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Andrew Sackville-West
hey,

this is one of those little things that get to me as a heavy user. So I
want to throw out there.

As you know, when you pick a report, it runs for its default Options
immediately. I rarely, if ever, use the defaults. How difficult is it to
change a report so that it comes up with the options window immediately,
before it is run? What are the implications of this (like, does it mess
with reloading already open reports on a restart?)? is this desireable?
  if its do-able and desireable, where do I start?

thanks
A
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Re: report option processing

Christian Stimming
Hi Andrew,

I think this idea has been brought up several times,
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=107282

I also don't have any idea how to implement this. Maybe someone else.

However, if a particular report's default options bother you a lot, then
your easiest workaround would be to modify the default options into
something else. This is described in the bugzilla entry above.

Christian

Andrew Sackville-West schrieb:

> hey,
>
> this is one of those little things that get to me as a heavy user. So I
> want to throw out there.
>
> As you know, when you pick a report, it runs for its default Options
> immediately. I rarely, if ever, use the defaults. How difficult is it to
> change a report so that it comes up with the options window immediately,
> before it is run? What are the implications of this (like, does it mess
> with reloading already open reports on a restart?)? is this desireable?
>  if its do-able and desireable, where do I start?
>
> thanks
> A
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Re: report option processing

Andrew Sackville-West


Christian Stimming wrote:
> Hi Andrew,
>
> I think this idea has been brought up several times,
> http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=107282

You know, sometimes I frustrate myself by googling all kinds of crap all
day, and then when I have a REAL question, I never think to do it... :D
>
> I also don't have any idea how to implement this. Maybe someone else.
>
> However, if a particular report's default options bother you a lot, then
> your easiest workaround would be to modify the default options into
> something else. This is described in the bugzilla entry above.

thanks, obvious. that's what I get for drinking two beers BEFORE sitting
down at the computer. I find though that I use lots of the reports in
lots of different ways. many of them I leave open all the time for my
default uses, but I'm constantly running different little cashflow & P&L
reports  for random stuff. The cashflow is a killer as it takes forever
(30+ SSECONDS!!) to run when I first pick it... then I have to go modify
it and run again... annoying.

I am hoping to find out whether people think this is even a good idea or
not? and what the implications are.  If its something that only bothers
me....

A

>
> Christian
>
> Andrew Sackville-West schrieb:
>
>> hey,
>>
>> this is one of those little things that get to me as a heavy user. So
>> I want to throw out there.
>>
>> As you know, when you pick a report, it runs for its default Options
>> immediately. I rarely, if ever, use the defaults. How difficult is it
>> to change a report so that it comes up with the options window
>> immediately, before it is run? What are the implications of this
>> (like, does it mess with reloading already open reports on a
>> restart?)? is this desireable?  if its do-able and desireable, where
>> do I start?
>>
>> thanks
>> A
>> _______________________________________________
>> gnucash-devel mailing list
>> [hidden email]
>> https://lists.gnucash.org/mailman/listinfo/gnucash-devel
>>
>
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