warlord at MIT.EDU
Wed Feb 12 12:12:57 CST 2003
"Lahoz Gracia, Juan Leon" <juan-leon.lahoz at mad.tecsidel.es> writes:
> I'm not only speaking about a single report, but the ability
> to combine several of them.
Have you tried the "Custom Multicolumn Report" under the
"Reports -> Sample & Custom" menu? Using this report you
can combine your other reports into a single "table" on the
page, in multiple columns and rows.
> If I can define, save and load a single report, would be
> nice to combine several of them in a visual way. For
> instance, a barchart report to see my weekly expenses in
> food, with three piecharts showing the proportions of each
> kind of food (milk, bread, beer,...) for the las week, the
> last month and the last three months.
You can try the above...
> I might like to load and run my set of saved reports monthly
> and save the results to html (maybe guppi is not in good
> shape and I am out of luck).
> What I look is basically:
> - Ability to define a report with its preferences, name it
> and save to my directory of reports. The more graphical
> and flexible the way, the better.
Ok, right now there is no way to "save" report settings. The best you
can do is leave the account "open" in a tab on the main window.
Saving report settings is an open bug (see #104156).
> - Ability of visually combine several of these reports,
> setting the parameters and chosing the relative positions,
> sizes, etc. and saving the result as another report.
> - Ability to export them in html, including graphics.
This _should_ exist, but I believe you are correct that it might not
due to guppi/GtkHTML..
> - Ability to run a saved report and save to html with a
> single command (maybe this could be scheduled).
This is related to the 'saved report settings' issue.
> [ BTW, I would like also a context menu in the graphical
> reports to chose between "open" and "open in another window"
> instead the default "open". ]
I'm not sure what you mean here. Which context menu in which
> Gnucash has several default reports. Configure them, save
> with another names and run whenever you want is nice.
See above about open bugs ;)
> It would be nice also some sort of "shell" to define reports
> in scheme: a menu option would launch an editor (you could
> chose what editor, by example emacsclient) with an skeleton
> of report, then the report would be saved in the correct
> directory, etc. And having help about the data and
> functions you can use would be great.
I need to think about this one.
> Yes, I know all of this is a lot of effort and maybe not
> into the priorities of most of the users and developers, but
> to dream is cheap to me :-).
> Juan Leon
Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
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