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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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Power BI User on 06 Jul 2020 00:09:27

RE: input fields

Should be an option by now!

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Matthias Power BI User on 06 Jul 2020 00:09:05

RE: input fields

This is a must have for any kind of interactive modelling and simulation.

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Eva Heim on 06 Jul 2020 00:08:46

RE: input fields

Its very needed!

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Martin Kratky on 06 Jul 2020 00:08:41

RE: input fields

https://www.acterys.com is built for write-back and planning in Power BI and includes this feature. 5 related Power BI custom visuals are available on Appsource. The visual on it's own though will not work, as any write-back requires a web service to manage input. Acterys offers this out of the box.

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Justin on 06 Jul 2020 00:07:58

RE: input fields

Kind of a given to have this feature. May have to go back to Tableau.

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Andrew Hosakul on 06 Jul 2020 00:07:54

RE: input fields

Please add!

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David on 06 Jul 2020 00:07:47

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This would be an extremely useful tool in self serve forecasting.

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Johnny Pittman on 06 Jul 2020 00:07:43

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Seems like this could be achieved by using an excel doc or SP List as a source, embedding a Power App and refresh (action button). Thoughts?`

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John Austin on 06 Jul 2020 00:07:31

RE: input fields

Five years on, and this is still nowhere to be seen. This would really be useful, and I can see so many uses for it. Why has this not been implemented?

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Jon Poole on 06 Jul 2020 00:07:10

RE: input fields

This lack of functionality coupled with the inability to export report/dashboard comments y hinders our use of PBI as an end-to-end tool. We are continually having to export to excel or Ppt to get a management end product.

It also significantly limits senior management engagement and challenges effectiveness of self serve as an analytical output beyond operational reporting.

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