Jasper Ideas

Enhance filtering

We'd like to select in"is-one-of-filters" several values by via "copy-paste" into the search field.

That is, we want to paste a list of values (that are separated by carriage return) into the search field of an “one-of-Filter”. These values are should be selected then.

To select several hundreds filter values manually is not feasible, therefore we need this feature.

  • Rolf Bayer
  • Apr 26 2021
  • To be Reviewed
Components JasperReports Server, UI/UX
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    Divya Chouhan commented
    8 Oct, 2021 09:40am

    Hi Patrick,

    Thanks for providing the above answers. We just need a little more clarification. Can you please help us with the below questions?

    • When the values are paste into search box and user did not hit the Enter key what do we show in the search box? Should it be some special text like <multiple values> ?

    • If so then should this <multiple values> text disappear when I hit the Enter key and the selection should take effect? If that is the case then we will apply the selection but we will have to refresh the list with a new search result which will be the first page and some of the values which were selected might be there or might not be there in the first page (we should remember about pagination here).

    • Other option can be to not remove <multiple values> text from the search box and just select all the items which were paste. In this case the user will need to delete this <multiple values> text from the search box manually and that can be done just by hitting delete key (the entire phrase <multiple values> will be treated as one item and can be deleted by heating delete key just once).

    So, what do we want here to be the behavior?

  • Patrick Hallamoda commented
    1 Oct, 2021 12:05pm

    Hi Divya,

    thank you for your fast reply. Here are my answers regarding your questions.

    1) The best would be, if it is possible to merge these values. But in the filter box should be a button where I can delete the current selected values.

    2) When I paste the values into a empty search box I would only see the values that I have selected before. And normally I do not need a list of available values.

    3) Yes you can ignore them if there are some values in the list who doesn´t esixst.

    I hope this helps you. If not we can arrange a short Video Call where I can present this idea.


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    Divya Chouhan commented
    30 Sep, 2021 06:58am

    Hi Patrick, Can you please help us with the below points clarification ?

    1. If there are already some values selected in the filter what should be done with those selected values? Will they be replaced or will they be merged with those which user entered?

    2. At the moment when you enter the value into the search box we do the search and show matching value in the available list. In this case the first element is focused and if user hits Enter key then that element will be selected. In case of multiple values pasted into search box how do we show the content of the search box? Is it going to be text area in this case?

    3. What should we do with the values which user pasted but they are not in the list of available values? Should we ignore them?

  • Patrick Hallamoda commented
    27 Sep, 2021 09:06am

    Hello Damayanti Anand, are thre any plans when you want to offer this functionality?

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    Damayanti Anand commented
    16 Aug, 2021 11:07am

    Thanks for your idea. We will look into it as a future requirement.

  • Guest commented
    16 Jun, 2021 09:44am

    Hello Jaspersoft Team, as this function would be very helpful for our user I would like to ask you until when you plan to offer this function within Jaspersoft?