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Ability to rename items in the Selection Pane

With the addition of the Selection Pane in the October 2017 release, it would be great to be able to rename these selections so that they are easily manageable.

If you have multiple objects of the same name, i.e. Image, Text Box, it would be great to rename these (like in PowerPoint) so that you can clearly understand which ones you are hiding or making visible.

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  • Karl commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Just been creating Grouped Sync Slicers and this ability would save me so much time. Currently have to go to the Title in the format pane turn it on change the name then turn the title off again.

  • Soares commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would be great. With the ability of grouping like bookmarks it would be greater.

  • Jeff commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Essential enhancement. I'd settle for being able to update the existing Title property directly from the Selection Pane. Although I like the idea of having a separate Label field for behind-the-scenes, that could get complex. Either way, need a solution in order to make full use of Bookmarks and mobile view.

  • Mehdi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes this is very important, I saw yesterday a workaround (presented by Mike Carlo) but it is still a workaround.

  • Alexander Korn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agree this is much needed. Changing the title is not always an option, and really a pain/time consuming if you want to change lots of items.

  • victor commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please! Because it is really time consuming to manage the objests without a proper name.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    With the addition of Bookmarks I think this becomes a better upgrade. It is often very tedious to try and sort through everything to show/hide for a particular bookmark. This would not only make the day-to-day easier, but would help here as well. I also noticed personalized booksmarks were on the list...I would be embarrassed to show our users the selection pane and ask them to set up their own bookmarks with the inability to rename items...

  • Peter Ross commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I think it should be a separate 'internal' name property of the visual, which is visible to the developer but not the end user - after all the whole selection pane is just for the developer. If this custom name is not entered, then it could default to the 'Title', and if it's not used either, than can default to the generic name.

  • mohammed commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This can be done by changing the Title of the object (you can then hide the Title if it's not required). HT Dan Day in comments below.

  • Adam Bäckman commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Would also be helpful if it was possible to put the items in folders or in groups, for complex dashboards the selection pane can become quite messy.

  • Dan Day commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If anyone is interested there is a workaround you can use until this is properly implemented.

    You can turn the title on for an item, give it a title, and then turn the title off and the item will use the title name.

    Obviously only useable if you don't need the title and item name to be different.

  • Dan Day commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I thought the same thing when watching the update.
    With the ideas i have in mind this would definitely make it a lot easier to manage.

    @Jonathan Ludwig (Visuals Tech Lead)
    I would be happy with either, whichever is easiest for you guys.

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