1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 27, 2010 2:14 PM by Naveen Anne

    Dynamic Drill Through Reports

    Edwin Lindeman
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      is it possbile to create a dynamic drill through report?


      My situation is I have a table with some Policy % in each cell. I want to be able to click on the % and go a drill through detailed report. However instead of creating a separate detail page for each one of my policy % i was wondering if i could make the drill through report dynamic by passing it parameters?


      hope that made sense.


      Thank you

        • 1. Re: Dynamic Drill Through Reports

          Yes, this can be done using Cognos Report Studio.


          First, build a report in Cognos Report Studio that accepts user inputs as parameters. You would have to use Parameters as objects in your query while creating the report. When you run this report, it should prompt the user to supply the inputs to these parameters. Make these parameters mandatory.


          After testing this report, go to the main report and set up drill through options. Select the previous report you created as the child report. It should prompt you to map the parameters to the variables in the parent report. If the mapping is done correctly, it should give you your desired functionality i.e. when you click on a % cell, it should pass appropriate values to the child report and display the child report.