PowerApps is the perfect compliment to Power BI in that it makes it very easy to update or add data to the underlying datasets that Power BI is Visualizing.
This walk through is using the Dashboard in a day sample data that can be found here:https://aka.ms/DIAD To make it easier i am starting with the finished version of the report
Step 1. Open the Dashboard in a Day finished report
In PowerBi.com login and selectGet Data > Files and navigate to where you downloaded and extracted the Dashboard in a Day samples. In this example i am using a workspace called “Difinity”; as the intent is to share this PowerApps application, you would not want do this from “My Workspace”
Step 2. Pin a visual from the Power BI report to a Dashboard
As the PowerApps Power BI control only supports visuals in Dashboards, we need to pin one of the visuals to a dashboard, in this case I am creating a new one called “PATutorial”.
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. Change their Text to that of the manufacturers in the Dash board in a day sample i.e. VanArsdel, Natura and Prium.
Step 7. Create and set a variable to used as our filter context
In the OnSelect of each button set a variable to the manufacture name. In this example we are hard coding the values rather than using the Button1.Text property to make it easier to include the needed single quotes around the manufacturer name.
Step 8. Set the TileURL property of the Power BI Control
Select the Power BI control and scroll to the TileURL property then add the section in purple below. If your buttons don’t work there is a good chance you have added an extra space in the URL and the filter is being ignored.