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multi-select for stored procs in cognos8

Posted on 2008-10-31
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A stored procedure with input parameters linked to prompts has been succesfully created in Framework Manager and Report Studio.
In Report Studio however I'd like to use for some prompts a multi-select option.
I have changed the preference of the prompt to multi-select but it is not possible to select more than 1 in the LOV.
Is this possible or is the delimiter default ; (semicolon) and causing a problem in the stored procedure? The IN list should use , (comma).
Is there a workaround?
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by:fiersken
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This is very important for me to be able to use the Stored Procedures in cognos 8, reportstudio, so I'd appreciate the attention to this issue.
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RWrigley earned 375 total points
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Product limitation...Cognos can only pass single values to a stored procedure.  However, there are some workarounds.  Check the following KB for an example:

http://support.cognos.com/knowledgebase/googlesearch?load_kb_document=1&dr=kb1&uniqueid=140460
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by:fiersken
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Thanks for the link to the KB, this solution for cognos v8.3 works. I tried it with 1 multi-select prompt and the InList is sent back.
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Multi-select-and-stored-procedur.doc
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by:fiersken
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Links to the KB are useful, but I still need to contact someone to open them as I don't have any account on the cognos DB. Is it possible to add a file in the future?
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