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The co-display option allows you to link multiple reports together from a single master report. This can include:

  • Co-display: Where one or more reports are displayed on the same report.
  • Tabbed reports: Where multiple reports are added to a master report using tabs

The benefit of these options is that you can show multiple reports within a single master report that have unrelated data sets but are of common interest to the user.

Creating a Co-Display Report

  1. To create a co-display report, tick the co-display check box on the Report Options Analysis menu.
  2. Using the report wizard or side navigation go to the related reports page. Choose the type of Co-display you wish to create.
  3. A search facility will open to assist you to find a report in your repository that you wish to add in as a co-display.
    Note: To create a new related report you must already have reports built with a Status of ACTIVE.
  4. Select the placement of the report – for example to the right of your main report or under you main report.
  5. Click Add to add it to your list of related reports. (You can have more than one co-display report on your main report).

Tabbed Co-Display Example

When setting up your Co-Display you have the choice to use a 'Tabbed' option. This will mean the child report will be displayed on a separate tab to that of the main report, for example:

Shared Filters for a Co-Display report

With Yellowfin you can include a user prompt filter on your report and share that filter with your co-display reports.

  1. To do this, create your child report with the user prompt filter that you wish to use.
  2. Next create your master report, include your desired user prompt filter and click the co-display check box. Search for your required co-display report as detailed above.
  3. Yellowfin will recognise that a user prompt is required by the child report and prompt you for linked field data. You will be able to either link the co-display report to a field within the master report or to share a filter within the master report.
  4. Link the master and child fields to allow Yellowfin to associate the correct parameters with both the master and the child.

Editing a Child Report

When editing your reports you may attempt to edit a report that is used as a child report for another report. If this occurs the following message will be displayed.

If you delete a field from your report that is required by your parent report the parent report will fail. Your users, if they do not have edit access to reports, will not be able to fix the error. Therefore, be very careful when editing or deleting your reports so that you do not impact on related reports.

Co-display Format Options

You can format your co-display reports from the main report menu. Once you have included related reports you will see a related report section on the menu. Click on this and then choose the related report you wish to apply formatting to.



Show Title

Uncheck this option if you wish to remove the report title from the co-display report

Show Description

Uncheck this option if you wish to remove the report description from the co-display report

Fit to Parent

Check this item if you want the co-display report to be stretched to fit the parent report. Note this option will only work for reports where the child is narrower than the parent report.

Border Width

Set the width of the border by typing in a numeric value for the pixels you want.

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