Specify a Default Selection for a Prompt

You can specify a default selection for a prompt so that users do not have to select or type a value when they run the report.

About this task

When following the steps documented in this topic, you can specify static default selections for prompts. The Default selections dialog box includes the Manage report parameters link. After the default selection value is added, this link changes to Move to report parameters. If you click any of these two links, the Parameters > Default values user interface is displayed that provides more advanced options to define default parameter values, including dynamic values that are based on report expressions. For more information, see Defining default parameter values.


  1. Click the prompt control.
  2. If you want to define a range of values, in the Properties pane, set the Range property and Multi-select property to Yes.
  3. In the Properties pane, double-click the Default selections property.
  4. Click the add button add icon and do one of the following:
    • If you chose to define a single value, type the value as the default selection.
    • If you chose to define a range of values, type the minimum and maximum values of the range in the Minimum value and Maximum value boxes, respectively.
  5. Repeat step 4 to specify other default selections.