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by Ravindra Savaram
Last modified: March 20th 2021

Action Properties 

a) Go to report → refer to the drill-through report concept for this action
b) Go to URL:  → Calling a URL while doing report actions.
Ex: After clicking the respective party location value it displays the respective URL location.

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Sol: = Switch (fields! Partyloc.value= “HYD”,
Fields! Partyloc.value=”CHE”,
Fields! Party loc.value = “MUM”,
is nothing (fields! Paryt loc.value), Error! Hyperlink reference not valid.)

c) Go to book Mark:  → Refer to the chart report concept where there is an example for bookmark option

More examples for custom coding

1. Take this code in Report properties public function Vinay msg (by Val opp as string) as str Return “MSBI opportunities at 11 & opp end function
2. In the text box → expression write the below
= code. Vinay msg (“DWH Technologies”)

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Adding custom Assemblies

1) Open an instance of vs.net and create a new class library template. Here I am using C# (you can use any language). Give it a name “vinayhib” and specify its locate on.
2) Rename class1.cs to welcome class. Cs, open it and add the following methods to the class

Public string vinay msg (string name)
{return “MSBI opportunities at “+ name:}
Public static string svinay msg (string name)
{return “MSBI opportunities at “ + name:}


In the above case two methods

  • Static
  • Normal

3) Build project, take “vinaylib.dll” in bindebug folder to “IDE private Assemblies” in your machine.
4) Go to report, report  → report properties → references       ↓
Browse: vinay lib.dlc ←             Add     ←     ↓
Add (or) remove classes:
Click ← Add

Class Name                                           Instance name
Vinaylib. Welcome class.cs             My welcome class

5) Take text box and call the functions with the below syntaxes
a) = code.class instance name. Instance method name (List of Para)
b) = assemblyname.classname. staticmethodname (list of para)
=code. Mywelcomeclass. Vinaymsg(“DWHTechnologies”)
 =Vinaylib.welcomeclass. Svinaymsg(“DWHTechnologies”)
6) Copy “vinayhib.dll” in the “Report serverbin” folder in your machine

7)  deploy and see the results.       


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