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Sync Slicers is buggy - still filters even after un-selecting

Sync Slicers is buggy in PowerBI Desktop (latest Oct 2018 release) - if you stop syncing, the slicer often still filters the pages it was applied to, even if you untick the boxes on the Sync Slicers properties - very frustrating. If you completely delete the synced slicer, it still applies (which is even worse)!

 

Further details at https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Desktop/Problems-with-Slicers-after-using-option-quot-Sync-Slicers-... and https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Desktop/Filter-remains-after-removing-Synced-Slicer-from-a-page-wit...

 

You can work around this (and prove its effect) by copying the visuals to another page tab where they will work (fortunately). This demonstrates the fact that there's still a hidden slicer on the page. This is a serious bug, wasting time and putting people off. Should be easy to test and fix at HQ though 🙂 

 

Phil

 

Status: Accepted
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dieterdecaluwe
Frequent Visitor

This issue still exists, with latest version of power bi desktop. No way is this a feature, clearly a bug!

 

I have removed the slicers from my entire report, no slicers anywhere, and yet it still syncs behind the scene, on all sheets that they used to be synced at. My file is basically corrupt now as i can't remove the "hidden slicer".

 

When I add a new page and add some data, we can see all data comes through. But on any sheet where these slicers used to be synced to, despite no more slicer at all, the data remains filtered. Useless.