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?
There are custom visuals that can deal with tel hyperlinks. Take a look at this to find out how it's done: https://kteam.ch/knowledge-base/phone-call-links-in-power-bi/
Is it possible to display a phone icon like the mail icon when we use maito:?
We would like to launch a phone call from the power BI Contacts table.
We tried with tel: without success.
Thank you for your support,
Julien, Toulouse, France
Did you ever get a solution to this? We would make extensive use of a '"tel:" link if we could get it to work in Power BI. Not just on mobile phones, but also on laptops/desktops to launch Cisco Jabber to call contacts presented within Power BI Reports.
I've done plenty of looking around, but not found a solution.
Hi @Peter_Klemm ,
We do not have support “tel:” link in power bi Mobile apps
Please vote for that idea in the idea site so we will be able to prioritize it
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.
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 â€œWEB linkâ€ in PowerBI desktop.
Hope this was helpful.
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?
Unfortunately, due to new restrictions, the solution presented in the video doesn't work anymore. The good news is that a workaround is in development and ready for testing. We are currently looking for beta testers. For anybody interested, please reach out via https://bisamurai.com/contact/
Take a look at the September 2023 Power BI update to learn more.
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