Compared to Report Designer version 4.x the logic on how to add period functions has changed. In order to add for example YTD (year to date) function on a column you need to follow the steps below:
4. Drag the Year to date period function into the Filter tab within the Layout Editor (on the column):
If you want aggregated data you can drag the Period function into the Period Aggregation tab.
If you have a value in a named cell in another sheet in the OSR workbook, and you are trying to collect that value into the OSR report sheet, you need to do the following:
If it is in another sheet you’ll have to give a reference to that sheet.
Where Sheet = name of the sheet you’re looking into.
Cell = Name of the cell you’re looking into.
If for example I want to reference to cell B5 in sheet2, then the formula would be
If you renamed the sheet2 to Test, and the cell b5 to Cell, then the formula would look like this
If the sheet you wish to refer to includes expanding groups, you have to rename the relevant cell, like shown above.
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See the Microsoft Office documentation (external link) for more information.
OSR Designer has a search area, where you can search after attributes.
OSR Portal uses Spreadsheetgear (SPG) for rendering instead of Excel which is used in OSR Designer. Because SPG has fewer rendering features, objects such as graphs might appear differently when reports are run in the Portal.
You can resolve this expansion issue by marking the empty box in the data source.