Displaying Power BI Filter Values

Reid Havens shows how to display Power BI report filter values on the report itself:

The client and I brainstormed, and we decided to create card visuals to identify filter selections. The beautiful thing about DAX, as mentioned in many articles on our site, is that it can easily return text values. I actually did something similar to this with Dynamic Titles when I posted about Power BI’s new Drill Through feature last year, that article can be found here. So, I essentially wanted to do something similar here, but to call out the filter selection for each slicer. The end result looked something like this

The end result was a new section of the report, dedicated to calling out slicer selections. The BIGGEST reason the client wanted this, was for screenshots. They often took screenshots of this report, and pasted it into emails or slides to use in presentations. The result works well, and uses a bit of clever DAX to always return the right selections, no matter the combination of selections among the slicers.

Read on to see a couple odd scenarios that Reid ran into and how to fix them.

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