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A run-through the new features in the August update of Power BI Desktop
Part seven of a nine-part series of blogs

This is a bigger update than most, largely because it includes two major new features emerging from preview (report themes and desktop Q&A), but it's the export to PDF feature which really catches the eye.

  1. New features in the August 2018 update of Power BI
  2. Exporting a report to PDF
  3. Report Themes
  4. Q and A improved and incorporated within Power BI Desktop
  5. Conditional formatting by field values
  6. Bookmark groups
  7. Showing slicer choices in the header - filter restatement (this blog)
  8. Ability to change the categories of measures
  9. Summary of features still waiting in preview

For a cumulative list of all of the updates to Power BI Desktop since November 2016 see this blog, or have a look at the Power BI courses that we run.

Posted by Andy Brown on 14 August 2018

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Showing slicer choices in the header - filter restatement

Consider these two slicer choices:

Multiple choices All choices
Two families selected All families selected

The header shows in each case what's been chosen - for some reason this is known by Microsoft as filter restatement.  Here's how to enable this new feature:

Slicer restatement

Scroll down the Slicer header properties card to find the Filter restatement property, and turn it on.


This won't win my new-feature-of-the-month award!  An odd name for the property, and it's a bit strange the way that it shows up in the slicer header.

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