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Change order of filters in filter pane

I love the new filter experience, much better. It would be great if the filters in the filter pane could be ordered by the author.
At times there are filters that have a natural hierarchy (Region/Plant; Manager/Employee) and presenting them in the wrong sequence causes the users to become confused.

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  • Didier commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Voted. Filters are so important that the developper needs a total control on the filter pane. The ideas about the filter pane will have no end.
    Personaly, I would like to have a more flexible solution with the possibility to add the slicers I want including custom visuals. So I developped my own solution.

    Please have a look at this one minute video and share your comments there :

  • BIM_David commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    While i'd still like to be able to order them as I wish and bucket filter in categories, for now there is a workaround that was released in the past few weeks allowing to rename filters. By numbering them you can start creating an order in the way the filters will be displayed.

  • Guido commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, we need to sort the order of the filters by ourselfs. Please change this.

  • Vicky M commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    yes, need this... this was a surprise that filters lose the order and default to alphabetical...

  • Dhruvil shah commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I also agree that the new filter experience is really useful and more user friendly than the slicers.
    I would like to suggest one more improvement in addition to above mentioned ideas.
    Which is grouping of the filters. in some cases, list of filter is quite long. it would be helpful if the grouping feature is also provided so the related filters can be grouped.
    E.g. Group name: "Time Filters" and under that can be fields such as "Date", "Month", "Year", "Week" etc.

  • Shubham Jain commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The new filter pane is great, but the automatic alphabetical ordering of the filters renders it useless. I still have to add the individual slicers in the report page so I can have them in the right order.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I thought exactly the same thing. Why are filters not consistent with fields experience. In fields we can drag them around to re-arrange rows, column order, etc. It looks like filters are shown in the order they are added.. So if you set-up a number of filters, then realize later you want to add one more filter but you want it at the top, you essentially have to delete all filters and start over.. That's ridiculous.. (and again not consistent)

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