After upgraded a client from SL 7.0 FP1 to SL 2011, I found all the their templates that are using wildcards are not working. This is for SL standard reports, we are not even talking about Custom reports.
Whether you are using question marks (?) for single character or asterisks (*) is not working. It works fine when you use a complete value, but you combine value and wildcards does not work.
Using SQL Profiler I could get the SQL Statement the report is executing, and when I ran it directly in SSMS (SQL Server Management Studio) it return 0 records.
Is there something I have to do on the SQL side to recognize those wildcards?
You can use the Operator as "Contains" instead of using wild card characters in Value
For Example: If we want to generate the Inventory Items report with the Inventory description "Crank" then
Just select the Field as "Inventory.Descr", and Operator as Contains" and Value as "Crank". No need to specify "%Crank%".
Hope this helps
Thanks and Regards
I find the same issue.
We may be able to come up with criteria that would get you the selection you need. Give me more specific selection parameters that you are working with and the report number.
We had thyis problem too when we went from 7 to SL 2011 FP1. Here is an example from our issue files back then:
Yes you can use ? now to replace _ to specify a certain number of characters to wildcard. For example, the following would select 090 office.
GL_Subacct EQUAL ???090*
GL_Subacct EQUAL ???090%