I recently downloaded Pentaho and I am trying to self-teach myself the software. I just configured a data source using the Pentaho web UI. I now have a couple of really basic questions about Pentaho reporting. Please bear with me if these questions have been already asked. I searched the forum but did not find anything similar, so decided to post. My questions are:
I have a couple of reports which the user should be able to access. Is is possible to create parameterized inputs for the reports? Based on the inputs the reports should be pulled from the db. Also, the user should be able to see the different reports when he logs in and when he clicks on a link to a report, he should be taken to the page where he can enter the inputs.
I tried using the Pentaho report designer and under data->Add parameters, I added the parameter based on which the report should be generated. When I clicked 'Run', then a pop-up box opened with a textbox to enter the parameter. Is is possible for the inputs to be displayed inline rather than as a popup?
Once again, I apologize if these questions have been already asked. Would be great if anyone can help me out here.