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input fields

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

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  • Lakshmi Giri commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    how to automatically drill the data to the particular level in an organisation without prompts
    in Power BI

  • Malia Jansen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Power BI is so easy to use in so many ways, and this feature would really take it to a new level.

  • Mateusz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is one of the key features that is preventing our client from switching from Tibco Spotfire to PowerBI. Please consider moving it up the backlog queue.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    why can't i execute a stored procedure in DIrectQuery but I can for import query? Why am I getting a syntax error?!!!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    How much longer until will be added? It's extremely annoying that this isn't a feature. SSRS does this and many people would want to write stored procedures to do aggregation instead of dumping all the data into powerbi

  • Denis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Пожалуйста, добавьте поле для ввода пользователем значений, например, для прибавления к мере, вычитания из меры, умножения/деления...
    Спасибо.

    Please add user field. Thank you.

  • dbforbush commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Still in the backlog?

    Three years later, we are still stuck with SSRS report builder for executing dynamic machine learning stored procedures that use numeric parameters because Power BI does not allow input fields that pass into queries. Our reports would look so much more professional if Power BI had this one simple feature. Do it, Microsoft!

  • Gene Saykin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If Microsoft wants, I can help you guys come up with the logic to include something like this fairly easily. Reach out to me @Will Thompson.

  • Gene Saykin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I've already built calculators like the one you're asking for my company. I can't share the data since it's not mine but if you guys want to see a video of this let me know and I'll apply the logic to a sample data set.

  • Gene Saykin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    There is a work around for these types of calculations. But you have to build a table with numbers formatted as text and then another column with the corresponding number formatted as a number. Then you can use the search function as an input field, and measurements doing the calculation you need.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Any update about getting this in Power BI? This seems to be something that is key to analysis.

  • Luciano commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    My idea here is to use input data to recalculate the power bi and generate scenarios to discuss with data..

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