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         Prompts and Subqueries
Creating a Prompt

In the Query Explorer, drag the field that
 will require a criteria prompt into the filter.
Place ‘?’ around a statement that you want
 to appear when the user is prompted.
Prompt page is not necessary unless you
 want to display the prompt options in a
 more user friendly fashion or add text to
 explain the prompt.
Creating a Prompt Page

Go to the page explorer.
Drag a new page.
Double click on the page and use the
 toolbox to drag text boxes and formatting
 items over to the page. Add text to explain
 the prompt.
Prompt Types
 Decide on the type of prompt and drag it into your prompt
  page. Most often you will use one of these…
    Text box prompt
    Value prompt
    Date prompt
    Interval prompt
 Within each prompt type there are options to fine tune the
  prompt for specific purposes. These options can be chosen
  in the properties pane to on the left of your screen.
    Value prompts can be multi-select select so that users may enter
     more than one value. For example, a list of Medicaid IDs or a list of
     provider IDs.
Associating a Parameter

If you have already created a prompt in
 your query filter using ‘?’ you must link that
 parameter to the prompt you dragged into
 the prompt page.
  When you drag the prompt into the page, a
   prompt wizard will pop up.
                       or
  Select an associated prompt in the properties
   pane.
Passing Prompt Criteria
 If you have several queries that will use the
  same prompt criteria, you can use one prompt to
  pass that data to each query. For example…
   Dates. Three queries pull different datasets but all data
    will need to be State Fiscal Year.
   List of client or provider identification numbers.
 In the query filter, pull in the field that will require
  a prompt. Choose the parameters tab and drag
  the prompt parameter that you would like to pass
Subquery
 Create a subquery in the same way you would
  pass a parameter.
   First create a query which the second query will
   reference. Example, list of clients who are currently
   eligible for BCCP.
   Second create the main query pulling the data you
   need. Pull in the field that will reference the first query.
   Example – client ID.
   In the filter options, click the queries tab.
  Find your first query and pull the correlating field. For
   example – [HDR Client ID] in ([Entitlement
   Verification].[Client ID])

				
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