Is is possible to override default value of view filter in report?

Nick Eddy shared this idea 16 days ago
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Hi team,

I am trying to make reports me efficient by creating filters in the view so they can be reused and only cached once.

What I would like to still have control of is what the default value of view filter is for that report.

For example I have a view with an open/closed status field. I want to use this view for both 'open' and 'closed' reports. Some may default to closed, some omit etc.

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Hi Nick,


Thanks for your question.


You can set default values to View level filters at the View level as per the screenshot below, but you cannot do this at the Report level. I imagine that the default values of the filters are cached with the View as metadata at the same time, where the Report is only pointing to that location, rather than loading it into the Report. I've attached screenshots from version 9 which may be a little more descriptive than version 8 which you are using.


Let me know if that makes sense, or if you have any further questions and I will get back to you shortly.


Kind regards,

Simon


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Hi Simon, yes this is my understanding. of how it currently works.

Could I suggest this as an enhancement, as for me the main benefit of view filters is not having to replicate caching values, but the limiting the default value hinders reuse with different reports.

Thanks

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Hi Nick,


I'll turn this into an idea post to be considered for an Enhancement, however, for the reason I stated before I don't know if this is something that can be done. Nonetheless, our Product Team will assess this, 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.


Kind regards,

Simon