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Visual level filtering in slicers

I have a large set of options from which I would like to pick some specific ones and use them in a slicer to filter my data.
Currently, this is not possible while it is an implemented feature for other chart types.
I'm currently using a 100% stacked column chart as a workaround.

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Andre Cavaca shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

I’m happy to say this is now complete! In the June 2019 release of Power BI Desktop you’ll see you can set visual level filters on slicers. There’s one known issue where applying a measure filter to a slicer in range mode causes the visual to show an error. We’ll release a fix in an interim update before the July release.

Thanks for your patience and your votes, everyone!


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  • Jeo Varghese commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This functionality will be really helpful. especially when we have a Drillthrough to a report + additional filtering in that report

  • Alankar Padman commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Is there an ETA for when this will be included? The idea has been out there for over 2.5 years.

  • Line commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    In our customer slicer we have 300.000 customer. If I could set a filer on a country (another dimension) the sales reps would only see their customers in their country. I could do the same if I enable both-way-filtering, but i dont want to do this do to performance issue. This is a feature that exist in Qlik Sense, which our end-user is asking for.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We need this visual filter for slicer where i can add date as value and other column like flag as filter to show only those dates.

  • victor commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please add this feature! Today We can add a slicer to filter another slicer, but this is totally inefficient since colateral work of editing interactions become huge and really annoying.

    So, please:

    1) Allow the filter a slicer
    2) Improve the "edit interactions" funcionality. It would be great if we can "affect all visual", or "affect none".

  • Alexis Olson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It needs to be possible to do this based on a measure. I'd like to exclude certain options that don't meet a specific threshold.

  • Chris Mlynarczyk commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I found a reliable workaround for this, you can basically just use a slicer on a slicer - after all, what is a slicer if not just a dynamic Visual Level Filter?

    1. Create Slicer #1 for your users to interact with
    2. Create Slicer #2 with the field you want to filter Slicer #1 by, i.e. the field that you would have put into your Visual Level Filter.
    (Example: If Slicer #1 has names of all sales reps in the company, and you only want it to show reps in a certain region, then create Slicer #2 with the Region field. Or, if you want to manually choose specific reps to show, then you can even just use the same Sales Rep field in Slicer #2)
    3. Edit the interactions on Slicer #2 so that it ONLY INTERACTS WITH SLICER #1. If necessary, edit the interactions of your other visuals to not interact with Slicer #2.
    4. Choose the values on Slicer #2 that you want to allow in Slicer #1, i.e. the values that you would have allowed in the Visual Level Filter.
    5. Open the View tab, check the "Selection Pane" box, find Slicer #2 on the Selection Pane, and hide it (click the eye next to it) so users can't interact with it inadvertently.

    Hope this helps!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Very needed function that is missing in Power BI. We are working on the project which some functions are very complicated to implement because of a lack of filtering in slicers.

  • Chris Mlynarczyk commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I just ran into this issue, but after giving it more thought, I think there's a fundamental problem with visual level filters on a slicer. How do you handle interactions between that slicer and visuals that don't have the same filter applied? E.g. say the visual contains values 1, 2, and 3, but the slicer is filtered down to values 1 and 3. What do you do with value 2 in the visual? When would Power BI display that data and when would it be filtered out?

    I think the best solution is to give an option to make slicers subservient to the visuals they interact with, maybe a toggle that trims slicers down to data that's actually in the resulting visuals. I don't think allowing visual level filters on slicers properly solves the problem because it would, in the end, create a data mismatch between visuals and slicers that would be difficult to reconcile. Just my 2 cents.

  • Pär Adeen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please note that this request is valid for all filter visuals, not only slicers. As I'm told, visual level filters are turned of already in the development API as soon as you choose to develop a filter visual.
    Please also note that using the other two filters, Page level filters and Report Level filters are already available for all filter visuals already, so why not the visual level filter as well

  • Robert Wolf commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    very needed creates a lot of seemingly unnecessary labor to get around this seemingly simple solution. Though I have a feeling for Microsoft it is harder than it would seem.

  • VG commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I support the request. This functionality is very necessary for those of us who migrate our Excel reports to Power BI

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    To make this feature really powerful, please also add the ability to add a measure as a visual level filter just like can be done for regular visuals and charts.

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