You can run Reporting4Act! from the Windows Command Prompt, the Windows Run dialog, a batch file, or another application so you don't have to find its icon on the Windows Desktop or in the Start menu and so you can have it automatically log in or run a particular report. To do so, execute:

directory\SFQuery.exe

In place of directory, enter the directory where Reporting4Act! is installed. If there is a space in the directory, put quotes around this command. For example:

"C:\Program Files\Reporting4Act! - Powered by Stonefield Query\SFQuery.exe"

There are two ways you can call Reporting4Act!: passing parameters on the command line or putting the parameters into a text file and passing the name of that file to Reporting4Act!.

If no output settings are specified when a report is run from the command line, the saved output settings for the report are used if there are any; if there are no saved output settings for the report, the report is previewed.

Command Line Parameters

Reporting4Act! accepts the following parameters that tell it how to behave.

For all parameters, if there are any spaces in any part of the parameter, surround the entire parameter with quotes.

The examples are shown over more than one line but they should be one command line.

  • ini: if the Reporting4Act! configuration files aren't located in the same directory as SFQuery.exe and Reporting4Act! hasn't been run before on this computer, add "ini=directory" to the command line. In place of directory, enter the directory where the configuration files are located. If there are any spaces in the directory, surround the entire parameter with quotes.

    Example:

      "C:\Program Files\Reporting4Act! - Powered by Stonefield Query\SFQuery.exe"
          "ini=C:\Program Files\Reporting4Act! - Powered by Stonefield Query\Data"
    
  • user and password: to automatically log into Reporting4Act!, add "user=username" and "password=password" to the command line. In place of username and password, enter the user name and password. These parameters aren't required and in fact should normally not be passed: if you do pass them and a user with that name is already logged into Reporting4Act!, or if all licenses of Reporting4Act! are currently in use, you won't be able to run Reporting4Act! this way.

    Example:

      "C:\Program Files\Reporting4Act! - Powered by Stonefield Query\SFQuery.exe"
          user=ADMIN password=ADMIN
    
  • activate: this is rarely needed, but you can have Reporting4Act! automatically activate the license online by specifying "activate=serial number," where serial number is the serial number to activate.

    Example:

      "C:\Program Files\Reporting4Act! - Powered by Stonefield Query\sfquery.exe"
          activate=ABCDEFGH
    
  • database: if more than one database is available, specify a particular database to use by adding "database=databasename" to the command line. In place of databasename, enter the name of the database as you see it in the Reporting4Act! Open Database dialog. If there are any spaces in the database name, surround the entire parameter with quotes. If you omit this parameter, the database used the last time Reporting4Act! was run is used.

    Example:

      "C:\Program Files\Reporting4Act! - Powered by Stonefield Query\SFQuery.exe"
          "database=My Database"
    
  • report: if you want Reporting4Act! to automatically run a particular report, add "report=reportname" to the command line. In place of reportname, enter the name of the report. Put quotes around the entire parameter (for example, "report=My Activity Report") if there are any spaces in the report name. If you want to run more than one report, specify "report1=reportname1" for the first report, "report2=reportname2" for the second, and so forth.

    Example:

      "C:\Program Files\Reporting4Act! - Powered by Stonefield Query\SFQuery.exe"
          "report=Customer Activity Report"
    
  • dashboard: if you want Reporting4Act! to display a particular dashboard, add "dashboard=dashboardname" to the command line. In place of dashboardname, enter the name of the dashboard. Put quotes around the entire parameter (for example, "dashboard=My Dashboard") if there are any spaces in the dashboard name.

    Example:

      "C:\Program Files\Reporting4Act! - Powered by Stonefield Query\SFQuery.exe"
          "dashboard=My Dashboard"
    
  • print (or not specified): prints the report to the printer (like clicking the Print button in the Reports Explorer). This affects all reports specified by "report=" parameters.

    Example:

      "C:\Program Files\Reporting4Act! - Powered by Stonefield Query\SFQuery.exe"
          "report=Customer Activity Report" print
    
  • preview: previews the report on the screen (like clicking the Preview button in the Reports Explorer). This affects all reports specified by "report=" parameters.

