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!
It would be great, If Power BI can consider option to have a DAX expression to set the from and to date of date slicer. This way the date slicer's default range is dynamic and user experience is better than relative filter.
Default dates need to be as dynamic as selecting the dates themselves. The ability to set a start date of X now/days/weeks/months/years in the past, and an end date of Y now/days/weeks/months/years in the future.
"Sticky filters" is a terrible option as you cannot set for re-occurance, or rolling date range factor.
joining to need this default value for the slicer.
Similar to other comments, I really need the ability to set a slicer to a default value with DAX when the report refreshes.
Hi Team. I agree. This would significantly improve the usability of our reports to the end users. Is there an update on this?
HI ANY UPDATES ON THIS
vinay david commented
Any Updates on this request? Quite a long that this idea is still under Review. Would be great if this feature can be incorporated. Thanks!
Rafael Moreno commented
We need to be able to set up the date of a date slicers to "today", so whenever the user opens-up the report the current day will be filtered.
Bear in mind that is a situation where it's needed to be able to set-up a standard value for the filter (sticky filter won't help at all on that) and also the value that will be fixed as the standard filter option has to be either a measure or a fixed value. We need options!
Is this one still under review? It's such a simple one but it would be so great to have.
Just a categorical preset filter based on RLS please!
Andrew Whiteway commented
For our reports, we tend to want to set the default "Month" slicer to current month. At the moment we can do that by renaming the most current month to "current month" and having that selected by default, but doing something similar while keeping the month name would be great. For example, would be great to set the slicer to the value of a "max month" measure. That's just one example, but a common one for our teams.
Ann Krause commented
I have a detail report connected to a multi-dimensional SSAS cube that takes way too long to load. What I'd like to do is pre-select the most frequently ordered product in the Product slicer (for the orders report) or the product with the highest inventory (for the inventory report), but I can't see a way to do this without using DAX. Since DAX isn't available to me when connecting live to our cube, I can't use DAX or create measures within Power BI.
Would be great if we as developers could assign default selection for dates filter, based on DAX measure. For example, each passing day the default selection would change to the current day, or a different day based on DAX measure like "last update date" from a fact table.
At the moment this is very frustrating to customers.
James Moore commented
Just want to reiterate:
"Sticky Filters" and "Relative date" filter do not address this issue. I am looking for
an option to set the date slicer default value to a calculated measure in the visualization option so that when the report refreshes in PBI Service, the selected date slicer value is updated to the latest value from the measure.
Josh Flory commented
Any word on creating a default value for filters that uses DAX? Basically set the filtered value to TODAY() but don't filter the entire page by that. A date selector for example that defaults to today BUT the user can go back as far as they desire.
I vote for this, and this is very much needed!
Michael Shparber commented
Any updates on this? Thanks!
We have a scenario where we always view our data starting on the first day of the month. We would like a way to default the "From Date" to the "first day of the month" and the "To Date" to "today". This would allow our users to simply bypass this slicer when viewing the report, unless they want to tweak the range of dates they are reviewing.
Deepak Sharma commented
I have data for 7 years and average 200 rows per day.
When the Power View page is opened for the first time, the default value is selected – it should be today.
We need to choose one single date from calendar and filter data by this date.
Is it possible in Power BI Desktop?