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Former Member
Dec 08, 2014 at 10:11 PM

Crystal Reports Viewer 2011 Parameter Change Greyed Out


Hi All,

I've recently been given the responsibility of modifying and updating reports as another employee left the organization. Unfortunately, I have no experience with CR. We ran into an issue with a report. The report is made up of several subreports all pointing to one database. Most seemed to have errors so I recreated the subreports and verified the issues were resolved. I then added them to the main report and thus far there are no errors.

My current issue is that when attempting to view this report in CR Viewer the button used to change the parameters is greyed out. All subreports can have the parameters modified, but the main report does not allow this.

What I've done:

  1. Made sure all the subreports and the main report I allowed editing of the parameters and save data.
  2. Put my select query inside the Saved Data Selection on the main report and subreports.
  3. In the main report I verified that all subreports use the same linked parameters.

To be clear, I am not attempting to refresh the data or update it or anything like that. I want the report to store the given data so as to allow the viewer the capability changing the parameters to display data between a given start and end date.

For instance, if my report contained statics of johns running for the past 3 years, I would want to be able to see details of johns running between 3/9/13 and 3/9/14 and have the report only show the data from between those dates.

Is it possible that you cannot modify parameters for a report with subreports?