Filename format when exporting a report to a file

Joan Poblet shared this question 2 years ago
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Hi,

Is it possible to define the filename format with wildcards when exporting a YF report to Excel or any other format? For instance "Reportname"_{creator}_{dateformat yyyymmdd}_date.xslx

Thank you.

Best Regards,Joan.

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Hi Joan,

Unfortunately this is not possible. We can convert this into an idea, but I think that the best short-term solution here would be to create a bash/python script on a chron job that renames any incoming files appropriately.

Let me know if this sounds like a workable solution.

Regards,

Nathan

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Hi Nathan,

Hope you are having a good day.

Could you be so kind to explain your point a little bit more? For instance, how would it work when either sharing or broadcasting a report by email?

Thank you.

Regards,

Joan.

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Hi Joan,

The workaround I mentioned would only work if your goal is internal storage, so it probably wont be applicable to you. The idea being that if you export these files to a set locations such as FTP broadcast, you could run a script in this location to re-name the file.

I have created the following idea out of this:

https://community.yellowfinbi.com/agent/object/5889

Regards,

Nathan

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Hi Nathan,

Many thanks for your help, you can close the ticket.

Regards,

Joan.

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