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Lots a lovely parms

Posted on 2007-03-22
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Designed a report in Report Designer in Reporting Services with LOTS of parameters. As a result, when the report is deployed, the parameters essentially take up the whole screen, and the report is squashed down into a tiny ribbon at the bottom. YES, I can click the show/hide parameters chevron button but that doesn't change the fact that at the start it looks like cack. Plus, of course, a lot of customers won't be able to find that button and get rather upset.

Is there anything I can do?
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by:chrismc
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Consider whether you need that many parameters, which you probably have done! But maybe some parameters could be multi-purpose depending on earlier parameter selection.

The only way to really control parameter input is to write your own web front page. This would have to sit outside the Report Manager. If you have to have it in report manager, create a report which just shows a link to your input page. You can use a Textbox and using the border colours make it look like a button.
You can then have a proper button on your input page that launches the report via url access and populates the parameters via the url.

Cheers
Chris
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by:WernerVonBraun
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Eewk. I hope I can convince 'em that they really don't need that many parameters. :-)
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chrismc earned 125 total points
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Yeah, sorry, no easy answer!
If you list what the parameters are then maybe I can advise on a way to rationalise the number down.

Cheers
Chris
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