[SOLVED]Searching for an easier way, BI Portal page, one filter for different Reports
we are now trying out the possibilities of the BI Portal within the GUI. An essential funktionality for us is, that the users are to be able to enter one filter for different reports.
If I read the documentation, a html-page is neccessary to enter one filter value for different reports. My question is: Is there any other way availalbe to create a filter for different reports without a html-form?
I couldn't find in documentation any possibility to create with the GUI a BI Portal filter-page without using a html-page.
Thanks in advance.
Regards, BerndThis message has been edited. Last edited by: btiedemann,
Usually you can use the HTML Composer/Canvas tool, and create an HTML-based form that you can place within the banner portion of your BIP layout that when ran can pass parameter values to as many reports as you'd like across one or more pages. Look into "magic/global" filtering within the BIP and using -DEFAULT and/or -DEFAULTH in conjunction with such.
If you want to create filters in some other way than by utilizing the GUI, then you can probably use the -HTMLFORM BEGIN/END commands and some Js to get what you want.
8.2.02M (production), 8.2.02M (test), Windows 10, all outputs.
I dont think that's available in 8.0.09. I think the global filters became available in 8.1.04. The API'S exist in 8.0.09 as far as I understand though. I don't think they are documented though. You can search the knowledge base for "Magic Filters", or ask ibi for the magic filters demo. That might help in this instance.
Eric Woerle 8.1.05M Gen 913- Reporting Server Unix 8.1.05 Client Unix Oracle 188.8.131.52
September 17, 2015, 03:22 AM
thank you all for help.
Generally there is no really 'easy' way to create a launch page unless the magically filter. It takes time to understand the quite good documentation, but that depends on the person in front of the screen
Unfortunately the WebFOCUS GUI tools (Dev Studio and App Studio) run a little behind the product in terms of functionality.
You will find that you will sometimes have to resort to hand coding to get the bells and whistles in your portal - sometimes you even end up hand coding XML config files, for example to set up a custom login page.