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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
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Using input controls

Input controls are another type of filter that enable us to interact with the report data.

An input control performs as an interactive left-hand side panel, which can be created in various types that have a different look and feel as well as a different functionality.

We can use an input control to address the following tasks:

  • Applying a different look and feel to the filter—making filters more intuitive and easy to operate (using radio buttons, comboboxes, and other filter types)

  • Applying multiple values

  • Applying dynamic filters to measure values using input control components, such as spinners and sliders

  • Enabling a default value option and a custom list of values

Getting ready

In this example, we will filter several components in the report area, a chart and a table, using the Region dimension object. We will be using the multiple value option to enhance the filter functionality.

First, we will navigate to the input control panel located in the left-hand side area as the third...