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Parameter value selectors


Is it possible to add custom parameter selectors? What I need to be able to do is to allow our end users to be able to select particular parameters from some reports using a search facility rather than just supplying an ID.

For example, if a report is focussed on a person, then I need to allow the end user to be able to search for a person rather than just typing an ID.

We would like to either:

1) plug in a control to the Crystal engine so that it knows to use our search control when certain criteria are met on the parameter definition.

2) pre-scan the parameters and populate said parameters ourselves with the search result.

However, we also need to support cascading/dynamic parameters so the solution will have to be web based as we don't allow a database connection from our windows client.

Thanks for any suggestions!

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    Posted on Nov 19, 2012 at 05:11 PM

    No and Yes....

    Try this app, it hooks into the print button, only issue is the button indexes are not/may not be consistent so patches could potentially break it. You can change it to use the Search button.

    And as long as the parameter values are populated then Cr won't prompt for them so you could hook into the Preview or Refresh button also.

    Rename the file to *.zip


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