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qlegoff Frequent Visitor
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Dynamic query parameter filtering SQL database

Hi everyone,


I have an issue when I try to filter my SQL server statement with a query parameter generated from a dynamic list.


Concretely, I have a parameter which is a distinct value from a list of a Excel web file.

At the opening of the PBI template file, I can select from this list my parameter and it filters data in my report.

I would like it filters my SQL datasource too with this parameter.


So I try to write:



    Source = Sql.Database("<sql-server>", "<sql-db>", [Query="SELECT * FROM [dbo].[<my_table>] WHERE parameter = '"&parameter&"'"])



It works when my parameter is a simple text parameter but when I configure it to be from list request, I've got this error:


Formula.Firewall : Query 'Query2' (step 'Source') references other queries or steps and so may not directly access a data source. Please rebuild this data combination

I read this article : but it doesn't seem to be the same problem.


Thx in advance, 




Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Dynamic query parameter filtering SQL database

Hi @qlegoff,

Based on my research, you could refert to this article to pass Parameters to SQL queries:



Daniel He

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qlegoff Frequent Visitor
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Re: Dynamic query parameter filtering SQL database

Unfortunately, it did not work with my case. Still the same problem.

For now, I just set another parameter where I copy the value from the list above and it works.