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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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Kulvinder on 05 Jul 2020 22:40:30

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

We need this feature bady, you can have filter in the query for today, this year, this month etc but that limits data on the dashboard and doesn't allow users to change filter to last month etc. Deafault date, month, year selection is key. also ability to create filters like today, yesterday, this month etc. Is it possible thru DAX, is there a workaround to do this until the feature is added. Any help is appreciated.

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 22:39:12

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

I would like to be able to set a default value for the date slicer, for example to have a default value of Today, Yesterday, This Month, This Year etc.

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Chris.Bailiss on 05 Jul 2020 22:38:41

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Really, really need the ability to specify a default value in a slicer. Makes reports such much more usable, reduces what the end user has to select, reduces the chances of people selecting the wrong value, reduces the load on the system (as generally only a small % of the data will be selected), removes one of the main pain-points that our users report. Finally, surely a default value is a no-brainer!

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 22:37:47

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Can someone tell where to find this solution?

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 22:37:39

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Please add this. This is an extremely important feature.

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 22:37:32

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

This is an extremely important feature

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IT on 05 Jul 2020 22:37:30

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Yes this is really needed.

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 22:37:22

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

really needed to show default date as current month date range.

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 22:37:18

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

The preselected slicer value would also drastically reduce DB usage when a power BI report is connected to DB via DirectQuery. Currently we have a situation when user goes to report page and whole data is accessed before user select the dates he wan't to look at the date. This inceases the DB load by over 10x since normally user is interested on specific date data (not whole year...)

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Nick D Martin on 05 Jul 2020 22:35:55

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

On a multi-tab report, this is an issue that can really get in the way of a user's flow. I receive emails all the time that a page is displaying the wrong metrics; when in actuality, the user has not updated their slicer to reflect the most current month when they switched tabs. If a user does not have a pleasant experience, there is less of a chance of them using your report.

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