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How to Fail Gracefully if Parameter doesn't match?

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How to Fail Gracefully if Parameter doesn't match?

Good Morning all,

 

We have a higher education VA report with multiple sections.

 

The home page allows a user to select an area of interest and an institution. Doing so sends them to the next section and the area of interest and institution are passed along as parameters to this new section so that we can display relevant data.

 

The issue is, what if there is no data for, say, a given institution in this case?

 

what does happen is we get the caution triangle message as captured in the image.

 

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Is there a better way to handle this? Another issue is....an area of interest and institution combination may be valid for one report section, but not another. We need to find a pleasant way to inform the user that their selected combo doesn't yield data, without it looking like the report is broken.

 

Thanks!

-Jeff

 

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