JADEĀ  Environment Development Ideas

Enhancements to Report Writer

The purpose of this JEDI is to solicit ideas for enhancing the Report Writer feature.

To start with this would include include copy and paste of fields like literals and a redesign of the F6 data list to allow searching and collapsing of the structure.

  • John Richards
  • Jun 10 2020
  • Needs review
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  • Shane Holdsworth commented
    30 Jun 04:00am

    All of the suggestions so far are really good ideas that would add a lot more convenience and practicality to JRW.

  • Saurabh Chaturvedi commented
    30 Jun 03:30am
    1. Search functionality should display the fields under respective classes or display them when the mouse hovers to be able to clearly identify which field is what.

    2. 100 % agree with Daves comment below - copy/paste functionality should not be limited to literals only but should also allow copy of database fields and also across multiple Reports.

    3. In Catalogue, a lot of database fields do not return any value, is it possible to mark them in a separate color (if not remove them) , this will make life easier. Or make all the fields that return a value in bold.

  • Dave Patrick commented
    10 Jun 02:34am

    Expanding on Andrew's Suggestion 2 - allow copy / paste to work the way it does in the painter, i.e. copy / paste in the same report design, but also across report designs. So you can take attributes / literals / database fields etc from existing designs to a new design

  • Andrew Bishop commented
    10 Jun 01:30am

    Suggestion 4. Put attributes and collections under their classes and allow the class to be collapsible, this would really improve the usability of the catalog.

  • Andrew Bishop commented
    10 Jun 01:27am

    Suggestion 3. F6 Catalog to have F4 search functionality.

    The System sheet on the Catalog dialog is really difficult to use. Suggest a search function that high lights matching classes and attributes.

  • Andrew Bishop commented
    10 Jun 01:24am

    Suggestion 2. Add Copy and Paste functionality for literals.

    When building a report quite a lot of literals are needed, a copy and paste function would be great if it copied the literal and all of its formatting. There is a delete option, but need cut, copy and paste.

  • Andrew Bishop commented
    10 Jun 01:21am

    Suggestion 1. Make selected items stand out more.

    In the attached example the literal with 'ANDREW' in it is selected, but it is hard to know that it is. Then to make this clearer, maybe a different colour or bolder out line etc.

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    John Richards commented
    10 Jun 01:09am

    The purpose of this JEDI is to solicit ideas for enhancing the Report Writer feature.

    To start with this would include include copy and paste of fields like literals and a redesign of the F6 data list to allow searching and collapsing of the structure.