    Example:

      "C:\Program Files\Reporting4Act! - Powered by Stonefield Query\SFQuery.exe"
          "report=Customer Activity Report" preview
    
  • filename: outputs the report to the specified file: "filename=filename.ext." In place of filename.ext, specify the desired filename and extension. The file type is determined by the extension: "XLS" or "XLSX" for a Microsoft Excel file, "CSV" for comma-delimited, "TXT" for a text file, "DOC" or "DOCX" for a Microsoft Word document, "PDF" for a PDF file, and so on. Put quotes around the entire parameter if there are any spaces in the file name. If you want to run more than one report, specify "filename1=filename1.ext" as the file name for the first report, "filename2=filename2.ext" as the name for the second, and so forth.

    Example:

      "C:\Program Files\Reporting4Act! - Powered by Stonefield Query\SFQuery.exe"
          "report=Customer Activity Report"
          "filename=C:\My Documents\Customers.docx"
    
  • type: since Reporting4Act! can output data-only, full format, PivotTable, or chart for Microsoft Excel or a spreadsheet file if you specify an XLS or XLSX extension, specify the type of file you want: "full" for full formatted Excel, "data" for data-only Excel, "fast" for fast data-only Excel, "pivottable" for an Excel PivotTable, "chart" for an Excel chart, or "spreadsheet" for a spreadsheet XLS file.

    "pivottable" is only available for cross-tab reports and "chart" is only available for chart reports.

    If you want to run more than one report, specify "type1=type1" as the type for the first report, "type2=type2" as the type for the second, and so forth.

    Example:

      "C:\Program Files\Reporting4Act! - Powered by Stonefield Query\SFQuery.exe"
          "report=Customer Activity Report"
          "filename=C:\My Documents\Customers.xlsx" type=data
    
  • timestamp: if you specify this parameter, Reporting4Act! adds a timestamp to the filename.

    Example:

      "C:\Program Files\Reporting4Act! - Powered by Stonefield Query\SFQuery.exe"
          "report=Customer Activity Report"
          "filename=C:\My Documents\Customers.doc" timestamp
    
  • template: uses the specified template for the report: "template=template name." In place of template name, specify the desired template name. If you do not specify a template, the normal template for the report is used. Put quotes around the entire parameter if there are any spaces in the template name.

    Example:

      "C:\Program Files\Reporting4Act! - Powered by Stonefield Query\SFQuery.exe"
          "report=Customer Activity Report"
          template=Elegant
    
  • mailto: sends an email to the specified email addresses with the report as an attachment. If there are multiple email addresses, separate them with commas. If you don't specify the filename parameter, the report is output as a PDF file with the same name as the report. If you do specify the filename parameter, a file with that name and type is created and attached to the email.

  • ccto: specifies carbon copy (CC) addresses for the email. If there are multiple email addresses, separate them with commas.

  • bccto: specifies blind carbon copy (BCC) addresses for the email. If there are multiple email addresses, separate them with commas.

  • subject: specifies the subject for the email. Put quotes around the entire parameter if there are any spaces in the subject.

  • body: specified the body for the email. Put quotes around the entire parameter if there are any spaces in the body. For a line break, use <br/>.

    Example:

      "C:\Program Files\Reporting4Act! - Powered by Stonefield Query\SFQuery.exe"
          "report=Customer Activity Report"
          "mailto=somebody@mycompany.com,someoneelse@mycompany.com"
          ccto=someoneelse@mycompany.com
          bccto=anothersomeone@mycompany.com
          "subject=Customer Activities"
          "body=Here is the customer activity report.<br/>It has
          important information"
    

    All email related parameters affect all reports specified by "report=" parameters.

  • noshow: if the report is output to a file, use this parameter to indicate the file is not displayed after it's created (like turning off the Display file after creation option in the Output page of the Reports Explorer). This affects all reports specified by "report=" parameters.

    Example:

      "C:\Program Files\Reporting4Act! - Powered by Stonefield Query\SFQuery.exe"
          "report=Customer Activity Report"
          "filename=C:\My Documents\Customers.doc" noshow
    
  • value: this specifies a list of values for any ask-at-runtime filter conditions: "value=condition value". In place of condition value, specify the desired value. For dates, use the format YYYY-MM-DD. For logical or Boolean fields, use "T", "True", "Y", or "Yes" for True (anything else is considered to be False). For the "is between" or "is one of" operators, separate the values with a comma (for example, "2002-01-01,2002-12-31" for a "Date is between 01/01/2002 and 12/31/2002" condition). There can be several of these parameters, each for a different condition (the first one is for the first ask-at-runtime condition, the second is for the second condition, and so forth); for example, value=Germany value=2002-01-01,2002-12-31 specifies the values for two conditions. If you want to run more than one report, specify "value1=value1" for each of the values for the first report, "value2=value2" for the values for the second, and so forth. Omit the value (that is, use "value=" without specifying a value) to ignore the condition. Put quotes around the entire parameter if there are any spaces in the value. If the value contains a comma, escape it (prefix it with a backslash); for example, value=My Company\, LLC.

