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niklas3000 Regular Visitor
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Is there a simple way to let a user enter a textstring to a power bi report?

Hi!

 

I am building av report that needs to let the user in realtime enter a short text that the report should have as in-data.

 

If the what if-function support text, then that would work, but it only supports numbers.

 

I am looking for a smart and simple way to do this, without having to code an webapplication.

Update: it should be possible to enter any text, not select a text the exists in the model.

 

 

Any suggestions on how to solve this are most appricated.

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Community Support Team
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Re: Is there a simple way to let a user enter a textstring to a power bi report?

Hi @niklas3000,

 

How about the search function in the slicer?

Is_there_a_simple_way_to_let_a_user_enter_a_textstring_to_a_power_bi_report

 

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Dale

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niklas3000 Regular Visitor
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Re: Is there a simple way to let a user enter a textstring to a power bi report?

Thanks for the suggestion!

I see now left out a important thing in my question, the user should be able to enter any text. Not just a text that are represented i a columns of the current model, wich I think is what could be captured with the search you are suggesting.

 

The report I am building will let the user type any text and the model will use the text to calculate att measurment from that text.

 

The mearurment will calculate the sentiment of the text, using congitive services. I have alreade done this report with textstrings loaded from an excelfile, but I would lika to make an demo of the function that is internactive in realtime.

 

niklas3000 Regular Visitor
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Is there a simple way to let a user enter a textstring to a power bi report?

(reposted this, because I posted in the wrong group)

Hi!

 

I am building av report that needs to let the user in realtime enter a short text that the report should have as in-data.

 

If the what if-function support text, then that would work, but it only supports numbers.

 

I am looking for a smart and simple way to do this, without having to code an webapplication.

It should be possible for the user to enter any text, not just select a text the exists in the model.

 

 

Any suggestions on how to solve this are most appricated.

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Community Support Team
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Re: Is there a simple way to let a user enter a textstring to a power bi report?

Hi @niklas3000,

 

That sounds like a function of the parameter. Please refer to blog/deep-dive-into-query-parameters-and-power-bi-templates/. I don't aware of any function in the visuals. Please try the parameter.

 

 

Best Regards,
Dale

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niklas3000 Regular Visitor
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Re: Is there a simple way to let a user enter a textstring to a power bi report?

Thanks!

Read up on how it works, and even dough its not exacly what I am looking for, but it might be the closest thing

Only one instance of the parameter for all users, but that limitation could be ok. It can be accessed via an API, url or adm-ui in powerbi.com.  I will give it a try!