Creating an Open Window active link for web reporting
- In BMC Remedy Developer Studio, create an active link.
- On the Associate Forms panel, specify the form that you want to report on.
- Add an Open Window action, and complete the fields as described in the following table.
Open Window action fields
Selecting New causes a new window to open for each report generated. If you select Current, the active link uses the existing open window from where the active link is initiated.
Name of the AR System server on which the form being reported on is located
Name of the form being reported on
Form View Name
Name of the form's view
The type of report
The menu's data is read from the ReportType form on the AR System server being used for the Open Window action.
Report Form (or Embedded)
Name of the report as stored in the Report form (not the file name of the attachment)
Screen or File
A query string that determines which entries from the form to include in the report
If you want to use a string from a local field, use the EXTERNAL keyword, for example, EXTERNAL($QueryStringField$). If this string and the Entry IDs string are both left empty, all entries of the form being reported on are included in the report.
If No Requests Match
Do Not Show Any Message
- Click Show Advanced, and complete the fields as described in the following table.
A comma-separated list of entry IDs from the form being reported on
Only these entries are displayed in the report. If this string is filled and contains fewer than 256 entry IDs, it overrides the Qualification String. Otherwise, the Qualification String takes precedence. If both are left empty, all entries in the form are included in the report.
Yes or No
Some report engines allow the Qualification String (or Entry IDs) to override a query that might be stored as part of the report definition. This value specifies whether the report engine should do so.
- Create — Used to create a new report definition file
- Edit — Used to edit an existing report definition file
- Run — Used to run a report
If you select Crystal Report in the Report Type field, then Edit and Create are not valid options for the Operation field.
The character set to be used for the report
Select Use Server to apply the same character set encoding used by the server.
- Save the active link.