 Oct 2020 09:21:27

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

There is a similar idea with more votes here

Lets keep the votes in one place to speedup the urgency for this feature.

Thanks!

Plain URL: https://ideas.powerbi.com/ideas/idea/?ideaid=d299ee70-6fb5-4231-a30b-540a4b653671

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Stefan Van Zyl on 23 Oct 2020 09:08:07

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

This is a much needed functionality. Our company is relatively new to Power BI with many reports ranging from internal use to client data and this request has come up more than enough to be deemed necessary.

Like many of the comments suggests, the date slicer should default to the latest month (max) with no need for manual selection, but still be able to be configured by the user if needed.

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Lars I Nilsson on 19 Oct 2020 11:10:05

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

I highly support this. Often by RLS the Slicer gets populated values dynamically. And a default selected value is not working properly.

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Jonathan Sutcliffe on 16 Oct 2020 12:47:54

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

We have a need to do this on our financial calendar. We have a hierachy date slicer that we want to default to current financial month but still have the ability to change when in the report

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A Customer on 16 Oct 2020 01:33:05

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Quite frankly - its ludicrous that something this important in BI is not out of the box option from day 1

And this was asked for 2018 - and its still not possible???

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