Slicer Settings

Once you have added a slicer from Discover or built a new slicer using the Advanced Slicer Wizard or New Slicer toolbox option, you can open a panel containing advanced settings for the Slicer. These Slicer Settings set the default behavior of the slicer, and allow you to configure the type of elements used in the slicer (for example, if you want to create a slicer based on a custom list or a hierarchical structure from a cube datasource).

Open the Slicer Settings panel

Configure the slicer settings to determine the default behavior of the slicer. To open the Slicer Settings panel, right-click on the slicer and select Slicer Settings.

Note: If the panel name is "New Slicer", then you are seeing this panel when creating a new slicer in Present. For more information about the fields in the New Slicer panel, see Advanced Slicer Wizard.

Slicer Settings panel


Change the slicer's title and type.

Load Time

Determine which of the slicer's elements will be automatically loaded when the report is opened.

Slicer Elements Limit

Set the maximum number of slicer elements to include in the slicer. The limit set here cannot exceed the limit set from the user settings.

Search Type

Set the search type; this will be applied to any slicer type that supports search (drop-down, text box, and tree).

Other Options

Disable and enable the filter button, background chips, and auto run for the slicer.


Select those elements that should be included in the slicer when your presentation is viewed at runtime. You can only select elements where your slicer is not linked to a Discovery; that is, where it was either created on-the-fly in the presentation using the Advanced Slicer Wizard, the New Slicer option in the toolbox, or it has been "unlinked" from its Discovery.

Linked Discovery

Where the slicer is linked to a discovery, you will see the following in the Elements panel:

  • Click Linked Discovery to open the discovery that the slicer is associated with. If you want to change which elements are included on the slicer wherever it appears (that is, on the discovery, in the presentation, and any other instances), you should edit its elements in the Linked Discovery.
  • Click Unlink to break the link between your slicer and the linked discovery. Breaking this link means that the slicer is no longer connected to / affected by changes to the slicer in Discover. Once the slicer is unlinked, the elements tree is shown (see below).

Unlinked Discovery

From the Elements panel, select those elements that you want to include in the slicer.

There are three ways to determine the slicer's elements:

  • Free Selection: Select the elements from the hierarchy that you want to include on the slicer.
  • Level: This option is relevant when working with OLAP or Tabular hierarchies, or regular SQL hierarchies. When creating a slicer based on a regular hierarchy, select this option to specify a particular level of the given hierarchy.
  • Lists: Choose this option to use a custom list as the slicer.

Non Empty Filter

Go to the Non Empty Filter tab, to hide empties from the slicer. For more information, see Empties Logic.