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Pentaho 5.0 Reporting by Example Beginner’s Guide by Dario R. Bernabeu, Mariano García Mattío

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Time for action – adding parameters

We will create a new parameter so that the user can select the rating (or ratings) he or she wants to see in the report. In order to do so, we will configure a data set and then define and explain its properties. Among them we will find: Name, Label, Value Type, and Display Type.

Afterwards, we will modify our main data set, RatingFilms, so that it takes its values according to the recently created parameter.

  1. Firstly, we will perform a preview on the report and explain how to properly present parameters to the user. We will add a parameter so that the user can select the rating (or ratings) he or she wants to analyze. We will go to the Data tab, select Parameters, right-click on it and select the Add Parameter... ...

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