    Example:

      "C:\Program Files\Reporting4Act! - Powered by Stonefield Query\SFQuery.exe"
          "report=Customer Activity Report"
          value=2008-01-01,2008-12-31
    
  • allowdialogs: specify this parameter to tell Reporting4Act! to display the ask-at-runtime dialog if there are any ask-at-runtime conditions and you haven't specified their values using the value parameter. If you omit "allowdialogs" and there are ask-at-runtime conditions for the report, the program terminates with error code -13 (see the chart later in this topic). Specifying this parameter also causes a progress dialog to appear as the report runs. This affects all reports specified by "report=" parameters.

    Example:

      "C:\Program Files\Reporting4Act! - Powered by Stonefield Query\SFQuery.exe"
          "report=Customer Activity Report"
          allowdialogs
    
  • action: this tells Reporting4Act! to perform some maintenance at startup: "action=name." In place of name, specify "reindex" to recreate the indexes for its data files, "repair" to repair and reindex its data files, "setup" to display the Setup dialog normally only displayed the first time you run Reporting4Act!, or "fixsecurity" to fix any problems that may have arisen with report security.

    You can also specify a startup action by adding Action=name (where "name" is the name of the action) to an Other section in SFQuery.ini.

    Example:

      "C:\Program Files\Reporting4Act! - Powered by Stonefield Query\SFQuery.exe"
          action=setup
    
  • language: this tells Reporting4Act! to use a specific language for dialogs and reports: "language=name." In place of name, specify the name of the language to use, such as "English" or "German."

    Example:

      "C:\Program Files\Reporting4Act! - Powered by Stonefield Query\SFQuery.exe"
          language=French
    
  • printer: tells Reporting4Act! to print the report to a specific printer: "printer=name." In place of name, specify the name of the printer to use as it appears in the Windows Printers and Faxes dialog. Put quotes around the entire parameter if there are any spaces in the name.

    Example:

      "C:\Program Files\Reporting4Act! - Powered by Stonefield Query\SFQuery.exe"
          "report=Customer Activity Report"
          "printer=HP LaserJet"
    
  • filter: this parameter allows you to specify additional filter conditions to be added to the report: "filter=condition." In place of condition, specify the filter condition. Put quotes around the entire parameter if there are any spaces in the condition.

    Example:

      "C:\Program Files\Reporting4Act! - Powered by Stonefield Query\SFQuery.exe"
          "report=Customer Activity Report"
          "filter=Transaction.Amount > 50"
    
  • runbygroup: this parameter tells Reporting4Act! to output each group to a separate file.

    Example:

      "C:\Program Files\Reporting4Act! - Powered by Stonefield Query\SFQuery.exe"
          "report=Customer Activity Report"
          runbygroup
    
  • appendfile: this parameter tells Reporting4Act! to append the report output to an existing file. This option is ignored if the output isn't sent to a PDF file.

    Example:

      "C:\Program Files\Reporting4Act! - Powered by Stonefield Query\SFQuery.exe"
          "report=Customer Activity Report"
          "filename=C:\My Documents\Customers.pdf" appendfile
    
  • allowemptyresultset: this parameter tells Reporting4Act! to act as if the Run report with no records option is turned on: it runs the report even when there are no records that match the filter conditions, resulting in a blank report.

    Example:

      "C:\Program Files\Reporting4Act! - Powered by Stonefield Query\SFQuery.exe"
          "report=Customer Activity Report"
          allowemptyresultset
    
  • addgroupvalue: this parameter tells Reporting4Act! to add the group value to the file name when outputting each group to a separate file.

    Example:

      "C:\Program Files\Reporting4Act! - Powered by Stonefield Query\SFQuery.exe"
          "report=Customer Activity Report"
          runbygroup addgroupvalue
    
  • select: this parameter tells Reporting4Act! to select the specified report name rather than the one selected when Reporting4Act! was last used: "select=report name." Put quotes around the entire parameter if there are any spaces in the report name.

    Example:

      "C:\Program Files\Reporting4Act! - Powered by Stonefield Query\SFQuery.exe"
          "select=Customer Activity Report"
    
  • edit: this parameter tells Reporting4Act! to edit the specified report: "edit=report name." Put quotes around the entire parameter if there are any spaces in the report name.

