custom report - link to search results

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Thu Jan 30 11:34:37 EST 2014


Samuel Cox <crankydillo at> writes:

> Hi,
> First, sorry for cross-posting.  However, I realized after posting to users
> that my question was more dev related.
> I'm trying to make a custom version of the budget report where each actual
> amount serves as a link to the transactions contributing to that amount.
> I'm thinking a search with appropriate values would be the best route.  It
> took me several hours just to figure out how to replace the actual value
> with a link to the account using Scheme.  However, I can't find a way to
> spawn a search from the link.
> Is there a way to link to (i.e. launch) a search from a report?  If not, do
> you have any other ideas or ways to start?

You can link to an account, but I don't think there is any way
specifically to link to a "search result".  Adding something like that
would be somewhat challenging, because searches aren't "stored" so there
is no way to actually reference it (i.e. a search has no GUID to

> Many thanks.


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