Ability to choose report export file type when choosing to email long running report

ethan Kwan shared this idea 3 months ago
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With slow running reports, an option pops up if you want to email it instead:

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This is great.. however there is no way to choose the file format, so the report is sent as HTML, and if that report is large (which is why it's slow) you end up with a massive email, or an email that fails to send due to mail server size limits.


We need a way to change the file type either on this menu, or via an admin default etc..

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Hi Nagarjun,


Thank you for your question.


This might have to do with your outbound mail server configuration settings. Try changing the Email Size Limit and see if this resolves your issue. The default is set to 10mb.


Kind regards,

Simon


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Hello Simon,


We want to send the Long Running report as a CSV or xlsx attachment when we select the Email option in pop-up comes in the Design/output page.


Regards,

Nagarjun R

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Hi Nagarjun,


Apologies for the misunderstanding. I understand what you are trying to achieve. Please bear with me while I test this on my end.


Kind regards,

Simon

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Hi Nagarjun,


Thanks for reaching out with your suggestion.


I've logged this as an Idea for an Enhancement Request. Before becoming a request, ideas will be reviewed by our Product Team and chosen for Enhancements based on feasibility, level of positive impact on the user experience, and votes from the community. This post will be updated with any future information relevant to this process.


In the meantime, a solution may be to set up a Broadcast or to share the long-running Report. This will ensure the flexibility of formats to view the report in, rather than receiving the email in the default HTML value of that particular setting.


Thanks,

Simon

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Hi Ethan,


I've logged this Enhancement Request on your behalf with the Product Team for further review. Such requests will be reviewed by our Product Team and implemented based on feasibility, level of positive impact to the user experience, and votes from the community. This post will be updated with any future information relevant to this process.

If you had any questions on this, or anything else please feel free to reach out.

Thanks,

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Hello Simon,

Just wanted to confirm if this Enhancement request has been implemented in any of the Yellowfin releases?


Thanks,

Diwanshu K

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Hi Diwanshu,


Thanks for your message.


This has not been implemented in current Yellowfin releases, with the most recent release coming out last Friday.


I will reach out when there is any progress on this task, however, it doesn't seem likeky at this stage that this will get prioritised over other Enhancements. You can find release notes for each release on this page, for future reference.


Kind regards,

Simon

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This is desperately needed. HTML sends are not acceptable for someone running large reports. It should be in .xlsx so that it includes tabular data and images/charts. Also, a user should be able to select between multiple formats when using this functionality, much like they are able to with shares and broadcasts.

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Also, to be clear, this is also needed for version 9.7.