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Power BI Custom Visuals - Hierarchy Slicer

Power BI Custom Visuals - Hierarchy Slicer


In this module you will learn how to use the Hierarchy Slicer Power BI Custom Visual.  The Hierarchy Slicer visual is a great way to filter your data within a hierarchical view.

Module 51 – Hierarchy Slicer


Key Takeaways

  • Lets you expand and dig into each level of your hierarchy data.
  • Allows you to display a measure value at the lowest level.
  • Replaces the idea using multiple regular slicers to represent what the Hierarchy Slicer does.


In this Hierarchy Slicer we’re showing the ability to filter down a product hierarchy.

  • Under the Format paintbrush there are a few customizations available for the Hierarchy Slicer.
  • Under the Selection section you can choose to turn on the ability to multi-select values in the Hierarchy (by default it’s set to single select).


  • The Header section allows you to change the slicer Title and adjust other formatting settings of the title.


  • The Items section allows you to adjust the formatting of the hierarchy values.


In addition to these properties, there are settings that appear on every visual to adjust the background color, add a border around the visual and lock the aspect ratio.

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You will always be able to find this video module and advanced viewing of future modules on the Pragmatic Works On-Demand Training platform or view my previous blog posts.

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