The Filters Panel

The Filters panel displays any filters defined for the view. You can set the filter values and see the resulting change in the Ad Hoc View panel. To hide the Filters panel, click the icon in the top left corner of the panel. Click the same icon on the minimized panel to expand it again.

For more information on working with filters, see Using Filters and Input Controls.

Saving an Ad Hoc View, Previewing and Creating a Report

After you create a compelling table, chart, or crosstab, you can save the view in the repository for future use.

To save an Ad Hoc view:

1. Hover your mouse over .
2. Select Save Ad Hoc View or Save Ad Hoc View As.
3. Name the view as needed, and click

The view is saved in the repository.

You can also save an Ad Hoc view as a report. Typically, a report is created when you want to:

See data in the interactive report viewer.
Perform additional formatting of the table data.
Embed the data content into a dashboard.

Create a report from the view by selecting Save Ad Hoc View and Create Report; you can also create and run a report directly from the repository. For more information, see Running or Creating a Simple Report. When you run the report, it is displayed as a JasperReport.

Dependent Reports

When you create a report from an Ad Hoc view, the report is considered “dependent” on that view.

When you save an Ad Hoc view its dependent reports are not updated. For example, if you open an Ad Hoc view in the Editor and add a column to it, that column will not show up in previous reports created from that view. In such a case, you may want to save the updated view with a different filename to avoid confusion.