Does your data include a hierarchy? We often can end up with multiple slicers to walk the hierarchy taking up valuable screen. This post does a quick walk through using the new hierarchy slicer.
This series will cover different topics regarding slicers.
- Slicers Introduction
- Resetting Slicers with a Bookmark Button
- Cascading Slicers
- Hierarchy Slicer
- Syncing Slicers
Adding a Hierarchy Slicer
Add a slicer from the visualisation pane and add the top level of the hierarchy, for example ProdRange from my products table. A tick list will appear just as previously.
The add the next level down of the hierarchy into the Field box under the top level field. The slicer will now have down arrows that can be clicked to expand to show the next level down of the hierarchy.
In March 2020 you need to activate the Hierarchy Slicer in File – Options – Preview features and then save and restart Power BI. When this visual is not in preview you won’t have to.
Multiple layers can be added to the hierarchy. Of course the usability of the slicer needs to be considered when adding many layers.
Formatting a Hierarchy Slicer
When search is turned on in a tick list the search returns the terms plus the parents or children of the items returned.
The Hierarchy slicer is a great addition to Power BI and I am sure will replace groups of multiple slicers in many reports.
Brown-Graham, L. (2020). Power BI – Introducing the Hierarchy Slicer. Available at: https://hatfullofdata.blog/power-bi-hierarchy-slicer/ [Accessed: 9th April 2020].
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