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OS user as parameter?

Hi,
Is there a way we can pass user name in query so each user can download data from a table based on this parameter while user should not be able to change the query. We have oracle database and data in a table for different users so wants to restrict. Any assistance will be appreciated. Thanks
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Re: OS user as parameter?

Not a direct answer to your question, but the typical solution to your problem is to use DirectQuery and RLS.

 

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-admin-rls/

 

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Re: OS user as parameter?

Hi Scottsen,
Thanks for the update but seems this link not related to desktop version. Waiting for more inputs. Thanks
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Microsoft

Re: OS user as parameter?

Hi @Sikandar,

>>We have oracle database and data in a table for different users so wants to restrict

The different uses can get different data, they filter the table based on their name? If it is, you need to create a parameter containing all name combinations for differents. Or you also use parametor in Power Query, please review the following article which shows the detailed operations.

POWER BI DESKTOP QUERY PARAMETERS, PART 1

Best Regards,
Angelia

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Re: OS user as parameter?

Hi,

Thanks for the reply and these filter are for data filteration by I want user id as parameter for data security. So will develop a dashboard and will share with all users and once they will connect will get their own data based on their OS user passed to query.  Is there a way to get current OS user as environtment variable or any other way so can use in query like

 

select name, amount from sales where user_id = username()

 

thanks

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Helper I
Helper I

Re: OS user as parameter?

Have you been able to get any luck on your request? I'm looking to do the same thing with my company.

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