Read about the many new features introduced in the March 2019 update
Part four of a ten-part series of blogs

This is the biggest single update for some time, introducing the new modelling view, tooltip styling, single-select slicers and much more besides.

  1. The March 2019 Update to Power BI Desktop
  2. A new modelling view to change your Power BI life!
  3. Changing the appearance of tooltips
  4. Single-select slicers (this blog)
  5. Viewing date components in the field list
  6. Automatic heat maps and improvements to map formatting
  7. Improved selection pane
  8. New DAX functions
  9. Lots of other miscellaneous changes
  10. Power BI features waiting in preview, as of March 2019

For a cumulative list of all of the updates to Power BI Desktop in the last few year or two, see this blog, or have a look at the Power BI courses that we run.

Posted by Andy Brown on 20 March 2019

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Single-select slicers

This is only a small change, but it's one which is long overdue.  For those who know their Power BI, the following diagram will tell you all you need to know:

Single-select slicer

No longer do you need to use custom visuals or complicated DAX formulae to prevent people choosing more than one value for a slicer - now you can just turn the Single select property on.

 

And for those who don't know Power BI so well, here's the effect of setting the property above:

Single-select slicer

The slicer looks different, and you can't select more than one genre at a time.

 

The only thing to wonder about this change is why it took so long for it to be introduced!

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