The Co-Display option allows you to link multiple reports together from a single master report. This can include:
- Co-display: Where one or more reports are displayed on the same report.
- Tabbed reports: Where multiple reports are added to a master report using tabs
The benefit of these options is that you can show multiple reports within a single master report that have unrelated data sets but are of common interest to the user. A co-display report can be a good option for sending multiple reports as a broadcast as one file.
- To create a Co-Display report, tick the Co-Display checkbox on the Report Options Analysis menu.
- Progress to the Related Content step of the Report Builder using the navigation at the top of the page. You will now need to search for the child report you wish to add, using the left-hand report list panel.
- Drag your report into the appropriate Related Reports area. As you are using a Co-Display option, you will need to select the location and display type of the child report from: Tabbed Co-Display, Co-Display Top, Co-Display Right, Co-Display Bottom.
When setting up your Co-Display you have the choice to use a 'Tabbed' option. This will mean the child report will be displayed on a separate tab to that of the main report, for example:
With BI reports you can include a user prompt filter on your report and share that filter with your Co-Display reports.
- To do this, create your child report with the user prompt filter that you wish to use.
- Next create your master report, set up your Co-Display as detailed above.
- BI will recognise that a user prompt is required by the child report and prompt you for linked field data. You will be able to either link the co-display report to a field within the master report or to share a filter within the master report.
- Link the master and child fields to allow BI to associate the correct parameters with both the master and the child.
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