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How to Create MultiSelect CheckBox Parameter Editor

Environment

Report Viewer HTML5

Description

The article elaborates on how to change the default editors for visible multivalue parameters in the HTML5 Viewer's Parameters Area.

Custom parameter editors are defined through the parameterEditors (Report Viewer Initialization) array passed as an option when creating the report viewer widget. Each object represents a parameter editor factory for creating editors suitable to edit a specific report parameter configuration.

Each editor is an object which contains two methods: match and createEditor.

The match method accepts a report parameter to be edited as an argument and returns a boolean value which indicates whether the parameter editor is suitable for this parameter. The parameter variable exposes the properties of the report parameter like name, allowNull, availableValues, multiValue, type, etc.

The main work for creating and utilizing the parameter editor is done in the createEditor method. Its purpose is to create the parameter editor UI and wire it to the parameterChanged callback when a new value is selected. The return result is a new object containing the beginEdit method which is the entry point for creating the editor from the viewer.

The following example illustrates how to use the Kendo CheckBoxGroup widget for a multi parameter value parameter editor which also has available values.

Solution

  1. Add a reference to Kendo of version R1 2021 or newer
<script src="https://kendo.cdn.telerik.com/2021.1.119/js/kendo.all.min.js"></script>
  1. Create a match and editor functions

       function matchFunction(parameter) {
            return Boolean(parameter.availableValues) && parameter.multivalue;
        }

        function createEditorFunction(placeholder, options) {
            let checkboxGroupElement = $(placeholder).html("<ul></ul>");
            let valueChangedCallback = options.parameterChanged;
            let parameter;

            function onChange() {
                let val = checkboxList.value();
                valueChangedCallback(parameter, val);
            }

            return {
                beginEdit: function (param) {

                    parameter = param;

                    $(checkboxGroupElement).kendoCheckBoxGroup({
                        layout: "vertical",
                        items: parameter.availableValues.map((param) => ({ ...param, label: param.name })),
                        change: onChange,
                        value: parameter.value
                    });

                    checkboxList = $(checkboxGroupElement).data("kendoCheckBoxGroup");
                }
            };
        }
  1. Edit the parameterEditors array:
  $(document).ready(function () {
            $("#reportViewer1")
                .telerik_ReportViewer({
                    serviceUrl: "api/reports/",
                    reportSource: {
                        report: "Product Line Sales.trdp",
                        parameters: {}
                    },
                    parameterEditors: [{
                        match: matchFunction,
                        createEditor: createEditorFunction
                    }],
                    viewMode: telerikReportViewer.ViewModes.INTERACTIVE,
                    scaleMode: telerikReportViewer.ScaleModes.FIT_PAGE,
                    scale: 1.0,
                    enableAccessibility: false,
                    sendEmail: { enabled: true },
                });

        });

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See Also

What's new in Kendo UI for jQuery

How to Create a Custom Parameter Editor

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