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Creating dynamic Power BI Tiles in PowerApps

PowerApps is the perfect complement to Power BI in that it makes it very easy to update or add data to the underlying datasets that Power BI is Visualizing.  You can also find a video of this here

This walk through is using the Power BI sample data.

Step 1. Create a Dashboard using the Power BI Samples by selecting “Get Data” > Samples


2. Select the Sample “Retail Analysis”


Step 3.  Create a Canvas based PowerApp


Step 4. Insert a Power BI Control

From the insert ribbon choose controls and scroll to the Power BI Tile


Step 5. Setup the Power BI Control


 

 

Step 6.  Add some buttons to set the filter context

On the Insert ribbon select controls and add a couple (~three) buttons. 


 

Step 7. Copy the TILE URL Text

 


 

Step 8.  Create and set a variable to set our visual ….and our filter context

In the OnSelect of each button set a variable to the tile URL property

 


 

 

Step 9. Set the TileURL property of the Power BI Control

Select the Power BI control and scroll to the TileURL property then set the property to MyVar

 
 


 

Step 10 Copy this Text to the second button’s on select and add the text:

&$filter=Store/Territory eq ‘NC’

To the end

 

Step 11 Test the application

 

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