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@Prompt Date Filter - today's date as Default

Here is a date filter prompt created with default date as '01/01/2011'

@Prompt('Start Date:','D',,Mono,Free,Not_Persistent,{'01/01/2011'},User:8)

Is there a way to pass Today's date as default like @Prompt('Start Date:','D',,Mono,Free,Not_Persistent,<Today>,User:8)

There is a Filter object in Universe with options to select : {Today, Yesterday, This Week, This Month , Previous Month and Custom Date}. This @prompt is part of <Custom Date> option.

I have tried the following options :

1. Created a Dimension object which will send today's date 'Calendar\Today' and @Prompt('Start Date:','D',,Mono,Free,Not_Persistent,'Calendar\Today',User:8)

2. Found no keyword which represents today's date in the default date position.

3. Made the prompt optional by using the 9th parameter (@Prompt('Start Date:','D',,Mono,Free,Not_Persistent,{'01/01/2011'},User:8,optional) and used the following SQL

Table.columnname >= (Case when @Prompt('Start Date:','D',,Mono,Free,Not_Persistent,{'01/01/2011'},User:8,optional) is null then sysdate

Else @Prompt('Start Date:','D',,Mono,Free,Not_Persistent,{'01/01/2011'},User:8,optional) end)

But received an error in Webi (~ Expected value for this prompt; Cannot generate SQL)

Referred to link: (but it is post 2 years ago, not sure if it is still valid)

Wanted to know if there is a way to do this in the Universe designer.


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Former Member replied

Dave's blog is still valid and it's the best we've got at the moment in XI3.

I've not see 4.0 yet so cannot comment on that.

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