    Example:

      "C:\Program Files\Reporting4Act! - Powered by Stonefield Query\SFQuery.exe"
          "edit=Customer Activity Report"
    
  • new: this parameter tells Reporting4Act! to bring up the New Report Wizard: "new." You can specify the report type with "reptype=type code", where type code is Q for a quick report, X for a cross-tab report, L for a label, C for a chart, and G for a gauge; if this parameter is omitted, the Report Type dialog appears.

    Example:

      "C:\Program Files\Reporting4Act! - Powered by Stonefield Query\SFQuery.exe"
          new reptype=Q
    
  • login: this parameter tells Reporting4Act! to prompt the user to log in when running a dashboard from a shortcut.

    Example:

      "C:\Program Files\Reporting4Act! - Powered by Stonefield Query\SFQuery.exe"
          "report=My Dashboard" login
    
  • ACTUserName and ACTPassword, or UseStoredACTID: if you'd like to automatically log in to the Act! database, add "ActUserName=username" and "ActPassword=password" to the command line. Alternatively, if you turned on the option to have Reporting4Act! remember your Act! password, you can add UseStoredACTID instead.

    Examples:

      "C:\Program Files\Reporting4Act! - Powered by Stonefield Query\SFQuery.exe" user=ADMIN password=ADMIN
          "ActUserName=Chris Huffman" "ActPassword=Chris"
      "C:\Program Files\Reporting4Act! - Powered by Stonefield Query\SFQuery.exe" user=ADMIN password=ADMIN
          UseStoredActID
    

It is possible to use command-line parameters to have Reporting4Act! create a group in your Act! database. The following 5 parameters are involved in this process. More information on creating these groups is available in the topic Creating Groups in Act!.

  • CreateGroup: This specifies the name of the group to create or update in Act!. If this group already exists in Act!, it will be updated. Otherwise it will be created as a new group.

  • GroupReport: The name of the report to create the group from. This must be used instead of the report parameter to avoid Reporting4Act! running the report itself.

  • GroupDesc: The description for a new group.

  • ParentGroup: The name of a group that the new group will be a child of.

  • OverwriteGroup: If updating a group, pass this parameter to specify that the group should be cleared before adding the contacts from the report. The default is simply to add the report's contacts to the existing group without touching its existing members.

  • exit: closes Reporting4Act! after printing the report. This is useful if you only want Reporting4Act! to output the specified report and not display its normal user interface. This affects all reports specified by "report=" parameters. When it terminates, Reporting4Act! sets an exit code so you can determine the outcome of the report request. See the Error Codes topic for a list of the codes.

Parameters File

If the command line becomes too long (more than 255 characters) or you'd rather put the parameters into a file for more flexibility (it's probably easier to change the contents of a file than to change how Reporting4Act! is called), specify the name of the file containing the parameters by adding "parameters=filename" to the command line, where filename is the name of the file containing the parameters. For example:

"C:\Program Files\Reporting4Act! - Powered by Stonefield Query\SFQuery.exe"
    "parameters=C:\My Documents\Parameters.xml"

Specify the parameters in the file using the following XML structure:

<parameters>
  <settings *attributes*/>
  <report *attributes*>
    <values>
      <value value="*value for condition*"/>
    </values>
    *additional values nodes*
  </report>
  <report *attributes*>
    <values>
      <value value="*value for condition*"/>
    </values>
    *additional values nodes*
  </report>
  *additional report nodes*
</parameters>

There is only one settings element per file. As is usual with XML, specify attributes using:

attributename="value"

Quotes are required whether there are spaces in the values or not. Also, XML is case-sensitive, so be sure to specify element and attribute names in lower-case.

The attributes for settings are:

  • ini: specify the path for the INI file. This attribute is required.

    Example:

      <settings ini="C:\Program Files\Reporting4Act! - Powered by Stonefield Query\Data"/>
    
  • user and password: specify the user name and password to log in as. These attribute are optional and should be omitted if you want to avoid a problem running Reporting4Act! from another application while the user is also logged into it.

    Example:

      <settings ini="C:\Program Files\Reporting4Act! - Powered by Stonefield Query\Data"
          user="ADMIN" password="ADMIN"/>
    
  • database: specify the database to report on. This attribute is optional; if it isn't specified, the database used the last time the user ran Reporting4Act! is used.

