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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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Danna on 06 Jul 2020 00:06:10

RE: input fields

Seriously limiting what we can do as a organisation, please add

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

RE: input fields

Any updates on it?

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steve goodwin on 06 Jul 2020 00:05:33

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We have got so many applications that this would be useful for. It would be great to get this functionality introduced soon

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Sunil Kadimdiwan on 06 Jul 2020 00:05:27

RE: input fields

Will be very useful to have

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Mathieu on 06 Jul 2020 00:05:22

RE: input fields

Highly useful !!

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Brett Watson on 06 Jul 2020 00:04:46

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I have several SSRS reports that use input fields. I've been asked to convert these reports to Power BI. Without the user input fields this is going to be difficult and I will also need to redesign how the reports work.
Any idea if this is being considered for Power BI or is this an unrealistic hope.

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Kyle on 06 Jul 2020 00:04:44

RE: input fields

This would be extremely helpful! And soon! Currently prevented from converting other work to PBI because of the difficulty involved in getting at a less than ideal solution.

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Kathy McEwen on 06 Jul 2020 00:04:34

RE: input fields

This feature would enable development of a very Sophisticated modeling, reporting and user information gathering tool to fully exploit the powerful capabilities of PowerBI vs ongoing usage of Excel as the alternative. Think of adding a calculated column of user input, as well as individual fields, and then a button to activate column over rides. I have the ongoing need/application for this, and it’s only growing.

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Power BI User on 06 Jul 2020 00:04:10

RE: input fields

Unfortunately, MS seems much more focused on making reports pretty than on making the tool work in a reasonable manner!

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Derek Sparks on 06 Jul 2020 00:04:07

RE: input fields

How is this not already a feature?

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