Power BI – Comparing Date Selection Visuals – Slicer vs. Timeline
With the recent October 2016 Power BI Desktop update, we now have a much nicer way to filter reports based on dates by using the built-in Slicer visual. I have been using the custom Timeline visual in most of my reports where date selection is required. As you can see in the interactive report below, the update to the built-in Slicer visual is very compact and clean, while the Timeline visual is quite a bit larger, but allows for a different user interaction experience. I like them both and can see myself using them in different situations. Try them out yourself and see which experience you like better.
Sam Lester (MSFT)