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Portrait Dialogue - running Dialogue reports from a URL

In Portrait Dialogue (PD), Dialogue Reports are normally run from within Visual Dialogue (VD).
For example, from the browser list of Dialogs, Message Templates, or Questionnaires, you can right click on an item, select Reports, and then select the report you wish to run.  
This opens the report in a tab in Visual Dialogue. Once generated, the option is made available to the user to View in Report Portal. This button is located in the ribbon bar and if selected the report will open in Internet Explorer (IE).

Sometimes it is desirable for some people to be able to look at these reports that do not use VD.  

The PD Reference Guide, which is provided in the documentation set, has a section on Reports, and it describes how to set up a URL for running or viewing reports.
Here is a section from that guide specific to Running a report template:

It is possible to link to the Report Viewer and run a report, with or without parameters.  When running a report with report parameters, the template id and the report parameters must be supplied.  When specifying report parameters in the URL, the parameter name and value (and optionally the parameter operator) must be given. If the report parameter operator is not specified, the default operator is used.
The URL format described:
(bold text represents optional parameters)
  • • Without report parameters:
    • http://<webserver>/MHReportViewer/ReportViewer.aspx?
    • TemplateID=[TEMPLATE ID]&Action=[ACTION]&FormatIndex=[FORMAT INDEX]
  • With report parameters:
    • http://<webserver>/MHReportViewer/ReportViewer.aspx?
    • TemplateID=[TEMPLATE ID]&Action=[ACTION]&FormatIndex=[FORMAT INDEX]&Instance=[INSTANCE_NAME]&
    • pname[1,2...]=[PARAMETER NAME]&
    • pvalue[1,2...]=[PARAMETER VALUE]&
    • poperator[1,2...]=[PARAMETER OPERATOR]
URL parameters:
  • The TemplateID parameter is required. Replace the [TEMPLATE ID] in the URL with the report's template id.
  • The Action parameter is optional. Use this parameter to set different view actions for the report. Replace the [ACTION] in the URL with the action desired. See Report View Actions for details.
  • The FormatIndex parameter is optional. Use this parameter in order to override the archived report's default format. Replace the [FORMAT INDEX] in the URL with the format desired. See Report Formats for details.
  • The Instance parameter is optional. Use this parameter to specify the instance name to use. If not specified, the default instance is used.
Specify the first report parameter like this: pname1=[PARAMETER NAME]&pvalue1=[PARAMETER VALUE]
Specify the second report parameter like this: pname2=[PARAMETER NAME]&pvalue2=[PARAMETER VALUE]
and so on...

Example:  http://<webserver>/MHReportViewer/ReportViewer.aspx?TemplateID=1267&FormatIndex=1&Action=Browse
UPDATED:  March 23, 2017