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alex2811
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Create individual text string from user input

Hi,

 

i would like to incorporate a text input field in one of my reports where users can enter a comment.

This comment will then be passed to an API (via URL string) that inserts it into a database.

 

example measure to create the url string:

PostCommentUrl =
VAR user_comment = "This forecast should be updated asap"
RETURN "http://api_adress:port/newcomment/" & user_comment

 

Any ideas on how to assign a value to user_comment?

 

I know this is a bit sketchy, but it is only meant as a temporary solution. The api will not be exposed outside our organisation so security should not be a concern. 

 

Unfortunately, PowerApps is not feasible due to the licensing costs for premium...

 

Thanks.
Alex

 

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v-shex-msft
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Hi @alex2811,

AFAIK, Power bi did not include any writeback features, you can't direct save changes and writeback to the datasource.

BTW, current DAX expressions not able to pick up the editable container values. (e.g. textbox)  For this scenario, I think you can consider creating a powerapp for input and submit operation, then you can embed it to power bi for these operations.

Tutorial: Embed a Power Apps visual in a Power BI report 

Regards,
Xiaoxin Sheng

Community Support Team _ Xiaoxin
If this post helps, please consider accept as solution to help other members find it more quickly.

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v-shex-msft
Community Support
Community Support

Hi @alex2811,

AFAIK, Power bi did not include any writeback features, you can't direct save changes and writeback to the datasource.

BTW, current DAX expressions not able to pick up the editable container values. (e.g. textbox)  For this scenario, I think you can consider creating a powerapp for input and submit operation, then you can embed it to power bi for these operations.

Tutorial: Embed a Power Apps visual in a Power BI report 

Regards,
Xiaoxin Sheng

Community Support Team _ Xiaoxin
If this post helps, please consider accept as solution to help other members find it more quickly.

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