Multiple Value - Custom List Filter
A report filter with the ability to copy a list of data, be it numerical or text, from an excel document and paste it into a filter allowing for the visualization to update.
This would be similar to a Multiple Values - Custom List filter in a competitors visualization software.
Real world example: If you have a data set that is made up of 100,000 SKUs and you want to analyze a list of 100 SKUs with different attributes, but the only thing you are interested is this custom list.
If this is already an Idea I am happy to vote that up and remove this post.
Thanks for your help.
Volodymyr Cuza commented
This is a very much needed functionality!
Ju Chen commented
There is workaround before Power BI product team create this function: by installing "Filter by List by Devscop", on Power BI Desktop extension. It can copy/paste multiple values and do multiple slicer on the report. https://appsource.microsoft.com/en-us/product/power-bi-visuals/WA104381413?tab=Overview
I'm constantly making the case for Power BI over alternatives. Please Put this feature in!!! We need it - This would be a gut-punch to Tablleau snobs.
Rodrigo Lopez commented
Please we need this to be added in PowerBi!!! I have been waiting a lot to have this for filtering a custom list for any field. Right now PowerBI only have the option to just make a selection of two or three values in the advanced filtering or selecting manually one by one in the basic filtering. This would help me A LOT in my work. For example, Tableau software already has it... but PowerBI should be better than Tableau!
Chris Johnson commented
My company is migrating from Spotfire to Power BI and this is very easy to do in Spotfire. We frequently have to filter tables of 10,000+ values down to ~100 desired rows, and use Excel to produce a delimited string which is pasted into the filter. Current slicers only offer one-by-one ticking of boxes to achieve this which isn't practical.
This is standard functionality for anyone needing to hack data up.
Jeff Thomas commented
Currently we are having to export to Excel to do a V-Lookup. This needs to be solved.
Ricardo van den Bogaard commented
This is the main improvement that I want for Power BI
this is 100% needed i come up against this issue constantly.
Agree! Under "Advanced Filtering", possibly add "Is in the list" and "Is not in the list" options where we can paste a long list of values.
Hi, this requirement is basic and must.
As of now visual level filter allow up to 2 values only. We should have minimum 100K
Abi Sivasubramanian commented
Thank you. It's a great feature were in users were able to paste 200 materials in one go but found few things might make it more useful. For example, users might want to check SKU's starting with 3* or 3% or just typing in first 4 numbers of the SKU.
Rui Romano commented
Check this custom visual: https://appsource.microsoft.com/en-us/product/power-bi-visuals/WA104381413?tab=Overview
David Mellinger commented
This is a big need for users of Power BI Reports!
William Sowl commented
I use custom filters using a prompt box with copy/paste lists of values from Excel using Business Objects every day and I need this same ability in Power BI now! I have the same issues with many thousands of product SKUs and will soon will be working with over 10,000+ store locations.