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  • #16
    Resurrecting this old thread...

    mikeallenbrown, I have followed your above steps, and even have the session_info page to confirm my user id is indeed set as the session variable, but the report still comes up with a blank where the logged in user name should be. Any suggestions on what I should do to troubleshoot?


    • #17
      I don't use session variables anymore ...or at least as few as possible. When it comes to displaying a user id in a report a session variable usually, in my use cases anyways, not necessary. From what you described I don't know why you're not getting the same results. That said here is how I currently handle things...

      Maybe you have a button in a UX that runs your report. In that UX you can have a USERID argument that grabs the user id. Screenshot below...
      Ashampoo_Snap_Wednesday, October 6, 2021_12h52m05s_001_.png
      In your report you also have an argument called "USERID". I don't give it a default value although you can if you wish to.
      Ashampoo_Snap_Wednesday, October 6, 2021_12h56m15s_002_.png
      Here is how the report is setup in the button (screenshot below). Notice how I use JavaScript to populate the arg value.
      Ashampoo_Snap_Wednesday, October 6, 2021_12h59m18s_003_.png
      Here is a screenshot of the JS function that is in the UX...
      Ashampoo_Snap_Wednesday, October 6, 2021_13h01m06s_004_.png

      This is under version 7776 (for future viewers on this post).
      Mike Brown - Contact Me
      Programmatic Technologies, LLC
      Independent Developer & Consultant


      • #18
        Followed those steps and I am getting "undefined" on my report. What am I missing?

        Edit: I added a Javascript Alert to the onInitializeComplete for the UX that just grabs the argument value and posts it in the message box. It says undefined here as well.
        Last edited by aprescott; 10-06-2021, 04:07 PM.


        • #19
          Security isn't active in working/life preview so the argument will never get populated if that is how you are trying to test this. Beyond that I couldn't tell you what you might be missing. Troubleshooting over a forum isn't easy.
          Mike Brown - Contact Me
          Programmatic Technologies, LLC

          Independent Developer & Consultant