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texasbiuser Frequent Visitor
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Manually enter data against a dynamic column

I'm running into a frustrating problem that I'd love the Community's help with.

 

We have a table that contains all of the products that we carry. This table connects to a SQL server to populate. Some of the data in that SQL table needs to be adjusted based on metrics that we want to report aganist, which we would like to do in PowerBI Desktop.

 

My issue, is that I would like to manually create a table called "FriendlyProduct" where one column is dynamica (read: pulls the product list from the PowerBI table called "ProductName") and have 2 or 3 other columns that are manually entered. That way, our team can go through an manaully assign them manaul data.

 

Each time we add a product to our internal product database we will need to be able to open and manually edit "FriendlyProuduct" with the manual data that we need to assign to each product.

 

Something like below:

 

Table.ProductName = All products from "ProductName" Table that containts all products pulled from SQL
Area = manually entered data
Type = manually entered data

 

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ccapowerbi Member
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Re: Manually enter data against a dynamic column

Hey @texasbiuser 

 

If a requirement is to manually update the underlying data set (in SQL), the only way I know you can do that is via power apps. This requires you creating a power app that connects to the underlying data source & adding a power app visual to your report. 

 

I've done this, but my users use the power app (embedded in the report) in the Power BI service; I haven't tested this from within the PBI desktop.

 

HERE is a GIAC link that covers this.

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ccapowerbi Member
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Re: Manually enter data against a dynamic column

Hey @texasbiuser 

 

If a requirement is to manually update the underlying data set (in SQL), the only way I know you can do that is via power apps. This requires you creating a power app that connects to the underlying data source & adding a power app visual to your report. 

 

I've done this, but my users use the power app (embedded in the report) in the Power BI service; I haven't tested this from within the PBI desktop.

 

HERE is a GIAC link that covers this.

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