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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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James Coulter on 18 May 2022 09:36:24

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

I have had two recent customer scenarios in which this feature would have invaluable:

  1. Customer had a daily report with a relative date slicer limited to last 30 days, but wanted the latest date to be selected by default - this is quite a common use case in my opinion.
  2. Customer had a report and wanted to have the flexibility to view sales data over any date range within the last 12 months, but wanted the default range to be the last 30 days. This could only be achieved with the use of two date slicers on the report - one being a relative date slicer covering the last 30 days and second being a slider with a date range covering the last year. Users have to clear the selection in the first slicer if they want to view sales over the wider date range in the second slicer.


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Deer Meat on 18 May 2022 08:59:55

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Not sure if anyone brought it up yet. But would be great if Slicer has the option to choose newest date. This is because if you have dataset that is updated daily, it would be great if the slicer automatically choose the newest date every time its updated.

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Laurence S on 12 May 2022 13:48:47

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Hi Power BI team, can you provide an update of when you might be able to slot this in? This was added to idea board back in on 3/3//2015. That was over 7 years ago. What's the point of posting ideas that get pushed to the top of the vote list if you are just going to ignore them and do nothing?

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Preston Weber on 10 May 2022 12:25:14

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Every client we work with has requested this, also it looks like thousands of other PowerBI users have requested this as well. This would be a great addition to PowerBI, sooner the better!!

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Laurence S on 22 Apr 2022 13:55:56

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Since it's the top idea on the "Microsoft Ideas" page for Power BI, maybe it will be implemented soon? Right now, the first of every month we have to go into every report and manually update the dates. Every new report, I still have to do this because we display reports last 12 calendar months (including the current month). The relative date slicer can't accommodate this logic.

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Ismail CINAR on 21 Apr 2022 14:50:00

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

since 2015 ? :D

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Sandy Anderson on 21 Apr 2022 07:41:03

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Yes please

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Karim Touahri on 19 Apr 2022 09:12:10

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

We are still waiting ( from 2019 !!! ) for this indispensable option !!

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Laurence S on 16 Apr 2022 18:31:50

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Is there any update from Microsoft on when this will be implemented? I want to have a "between" date slice default to the prior 13 months (inclusive of the current month). But then I want the user to be able to change it if they would like, so a page level filter will not work.


For example, if today is 4/16/22, I would like the slicer to show:


From: 4/1/2021 To: 4/30/2022


Is there anyway to control the dates by default planned (besides the relative slicer, which also doesn't accomplish this in any event)?


Thank you!

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Neil Wishinsky on 13 Apr 2022 13:05:00

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration


This is a very basic requirement as far as I am concerned. I would love to be able to set a slicer default based on the identity of the user. For example, if we have a region slicer, I would like the slicer to default to the home region of the user. We have a way to identify the user and their home region but no way to use that to set the slicer default. Unless I am missing something.

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