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Frequent Visitor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎02-25-2016

Emails and phone numbers like Hyperlinks in table

Hi All,

 

I checked the seetings about data catogarization (Web URL) and it works fine. Do you have any idea if there is a way to create similar functionality for emails and phone numbers? I.e. if user exectude report on mobile and select customer with details such as phone and email, the cell will be active to click and call or email directly from phone?

 

Thanks,

 

Radek

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Posts: 35
Registered: ‎08-15-2016

Re: Emails and phone numbers like Hyperlinks in table

We are interested in this as well, because our dashboards will have heavy mobile use, so this would be a nice feature for construction field personel.  This would allow them to easily contact customers with a touch of a button from their phone.

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Posts: 61
Registered: ‎04-10-2016

Re: Emails and phone numbers like Hyperlinks in table

Hi all,

Emails are very easy to implement on PowerBI mobile.

Simply define the link as a mailto link, when the link is clicked on the mobile device it will open the email client and allow sending a link.

Phones are trickier, you can try and use <a href="tel:1-847-555-5555">1-847-555-5555</a>  - however, this may not work on all phones.

Also note that the data category for the linked field should be defined as “WEB link” in PowerBI desktop.

 

Hope this was helpful.

Roy Gal
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Posts: 35
Registered: ‎08-15-2016

Re: Emails and phone numbers like Hyperlinks in table

Hi @RGMS,

 

Thank you very much for the response.  I just need a little more details on where to define the "mailto" link, as well as where to set up the phone number <a href="tel:1-847-555-5555">1-847-555-5555</a>.

 

Finally, as far as setting the data category as a Web link, I'm guessing this is just for the email address, correct?

 

Thank you,

@curtismob

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Posts: 15
Registered: ‎11-08-2017

Re: Emails and phone numbers like Hyperlinks in table

Roy,

 

I could not read your response. The data category for the linked field should be defined as what?

 

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