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Restricting the date in date slider

Hi there,

I have a date slider that shows to and from date fields. From date field shows date starting in 1996 and to shows the date value of 2026. Is there any way I could restrict the from and to date to current year? For example from starts from 1-Jan-2020 and To should the year to date().

Without seeing your data model, it’s hard to know exactly what will solve this issue.

The cause is your date table, apparently it is including dates from 1996 to 2026 - which seems like a lot of time. So my first question is, do you have data that requires all those years?

If the answer is no, I would definitely recommend trimming down the calendar to only the needed dates - that large a table is going to slow your model.

Once that is done, you need to have a column on your date table to recognize the period you want (like current year, or year offset, or something similar). This column can be used to filter your date table in the slicer.

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@leo_89,

Very much along the lines of @Heather’s response, I have some DAX code that I regularly reuse for this purpose. Just create a calculated column on your Dates table (you could also do this as a measure, but occasionally I like to slice on this field, so I do it as a calculated column) using this code, then set the filter pane on the slicer visual as below:

Active Dates = 

VAR MinDate = DATE( 2020, 1, 1)
VAR MaxDate = TODAY()

VAR Result =
IF( 
    AND(
        Dates[Date] >= MinDate,
        Dates[Date] <= MaxDate
    ),
    1, 0
)

RETURN 
Result

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To filter different dates, just change the values of the MinDate and MaxDate variables.

I’ve placed the code in the Analyst Hub community area to make it easy for folks to grab:

I hope this is helpful.

  • Brian
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