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Excel 2010 and Excel 2013 Slicer Settings

Posted by thomasivarssonmalmo on November 20, 2012

Here is an interesting new functionality in Excel 2013 regarding slicers with BISM Multidimensional. One of my colleagues asked for this functionality in Excel 2010 when he built reports with slicers for publishing in SharePoint 2010 Excel Services. The slicers should not show members without data in the slicer and this is obviously not the fact with Excel 2010 as you can see in the picture below. There is not such choice in the slicer settings(right click on the slicer)


In Excel 2013 this was changed to the bettter and I did not figure this out until today when i remembered the colleagues wish.


Excel 2013SlicerSettings

There is a new setting added that I have underlined, Hide items with no data. This setting works as you can see if you compare the slicers in Excel 2013 to the ones in Excel 2010(first picture). The members without data, lightblue, are gone.


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