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Question

How can I use the same value for multiple filters using the same field when using stored procedure parameters?

Answer

Izenda does not natively support the ability to re-use filter values for multiple filters using the same stored procedure parameter. In order to emulate this behavior, custom code will be required in your Global.asax file where your CustomAdHocConfig class exists. Below is a code sample that demonstrates how to implement this behavior at a basic level. The sample may need to be modified for individual use-cases so be sure to test the code before publishing.

C♯ example

public override void PreExecuteReportSet(ReportSet reportSet)
{
    // -----
    // Copy filter value form the filled SP parameter to the hidden parameters with the same column name
    // -----
    // Only process SP parameters
    // Collect values from the visible filters
    var filtersToCopy = new Dictionary<string, object>();
    foreach (Filter filter in reportSet.Filters)
    {
        if (filter.Parameter
                && filter.dbColumn != null
                && filter.dbColumn.Table.Type == TableType.StoredProcedure
                && filter.dbColumn.Name.StartsWith("PARAM_")
                && !filtersToCopy.ContainsKey(filter.dbColumn.Name))
            filtersToCopy.Add(filter.dbColumn.Name, filter.Value);
    }
    // Pass values from the visible filters to hidden filters
    foreach (Filter filter in reportSet.Filters)
    {
        if (!filter.Parameter
                && filter.dbColumn != null
                && filter.dbColumn.Table.Type == TableType.StoredProcedure
                && filtersToCopy.ContainsKey(filter.dbColumn.Name))
            filter.Value = filtersToCopy[filter.dbColumn.Name];
    }
}

VB.NET example

Public Overrides Sub PreExecuteReportSet(ByVal reportSet As ReportSet)
    ' -----
    ' Copy filter value form the filled SP parameter to the hidden parameters with the same column name
    ' -----
    ' Only process SP parameters
    ' Collect values from the visible filters
    Dim filtersToCopy As New Dictionary(Of String, Object)()
    For Each filter As Filter In reportSet.Filters
        If filter.Parameter _
        And filter.dbColumn IsNot Nothing _
        And filter.dbColumn.Table.Type = TableType.StoredProcedure _
        And filter.dbColumn.Name.StartsWith("PARAM_") _
        And Not filtersToCopy.ContainsKey(filter.dbColumn.Name) Then
            filtersToCopy.Add(filter.dbColumn.Name, filter.Value)
        End If
    Next
    ' Pass values from the visible filters to hidden filters
    For Each filter As Filter In reportSet.Filters
        If Not filter.Parameter _
        And filter.dbColumn IsNot Nothing _
        And filter.dbColumn.Table.Type = TableType.StoredProcedure _
        And filtersToCopy.ContainsKey(filter.dbColumn.Name) Then
            filter.Value = filtersToCopy(filter.dbColumn.Name)
        End If
    Next
End Sub

Screenshots

Here is a screenshot of the expected setup for the filters in a report using two stored procedures with the same parameter(CustomerID) required to enable the report to execute successfully.

Stored Procedure Filters on CustomerID

The key attributes to take into account are that both filters are for the CustomerID parameter and that the parameter with the value is marked with a checkmark in the box labeled "Param" denoting that the filter will be visible in the report viewer. The other filter will not be visible in the viewer.


On the report viewer, the report will only display a single filter but both filters will pass the validation check to ensure that all stored procedure parameter filters have a value. Keep in mind that this will only work if the columns are named the same. Therefore, attempting to filter on the CustomerID parameter and pass the filter value to another parameter named Customer_ID will not work, even if the parameters are synonymous.

Stored Procedure report with CustomerID filter