Changes between Version 3 and Version 4 of TracReports


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    1717  ''This will make the query module the default handler for the “View Tickets” navigation item. We encourage you to try this configuration and report back what kind of features of reports you are missing, if any.''
    1818
    19   '''''You will almost definitely need to restart your httpd at this point.'''''
    2019
    2120A report consists of these basic parts:
     
    3231
    3332== Changing Report Numbering ==
    34 There may be instances where you need to change the ID of the report, perhaps to organize the reports better. At present this requires changes to the trac database. The ''report'' table has the following schema (as of 0.10):
     33There may be instances where you need to change the ID of the report, perhaps to organize the reports better. At present this requires changes to the trac database. The ''report'' table has the following schema ''(since 0.10)'':
    3534 * id integer PRIMARY KEY
    3635 * author text
     
    4443Keep in mind that the integrity has to be maintained (i.e., ID has to be unique, and you don't want to exceed the max, since that's managed by SQLite someplace).
    4544
     45You may also need to update or remove the report number stored in the report or query.
     46
    4647== Navigating Tickets ==
    4748Clicking on one of the report results will take you to that ticket. You can navigate through the results by clicking the ''Next Ticket'' or ''Previous Ticket'' links just below the main menu bar, or click the ''Back to Report'' link to return to the report page.
    4849
    49 You can safely edit any of the tickets and continue to navigate through the results using the Next/Previous/Back to Report links after saving your results, but when you return to the report, there will be no hint about what has changed, as would happen if you were navigating a list of tickets obtained from a query (see TracQuery#NavigatingTickets). ''(since 0.11)''
     50You can safely edit any of the tickets and continue to navigate through the results using the ''!Next/Previous/Back to Report'' links after saving your results, but when you return to the report, there will be no hint about what has changed, as would happen if you were navigating a list of tickets obtained from a query (see TracQuery#NavigatingTickets). ''(since 0.11)''
    5051
    5152== Alternative Download Formats ==
     
    5657=== Comma-delimited - CSV (Comma Separated Values) ===
    5758Export the report as plain text, each row on its own line, columns separated by a single comma (',').
    58 '''Note:''' Carriage returns, line feeds, and commas are stripped from column data to preserve the CSV structure.
     59'''Note:''' The output is fully escaped so carriage returns, line feeds, and commas will be preserved in the output.
    5960
    6061=== Tab-delimited ===
     
    7273A report is basically a single named SQL query, executed and presented by
    7374Trac.  Reports can be viewed and created from a custom SQL expression directly
    74 in from the web interface.
     75in the web interface.
    7576
    7677Typically, a report consists of a SELECT-expression from the 'ticket' table,
     
    99100See TracTickets for a detailed description of the column fields.
    100101
    101 '''all active tickets, sorted by priority and time'''
    102 
    103 '''Example:''' ''All active tickets, sorted by priority and time''
     102Example: '''All active tickets, sorted by priority and time'''
    104103{{{
    105104SELECT id AS ticket, status, severity, priority, owner,
    106        time as created, summary FROM ticket
     105       time AS created, summary FROM ticket
    107106  WHERE status IN ('new', 'assigned', 'reopened')
    108107  ORDER BY priority, time
    109108}}}
    110109
    111 
    112 ----
    113 
     110---
    114111
    115112== Advanced Reports: Dynamic Variables ==
     
    140137
    141138
    142 === Special/Constant Variables ===
    143 There is one ''magic'' dynamic variable to allow practical reports, its value automatically set without having to change the URL.
     139=== !Special/Constant Variables ===
     140There is one dynamic variable whose value is set automatically (the URL does not have to be changed) to allow practical reports.
    144141
    145142 * $USER -- Username of logged in user.
     
    166163=== Automatically formatted columns ===
    167164 * '''ticket''' -- Ticket ID number. Becomes a hyperlink to that ticket.
     165 * '''id''' -- same as '''ticket''' above when '''realm''' is not set
     166 * '''realm''' -- together with '''id''', can be used to create links to other resources than tickets (e.g. a realm of ''wiki'' and an ''id'' to a page name will create a link to that wiki page)
    168167 * '''created, modified, date, time''' -- Format cell as a date and/or time.
    169 
    170168 * '''description''' -- Ticket description field, parsed through the wiki engine.
    171169
    172170'''Example:'''
    173171{{{
    174 SELECT id as ticket, created, status, summary FROM ticket
    175 }}}
     172SELECT id AS ticket, created, status, summary FROM ticket
     173}}}
     174
     175Those columns can also be defined but marked as hidden, see [#column-syntax below].
     176
     177See trac:wiki/CookBook/Configuration/Reports for some example of creating reports for realms other than ''ticket''.
    176178
    177179=== Custom formatting columns ===
     
    180182 
    181183 * '''`__group__`''' -- Group results based on values in this column. Each group will have its own header and table.
     184 * '''`__grouplink__`''' -- Make the header of each group a link to the specified URL. The URL is taken from the first row of each group.
    182185 * '''`__color__`''' -- Should be a numeric value ranging from 1 to 5 to select a pre-defined row color. Typically used to color rows by issue priority.
    183186{{{
     
    193196 * '''`__style__`''' -- A custom CSS style expression to use for the current row.
    194197
    195 '''Example:''' ''List active tickets, grouped by milestone, colored by priority''
     198'''Example:''' ''List active tickets, grouped by milestone, group header linked to milestone page, colored by priority''
    196199{{{
    197200SELECT p.value AS __color__,
    198201     t.milestone AS __group__,
     202     '../milestone/' || t.milestone AS __grouplink__,
    199203     (CASE owner WHEN 'daniel' THEN 'font-weight: bold; background: red;' ELSE '' END) AS __style__,
    200204       t.id AS ticket, summary
     
    208212numeric representation from the ''enum'' table.
    209213
    210 === Changing layout of report rows ===
     214=== Changing layout of report rows === #column-syntax
    211215By default, all columns on each row are display on a single row in the HTML
    212216report, possibly formatted according to the descriptions above. However, it's
     
    218222
    219223 * '''`_column`'''  --  ''Hide data''. Prepending an underscore ('_') to a column name instructs Trac to hide the contents from the HTML output. This is useful for information to be visible only if downloaded in other formats (like CSV or RSS/XML).
     224   This can be used to hide any kind of column, even important ones required for identifying the resource, e.g. `id as _id` will hide the '''Id''' column but the link to the ticket will be present.
    220225
    221226'''Example:''' ''List active tickets, grouped by milestone, colored by priority, with  description and multi-line layout''

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