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Hiding Parameter names being shown in Parameter Page at runtime


I have a report developed in Crystal Report 2008 with various parameters for which i had specifically mentioned the Prompt Text for each in the Parameter Edit.

I would just like to know if this is possible only to show these prompt text and hide the parameter names being displayed in the right corner of each parameter field at run-time.

For example, I have created a parameter named employee and added a Prompt Text "Enter Employee" for the same. When I run the report, it displays the prompt text "Enter Employee" in left corner above the parameter input along with the parameter name employee in the right corner opposite to the prompt text.

I would just want to avoid this parameter name employee getting displayed in the parameter page.

Please let me know the possibilities of the same.



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    Posted on Jan 06, 2014 at 04:14 PM

    As far as I know, there is no way to do this working with just Crystal. How are you running your reports? If you're running them from an application you've written you could have your app gather the parameter values and then pass them into the report prior to viewing it.


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    • Former Member Jamie Wiseman

      Hi Jamie,

      I am working for a product called Lawson in which we have LBI server which is used to publish and maintain various BI reports created in Crystal, Smart Notes, etc.

      Actually I am following all the options as you suggested above. I have options in LBI to use either the parameter page from crystal reports or the one provided inside LBI itself.

      The thing is when I use the built-in parameter page of LBI , I could not use the dynamic values in the list as it support the parameters only as user inputs.

      The crystal parameters are very well working in LBI, the only concern is that it displays the parameter names as labels along with the prompt text defined for the same at run-time which I am exploring for some options to avoid this as I would want only the user-defined prompt text has to be displayed as labels at run-time.



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