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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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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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Highly useful !!

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

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How is this not already a feature?

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Please add input filed

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This is a very important and user friendly functionality and should be priortize. It will certainly increase the flexibility of analyzing data in Power BI. In Tableau we have user input parameters for the reports.

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At my new job I'm using Tableau, which has user input parameters for the output report.
25 years ago Crystal Reports had user input parameters.

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'@will-thompson

Hello ,

An "input filed" is very interesting for example to see a dynamic statistic in funtion of a min and max date.

To create an input field I propose this for the dax function :

> a component which accept several format type (date, datetime, hour, numeric,text, ...)
> the component save in memory a default value if the field of component is empty/voide
> in dax formula give an instruction to pass in variable for a column, the value , replace by a default value in a column if the user doesn' insert a value