I am trying to build the ability to see changes in my data over time. While I know that this day-by-day filter would work as a slicer list, there are a ton of dates - so the list would be really long and not very user friendly.
Instead, I would like a filter timeline where the user can slide the tick mark left/right to select the date. The left/right limits would be the first/last date of a specific filter data field. I would like it to default to the "latest" date, but then the user could slide the tick mark to see the data based on a different single date.
Basically, I want the the same kind of slicer as the "between" option - but only want a single date AND only want the "tick stops" at the available dates. So if I have dates of 10/1, 10/6, 10/11 - I don't want to have the tick stop at the dates in between.
Well, not a great solution but you could hack it with a line chart with categorical x-axis and turn on markers.
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I have read through your requirements. Currently, you could use date as a slicer,
with the "between" type, you could slide the tick mark left/right to select the date, but the first/last date should be items in the date column, it can't be change dynamically. you may use another slicer to change the date range in this slicer.(please note that, you need edit interaction on visuals of the same report page.)
As for the "tick stops" at the available dates, it is impossible currently.
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