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Obsidian | Level 7


I have a project that needs to use a time slider. However, i have received some complains where using the slider is inconvenient. I have an idea to continue using a slider, but with an extra feature that enables me to input the start and end values of the slider. Is such an function possible?




Rhodochrosite | Level 12


Out of the box you can set the start/ to min/max of the variable value.


If you want more control I think you can edit the xml to achieve that not sure which elements you can change.


Try typing ctrl + alt + b to see the report xml and check if you can find the slider element.

If it's there you can script in values for start/stop 🙂



SAS Employee



You should be able to set the starting and ending values in the options for the Slider control.


If your users click the endpoints on the slider control, a date selector should appear that will enable them to specify the exact date for the start and end of the time range.


As an aside, editing your report's XML source is not officially supported. You should only do so with the guidance of SAS Technical Support and only after creating a backup copy of your report. For this specific task I don't think there is anything to be gained by doing this.



Rhodochrosite | Level 12


I assumed Dan wanted to set the min/max dynamically hence my recommendations 🙂

It would be so nice if it was possible to use a function for setting min/max in the slider object (or any object ;))


As always with unsupported functionality one should think twice before using it 🙂




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