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Soares
Frequent Visitor

Re: Share your thoughts on the new filter pane

I'm not using the new filter pane for various reasons:

  1. The main reason is that I don't have the "Sync Filters" option. For example, I have reports that I want to filter pages 1, 2 and 3 by Year and Month and pages 4, 5 and 6 only by Year and this is not possible;
  2. It should be possible to edit interactions between filters and visuals;
  3. The date filter should have a single selection calendar type filter where we can chose a specific day without choosing the hour;
  4. It should be possible to hide all visual level filters or an option we can choose the group of filters that we want to show in the filter pane. I want my users to see only the filters I chose not the filters for every single field present in each visual. The three different groups of filters can be confusing to the end user;
  5. Each filter card should have an option to allow or not allow the end user to change the filter type (Between Basic, Advanced or Relative).

When these points are implemented, I will switch, for now I'm still using my slicer pane.

finnm1
New Member

Re: Share your thoughts on the new filter pane

I agree it does not need to be its own pane.  If you keep it please adjust the colors to look like the other panes because it is difficult to read.

nappyjackson
Regular Visitor

Re: Share your thoughts on the new filter pane

I like it.  Would like to see the same "edit interactions" functionality that the slicers provide.

ToddChitt Helper V
Helper V

Re: Share your thoughts on the new filter pane

Is there a way to make is so that Bookmarks do NOT affect the status of the filter pane (expanded or collapsed)?

 

I want my bookmark to honor the current status of the filter pane when a user clicks a button that is tied to a bookmark. If the filter pane is expanded, keep it expanded. If it is collapsed, leave it collapsed. 

 

You can configure a Bookmark for the following 'things': Data, Display, Current Page. You should add "Filter Pane" to that list.

mjmowle Helper I
Helper I

Re: Share your thoughts on the new filter pane

The Filter pane is very cool and this suggestion is more of an enhancement to the experience:

Allow a user to not only have access to filters, but also have the ability to manipulate the hierarchy of a Matrix Table's Rows.

We have a lot of Excel Pivot Tables we are migrating into BI that have several layers of Rows such as, Responsible Domain - Product - Workgroup - Primary Skill - Resource Name - Assigned Task and while not all permutations would be sensible, there are still 6! = 720 possible combinations that could be had with this.  When we create a Matrix table, and publish it to the cloud, the hierarchy is what it is set at.  Now, we have used bookmarks and such to enable a limited number of row order variations but inevitably, someone senior enough to matter wants yet another variation.  Could a method be devised to allow the end-user to dynamically order the rows to suit their specific needs in a future release?

ToddChitt Helper V
Helper V

Re: Share your thoughts on the new filter pane

@mjmowleThis sounds like a fairly common scenario, but not one that would be solved in the new Filter Pane. 

 

May I suggest setting up a Q&A button on the report page, then seeding that with some pre-defined questions that render your data into a matrix. Try something like "show <metric name> by product and primary skill as a matrix" .

 

You may also have to teach some people how to manipulate basic matrix charts that get rendered by Q&A.

 

But I get your frustration. Someone high up the food chain asks, "Can I see it this way?" and so the BI developers spend precioius cycles coming up with the answer and once finally presented, said person says, "Oh, I was only curious because we had a situation that warranted that analysis, but that was 3 months ago. Not relevant now."

 

Also try the User Voice forum for feature suggestions.

Danclee14
Regular Visitor

Re: Share your thoughts on the new filter pane

Hi

 

I've disabled the new filter pane on my desktop version of my power bi report, however whenever i publish the report it automatically defaults to the new filter pain? Would you be able to advise how I can stop this occuring

 

Thanks

powerbiuser2019
Regular Visitor

Re: Share your thoughts on the new filter pane

New Filter Pane takes up too much space/real estate on the Reports section. Original version worked well and was much better. Overall, thumbs down for new Filter Pane.

Microsoft
Microsoft

Re: Share your thoughts on the new filter pane

@Danclee14 ,

If you have "New Look on" in the Power BI Service you will see the new filter pane . So try setting the "New Look off" and you should see the old filter pane. You can find the "New Look" setting at the top right corner of the page .

Hope that helps

Steve_Sheppard Advocate I
Advocate I

Re: Share your thoughts on the new filter pane

I really hate the new filter pane and I REALLY hate that you keep prompting me to turn it on. When building reports screen real estate and positioning is really impoirtant and the filter pane breaks this experience. If you want to do something useful to save time, how about enhancing the ability to set default options on visuals, like having borders turned on by default. 

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