Creating parameters


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This topic explains how to create a new dashboard parameter and specify its settings.

To create dashboard parameters in the Dashboard Designer, do the following.

  1. Click the Parameters button on the Ribbon's Data Source tab.
  2. In the invoked dialog, click the Add button to add a new parameter.
  3. Specify the following settings:

Settings

Description

API

Name

Specifies a parameter name.

Parameter.Name

Value

Specifies a parameter value.

Parameter.Value

Type

Specifies the parameter's type.

Parameter.Type

LookUpSettings

Specifies the parameter’s look-up editor settings.

DashboardParameter.LookUpSettings

Description

Specifies the parameter's description displayed to an end-user.

DashboardParameter.Description

Visible

Specifies whether a parameter's editor is visible within the Dashboard Parameters dialog.

DashboardParameter.Visible

Then, click OK, to include the created parameters in the dashboard.

Look-up editor settings

There are three types of look-up editor settings that can be specified for a parameter. Select the required type from the LookUpSettings drop-down list.