A Report parameter allows the end-user to select a parameter for the data set that supplies the data for a Report grid. The parameter is used to filter the results in different ways so that the same report can display different sets of data.
For example, a report may show order data for a customer and the report parameter can be used to specify which customer’s data should be displayed.
The report parameter is displayed in structure mode with the data set parameter name (and the attribute to be displayed if the parameter is an object) shown between square brackets and colored blue.
A Report parameter cannot be used for data set parameters of type Date and time. Date and time parameters must be filtered by a Report Date Parameter widget.
If you add a report parameter widget on the page, you must also add a Report Button widget. This allows the end-user to regenerate the report after specifying the parameter.
2 Report Parameter Properties
An example of report parameter properties is represented in the image below:
Report parameter properties consist of the following sections:
2.1 Common Section
For more information on properties in this section, see the Common Section section in Properties Common in the Page Editor.
2.2 Design Properties Section
The Design Properties allow you to change spacing and alignment of the widget and hide it on phone, tablet, or desktop, if needed. Design properties may vary depending on the type of the widget. For example, for the text widget you can change its font weight, color, alignment, and letter case.
2.3 General Section
Parameter is set to a data set parameter, the value of which is restricted by this widget. The corresponding data set must be used by one of the report widgets on the page.
2.3.2 Displayed Attribute
Displayed attribute is only available if the data set parameter is an object. Displayed attribute specifies which attribute of the corresponding entity is shown in the drop-down selection.