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How To Use One Parameter To Update Multiple Elements At Once

Question

I have three segments on a report each with its own period as a parameter, Current Month, YTD current year and prior year. Is there a way to set up the report so that when I change one parameter to the current month to have the other two segments update automatically? 

Answer

You can do this by linking together your time parameters. You can link any time element except for Timespan elements to a single Period parameter. To do this, you would drag the first time element to the parameter bar. Then, you would drag the other two time elements on top of it. Once this has been done, if you right-click on the Period parameter and select Properties, you will see the connection between the three elements.

Helpful Hint: In the Parameter Properties if you scroll to the very top of the Initial Choice field you will several dynamic options such as current month and last Actuals month.

See below screencast for an example.

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