    Example:

      <settings ini="C:\Program Files\Reporting4Act! - Powered by Stonefield Query\Data"
          database="My Database"/>
    
  • language: this tells Reporting4Act! to use a specific language for reports. This attribute is optional; if it isn't specified, the language used the last time the user ran Reporting4Act! is used.

    Example:

      <settings ini="C:\Program Files\Reporting4Act! - Powered by Stonefield Query\Data"
          language="French"/>
    
  • exit: specify "yes" to close Reporting4Act! after printing the report. This attribute is optional; if it isn't specified, Reporting4Act! stays open.

    Example:

      <settings ini="C:\Program Files\Reporting4Act! - Powered by Stonefield Query\Data"
          exit="yes"/>
    
  • allowdialogs: specify "yes" to tell Reporting4Act! to display the ask-at-runtime dialog if there are any ask-at-runtime conditions. This attribute is optional; if you don't specify this and there are ask-at-runtime conditions for the report, the program terminates with error code -13 (see the chart above). Specifying this attribute also causes a progress dialog to appear as the report runs.

    Example:

      <settings ini="C:\Program Files\Reporting4Act! - Powered by Stonefield Query\Data"
          allowdialogs="yes"/>
    
  • select: this tells Reporting4Act! to select the specified report name. This attribute is optional; if it isn't specified, the report selected the last time the user ran Reporting4Act! is selected.

    Example:

      <settings ini="C:\Program Files\Reporting4Act! - Powered by Stonefield Query\Data"
          select="Customer Activity Report"/>
    
  • edit: this tells Reporting4Act! to edit the specified report. This attribute is optional.

    Example:

      <settings ini="C:\Program Files\Reporting4Act! - Powered by Stonefield Query\Data"
          edit="Customer Activity Report"/>
    
  • new: this tells Reporting4Act! to bring up the New Report Wizard. You can specify the report type with a reptype attribute with a value of Q for a quick report, X for a cross-tab report, L for a label, C for a chart, and G for a gauge; if this attribute is omitted, the Report Type dialog appears. You can also specify a default application view to use with "appview=application view name." These attributes are optional.

    Example:

      <settings ini="C:\Program Files\Reporting4Act! - Powered by Stonefield Query\Data"
          new="yes" reptype="Q" appview="My Application View"/>
    

You can also specify custom attributes. Reporting4Act! doesn't use these attributes but code you use anywhere in Reporting4Act! could. Here's an example:

<settings ini="C:\Program Files\Reporting4Act! - Powered by Stonefield Query\Data"
    MyCustom1="A" MyCustom2="B"/>

Each report element represents one report. You can have as many report nodes as you wish; each will run a report. If there are no value sub-elements of a report element, you can specify an "empty" element by closing the report tag with "/>"; otherwise, you will need a closing tag.

The attributes for the report node are:

  • name: the name of the report to run. This attribute is required.

    Example:

      <report name="Customer Activity Report"/>
    
  • output: the type of output: "preview" to preview the report, "print" to print the report, or "file" to output to file. This attribute is optional; if it isn't specified and the filename attribute is omitted, the report is printed.

    Example:

      <report name="Customer Activity Report" output="preview"/>
    
  • printer: tells Reporting4Act! to print the report to a specific printer. This attribute is optional; if it isn't specified, the Window default printer is used.

    Example:

      <report name="Customer Activity Report" printer="HP LaserJet"/>
    
  • template: the name of the template to use with this report. This attribute is optional; if it isn't specified, the default template for the report is used.

    Example:

      <report name="Customer Activity Report" template="Elegant"/>
    
  • filename: the name of the file to output to. This attribute is required if you want to output to a file.

    Example:

      <report name="Customer Activity Report"
          filename="C:\My Documents\Customers.docx"/>
    
  • type: since Reporting4Act! can output data-only, full format, PivotTable, or chart for Microsoft Excel or a spreadsheet file if you specify an XLS or XLSX extension, specify the type of file you want: "full" for full formatted Excel, "data" for data-only Excel, "fast" for fast data-only Excel, "pivottable" for an Excel PivotTable, "chart" for an Excel chart, or "spreadsheet" for a spreadsheet XLS file. This attribute is optional; if it's omitted, "data" is assumed.

    "pivottable" is only available for cross-tab reports and "chart" is only available for chart reports.

    Example:

      <report name="Customer Activity Report"
          filename="C:\My Documents\Customers.xlsx" type="data"/>
    
  • timestamp: "yes" to add a timestamp to the filename or "no" to not do that. This attribute is optional; if it is omitted, "no" is assumed.

