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eniX Member
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Slicer vs Filters-Section

Hi folks,

 

what is actually the difference between slicer and the filters (Filters section on the right side)? When should I use slicer and when a filter? So far I have always used slicers, but they start to take too much space on the canvas..

 

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WolfBiber Member
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Re: Slicer vs Filters-Section

Hey,

 If you have an active Connection between 2 Visuals (select Slicer --> Format-->Edit Interactions) 

and filter i.e. a table, you can see that the slicer puts an "Visual Level Filter" to that target visual.

 

So a Filter is a Filter with different scopes,

A Slicer: Visualisation of a Filter.Unbenannt.png

 

Its mainly used to provide an easier and more convenient way to the end user to filter the visuals.

I use them to provide the end user an intuitive way to filter the "Main" Categories, i.e. Customer Types or similar.

 

Greetings

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WolfBiber Member
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Re: Slicer vs Filters-Section

Hey,

 If you have an active Connection between 2 Visuals (select Slicer --> Format-->Edit Interactions) 

and filter i.e. a table, you can see that the slicer puts an "Visual Level Filter" to that target visual.

 

So a Filter is a Filter with different scopes,

A Slicer: Visualisation of a Filter.Unbenannt.png

 

Its mainly used to provide an easier and more convenient way to the end user to filter the visuals.

I use them to provide the end user an intuitive way to filter the "Main" Categories, i.e. Customer Types or similar.

 

Greetings

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Re: Slicer vs Filters-Section

A great article from DataVeld considering slicers in light of Power BI's new Filter Pane experience:

https://dataveld.com/2019/01/18/are-power-bi-slicers-still-relevant-with-the-new-filter-pane/