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jfontenot on 02 Sep 2017 00:31:50

Just like you can add a mailto:address.com in a list and make it actionable, you should be able to do the same with a phone number, with something like a tel: or callto: prefix. The ability to tap a phone number and make a call would make the phone layout version of a report much more valuable.

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Jason Novotny on 22 Sep 2023 22:08:20

RE: Phone Number Links

Tap a phone number on a report in the mobile app and phone call is initiated...Yes, Please!

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Daniel Scheitenberger on 17 Jan 2023 16:53:56

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Please.


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Ashley Fouquet on 26 Jul 2022 22:02:51

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PLEASE!!

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Brian Wearmouth on 17 Jul 2022 07:58:42

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Yes, Please!

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SudburyINO gen-ca-sud-pwrbipub on 13 Jun 2022 15:56:18

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Our clients are becoming more reluctant to use computers for anything. Please add this feature! Mobile views in PowerBI need a lot of TLC and this would be a good start.

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Pascal Kiefer on 05 May 2022 22:11:54

RE: Phone Number Links

This is actually possible... This article explains how it's done: https://kteam.ch/knowledge-base/phone-call-links-in-power-bi/


If you watch the video in the article, you'll see a way to do this without the need for a paid license and with a certified custom visual

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on 18 Apr 2022 21:19:28

RE: Phone Number Links

We use the mailto: to create hyperlinks for email addressess. The same feature for phone number via tel: would be very helpful.

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on 18 Apr 2022 21:19:27

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We can open a hyperlink from PowerBI. We can open a blank email addressed to a recipient from Power BI. We should be able to call someone from Power BI using the browser function in edge known as callto:588595. If we have mailto prefix why can't MS implement a callto:

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on 18 Apr 2022 21:19:17

RE: Phone Number Links

Many phone systems, such as Cisco, will respond to an URL on the browser formatted as "tel:920-555-1212" and will dial the user's connected deskphone. This is very similar to "mailto:" for launching emails. Power BI web URL will not recognize the "tel:" or "SIP:" tag however. It would also be great to add a phone icon for the phone URL similar to email, http, etc.

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on 18 Apr 2022 21:19:16

RE: Phone Number Links

Please add the ability to use more options for URL's but not limited to tel: and callto:.

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