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How to Setup Optional Parameters for Report Server Report

Posted on 2007-12-03
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I'm designing a SQL Server Report Server 2005 report, which calls a stored procedure with several parameters. I have four multi -value parameters and two single valued parameter, and the report works right now. The only problem is the report requires the user to select a value for each parameter, but I need the report to work when at least one or more of the four multi-value parameter have value(s) selected, not all of them. Is it possible to do? if yes, how?

Thanks much in advance for your help.
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by:randomjames
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You could set the default for the parameter in the stored procedure.

Books Online:

"If a default value is defined, the procedure can be executed without specifying a value for that parameter. The default must be a constant or it can be NULL. If the procedure uses the parameter with the LIKE keyword, it can include the following wildcard characters: % _ [] and [^]."

Set the default like this;
CREATE PROCEDURE blahblah 
(
     @SomeDateParameter = '1/1/2007',
     @SomeStateParameter = 'AZ'
)
 
AS
 
SELECT blah blah FROM blah blah

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Thanks for the reply.

it appears It's the report server who's checking the parameters, so even when a default is provided for the sp parameters, the report parameter is still null and it still throws the error out.

I used a work around to add a value to the list which basically is a non exist value and set the report parameter's default to that to trick the report server to believe a value is selected for the report parameter.
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