Archive for March, 2009

Prompt Pages in Report Studio

March 28, 2009


For simple prompts, you do not need to create a prompt page and then try to drag and drop the ‘Prompt Object’ and use the wizard. Here is a simple trick for the beginners:


 ·         First select the columns you want to create a prompt for, then simply click ‘Build Prompt Page’ button. (Figure 1)

Figure 1


 (Figure 1)

  ·         Prompt page will be created for you; all you need to do is to play with the ‘Properties’ now in order to get what you exactly want. (Figure 2)


Figure 2

(Figure 2)

Data Source Query Subjects

March 23, 2009


There are different ways to create Data Source Query Subjects in Framework Manager; here is a small table about how they work and when to use them:

table I personally suggest using Metadata Wizard to create Data Source Query Subjects in Database Layer so that you can trace back to database when you need and you can easily update your  Query Subjects by Tools > Update Objects.