This blog explains the main technical details you need to know in order to use the feature ‘report navigation’. Report navigation allows you to navigate from one view to another within the same report and passing parameters from the first view – or navigate from one report to another by passing parameters from the first report.
By using this feature
- You can define drill down reports
- Keep reports simple by showing only relevant date based on your selection
- reduce performance if you only show the ‘relevant ‘ fields in the result list based on your previous selections
Good to Know:
Report navigation does only work (or can be tested by you as the administrator) if a report is assigned either to a workcenter you have access rights or to a role you are assigned to (if role based access restrictions for reports are switched on in fine-tuning)
Examples for report navigations are:
Use case 1
You have created one report with multiple views A,B,C .
You want to navigate from view A to view B.
In view B you only want to see data related to the selection you have already done in view A.
From B you want to navigate to C and again you want to consider your previous selections.
Use case 2
You have created 3 reports X,Y,Z.
You want to navigate from report X to report Y.
In In report Y you only want to see data related to the selection you have already done in report X.
From Y you want to navigate to Z and again you want to consider your previous selections.
Please check the following blog for an example on how to set up the navigation in detail.