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.
Hey everyone, the wait is finally over. For those who follow our blog closely, we shipped this feature in the service earlier this month: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-persistent-filters-in-the-service/
Thanks again for all the support!
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.
is this feature planned to be supported in "on-premise" as well?
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
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
People would like to save different filter combination, so they can look at the report from different point of views. Is it possible.
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)
I agree with other comments. We need the ability to save multiple views like Tableau had. Is this possible in some other way?
I'm very disappointed by the feature. Users should be able to save multiple combinations, like in Tableau.
Except for the hierarchy slicer which this doesn't work for. So I am waiting for this to work with that.
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
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.
Nishant Jain commented
Is there a way to check if this has been rolled out to my tenant?
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?
To use the February persistent filter update, users have to have write access, correct?
Herr Lich commented
For Reportserver too?
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
Any updates on this?
Hi, this is a huge pain point for my user community not being able to save last view. My colleagues goes through the trouble to re-select filters for a specific view. Can we get an update on this issue?
This is really becoming a pain point for our user community. Do you have an update/timeline of when we can expect a solution? That would be really beneficial in trying to market the Power BI offerings.
Paul Shuster commented
Saving filters is a MUST for what I build !! When will this be available, as without it I cannot sell PoerBI accounts to customers.