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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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Eric Reich on 05 Jul 2020 22:46:32

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Much Needed and required.

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Andreas Kraus on 05 Jul 2020 22:46:30

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Important (!)

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Hussain Contractor on 05 Jul 2020 22:46:20

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Much needed

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YUKOS on 05 Jul 2020 22:45:41

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Hello Team,
It would be a great thing to be able to default values using a slicer. If I have a set of years, I would like to be able to have "2017" as default value automatically, meaning that every time you have a new calendar year, Power BI Slicer will default to the new year.

Cheers,

YUKOS

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 22:45:32

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

A must

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Alberto on 05 Jul 2020 22:45:27

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

It is a MUST.

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Thomas Martens on 05 Jul 2020 22:45:12

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Set a value for the selection of a slicer is a must have, please consider to evaluate a measure returning a table that contains a single column with one or many rows

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steve wickens on 05 Jul 2020 22:45:06

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

I would like to see the ability to set the start and end ranges of a date slicer to select from a formula or query so that (for example) the user, when accessing the report, will see the last complete month selected for them. TODAY () = 3/3/2017 Slicer range should default to 1st Feb 2017 to 28th Feb 2017.

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Scott Ferguson on 05 Jul 2020 22:44:38

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Along the same line of thought, the functionality for certain options to always be selected and the filter to select additional items would be helpful. For instance, I want my companies' locations to always appear on a map, and a filter to select certain competitors. Eliminating the step to not have to select my company locations each time would be nice. It may be best for the default items not to appear in the filter.

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 22:44:34

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

This would also be useful to prevent SAMEPERIODLASTYEAR measures failing because a Month slicer was used before the Year slicer thus showing an error message due to non-contiguous date ranges. Ensuring that a single (and only one) value must always be selected on certain visualisations would be great.

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