How can I link an existing Input Control in Jaspersoft Studio

in iReport it easy to link an existing Input control (Folder Input controls in Report Unit) - right mouse - "Link an existing input control"

Is this as easy in Jaspersoft Studio possible - I couldn't find the context-menu in the Report Unit.'s picture
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2 Answers:

Right-click the report unit and choose "New".

From there it will be obvious. (But I understand why you wouldn't think of it at first.) It a different way to think of things, but I think the new flow is better once you're used to it.

EDIT: Based on baumgaro's comment, it's clearly not as obvious as I claimed. But you need to choose "Link" when your goal is to link to an existing input control (or link to another type of object).

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Actually this will lead to a new "Input Control" - but I would like to reuse an existing Input Control - "Link an existing input control" from somewhere else in the resource tree in JasperServer. Is this possible? - 9 years 11 months ago

That leads to the ability to create a new input control, of course. But it also leads to the choice "Link" which is what you want.

mdahlman - 9 years 11 months ago

Important detail: Linking input controls fails for me. (Linking other types of objects works well.) I logged it:

mdahlman - 9 years 11 months ago

I fixed creation of linked resources inside ReportUnit, now it will work

you can create a linked input control, New->Link and select an input control

or you can just create a new input control

or you can copy & paste an input control

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thanks for all the answers and the fixing! I do unterstand now - "Link" makes sense - but as mdahlman comments - I get the same error message ( - the fixed version will be Jaspersoft Studio 2.0.1? - or is there a repository where I can get daily builds? - 9 years 11 months ago

this will be in 2.0.1 I hope we release soon

chicuslavic - 9 years 11 months ago