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.
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!
This is not currently available. Page-level filters can be applied, but not visual filters.
Laurisa Prince commented
The slicer should be dynamic and only display relevant selections. If I have two slicers, one that filters on year, I would want the customer slicer to only display customers from that year(s) to further filter by. Subsequently or alternately, if I select customers, then I only want to see years that they bought to further my selection. It makes no sense to present the user with selections that leave all the other visuals blank. I understand due to the interactive nature of selecting items on charts, it could potentially cause conflicts between what's selected on the chart vs what's selected on slicer, but this is a constant use feature for me in a different product.
Michael Hawker commented
Yeah, a lot of times you have details about a product in the list like it's release date. And you want to sort from newest to oldest as you generally query about newer items.
There is a cutsom visualization called "Hierarchy Slicer" that has this functionality. You don't have to use the hierarchy aspect of the slicer if you don't need it, but the list filters down based on your other selections. This needs a permanent fix though, and I know there can be issues with custom visuals on mobile devices.
Greg Galloway commented
Filtering by a measure would be awesome. This would let me have one slicer on the Product table and have it crossfilter the Stores slicer based upon a sales measure. Otherwise, it's hard to crossfilter slicers that are in different tables.
Karl Fasick commented
When looking for exceptions in data I am trying to present the top 10 in a slicer for the purpose of interactively turning them off. If we could have a slicer/toggle column in the table view that would work great for lots of purposes I think. Especially if a sort/helper column could be hidden if needed. Trying to think of a workaround and maybe I'll have to create identical pages with page filters and toggle between pages.
Ivan Bondarenko commented
Support, it is quite often scenario.
Reza Rad commented
Here is a workaround till Power BI team enable such feature: Using DAX Calculated Tables; http://radacad.com/filtering-slicer-resolved-in-power-bi
Filtering at the page or report level will remove items from your slicer
Tobias Dirksen commented
Changing core-functionalities like this is very frustrating
Tobias Dirksen commented
This is a must-have!
I have the same problem. It is very important
I didnt know it worked like that but I really like it. Please add.
Unfortunately I havent got any votes left :(
Brian Grant commented
Both for getting rid of buggy members and also just creating slicers that are tuned to specific charts where you might not want to see everything, this would be excellent.
Wouter Zijlstra commented
I'd really like this (old) function ("hack"). I use this option in almost every report I create. Please put this functionality back !!
I think the best way to accomplish this is to use a visual level filter.
Agreed! Have to use workarounds to achieve this right now... Please implement a slicer filtering option
Jay Killeen commented
Ah I was wondering why this functionality was gone. It was a good hack :)
On top of putting in a visual level filter, maybe you guys can create another check box in the field. ("show items with data only").
Currently: you have "show items with no data"
I would like to chime in on this - I'm using multiple clustered column charts to work around this issue, but I would definitely like to be able to filter my slicer options.
For example, I have ice cream in both cups and cones under the same product category 'ice cream'. I want to be able to only show relevant items (either cups or cones) in my slicer.
Please add this back in as an official feature.. or even as a hack is fine ;)