I am trying to set up some personal linked reports in Report Manager. I have a set of 8 dropdown parameters for the main report. The values displayed in some of the dropdown parameters depend on what is selected in other parameters. Standard stuff really. I want to select certain values for each parameter, and then create a linked report based on the values selected. So that the default parameter values for the linked report are the values selected here. Is this possible? I havent been able to manage it so far.
To create the linked report, I open the main report, select the parameters I want to save the report with, go into the Properties tab, select 'Create linked report', change location to My Reports, then click OK to create it.
If I then go into Properties to look at the default parameters for the linked report, the values I selected when I created the report are not there. All of the parameter defaults are the same as the defaults for the standard report. Furthermore, I cannot see anything when I click on the dropdown arrow to set the default parameters there to the ones I want again - all of the parameter drodowns are empty.
So can anyone tell me, how do I create a linked report with default parameters which are different from the standard default parameters?
And how can I set the default parameters from within the linked report Properties page, when there arent any values in the dropdown parameters? Do they all have to be typed manually, instead of selected from a dropdown?
- Edited by Naz at ANSA Monday, December 13, 2010 11:35 AM
"I want to select certain values for each parameter, and then save the report based on the values selected. Is this possible? I havent been able to manage it so far."
To do it, you can utilize the Data-Driven Subscription. The DDS can save the report based on the values selected for each parameter. See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms169673.aspx on how to create a dds for a report.
I have just looked into that option, sadly we cannot use it as we have SQL Standard, where it is not available. Also, I only need to be able to save a linked report which has default parameters defined by the user. These reports are run randomly as and when needed, so a subscription wouldnt really work anyway.
Do I have any other options?