call a parameterized prpt from xaction

Problem Statement :

Does xaction allows me to pass a parameter from front end, just how my prpt does? Yes xaction allows you to pass a parameter to prpt , in addition to this , xaction support beautification(Java script) , hints, notification dialogue box for end-users.

Scope of this Article:

This article covers steps to pass parameters from xaction to pentaho report


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UseCase :-

Consider our report has dateStart as parameter and we  need to pass the value to prpt by xaction


    • My  prpt has dateStart as parameter . so , Add dateStart as input with default value , fill process input details as specified in the below screen shot


    • Under process action tab, Add dateStart   in  prompt filter (output type ) as shown in the screen shot , prompt style would be “Text Box”


    • Add dateStart  as input parameter at pentaho report step . ( Please Click to call a prpt report from xaction )


    •  Save , refresh puc and execute xaction., you can find the following snap shot in the browser .You can find data start ,here  for my test I am passing  ‘2004-10-14’ , I got all the records of which are ordered on ‘2004-10-04’



This article helps you to understand in detail ,how to pass parameter to prpt reports through xaction .

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