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
Hi everyone. This is something we’d like to get to in the future but don’t have any plans for at the moment.
Any update about getting this in Power BI? This seems to be something that is key to analysis.
I'd love to have this functionality. I'm in audit and most of my reports will be based on certain exceptions that need to be corrected by the report recipient. I'd like to give them the option to add their actions into the report so I can keep track of their corrective actions.
Eduardo Corazzin commented
My idea here is to use input data to recalculate the power bi and generate scenarios to discuss with data..
Any updates about this idea?
I could use this filter to model discount and margins - back to excel now :(
Tim Hill commented
This would be a game changer and useful for do many of our customers both internally and externally! Please prioritise!
Matt K. commented
Agreed. This feature is necessary. In the meantime I am using "Filter by list by Devscope". It is limited to only one parameter but it is better than nothing.
Our Customer Need this input box for their powerbi report.
Luigi Neri commented
That's ridiculous!!! That's the single most important feature that you want. I want a truly dynamic dashboard and at the moment it seems to me that I can achieve more dynamicity through Excel that with this !!! That's unbelievable !!!!
How can I prompt the user to enter a parameter without having to go through Power BI Desktop? In Report Builder when you published a file, if the user opened it, they would be asked to enter a parameter to be used in creating the report.
We can currently do this with Report Builder.
I don't want a user to have to use Power BI. I want them to click on a link that opens a file and prompts them to input what item number they want the report to print for.
I don't want to use a slicer because the list to select what to slice could be long.
Clayton Taylor commented
This would be huge for data exploration and project management. If a data analyst has put together a half way decent report, a feature like this would let others who aren't data savvy explore scenarios more easily.
For example, a project manager wants to know how long a project will take. Data analyst has put everything together and created visuals to help with that projection. In today's Power BI, you cannot make projections unless you've already baked in every data point (totally useless for this scenario); just being able to edit the number of people working on the project would be huge, let alone task breakdowns and exposing more complex math with a simple text input. This feature would likely be a stepping stone for more innovative features to help set Power BI apart.
Josh Marek commented
This really needs to move from Backlog as it would make reports i am trying to build much easier if i could have the user input a value and it would store it so i could then use it. Just been too long to wait for something this important.
Roberto Massucco commented
This is a mandatory feauture for every BI tool, Power BI included. Please introduce it in the next future.
one of the most basic request from all end userS
and is missing from Power bi desktop,
it has been more more than 3 years
why is this still BACKLOG
How many team members working on the power bi desktop and still can not handle this idea
SAD SAD SAD
Please add some forms of inputting data for the user.
Faiyaz Yousuf commented
All traditional BI tools have this feature, PowerBI should have it, helps convert the old reports and dashboards to PowerBI.
I can think of many examples where this would be a great help. In particular it would be amazingly useful if we could add 'comments' that were aligned to the data, and the 'owners' of that data could update their comments directly.
We fudge this currently by manually exporting the monthly Top(n) Customers to an XLSx spreadsheet in OneDrive (to generate context for the input) and then sync the Spreadsheet back into the PBI report.
This is way too clunky and time consuming. Please consider adding some priority to this request.
Yeah this should be a no brainer for a BI tool like power BI.
> salesman is going to contact a customer.
> salesman inputs customer number.
> dashboard shows customer profile. (e.g. latest purchases, avg turnover, etc.)
> salesman becomes super salesman.
Grace Buckley commented
This would be invaluable! Please include as soon as possible!
Chong Weng Kin commented
This is a huge value-add to a BI platform. Is this not released yet?