Adding Parameter and Criteria to reports

  • Always try to add Parameters to your report. Parameters cause windows of common filter options to display when you run the report. If the report has no parameters, you will be forced to use filters when running reports. Filters are very powerful, but are a lot harder to use. A parameter window might ask you for a start and end date as fields you just fill in on a popup window, filters require you to enter the start and end data in a structured query. Editing filters require at least  one hour training course. So try to use Parameters if you can.
  • The only way to know if the data type on your report allows you to add parameters to your report is to try to add a parameter. If your data type allows parameters, the parameters available will display.


  1. Click on the "New" button above the list of parameters on the "Parameters" tab

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  2. Optionally add a filter, you probably don't need to complete this step
    1. If you want to add any filters, click on the "Filters" tab and then new to add your filters. A filter follows the standard Readysell criteria structure which is explained here in the User Guide
    2. You probably can just use a parameter
    3. As a general rule, if no parameters are available, add a filter, otherwise use a parameter
    4. an example of a filter to select for a single date below

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  3. Click on the "Save and Close" button on the ribbon menu above your report tab.

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  4. Find your new report and highlight one of the parameter options then click on "Show Report Using Parameters"

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  5. Select a range on the parameters popup window that is sufficient for some data to show on your report, then click the "OK" button on the parameters window

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See also:

Adding A Criteria To The Report Parameters Window

Customising Readysell lists and detail view user interface then saving and sharing the results

Changing the formatting on lists using appearance rules

Working with Lists