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Using Parameters with Record Selections

Now that you have completed the task of implementing a parameter field within a report, you learn how a parameter field can also be used to filter the data retrieved by a report. Parameter values that business users enter can be used within record selection formulas to determine what data is retrieved from the database.

In the following exercises, use the same World Sales Report to implement the Countries parameter field (created earlier in the chapter) to filter the report results by including the parameter field within a record selection definition (using the Select Expert dialog). In this case, you enable the business user of the report to select one or more country values to be included in the record selection, thus filtering the report results to include only the desired data. The following steps demonstrate how a single report can be segmented many different ways:


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