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dzimmer840
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Determining Filter on Dashboard Tile

I am fairly new to Power BI, and have been given responsibility to take over maintenance of reports/dashboards developed by a contractor.  There are several tiles on the dashboard that show a different view of the same data so I know they are filtered from the original report visual.  From the title I can approximately determine the filter they used to create this tile originally; however,  I cannot seem to find a way in the dashboard tile details for it to tell me the original pinned filter criteria.  Assuming I don't have access to the original developer and there's no written documentation, what does Power BI provide in case I needed to edit the original visual, and  I wanted to be able to re-create those filtered pinned tiles using the exact filter choices (filters can become complex with multi-select options).   If there is no way to determine it, that just seems like a such a gap in the dashboard design process, relying totally on humans to give good titles or written documentation, or always assuming the person maintaining the dashboard is the one who created it.

 

Any help would be much appreciated.

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Chas2002
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Hi Dz,

 

I had a similar issue where slicers were cross-filtered with some of the slicer options not in view.  This led to confusion for the end users. 

 

I searched and there is no setting for "active filters" within Power BI (other than the visual slicers themselves).

 

I found a measure here: https://www.fourmoo.com/2017/08/01/power-bi-dynamically-changing-the-title-based-on-your-selection/

 

I modified the mesaure and now I have a card that shows me what filters are in place:

 

CurrentFilter.png

 

Chas

 

 

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Anonymous
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Updates after Chas2002's answer have enabled a much simpler solution.
In the dashboard open menu of the tile and click "Open in focus mode".

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In focus mode under "Filters on this visual" you see the slicer selections and filters affecting the tile.

Chas2002
Helper III
Helper III

Hi Dz,

 

I had a similar issue where slicers were cross-filtered with some of the slicer options not in view.  This led to confusion for the end users. 

 

I searched and there is no setting for "active filters" within Power BI (other than the visual slicers themselves).

 

I found a measure here: https://www.fourmoo.com/2017/08/01/power-bi-dynamically-changing-the-title-based-on-your-selection/

 

I modified the mesaure and now I have a card that shows me what filters are in place:

 

CurrentFilter.png

 

Chas

 

 

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