Lists of Values

List of values are resources that define a static list of values for single-select or multi-select input controls. For each selection in the list, the list defines a label presented to the user and the value passed to the report when it runs. Depending on the type of input control, the end user selects one or more of these labels as radio buttons, check boxes, or drop-down lists.

To create a list of values resource:

1. Log on as an administrator.
2. Click View > Repository and expand the folder tree to locate the folder in which you want to create the list of values. If you installed the sample data, the suggested folder is Input Data Types.
3. Right-click the folder and select Add Resource > List of Values from the context menu.

The Add List of Values page appears.

Add List of Values Page

4. Enter a name and optional description for the datatype. The resource ID is filled in automatically.
5. Enter the name and value for each item in the list and click Add.

The name and value are both treated as strings. Users only see the label in an input control that uses the list, and the report only receives the value. To remove an item, click Remove beside its value.

6. When you have defined all values in the list, click Submit. The list of values resource appears in the repository.