Default Selected Slicer or Tile-By Value Configuration
Allow a user to set the default value for a slicer or tile-by value on a page/dashboard, so that when the Power View page is opened for the first time, the default value is selected.
eg. If the page has a slicer for Year or Month, allow the user to configure the most recent Year or Month to be selected by default.
We’re looking into this request, thanks for everyone’s votes and comments.
It looks like many of the requests will be addressed by the new ‘Sticky filters’ capability. Now when you log out of Power BI and come back to a report, the same items will be selected as when you left.
For those who’re looking to have a ‘last month’ selection, the relative date slicer might help.
Those with comments about currencies where having multiple selected makes the report meaningless – the report will load with whatever selection the author saved, so if you save it with one currency selected your users will see that by default.
If there are scenarios that these features don’t address, please let us know in your comments – if you are really specific it’ll help us build the feature to work just the way you want!
This is an extremely important feature
Yes this is really needed.
really needed to show default date as current month date range.
The preselected slicer value would also drastically reduce DB usage when a power BI report is connected to DB via DirectQuery. Currently we have a situation when user goes to report page and whole data is accessed before user select the dates he wan't to look at the date. This inceases the DB load by over 10x since normally user is interested on specific date data (not whole year...)
Nick D Martin commented
On a multi-tab report, this is an issue that can really get in the way of a user's flow. I receive emails all the time that a page is displaying the wrong metrics; when in actuality, the user has not updated their slicer to reflect the most current month when they switched tabs. If a user does not have a pleasant experience, there is less of a chance of them using your report.
Chris Brawley commented
This feature is important for viewing large data sets. Our example is that for a Region Sales Manager, he wants to look at store by store performance. Seeing all sellers at all stores is not useful. We want to default the chart to show all sellers at the first store (alphabetically) in his region so that the bar chart with sales performance information only shows 10-15 bars instead of hundreds which is not useful and is very visually unappealing
this feature will very useful.
Yes this is needed in the case where you have data that if not filtered doesn't present useable data
Aaron Shumaker commented
Another reason to have a default selection and not allow "All" for a slicer is sometimes we have reports that are reporting on a very detailed level that you would want to force the user to slice to avoid overly large queries.
I currently assessing Power BI as an alternative to an interactive excel worksheet but not having this option has limited the applications usefulness.
yes, please allow to set default value for the slicer. It would be nice to have a calendar visual as a date slicer.
Also, slicer needs ability to enforce single selection only. Currently users can still ctrl+click and select multiple items.
It's not a complete tool without such a feature. There should also be a slicer setting to enforce users to select at least one item of a slicer so users don't have an option to select "all" like all dates.
I agree on the importance. This should be done anytime somebody develops a filter tool. Extremely important.
Christopher Woodward commented
Ok, please make this priority. This must always show the latest month/year.
Peter Wickwire commented
This is really important. As it stands now, when you save a slicer with a value selected, the selected value is not displayed when you come back into the report so you have no idea what filters in the slicers are active unless you scroll through the list. with big lists in the slicers (like with dates), this is clumsy and can easily lead to misinterpretation.