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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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Patrick Harilanto Raherinjatovo on 06 Jul 2020 00:01:30

RE: input fields

I just want to have an input box where user can enter a password to access a link in powerBi published in web

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Abhay Puranik on 06 Jul 2020 00:01:06

RE: input fields

This is a very basic feature which should be there in the tool.

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Nils on 06 Jul 2020 00:00:37

RE: input fields

Any updates on that point?

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Jeff Eschright on 06 Jul 2020 00:00:16

RE: input fields

'Dynamic Reporting with comments. This will be a nice feature, but as data is shifted and refreshed, and filtered. how would you keep the comments for a specific record?

Important concept: Is power BI a reporting tool or a transactional tool?

-- In the interim you could create text box that people could type notes into? Other option create an Excel Log that you keep a record of all the notes. Add on idea, link the notes or log back to the report using an ID to pull those notes back in to the reporting tool.

-- Conditional formatting should allow to highlight important items by setting up thresholds.

-- Rank and top can help define issues, as well as; if you set up floor, ceilings, upper bounds and lower bounds and/or statistical analysis.

Creativity is only limited by our imagination!

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Lance McKinnon on 06 Jul 2020 00:00:11

RE: input fields

I understand it was responded to March 2018, but this would be a killer addition.

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Jeff on 05 Jul 2020 23:59:48

RE: input fields

This can be used in many reports and change the way processes are redesigned through PowerBi. Please add! Thank you!

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Paul O'Connor on 05 Jul 2020 23:59:10

RE: input fields

what a disappointing response from Will Thompson. 2k+ thumbs up and no plans :(

Key element of PBi, and advertised as is the ability for diverse reporting. Not so diverse now and poor from MS here as the ability is there, you just need to extend it. you can add a search filter that takes user input! all you have to do is extend this.

You also own SQL (as MS), so allowing user input over declares also shouldn't be much of an issue to get "In the Plan".

Most frustrating and silly response i have seen in a while.


Oh well. Hope they plan it before it becomes a show stopper. i am not scripting out mass scripts or hitting my database hard just because i cant diversely get the information i need without having to pull ALL the information for PBI to then filter it.

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 23:59:07

RE: input fields

Need it!

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Power BI User on 05 Jul 2020 23:59:04

RE: input fields

this really shouldn't be in the backlog

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Nicole N on 05 Jul 2020 23:59:03

RE: input fields

It would be really helpful if users could flag certain table items or select a priority for them.

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