Using Power BI To Pass Parameterized Values To R

Kevin Feasel

2018-02-12

Power BI, R

Stacia Varga shows how you can parameterize your R scripts within Power BI:

It’s not difficult, but the cool thing about Power BI is that I can use parameters to dynamically change the report visualization without opening up the script. To do this:

  • Open the Query Editor in Power BI

  • Click Manage Parameters, and then click New Parameter.

  • Set the parameter properties – Name, Type, and Current Value.The Name is how I will reference the parameter my R script, the Type is the data type, and Current Value is the initial value that I want to set (if any).

Click through for an example and more details.

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