you specifically typed 'without using bookmarks', but I think that your requirement aloows you to use a bookmark:
1. create a bookmark with your set of selections
2. in the report editor, go to Report Settings > Selections > Bookmark > Select the bookmark you created in the previous step
by doing this, every time the user opens the report, it will use the bookmark.
(Sorry if I didn't understand your question...)
Hi, thx, that worked, but doesn't solve my problem completely. The user will make this report personally for each salesperson (so each salesperson only sees their numbers), and must also be able to select a period (which ofcourse will vary). Now I cant select period or only one salesperson. Is it possible to solve this too?
For the predefind selection i thing trigger is the best way for the report selection on day month whatever u want .
you need to set the trigger on action event and you can esaily found the selection on report as per your requirement.
for example: if you want selection Date,Month,Year on report you can create trigger like this
Right click on sheet->Properties->Triggers->AddAction->Action->Add->selection->selection in Field->ok->Field(Year)>String(2011)>Ok
Note:-In place of field you have to give field name which selection you want.
In place of String you have to give field value as per your requirement.
you can create more than one trigger as like this on another field value.
hope using this method your problem will be solved