The Power BI Report level Filters are to filter the visuals (or charts) present in all the pages of a Report. For example, if your report contains 10 pages, then you can use this report level filter to filters those 10 pages at a time. Let me show you how to create a Report Level Filters in Power BI with example.
To create this Report (the combination of pages) for Power BI Report level Filters demo, we used the SQL Data Source that we created in our previous article. So, Please refer to Connect Power BI to SQL Server article to understand the Data Source.
How to create Power BI Report Level Filters
To demonstrate the Report Level Filters in Power BI, we are going to use the Report 1 that we created in our earlier posts. This Power BI report has 19 pages: Column Chart, Pie Chart, Treemap, Donut Chart, Bar Chart, etc.
In this example, we create a Report Level Filter on the Stacked Bar Chart. Remember, this is the 8th page of a total of 19 pages.
As you can see from the screenshot below, we used the Color as the Axis field, Country Name as Legend field, and Sales amount as the Value field.
Under the Filters section, you can see the list of available report level filters in Power BI. You have to use the Report Level Filters section to create a filter at the report level.
Let me drag and drop the English Country Region Name from the fields section to the Report level Filters.
Expand the English Country Region Name to see the filter types. By default, the Basic Filters option selected as the Filter type.
For this Power BI Report Level Filter demonstration purpose, we selected Australia, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
From the screenshot below, you can see that the Stacked Bar chart is displaying the Sales for the selected countries in a legend.
Let me navigate to page 1 of 19. As you can see from the screenshot below, the Pie chart also filtered by the Report level filter. I mean, it is displaying the sales for the selected countries.
Let me navigate to page 18 of 19. You can see from the screenshot below, Power BI Report level filters are filtering these three charts.
Use the drop-down to change the report level filtering type to Advanced filtering.
Here, we are applying multiple filters on the Country column. The first filter checks whether the Country contains a united keyword or not. Or, the Second filter checks the countries that do not start with F.
The below report is showing the Bars with Countries that contain the United keyword, and the countries did not start with F.
Let me navigate to page 1 of 19. As you can see, the Pie chart is displaying the sales for the countries that contain united or countries that does not start with F
Let me remove the existing Power BI report level filters. Next, drag and drop the Sales Amount from the fields section to the report level Filters. Then, expand the Sales Amount to see the filter options. Please refer Filters on Measures article to understand these options
For the demonstration purpose, we selected is greater than as the operator, and 1000 the value. From the screenshot below, you can see that the Stacked Bar chart is displaying the bars whose sales amount is greater than 1000.
Now, you can see that the same filter applied to the Column chart present on page 2 of 19