How can we pass a String type field value to main report and print it somewhere?


Normally, we can pass anything from main dataset to a sub dataset or sub report. But the reverse seems to be non-feasible. Attached is a dummy jrxml for more context in defining the problem.


Suppose, we have to print the Field3 value in a text field under the main report (See attached jrxml).

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Hello there, 

I recently managed to pass values from subreport to main report using the "return values" menu.

For example, imagine you have a example_variable in your subreport, just click to return values,

add the variable name, create a variable with the same name in your main report with the parameter calculation = "System"

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Have a great day !

Best regards, Arnaud


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