Prompting for filter values at run time
You can create a prompt that accepts a value or multiple values for a filter when a report runs. A prompt, also called a parameter, enables users reading your report to control the content of the report without having to edit the report. For example, in a report that displays sales data by sales office, instead of creating a filter that returns data for a specific office, you can create a prompt that asks the user to select the office for which they want to view data in the report. Even if you are the only one reading the report, a prompt makes it easy for you to view the report with different content. Without a prompt, you must edit the filter condition each time to supply a different value.

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