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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 05 Jul 2020 23:49:00

RE: input fields

Please add user defined fields, is this anywhere near happening please?

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Choolwe Mulamfu on 05 Jul 2020 23:49:00

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I can't remember my Power BI user ID because it keeps rejecting the one I thought it is. am stuck I can't reset m password, anyone help

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Denis on 05 Jul 2020 23:46:45

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Пожалуйста, добавьте поле для ввода пользователем значений, например, для прибавления к мере, вычитания из меры, умножения/деления...
Спасибо.

Please add user field. Thank you.

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 23:46:40

RE: input fields

I want it !! any news about it

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dbforbush on 05 Jul 2020 23:46:39

RE: input fields

Still in the backlog?

Three years later, we are still stuck with SSRS report builder for executing dynamic machine learning stored procedures that use numeric parameters because Power BI does not allow input fields that pass into queries. Our reports would look so much more professional if Power BI had this one simple feature. Do it, Microsoft!

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Gene Saykin on 05 Jul 2020 23:46:36

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I've already built calculators like the one you're asking for my company. I can't share the data since it's not mine but if you guys want to see a video of this let me know and I'll apply the logic to a sample data set.

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Gene Saykin on 05 Jul 2020 23:46:36

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If Microsoft wants, I can help you guys come up with the logic to include something like this fairly easily. Reach out to me @Will Thompson.

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Gene Saykin on 05 Jul 2020 23:46:36

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There is a work around for these types of calculations. But you have to build a table with numbers formatted as text and then another column with the corresponding number formatted as a number. Then you can use the search function as an input field, and measurements doing the calculation you need.

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Srinivas on 05 Jul 2020 23:46:21

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we need to have a search prompt in power bi desktop.

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 23:45:22

RE: input fields

Agreed. This feature is necessary.

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