Parameter Input Selection and Navigation

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Parameter Input Selection and Navigation

The Professional report GUI includes three areas:

1.The top toolbar (see Managing User Reports and Report Parameter Files).

2.The data pane on the left which displays the parameter tree and selected values.

3.The parameter input pane on the right which displays a tooltip and the input options for the selected parameter.  


Known Issues


The clickable area for input parameter selection should be highlighted.

Using the up/down arrow in the data pane for a multiselect parameter will make multiple selections.


Report Data Pane


Click a parameter name to display the available input values and make selections, and to expand or collapse the parameter node. Click the arrow icon to expand or collapse parameter nodes.


The active input parameter is indicated by a border line around the parameter name.  


Input values selected during the current session are shown in bold after each parameter (default values and those loaded from a saved input are not bolded).


Required parameters with ST_REPORT_PARAMETER.REQUIRED_YN = Y are highlighted in red text with an asterisk.


The Tab key moves the cursor forward and selects the next input parameter. This includes expanding any collapsed nodes to select each child parameter.


Press Shift-Tab to move the cursor backward and select the previous input parameter.




Parameter Input Pane


Input Value List


Click individual rows to select the desired input value(s).  


Selected input rows are highlighted in green.  


Click selected rows again to unselect.


The input value lists may be sorted and filtered. To sort or apply a custom filter, click the Filter icon in the column header and make selections from the drop-down menu.  

An active filter is indicated by a line over the filter icon. The list can also be sorted using the row filter. To filter using the row filter, select the filter option from the drop-down list, then enter the filter term and press Enter.


Note: Filtering does not affect selected input values.


The Row Filter and Advanced Filter (Text drop-down in the check box filter UI) will have better performance than the check box filter. The search functionality of the check box filter becomes very slow at more than 25,000 records.




Select Clear Filter from the filter drop-down menu to remove the active column filter. Navigating away from the active input parameter and the Clear Selected button will also clear the column filter.


Click View to choose from three filter options: All (default), Selected or Unselected.


Note: Selecting to View > All will clear any column filters.


Click Clear Selected to clear selected values and column filters.


To multi-select values that are listed together, click and drag the cursor over the target rows or, click the first row, hold down the Shift key, then select the last row.  


Click individual rows to add the values to the selected group.


Note: Selections will automatically be arranged in alphabetical order, with the exception of the ARII-ALEII Crosstab Report. The Column Headers and Row Headers parameters have the display type ST_REPORT_PARAMETER.DISPLAY_TYPE = “MultiSelectNonAlpha”. Parameters with this display type will not be sorted in alphabetical order and will maintain the selected order. This should only affect the outcome for the Crosstab Column Headers, Row Headers and Tabbed Data parameters of the ARII-ALEII Crosstab Report.


Date Input


Type date values directly. The Date Input will automatically move between the month, day, and year or click the drop-down arrow to open the calendar tool to select year, month, and date values.


Note: Some inputs do not automatically move to the next field, 1, 2, and 3 for example as day inputs, because 15, 21, and 30 may also be valid. Pressing '/', '.', arrow or return keys, in this case, will move to the next field.


Boolean Input


Select True/False values by clicking the check box that appears to the right of the parameter names or by pressing the Space Bar key.


Text input


Type text values into the text box to the right of the parameter name.