The problem of blank values being shown in a Power BI slicer is fairly well known, but did you know that in some circumstances slicers can show other values that you would not expect to see? While there’s a good reason for this it can nevertheless be mildly confusing for developers and end users alike when it happens.
I was doing some online shopping last week and saw a price slicer with a histogram to show the concentration of price points. I thought it was pretty cool, so decided to see if I could build this in Power BI. I came up with a solution that works, and in this article I show you how you can do it yourself.
There was a new feature released in the June 2019 version of Power BI Desktop that I really like and I think warrants some explanation and review. The new feature allows you to pre-filter a slicer so that it only contains a subset of values that would otherwise appear in that slicer.
Power BI Bookmarks, Synced Slicers and Selections; these features transformed the way we report using Power BI. Now, most of the business users want reports with actionable interactivity. Well, it has pros and cons; today’s post is not to discuss that but to talk about Synced Slicers.
Synced Slicers were one of the most requested features. As the name says, this functionality enables you to Sync slicers among various Power BI Report pages, and you can manage the properties of it under Sync Slicers Pane.
A common problem I see some people struggle with in Power BI is when a slicer contains a (Blank) record for some reason. The cause of the problem is not obvious and hence it is not clear how to fix it. This article describes what causes this to occur and also how to fix it (properly, and also with a work around if you can’t fix it properly).
There is nothing worse than having a Power BI report that has 50% of the space taken up with slicers. When this happens, you only get half the page to visualise the actual data. But on the flip side, if you don’t have the slicers it can be harder for the report users to filter the data they want to see. Many users don’t like using the built in filter pane on the right hand side.