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Visual level filtering for slicers

I have a large set of options from which I would like to pick some specific ones and use them in a slicer to filter my data.

Why Is it not possible to add a Visual level filter for a slicer when this is an option for other chart types?

I'm currently using a 100% stacked column chart as a workaround.




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Impactful Individual

There is a hack for this ...


1. turn the visual into a bar chart

2. apply the visual level filter

3. turn the visual back into a slicer

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@austinsense, Power BI Desktop June update kill this hack Smiley Sad

After the June release, the problem is back. Any solution for this now?

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yea facing the same problem. I cannot add a visual level filter to slicer.

@karola_shanker Can you be more specific? Do none of the "hack" ideas work for you?

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This trick doesn't work now anymore. Switching back to the slicer removes the visual filter that was applied to the table.


Any new suggestions?

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Same here. We need also any suggestion how to solve this issue. Creating a new table is not applicable for us.



It worked your idea in the older version of PowerBI desktop. This idea is not working in new version.

@karola_shanker Thanks for pointing this out... This is not good... Someone created this as an issue and it was pushed to ideas... vote up and make comments here. I will be, I've got a ton of reports that use this.

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@Greg_Deckler I'm using an Analysis Service connection which doesn't have those modelling capabilities (yet!)


@austinsense That's awesome! And works both with the out of the box slicer and the chiclet slicer custom chart! Thank you

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@andrecavaca - You should definitely post to Ideas, but why not just use Enter Data or another query to create a table with just the values you want, relate the two tables and use the second table as your slicer? Boom!

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I think the query is the better option so you can to some extent keep your filter list dynamic. You can either write a new query or use table measure to do that.

Add your idea to the ideas section and let us know here so we can vote for it. Smiley Happy

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