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SAP BusinessObjects Reporting Cookbook

By : Yoav Yohav
Book Image

SAP BusinessObjects Reporting Cookbook

By: Yoav Yohav

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (21 chapters)
SAP BusinessObjects Reporting Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Passing parameters between reports

The hyperlink's core functionality and main use is to pass parameters between reports as we have already seen in the previous recipe. This capability allows us to pass a specific value to another report no matter whether the reports are based on the same universe or not (as long as we have common objects, we can connect them directly).

In order to pass parameters, we need to know the following two prerequirements:

  • We require a common value that the master report can pass to the target report, which is the same as in merged data providers. The value needs to be in the same type (for example, numeric to numeric object)

  • In this method, we require that the target report will have a prompt condition as part of its query filters; this prompt functions as the landing area of the value being passed from the master report.

Getting ready

We need to create a hyperlink between the revenue-per-country report to the orders-per-country report, which uses a country prompt.