Copy and paste calculated fields in reports

Ingo Klose shared this idea 3 years ago
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Hello all,


I think it would be great to be able to copy and paste calculated fields. Especially usefull if you need to created many fields with similar formulas applied to differen source fields.


Is not necessary if we could copy and paste a formula into the editors text field.


Best regards,

Ingo

Comments (4)

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Hi Ingo,

What you're after is covered via the Freehand SQL calc fields.

There are no plans on supporting such a feature on the simple formula builder option, as it does not support freehand text, so copying/pasting will not be supported.


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Is there something I'm missing here?

Thanks,

David

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Hi David,


I explained it in the other topic I raised yesterday...Freehand SQL is not really an option for the business users, as they only see the logical names of the columns and have no direct access to the DB at times.


Like I said, being able to "just" freehand edit the formula in the "simple" formula builder would make the problem go away, too.


But since that is not possible it would be great to copy a calculated field and then edit the part that needs changing. (e.g. one column in a complicated case statement.


I guess it is the same reasoning as why the copy option that 7.3 offers for charts now was implemented. It just makes live a lot easier and adds to the usability of Yellowfin.


Best regards,

Ingo

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Sorry for the delay on this Ingo.

I understand what you're after, but at this point in time, no such feature is planned. Going to have to close this down, but we can re-open if we get more votes on this ;)

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Any updates on this one?

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Hi Peter,


I've modified this idea slightly to better reflect the requirement.

So as of right now, you can copy calculated fields in the view builder:

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However we are yet to implement this at the report level.

While the idea has now been logged, there are no plans as yet to support this.

As with any request.. things can change based on our roadmap and client needs, so I can assure you if this changes I'll update this idea.


In the meantime your best option is to create view level calc fields, or use freehand calc fields.


Hope this gives you what you're after in the meantime and appreciate your feedback.


Regards,

David

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Thanks David,


Appreciate the prompt follow up, hopefully the report level functionality will be looked into at some point. Currently I don't have any access to the view creation menu.


Cheers,

Peter

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No problems Peter. Will keep you posted.

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Hi David,

are there any updates on this?

Regards,

Veronika

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Hi Veronika,


Unfortunately no plans as yet. Sorry for the bad news.

I'll keep you posted on any updates though.


Regards,

David

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Hi David,

okay, thank you for your answer.

Regards,

Veronika

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