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Dynamically Change a Custom Map in Shape Maps

I want to be able to change the Shape Map custom map that is displayed based on the consumer ID. Is it possible to dynamically change a Shape Map custom visual?


For example:


Presuming I have built my own custom topoJSON files for both US and Europe (not using maps built into Shape Maps):

I have customers in the US, and when they log in I need to show them a shape map of just the United States with correlated graphs (not exposing European information). I also have European customers and on their log in I only want to show them a map of Europe with the same correlated graphs (without exposing US information). I cannot manually upload the custom visual each time, and need to automate it on Power BI service. I cannot have the United States and European maps stored on the same topoJSON file due to privacy issues-- they must be separate. I also do not want to make separate reports for each consumer.


Could I maybe point the Shape Map to a URL with topoJSON data? or insert a new topoJSON into the Shape Map upon login each time?



Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Dynamically Change a Custom Map in Shape Maps

Hi @helpme 

You could configuire dynamical RLS for your dataset:

Create a user table in Power BI, which has columns like: user login account, user region,,ect.

Then create a relationship between user table and your main data table based on the location fields on both tables.

Row-level security (RLS) with Power BI

Dynamic Row Level Security with Power BI Made Simple

Dynamic Row Level Security 


Best Regards


Community Support Team _ Maggie Li
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helpme Frequent Visitor
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Re: Dynamically Change a Custom Map in Shape Maps

Thanks for your response Maggie.


I know that RLS can limit my dataset upon login and potentially be used to hide different areas of the map, but if I have data stored in the map itself, I want to be able to upload a different custom visual to ShapeMap based on UserID. 


Do you have anything that could help with that potentially? Maybe I misunderstood your response . . .

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