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Open Report in Edit Mode by default

<p>Hi,</p>
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<p>There is one requirement where users would be creating their own report by using Report studio from iHub. But the process is too technical for a functional person, like clicking on Create Report, select template, Selecting Data Object, data model etc. So to reduce this pain I though to create a report with already selected data object, but no column selected. This will give user option to open report is edit mode, select column , save as new name and thats it. But if user clicks on report directly instead of going into options and open in edit mode, report runs. This is an issue if we have to give link of report to the user. Is there any way we can set preferences to open report by default in edit mode.</p>
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<p>Thanks</p>

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  • edited October 14, 2015
    <p>You can construct a URL that will open the report design in studio directly instead of running the report.</p>
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    <p>For example:</p>
    <pre class="_prettyXprint _lang-">
    http://localhost:8700/iportal/wr?__report=Salesand Profit Analysis by Country.rptdesign
    </pre>

    Regards,

     

    Jesse Freeman

    Solution Consultant

    OpenText Corporation

    http://www.actuate.com | http://www.opentext.com

     

  • <p>Thanks a lot, if this works then nothing can be better. But I have few question like if I have report placed in folder structure how the URL would be.</p>
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    <p>Like if report is placed at Resources/APP/abc.rptdesign</p>
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    <p><a data-ipb='nomediaparse' href='http://XYZ/iportal/wr?__report=Resources/APP/abc.rptdesign'>http://XYZ/iportal/wr?__report=Resources/APP/abc.rptdesign</a></p&gt;
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    <p>I tried this but got error saying "cannot get report design file. The specified report at location not found"</p>
    <p>So wondering if I have to place this report at particular location or is there any other way to create this URL.</p>
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    <p>Thanks</p>
  • <p>You should be able to hit reports in any location on the iHub by providing its path as long as the user who is logging/logged into the iHub has permission to hit the report.</p>
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    <p>I think you may need a starting slash (/) when the report is not in the root directory.</p>
    <pre class="_prettyXprint _lang-nocode">
    http://localhost:8700/iportal/wr?__report=/Resources/APP/abc.rptdesign
    </pre>

    Regards,

     

    Jesse Freeman

    Solution Consultant

    OpenText Corporation

    http://www.actuate.com | http://www.opentext.com

     

  • <p>Thanks a lot Jesse,</p>
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    <p>That worked perfectly and users are gonna love it :-)</p>
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    <p>I tried earlier all the permutations and combinations but was somehow did not provide the '/' before Resources. (Lesson Learnt).</p>
  • <p>You're welcome.</p>
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    <p>Let us know if you have additional questions.</p>

    Regards,

     

    Jesse Freeman

    Solution Consultant

    OpenText Corporation

    http://www.actuate.com | http://www.opentext.com

     

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