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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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John on 05 Jul 2020 23:07:56

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

I'd like to ensure the default value enhancement isn't restricted to date-values, which is a common scenario. Other scenarios are selection from a list of values e.g. currency codes. If the multiple ccy codes are selected e.g. no slicer value is selected, the report is meaningless since amounts of different ccy's can't be aggregated. If a single value is selected at development time but does not exist in the dataset at runtime, the report will be blank.
We need the ability to select an initial value from a column, first, last, whatever.

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Power BI Ideas Admin on 05 Jul 2020 23:07:54

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

We need this feature urgent! Please

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Jakob on 05 Jul 2020 23:07:32

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

We need this feature urgent! Please

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Maeder Philippe on 05 Jul 2020 23:07:22

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Our BI Reports are now based on Power BI Desktop. This is the most urgent changerequest we need.

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 23:07:16

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Can work around by using chiclet slicer instead, and selecting forced selection in format settings

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 23:06:46

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

I need this too. Please.

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Lucas Sutherland on 05 Jul 2020 23:06:45

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

For those wanting to do this, I have used a workaround by using a combination of an IF and ISCROSSFILTERED statement. This allows me to have visuals show the 'current' month value, and then change if the user selects a different month / time period on the other visuals in the page.

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 23:06:40

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

We need this feature urgent! Please.

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 23:06:34

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

This is very import to the dashboard. Please implement this urgent.

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Power BI Ideas Admin on 05 Jul 2020 23:05:52

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

This is what I am looking for with regards to the start date on a time slicer. Ideally i could set the first date to be 12 calendar months before the current date so that this isn't a manual task every time I load up the report

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