I can find documentation for creating an input control in studio or ireport, but cannot find any documentation on how to create an input control when developing a report within the server product. specifically, I can't find any documentation on how to create a parameter in the server. From with the Ad hoc query tool I can create a filter... but I cannot seem to find where on server I create parameters.
Is there any good documentation for this?
You can find all documentations for Jaspersoft Server here: http://community.jaspersoft.com/documentation?version=9036 specifically, use the "JasperReports Server User Guide"
When creating reports from the server, your filters act as input controls to the end user. When you add a filter in your ad-hoc designer and save it as a new report (not just ad-hoc view). The new report, will have the filter you added as input controls.