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nbcholst
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Using a slicer to choose between a subset of options

I have a column with 3 potential values: A, B, and C

 

I want to create a slicer that allows a user to choose whether or not to include B or C, but *always* includes A.

 

Is this possible? Are there any "hacks" to getting this done?

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v-yulgu-msft
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Hi @nbcholst,

 

It looks like you want to set "A" as a default selection of slicer. However, it is not possible to force a specific value as default selection.

 

You could submit this idea at this page.

 

Regards,

Yuliana Gu

 

 

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dramus
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You can set the default. Select it in the slicer and then save the report.

dramus
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I can think of a cludge.

 

force the A value using a page filter. Then remove it from the filter using s visualization filter, leaving just the B and C.

 

"force the A value using a page filter. "

Can you explain what this means? I don't know how to make it mandatory that a page shows a value,

 

As far as I know a slicer will just stack on top of the page filter - if the visualization slicer just selects B & C, then including A in the page filter won't force it onto the visualization.

dramus
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My response last night was from my head. I tried it this morning in PBI Desktop and it didn't work out as I thought it would.

 

However! I did manage to get it to work another way. I don't know how feasible this will be (it will depend on how many items you have in your slicer.

 

I created a data table:

 

Data Table.PNG

 

A Slicer lookup table

 

Slicer Table.PNG

 

And a table of just the keys to join this many-to-many together

Key Table.PNG

 

The end model looks like this

Joins.PNG

 

Then created a table visualisation for the Data table and used the Slicer field from the Slicer table on a Slicer

Report.PNG

I can email you the PBIX file is you would like it. PM me.

This is a brilliantly simple solution and I just used it to solve a similar problem. Thanks!!

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