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Save user filters on reports

The most common request from my users is for Power BI to save the filters and settings that a user applies on a report. Currently they need to re-apply everytime they open it.

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      • anon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please reopen voting on this feature; the current implementation does not meet the requiremens to save personal filters

      • Kartik Chaturvedi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Unfortunately the feature to let end users save their personal filter still does not exist. When can we expect this?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Agree with a lot of the comments here. Our users consistently ask us for the ability to create and save their own filters. The current implementation of persistent filters does not meet this need.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        My users want to be able to save a personal filter set - like QlikView - rather than having to go through and apply their filters each time they reach my report.
        The persisent filters feature does not solve this problem.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is not what we were looking for. It must be possible to save several different sets of filters per user and then to re-use them whenever needed.

      • Eric Weber commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        While this addresses some of our concerns, sharing of these reports with user filters applied is still not possible I believe. When can we expect this feature?

      • Leo Villarroel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        People would like to save different filter combination, so they can look at the report from different point of views. Is it possible.

      • Swapnil commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This can be considered partially done and not Done Done.
        We need basic options like saving multiple Views, Save Filters, Visual states (e.g if on a Map View, A user has clicked on a region to drill the data to that region, This should persist)

      • rhouse commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree with other comments. We need the ability to save multiple views like Tableau had. Is this possible in some other way?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm very disappointed by the feature. Users should be able to save multiple combinations, like in Tableau.

      • Mike Kostuch commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Except for the hierarchy slicer which this doesn't work for. So I am waiting for this to work with that.

      • Dennis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This feature is at the moment bringing more bad then good. This still does not allow users to save the current state of their filters, it onl allows them to pick up where they were. However, in most cases they dont open it to pick up where they were at , but are just confused that there are already filters in place. Please allow users to save presets of filters

        E.g. : user makes preset
        Sales check Region X : sets a filter on region A, deselects some countries, and removes all things with property Z.

      • Bruce Anderson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Can this feature be disabled from the service?

        For one lot of reports I need to force the user to filter each time. But the report was not made in BI Desktop, it was made purely in Power BI Service. I don't want to have to recreate all the reports just for this reason.

      • sspeake commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Some PBI Service tenants have already seen this feature activated, our PBI Service tenant has not expressed this feature yet... is this a slow roll, or some other delay? When can we expect this to be fully rolled out?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        To use the February persistent filter update, users have to have write access, correct?

      • AdminNikhil Gaekwad (Product Manager, Microsoft Power BI) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hey all - we're planning on GAing this feature in the upcoming weeks. We're going through final rounds of testing.

        If you haven't read the latest feature summary from the February Desktop release, we added a option for authors to disable this feature (if needed) for their reports before it hits the service: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-february-2018-feature-summary/#persistentFilters

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