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Check Box Input Control for Build Your Own Reports

Check boxes allow the user to select one or more items from a set of items that you configure.

Example

This image is an example of a check box input in a report:

Settings

To display a series of check boxes based on the data from the jobstatus field, configure the following settings on the Edit Report Input dialog box:

Setting Selection
Input Variable The name you will use as a parameter in the report query.
Display Name Then name that will appear as a label for the input in the report.
Input Variable Type String
Input Control Type CheckBox
Allow MultiSelection Selected
Required Optional
Default Value Success
Values DataSet
DataSet The data set you created for this input
Value Field jobstatus
Label Field jobstatus

The following image is an example of the configured settings.

Example Query

If you configured multiselection for a check box, then configure the associated parameter as Multi. Configure the following settings on the Edit Data Set dialog box:

Setting Selection
Parameter Input variable that you configured in the Edit Report Input dialog box.
Type String
Multi Selected
Required Cleared
Value =input.jobStatus

The following image is an example of the configured settings.

Then, add the parameter as part of a where clause in the report query in the Query box on the Edit Data Set dialog box.

where jobstatus in (select jobStatus from @jobStatus)

The following image is an example of the configured settings.

Associated Input Variables

  • Boolean
  • Decimal
  • Integer
  • String