Create different slicers
Allow slicers to be created as drop downs, calendars, on/off switches etc. Let slicers contain multiple fields. Also allow user to specify that slicer can only have one value selected and set a default
We just shipped a preview of the relative date slicer in the latest release of Power BI Desktop. Learn more about the latest release here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-may-feature-summary/
The concept of a "smart" date filter is something that is heavily desired. For example: we have several dashboards that are used to show daily performance metrics so the filter on the report must be reset at the beginning of each day to the current date. If we had the option to choose a page or report level filter of "Today" or "This Week" or "This Month" etc., it would drastically reduce the amount of daily maintenance required.
James Horton commented
good progress indeed now we just need them to be active across the whole report and not just the active page.
Kinda like the new range selection, but it's a shame that Month and the other groupings besides Year can't be selected in the hierachy like before.
Please add drop-down, it's something all my customers are asking for. Thanks a ton.
Ulf Bergqvist commented
The new date slicer is awsome! Also the search box. Please add drop-down (combo box), it's something all my customers are asking for (exists in Qlik and other tools).
The new Slicer when using a date in the Field and switched to use the Date Hierarchy only shows "Year" in the hierarchy and no longer the options for Day, Month, Quarter like when you are using a table. It would be great to be able to select the relevant level of the hierarchy as this would then sort the Months correctly and not alphabetically.
The new Date Slicer options only appears when the Header is on which then shows the field name in it's ugly form. A bit pointless when having a Title for the control as well. Can the choice of showing the field name in the Header be optional?
Thanks for another great update
Can we expand the granularity to hours mins and seconds?
We also need drop down slicers
Current slicers showing multiple items on screen take too much real estate
Drew Roberts commented
I love Power BI, but COMPLETELY baffled that a drop-down selector / slicer doesn't exist.
Dan Day commented
Custom sort, sort by other list, drop down
Please, the Search box on a slicer should honor the Select All control when it is enabled.
In other words, when the Select All control is enabled, the "Select All" checkbox should NEVER be hidden! When search criteria is entered, "Select All" should select all items that match the current search criteria.
Michael Hawker commented
Sorting by another value in a slicer (like release date for a product list) is also needed.
Behrouz B Aghevli (TMS) commented
Has any improvement been released? I do not see any in September release! This is a must for some serious dashboard making.
No further feedback since May? could you please provide more updates on this topics and the others. It's quite frustrating to see that such useful (and obvious!) features are missing and that no feedback is provided. We are reaching a point in which there are really good back end functionalities but very poor front end ones...in the end this product has to work both ends.
Andy Roberts commented
One of our intended uses for Power BI is a selector to choose one of more than 400 ratios. We are currently vetting visualization products for a long-term initiative for our clients, and I'm surprised this basic functionality is missing in Power BI, because the rest of the product is fantastic.
please do not forget the search option in such dropdown
Pascal von Bergen commented
Please implement this features... And also very important, make it possible to set a default value!
Dropdowns are also useful for mobile layouts.