    Example:

      <report name="Customer Activity Report"
          filename="C:\My Documents\Customers.doc"
          timestamp="yes"/>
    
  • display: if the report is output to a file, this attribute indicates if the file is displayed after it's created ("yes") or not ("no"). This attribute is optional; if it isn't specified, the file is displayed.

    Example:

      <report name="Customer Activity Report"
          filename="C:\My Documents\Customers.doc"
          display="no"/>
    
  • mailto: sends an email to the specified email addresses with the report as an attachment. If there are multiple email addresses, separate them with commas. If you don't specify the filename attribute, the report is output as a PDF file with the same name as the report. If you do specify the filename attribute, a file with that name and type is created and attached to the email. The mailto attribute is required if you want to email a report.

  • ccto: uses this attribute as the "carbon copy" or CC addresses. If there are multiple email addresses, separate them with commas. This attribute is optional.

  • bccto: uses this attribute as the "blind carbon copy" or BCC addresses. If there are multiple email addresses, separate them with commas. This attribute is optional.

  • subject: the subject for the email. This attribute is optional.

  • body: the body for the email. You can specify line breaks using "<br/>", which must be encoded as "&lt;br&gt;". This attribute is optional.

    Example:

      <report name="Customer Activity Report"
          mailto="someone@mycompany.com,someoneelse@mycompany.com"
          ccto="someoneelse@mycompany.com"
          bccto="anothersomeone@mycompany.com"
          subject="Customer Activities"
          body="Here is the customer activities report.&lt;br&gt;This is a new paragraph."/>
    
  • erasefile: "yes" to erase the file after the email is sent or "no" to not erase the file. This attribute is optional; if it's omitted, "yes" is assumed.

    Example:

      <report name="Customer Activity Report"
          mailto="someone@mycompany.com"
          subject="Customer Activities"
          erasefile="no"/>
    
  • runbygroup: this parameter tells Reporting4Act! to output each group to a separate file.

    Example:

      <report name="Customer Activity Report" runbygroup="yes"/>
    
  • appendfile: this parameter tells Reporting4Act! to append the report output to an existing file. This option is ignored if the output isn't sent to a PDF file.

    Example:

      <report name="Customer Activity Report"
          filename="C:\My Documents\Customers.pdf"
          appendfile="yes"/>
    
  • embedfonts: this parameter tells Reporting4Act! to embed fonts in the file. This option is ignored if the output isn't sent to a PDF file.

    Example:

      <report name="Customer Activity Report"
          filename="C:\My Documents\Customers.pdf"
          embedfonts="yes"/>
    
  • headings: this parameter indicates whether the first row of the output includes column headings. This option is ignored if the output isn't sent to an Excel data-only, comma-separated, or text file.

    Example:

      <report name="Customer Activity Report"
          filename="C:\My Documents\Customers.pdf"
          headings="no"/>
    
  • allowemptyresultset: this parameter tells Reporting4Act! to act as if the Run report with no records option is turned on: it runs the report even when there are no records that match the filter conditions, resulting in a blank report.

    Example:

      <report name="Customer Activity Report"
          filename="C:\My Documents\Customers.pdf"
          allowemptyresultset="yes"/>
    
  • addgroupvalue: specify "yes" for this parameter to add the group value to the file name when outputting each group to a separate file.

    Example:

      <report name="Customer Activity Report"
          filename="C:\My Documents\Customers.pdf"
          runbygroup="yes" addgroupvalue="yes"/>
    
  • filter: this parameter allows you to specify additional filter conditions to be added to the report.

    "<" and ">" must be encoded as "&lt;" and "&gt;", respectively.

    Example:

      <report name="Customer Activity Report"
          filter="Transaction.Amount &gt; 50"/>
    

The values and value elements are used to pass the values for ask-at-runtime conditions to the report. For dates, use the format YYYY-MM-DD. For logical or Boolean fields, use "T", "True", "Y", or "Yes" for True (anything else is considered to be False). For the "is between" or "is one of" operators, separate the values with a comma (for example, "2002-01-01,2002-12-31" for a "Date is between 01/01/2002 and 12/31/2002" condition). Omit the value (that is, use an empty value element) to ignore the condition. If the value contains a comma, escape it (prefix it with a backslash); for example, <value value="My Company\, LLC"</value>.

Example:

<report name="Customer Activity Report">
  <values>
    <value value="2008-01-01,2008-12-31"/>
  </values>
</report>

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