Descriptive popup


In the report I am doing at the moment there is a list of values, which lacks a detailed description. Would it be possible to allow a user to click on one of the values to open a descriptive window pop up further describing the value in more detail.

I was thinking of using a sub report but as the space in my report is limited, some sort of popup would sort this out better.

Any suggestion on how this can be achieved would be a great help.

more ▼

asked Aug 03, 2012 at 02:19 PM in Default

WcMyburgh gravatar image

80 4 4 6

(comments are locked)
10|1200 characters needed characters left

2 answers: sort voted first
The only 'interactive' option you have is to put information in a tooltip that will give some information to the user when they hover over the chosen part of the report.
more ▼

answered Aug 03, 2012 at 06:56 PM

Fatherjack gravatar image

Fatherjack ♦♦
42.8k 75 79 108

(comments are locked)
10|1200 characters needed characters left

I guess this can be handled as a drill down by Adding an Expand/Collapse Action to the Item (Here is an example with snapshots) OR Drill through Report. Then it will be the user's discretion to click and see the details.

more ▼

answered Aug 06, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Usman Butt gravatar image

Usman Butt
13.9k 6 8 14

I did think about this but with this option the user will lose the information on the primary report and I feel this wont suit the needs of the OP any better. I think they want to have the main data and some 'optional extra' when the user chooses/needs it.
Aug 06, 2012 at 07:46 PM Fatherjack ♦♦
I got your valid point. But I guess it is always better to know all the options/workarounds ;)
Aug 07, 2012 at 10:54 AM Usman Butt
(comments are locked)
10|1200 characters needed characters left
Your answer
toggle preview:

Up to 2 attachments (including images) can be used with a maximum of 524.3 kB each and 1.0 MB total.

New code box

There's a new way to format code on the site - the red speech bubble logo will automatically format T-SQL for you. The original code box is still there for XML, etc. More details here.

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here



Answers and Comments

SQL Server Central

Need long-form SQL discussion? SQLserverCentral.com is the place.



asked: Aug 03, 2012 at 02:19 PM

Seen: 698 times

Last Updated: Aug 07, 2012 at 10:54 AM