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BIRT 2.6 Data Analysis and Reporting by John Ward

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Multiselecting parameters and binding them to a dataset through Property Binding

As we have discussed Expressions, now would be a good time to discuss Proeprty Binding. Property Binding is a mechanism in data sources and datasets that allows us to override values at run time through scripting. For example, let's say we need to change the value of a data source to point to a production database in a runtime environment, but want it to point to a development database while we are designing the report. Property Binding could be one way to accomplish this. We could set a report parameter, or a system environment variable, and using Property Binding, can change the JDBC URL on the fly. Property Binding will replace the value at runtime.

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