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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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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

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

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Glenn West on 21 Jul 2020 01:24:21

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I was just looking at how to implement this feature like paginated reports, it's very disappointing that it is not available. Some of our PowerBI reports would be much simpler if, we could guarantee that we were only looking at the required data across generally unrelated fact tables. Instead of trying to make them fit into a difficult schema.
this would be better if the user were prompted, this is how we've organised a lot of paginated reports and makes it very easy to manage tablixs, when you can guarantee that you are only concerned with the right data.

Further more the parameter use seems to want to apply to the dataset in powerbi Services. this is probably not the expected outcome for alot of people wanting a prompt as PERSON A will want a different set of data to PERSON B.

In saying that, parameters for modifyng locations and servers is very useful. but maybe what people are asking for here is the difference between a variable and a parameter, but you also want a variable to influence a parameter and an import/direct query just like paginated reports. I would love to be able to write a direct query like select * from table where date > @userdate.

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James Cameron on 17 Jul 2020 08:28:02

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Where a report is created, that requires additional input and action to complete tasks, a way to comment of status within the report view associated to the item being reported on would improve the service, without having to go back to the source data. If this were the case, then primary solution would be to use source data and ignore powerbi.

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Power BI User on 10 Jul 2020 17:20:46

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need user input prompt in report , this is basic requirement.

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Power BI User on 06 Jul 2020 00:17:28

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where are prompts in Power BI?

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Kyle on 06 Jul 2020 00:16:47

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backlog for 2 years. Come on.

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Bill Schrank on 06 Jul 2020 00:14:32

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Not being able to have user inputs is the primary PowerBI that has kept me using Excel and PowerQuery.

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Hilbert Bron on 06 Jul 2020 00:12:48

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Forecasting and Modeling must have!

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Dilip Kumar on 06 Jul 2020 00:12:22

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Wake up team! I believe they have stopped listening and taking our ideas seriously.

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