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Setting a default values in slicer based on months

Hi Guys,


I have a scenario wherein the selected value in the slicer has to be the current month and previous month. For example, if the users are checking currently, Sep 2020 and Aug 2020 has to be the default selections. In the next month, it has to be Oct 2020 and Sep 2020. 


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Thanks for the help!

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@Arunraj89 , In you date table you need to have a column like this and select "Last 2 Months". Month year is column you already have for month year


Month Type = Switch( True(),
Date([Date]) >= eomonth(Today(),-2)+1 && Date([Date])<= eomonth(Today(),0),"Last 2 Months" ,
[Month Year]

Thank Amit! But, the client wants to see the name of months in Slicer. If i use the solution that you gave, i will be seeing "Last two months" and name of other months as items in the slicer. @amitchandak 

hi @Arunraj89 - There is no out of the box feature in Power BI to automatically set the latest month in a date slicer.

You would need to follow the approach of creating a calculated column with a value like "Current month" or "Last 2 months" and setup the report as seen in the below video:


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@Arunraj89 , I doubt having an option like that. 

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