Sometimes a report needs to return all records for a parameterized field where a record selection filter has been created on this parameter. Although it would certainly be possible to create a parameter and select all valid values for the parameter, there certainly must be a better way—and there is. In this example, a filter is added to a report so that if a user enters a specific value or a list of values, only those values are returned. Alternatively, if the user enters an asterisk (*, or other predefined symbol such as All Values), all values are returned.
Open the sample report Chap 5 World SalesParm.rpt created earlier in this chapter.
From the Report menu choose Selection Formulas, ...