[GNC-dev] Reports Naming Problem

David T. sunfish62 at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 12 22:05:39 EDT 2019

Actually, John, I was renaming the report in its options page and saving 
the result. I tried both the Save button and the Save As button without 
success (expecting in the latter case to get a second saved report under 
the new name, allowing me to delete the first).

In the olden days, the report title was the controlling aspect of a 
stored report, and I was changing that, expecting it to propagate 
through. Old habits die hard.



On 8/12/2019 11:41 PM, John Ralls wrote:
>> On Aug 12, 2019, at 9:23 AM, David T. via gnucash-devel <gnucash-devel at gnucash.org> wrote:
>> Sending this to -Dev because of the technical aspect of the problem...
>> Over the years, my Saved Reports list had gotten unruly, with various one-off reports littering the folder. In an effort to figure out which reports were still valid, I undertook to open every report and delete those that were no longer useful to me.
>> However, the process was long, so I needed some way to flag the reports that I *had* vetted, and I chose to add an asterisk ("*") to the end of the report title. This postfix tagging worked fine; the tagged reports showed up in the list of reports with their new names, and they all ran just fine.
>> Now, having completed the process, I no longer need to keep track of which reports have been checked, and I thought I might remove these tags. Unfortunately, renaming the report (either by removing the text, or by adding some other text in its place) doesn't work; the asterisk remains regardless.
>> I realize that I can go into the saved-reports-2.8 file and manually rename them all, but that seemingly defeats the purpose of a user interface...
> This is from the "saved report configurations" dialog using the "rename" button that looks like an edit icon?
> I can add and remove asterisks from a report name there with no issues. It doesn't seem to matter whether I quit GnuCash between edits.
> Regards,
> John Ralls

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