Chris18 Trusted Contributor.
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Is there a way to rename reports?

Dear forum,

We have a couple of favorite reports and they are being run with different parameters for different purposes. However, as it is now, they all have the same name, e.g. "time actuals". It would be great to be able to name them, so that they could be reused with similar parameters at a later time, like "time actuals for external projects", "time actuals for products" or "time actuals for FTE count" etc. Currently, it is virtually hopeless to find the one you are looking for in the list of completed reports. Has anyone found a way to do this? We are on 9.22, so maybe it is already available in a later version?

Thanks, /Chris

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Chris18 Trusted Contributor.
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Re: Is there a way to rename reports?

bump

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Outstanding Contributor.. Loc_Nguyen_PPM Outstanding Contributor..
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Re: Is there a way to rename reports?

Hi Chris,

Did you try to change the report name in workbench?

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Chris18 Trusted Contributor.
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Re: Is there a way to rename reports?

Thanks for reaching out! 😃

Our users do not have access to the workbench.

Are you saying that if they request a certain report to be renamed by someone with workbench access, this would be possible?

Thanks,

/Chris

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Outstanding Contributor.. Loc_Nguyen_PPM Outstanding Contributor..
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Re: Is there a way to rename reports?

Hi Chris,

Yes, the owner of the report should be able to re-name.

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Derek Giedd Honored Contributor.
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Re: Is there a way to rename reports?

I believe the requestor wanted to be able to rename individual reports, not the report type.  Only the report type can be renamed from workbench.  The name is stored only in the report type, so you cannot rename individual reports.  One way that you MIGHT be able to achieve what you want would be to do the following:

1) Add a report parameter with the name you want.  Maybe use a drop-down list.

2) Instead of looking at a report list, create a portlet that lists this report type and includes this parameter as a column (and any other parameters you might want to include).

I am not sure if you could make a link to the report from the portlet but as a worst case users would need to then list reports and find the report id they identified.

 

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