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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 23:00:07

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

This will be very helpful.

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 22:59:56

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

This is such a simple thing that would be used in so many reports. It's a standard for SSRS and many other reporting tools and is one that Power BI should have as well.

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Eduardo Ulloa on 05 Jul 2020 22:59:56

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Yes, this please! We need this.

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Sandro on 05 Jul 2020 22:59:52

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

Need this on the date slicer. Example,set default start date as last X days (or today () -X days), and set end date yesterday

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Sharvan Kumar on 05 Jul 2020 22:59:41

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

This is very important feature which is missing from Power BI, please add it.

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 22:59:31

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

is there any work around? or ETA for this feature?

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Emmet Clarke on 05 Jul 2020 22:59:21

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

It would be great if a slicer could force a user to make a selection. I have data that in the aggregate isn't meaningful but is on each level of the slicer.

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Windows 10 is Spyware on 05 Jul 2020 22:59:15

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

looked all over for a solution to setting the default slicer to last YYYYMM, which is in the drop down. Want it to automatically change when the month changes. No brainer, why would you not want to be able to have a default set ? None of the replies online worked.

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Joseph on 05 Jul 2020 22:59:13

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

I am looking to do the same thing. My slicer is setup for PartitionKey and I would like to always be using the latest partition as the default value for the drop-down picker.

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 22:59:12

RE: Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration

This would be VERY helpful

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