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Power BI User on 20 Aug 2015 23:29:33

What about adding input fields to the dashboard widgets. Kind of like the text field but it is enabled for user input. This input field can be used in new column and new measure fields so that once the dashboard is set up the user can easily (without filtering) explore the data by entering different values such as if you had an input box for unit price. Then if you change it all the charts of total sales, revenue, etc. Will update to reflect what would happen if you increase the price by 10%. This will enable people to quickly and easily interrogate the data

Administrator on 21 Oct 2022 02:41:16

Thanks for the feedback! This is something we'd like to get to in the future but don't have any plans for at the moment. We suggest checking out the visual Text filter on AppSource in the interim.

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on 08 Jun 2021 16:41:45

RE: input fields

You should add the possibility for the user to add data to change the report.
For example : an inputbox where the user put the percentage of fees for simulations and it changes the final amount

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on 08 Jun 2021 16:41:26

RE: input fields

For datasets with lots of values, it is impractical to use a slicer to down-select the data of interest. For example, say you have a customer you want to view with several related data sources.

Instead, you would be able to type in a code or name for a customer, and all of their available data setup in the visualizations would display.

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Jan Beran on 18 Feb 2021 17:36:34

RE: input fields

Absolute must have. Needed in so many use cases to demonstrate what if scenarios and many other criteria where the user needs to interact with the data by modifying a control variable.

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Ayesha Anwar on 09 Feb 2021 20:50:59

RE: input fields

This would actually be super helpful from a presentation point of view, so for instance if someone in public health sector is presenting current spending and associated economic benefits for a specific intervention, they can change the spending on the fly and demonstrate the impact.
Would be really nice to have this!

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Siddhartha Lokireddy on 03 Feb 2021 13:44:11

RE: input fields

A must have. This feature is available in many of the similar tools. Also, this can't be achieved by Parameters in PBI. Not even with the pre populated numbers table that can be used as a input field --> In this case, the measure can use it for very simple referencing but not for medium to complex calculations.

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Pushkar Pathak on 28 Jan 2021 12:06:45

RE: input fields

This would be great if this feature is added. Cuurent What if parameter has limitations

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Martin Kratky on 22 Oct 2020 06:17:26

RE: input fields

This an a variety of other data entry options are already available in the Acterys (https://www.acterys.com) visuals: https://appsource.microsoft.com/en-us/?search=acterys

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Justyna Kedziora on 14 Oct 2020 14:55:53

RE: input fields

This would be a very useful feature. Current What-If Analysis has some serious limitations (i.e. cannot enter any number, you need to pre-define maximum and minimum range, plus at some point, it is losing its accuracy and is rounding the numbers). Also, input fields could accept non-numeric fields, which will also be useful for the analysis/filters. Image having a possibility to include user's input in a measure - a dream come true!

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Roger Oliveira on 30 Sep 2020 19:17:01

RE: input fields

A basic feature for Reporting Services among other tools, and they don´t have any idea of implementation. What a shame.

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Francisco Barella Badia on 01 Sep 2020 16:01:05

RE: input fields

how is this different than the whatif-parameters feature already in PBI?

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