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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 23:26:31

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Please allow a default slicer, particularly for dates. I would like for my slicer to be defaulted at yesterday's date, and at the same time, allow the user to select a 3+ year date range.

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 23:26:27

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Please add the ability to add a default date to the slicer and any random date range.

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 23:26:22

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

I'd even settle for being able to use a measure in a slicer.

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 23:26:18

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

single selection of slicer is must required, with that maximum no. selection also should be configurable, it will be added advantage.

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 23:25:47

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

We need a slicer to default to the first available value it can find. This is necessary when deploying a report to hundreds of customers with row level security on the dataset

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Rohan Virmani on 05 Jul 2020 23:25:39

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Please add this feature

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Tony on 05 Jul 2020 23:25:38

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

This is much needed.

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Ryan on 05 Jul 2020 23:25:33

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

I just need the most recent date selected on refresh. It looks like...yes I can probably create a work around using measures and a second filter. But that option is lengthy and just confuses users. Please just make this a simple option.

Also, no - relative filters aren't appealing to my users.

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Dennis Yost on 05 Jul 2020 23:25:30

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

We need a slicer that can be adjusted to the logged-in person. We are deploying power BI to many customers each with different default requirements. What is available for one customers may not be a selection for another. There is no one selection that meets all customer requirements. Need to default to at least one valid selection for the customer coming into the power bi workbook. "All" is not an option since the data set is two large and also cause an error.

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 23:24:40

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Admin you are missing the point , i think what most of us want here (at least what i want) is to have a filter prompt before data is displayed on a page. I need the filter to require a selection before any data can be displayed on that page. I hope you understand

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