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By andreasml - June 27 - edited: June 28

Hello,

I am using the Report Builder plugin.

I have made a report which turns out the values of "surname" and "name" fields from the section "aortic_aneurysm_disease", where the "hospital" field will be "Athens Hospital". I have written the following querry and it works fine. 

SELECT
    surname, name
FROM `<?php echo $TABLE_PREFIX ?>aortic_aneurysm_disease`
WHERE hospital='Athens Hospital'
LIMIT 1000

However, when I need to search for the same fields ("surname" and "name") from another hospital, I have to create a new report. 

Question: is there a way to have a single report in which users will insert the value they want for the field "hospital" (in a text-field), or even choose from a list-box with pre-specified values for the specific field "hospital", and the report will give these fields ("surname" and "name") from this specific hospital?

Kind regards,

Andreas Lazaris

I have a similar question, I'd like to be able to build a simple form that identifies the WHERE aspect of the report.

Where Andreas is wanting to add a WHERE hospital = $variable, I'd like to be able to choose a date range, or similar.

I notice in the plugin there's commented PHP with " // parse form input" - is this something that can be extended in the plugin? 

Cheers,

Tim Forrest
Toledoh Enterprises
www.toledoh.com.au

Hi Andreas (and Tim), 

There's no built-in search functionality in Report Builder but you can use PHP code in the queries.  So with this query: 

SELECT surname, name
FROM `<?php echo $TABLE_PREFIX ?>aortic_aneurysm_disease`
WHERE hospital='Athens Hospital'
LIMIT 1000

You could do this (untested code) to get there WHERE value from the request: 

SELECT surname, name, hospital
FROM `<?php echo $TABLE_PREFIX ?>aortic_aneurysm_disease`
<?php if (isset($_REQUEST['hospital'])) { echo mysql_escapef(" WHERE hospital = ? ", $hospital); } ?>
LIMIT 1000

And then you could specify the hospital in the url like this: &hospital=Athens+Hospital

You'd still need to modify the plugin or add some custom code or links to generate those links though.

Hope that helps!

Dave Edis - Senior Developer
interactivetools.com