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Mailto: function with PowerBIIntergration data

Hi All,


I am new to PowerApps but I am trying to create a mailto button within PowerBI which will open Outlook and auto populate email addresses from the connected PowerBI data I have linked.


Please tell me what is wrong with this function:

Launch("Mailto:" &[@PowerBIIntegration].Data.'Email Address')



Super User
Super User

Hi @germskiller2 

Below is my assumption on your requirement

  • Powerapps has a button to open outlook
  •  You embedding Powerapps within Power BI

with this assumption, 2 things need to fix it

1. [@PowerBIIntegration].Data could be a table. You have to parse the table to get the email address

2. Syntax - Launch("mailto:emailaddress")



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For more context, yes I am attempting to create a powerapps button that sits within my Power BI dashboard so when slicer information is filtered I can email specific email addresses.


I have attempted both options here.

1. [@PowerBIIntegration].Data - still produces an error

2. Launch("mailto:emailaddress") - launches Outlook with emailaddress as the recipient.

Super User
Super User

In my case, I'm binding PowerBIIntegration data to Gallary since getting as table

Gallery1 - Items property = PowerBIIntegration.Data


Onselect Property I'm getting the data like


Set(SelectedId, Gallery1.Selected.Email_Address)


Super User
Super User

Hi @germskiller2 


As I mentioned PowerBIIntegration.Data is a table, so we need to get one item. We can use First





I tested and works fine.


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