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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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Kieran Leigh on 01 Mar 2024 13:38:26

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

For those looking for an update, you can see this recent live stream:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyvOBtobWeE


The short version is that it is being worked on, but some infrastructure work needs to be done first.


Key timestamps:

  • 16:40 - a new dashboard will be made public, this will provide better updates on ideas being worked on.
  • 1:07:45 - update on what's happening with this feature in particular.
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ash ketchum on 24 Feb 2024 19:13:18

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Iara Schiavon on 16 Jan 2024 13:04:21

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To Power BI users everywhere: Please let Microsoft know the product is not really functional without slicers that can be preselected intelligently. For example, there is no way to preselect the most recent month (in a way that allows other date ranges to be selected). Yes there are ridiculous workarounds that take huge amounts of effort and don't really work.

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Martin K. on 15 Dec 2023 07:01:14

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

The sticky filter is not enough.

You need to make it possible for the business owner to direct what the report audience shall see when opening the report and/or resetting the report filters in order to focus on the desired "time window" etc.

In addition to making it possible to set default values, make it possible to set a new option "mark as date slicer" on/off, and thus enable the Date Filtering options in the slicer visualization.


One angle is simply put to move the existing filter pane options to the Slicer Visualization Options.


So, add the options:

  1. Set as default value (when opening/resetting/refreshing)
  2. Mark as date slicer
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