[GNC-dev] Reports Naming Problem
jralls at ceridwen.us
Mon Aug 12 22:15:32 EDT 2019
That's pretty olden--2.4 IIRC!
> On Aug 12, 2019, at 7:05 PM, David T. <sunfish62 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> 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.
>> John Ralls
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