The Parameters Panel can be designed (and viewed) in Report Designer using the input controls. The users have the ability to create and define parameters/prompts quickly. The reports containing the custom parameter panel can be viewed when previewing the report. On preview, users can select the start date and the end date, and select hierarchical parameters.
Go to the Parameters tab at the top.
Create the custom parameters view for the report by clicking the Generate button.
If the report already has pre-defined report parameters, a default parameters layout is generated in the design area from these parameters. You can then build the parameters panel from the default view or simply create a fresh parameter panel using the controls available in the parameters designer.
Drag-drop the controls from the toolbox that will be used to input parameters.
Set the properties of each of the control such as Binding, Text, Display, etc. depending on the function of each control.
Add buttons to perform actions like Preview to preview report based on selected parameters, Reset to reset the parameter selection to default, and Clear to clear the selection, on the preview window.
The controls make the panel have default properties set like name, label, default value, etc. Following is the list of controls available in the Report Designer.
Use Vertical Layout to see how parameters will look in the preview window. You can reorder the parameters by drag-drop operation. You can also control the position of labels for the controls making the panel. Also, you can choose the Highlight Required option to highlight the errors while designing the parameter panel.