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Hello Forum,

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,
Bernd

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btiedemann,

What exactly do you have in mind?

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.


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Thank you.

I'll check that.

Have a nice day

Bernd


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You want to read the Business Intelligence Portal manual.

The chapter specific to your question is "Advanced Interactive Features" -> "Creating Global filters"


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Stu,

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.


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Hello Forum,

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 Wink

have a nice day

Bernd


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Sorry, should have checked the version of the link.

In 8.0.x it was a little more manual but still relatively easy if you are used to creating HTML pages in Dev/App Studio

Here is the link to the 8.0.09 version.

Filtering Reports using a HTML Composer Form


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Hello,
thanks a lot for your reply,
I'd found this documentation and the others
including a filmed presentation.

Our intention was, to avoid using extra coding like a javaskript and others, only to design a launch page with the Webfocus GUI.

Have a nice day

Bernd


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Bernd,

Unfortunately the WebFOCUS GUI tools (Dev Studio and App Studio) run a little behind the product in terms of functionality.

The javascript used in the documentation and presentation for 8.0.0x are IB approved calls, but until 8.1.0x you had to manually add the code.

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.

Regards

Stu


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