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1185873 - Optional parameters appear the same as mandatory parameters


Optional parameters appear the same as mandatory parameters so users may be confused by the parameter prompt, or they may be unaware that the value is optional.


The issue has been identified and tracked under ID ADAPT00876123.


It is recommended that you clearly indicate that a parameter is optional by doing the following:
  1. Open the report in the report designer.
  2. In the Field Explorer window double-click the parameter to open it.
  3. Under Value Options, click the Prompt Text text box under Setting.
  4. Type a message to let someone know that the parameter is optional.
  5. Click the OK button.


Users may have difficulty removing an optional parameter's value. It can be done by using the Delete button in the Parameter Panel toolbar.


CR2008 CR 2008 XIR3 XI R3 TITAN RN , 1342277 , KBA , BI-RA-CR , Crystal Reports designer or Business View Manager , Bug Filed


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