Power BI | Filtering data exercise | Hidden and visible synced slicers

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Software ==> Power BI  (111 exercises)
Version ==> Latest update
Topic ==> Filtering data  (9 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Subject ==> Power BI training
Before you can do this exercise, you'll need to download and unzip this file (if you have any problems doing this, click here for help). Once you've done this:
  1. Go into SQL Server Management Studio;
  2. Open the SQL file you've just unzipped (you can press CTRL + O to do this); then
  3. Execute this script.

This will generate the database that you'll need to use in order to do this exercise (note that the database and script are only to be used for exercises published on this website, and may not be reused or distributed in any form without the prior written permission of Wise Owl).

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Import data from the Make-a-Mammal database (installing if you haven't already) by selecting the following tables:

Creating joins and connections

Power BI should import the relationship. If it doesn't, connect the ProductID fields in both tables.


The goal is to create a report with one page of slicers which filter a second page containing no slicers but has a table. Create the first page like this:

Sync slicers

A variety of slicers including: a vertical dropdown, horizontal list and numeric slider.

Then add a page that has a visualisation containing the Quantity sales for the Animal column.

Synced Slicers

Currently selecting values on the slicer page will have no affect on this visual. Don't believe me? Give it a try now.

To have filters affecting other pages, we can turn on Sync Slicers on the view tab:

Sync slicers

The left-hand column determines which slicers will have their values synced, while the right-hand eye column specifies on which pages slicers can be seen.


Repeat for each slicer then save as Synchronised swimi...err Slicing.pbix.

You can unzip this file to see the answers to this exercise, although please remember this is for your personal use only.
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