Last Week in the Forums: Dynamic Security Expression, RowNum in Crosstab

This blog series takes a look back at the past week in the forums, recalling how active they were and highlights some of the questions asked that seem to frequent the forums or other interesting topics. Traffic is slowing down a little bit, it seems, but the forums are still busy. They were just REALLY busy before! :) Many great questions and answers were posted. As always, thanks to those users who help answer questions! It is a great help to the community!

The unanswered post for this week is about dynamic ACL expressions. The poster is using Actuate BIRT and is trying to find a way to write a data row security expression that would cover all roles for a particular country to see the reports for their country. Currently, they specify “manager” and “staff” in the list, but they’d like to be able to do something like “*” + country in case any new roles are created. If anyone has experienced a similar situation and has suggestions, please post in the thread.

The next topic I’ll cover this week is about creating a row number in a crosstab. The solution to be able to add a row number to a crosstab is to simply add a grid to the outer dimension and use a dynamic textbox to increment a previously initialized variable. A more detailed explanation can be found in the thread.

The last topic for this week is about multi-select cascading parameters. When creating a cascading parameter, the multi-select option is only available on the final parameter of the group. However, the poster found a solution to allow them to be able to do so. A link to their devShare post that describes what they did can be found in the thread.

Again, this is just a small sample of what went through the forums this past week. For more questions and answers that have been posted, check out the forums. As always, if you have a question, feel free to ask it, and if you see a question you know the answer to or have a similar experience to, feel free to post an answer or comment. 

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