Edit parameter settings in the Power BI service

Report creators add query parameters to reports in Power BI Desktop. Parameters allow you to make parts of reports depend on one or more parameter values. For example, a report creator might create a parameter that restricts the data to a single country/region, or a parameter that defines acceptable formats for fields like dates, time, and text.

Screenshot of Power Query Editor Home tab showing Manage Parameters option in Power BI Desktop.

Review and edit parameters in Power BI service

As a report creator, you define parameters in Power BI Desktop. When you publish that report to the Power BI service, the parameter settings and selections travel with it. You can review and edit parameter settings in the Power BI service, but not create them.

  1. In the Power BI service, select the cog icon and then choose Settings.

    Screenshot shows the Settings cog icon in the Power BI service.

  2. Select the tab for Semantic models and highlight a semantic model in the list.

    Screenshot shows the Settings window with Semantic models tab selected.

  3. Expand Parameters. If the selected semantic model has no parameters, you see a message with a link to Learn more about query parameters. If the semantic model does have parameters, expand the Parameters heading to reveal those parameters.

    Screenshot shows the Settings window with Parameters expanded.

  4. Review the parameter settings and make changes if needed.

Considerations and limitations

Grayed-out fields aren't editable. Any and Binary type parameters work in Power BI Desktop. The Power BI service doesn't currently support them for security reasons.