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The new button slicer visual in Power BI Desktop
Part one of a three-part series of blogs
Microsoft have introduced a new button slicer visual in the November 2023 Power BI Desktop update, which adds additional functionality and formatting features to the old tile slicer.
The new button slicer visual is still in preview, but it appears in the standard Power BI visual icons palette by default so it is time to blog about it.
Here is the original tile slicer visual:
The old slicer visual can be formatted to display options as tiles. These tiles can be configured to display images or text but not both at the same time.
Here is an example of the new button slicer visual:
The new button slicer visual allows you to configure the number of rows and columns for your buttons to display on. It also allows you to combine images and text.
There are many new formatting options for the new visual:
If you're familiar with formatting the new card visual or stand alone buttons, you'll find many familiar properties available for this visual.
Even though the new button slicer visual is in preview, Microsoft have chosen to add it to the visualisations palette by default.
Here's what the new slicer visual icon looks like.
The old slicer visual is still available should you need it.
If you find you need to style your slicer as a drop-down or vertical list, you will need to use the old slicer visual.
If you wish to turn off the new button visual until it's released from preview, you can do so in the Power BI Options:
Untick the button slicer visual box to turn it off.
Although not all the formatting properties appear to work at the moment, I suspect these will be fixed in future updates.
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