report option processing

Andrew Sackville-West andrew at
Fri Jul 22 13:17:24 EDT 2005

Christian Stimming wrote:
> Hi Andrew,
> I think this idea has been brought up several times,

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 

> 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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