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Opened 17 years ago

Closed 16 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#1735 closed enhancement (fixed)

Custom Query ''saved as'' Report.

Reported by: bruno@… Owned by: Christian Boos
Priority: normal Milestone: 0.11
Component: report system Version: 0.8.4
Severity: major Keywords: query
Cc: bruno@…, dserodio@…, sdyson@…, s.lipnevich@…, ohnobinki@… Branch:
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Description (last modified by Christian Boos)

That would be well if one could save a Custom Query as a new Report.

I think that that would make it possible to do without Create New Report

See also: #1338 and #1594 (earlier requests for this feature)

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comment:1 by Christian Boos, 17 years ago

Owner: changed from Jonas Borgström to Christian Boos
Priority: normallow
Status: newassigned

That's an often requested feature. The usual answer has so far been: copy the query URL and paste it in a Wiki page after a query:? link or inside a [[TicketQuery]] macro.

However, I'd like to investigate the possibility to use the current query's SQL as a basis for creating a new report, as you suggested.

The advantages:

  • list of all the available reports in the obvious place (View Tickets)
  • use of the {n} syntax for saved queries. The query can therefore be modified and all the references will use the latest version of the query (this is not the case with the !query: and [[TicketQuery]] forms)

comment:2 by anonymous, 17 years ago

Cc: bruno@… added

comment:3 by Matthew Good, 17 years ago

Well, cmlenz has been planning to phase out the Reports module for a while now, so let's not start planning new features around it. Plus, turning one of the queries into a SQL report loses a lot of the flexibility that the query module offers. If we provide a button to save the query I think that it needs to save it for use in the query module, not as SQL.

comment:4 by Ian Leader <__ian.leader__@…>, 17 years ago

Are details of the proposal to remove the report module available somewhere? I agree that it would be better to focus effort on the query module (including the ability to save queries as queries, not reports), but I would hate to lose the flexibility of the report module.

comment:5 by dserodio@…, 17 years ago

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comment:6 by Christian Boos, 16 years ago

My current thinking about this would be simply to save the query string in the sql field, not messing around with the actual SQL.

comment:7 by anonymous, 16 years ago

IWBRN nice be able to save custom queries somehow. We also need the ability to select which fields are in the output.

just my 2 cents…..

comment:8 by Armin Ronacher, 16 years ago

I would just save the URL in the database. eg


comment:9 by Christian Boos, 16 years ago

Description: modified (diff)
Milestone: 0.11

This feature seems to be requested quite often. I propose to add a Save Query button in the Ticket Query page when the user has the REPORT_CREATE permission. This would then go to the new report page, with the query field pre-filled with the query string (as mentioned above).

The report module could first handle both SQL queries and custom queries, then later (milestone:0.12?), support for SQL queries could be dropped from the report module.

comment:10 by Christian Boos, 16 years ago

Status: assignednew

comment:11 by sid, 16 years ago

Keywords: query added

comment:12 by Christian Boos, 16 years ago

Description: modified (diff)

If a query is saved as a report, then it can be easier to tweak it further, even if the UI for that is not (yet) available in the Custom Query view:

  • specify which columns should be displayed (#2821)
  • should make it possible to easily define and change the default custom query

in reply to:  12 comment:13 by sid, 16 years ago

Replying to cboos:

  • should make it possible to easily define and change the default custom query

See #2409.

comment:14 by anonymous, 16 years ago

Cc: sdyson@… added

comment:15 by Christian Boos, 16 years ago

Priority: lownormal

comment:16 by Christian Boos, 16 years ago

Component: generalreport system
Resolution: fixed
Severity: normalmajor
Status: newclosed

Implemented in r4782.

comment:17 by anonymous, 16 years ago

Cc: sdyson@… added; sdyson@… removed

comment:18 by s.lipnevich@…, 16 years ago

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comment:19 by ohnobinki@…, 12 years ago

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