Improvements to saved reports

I think this needs to work better because of a few issues:

  1. It's unclear which views are pivot, list or timeline specific views. Unless you label each report with "Pivot" or "Timeline" or "List" you do not know what view it is until you select it because all reports show up under every view. This was a big area of confusion for Cisco and my workaround was to prepend each report with the type of report it is (not a great workaround).
    1. Why not have each "saved report" list only include the ones that are appropriate for that view?
  2. It's way too easy to overwrite existing views by mistake. When you click on Reports "Timeline", then click on "Pivot", for example, it will automatically use the same data columns. You can then edit that screen and click "Save" to update it. Only then do you realize that you just overwrote your Timeline report and replaced it with a pivot report. It's annoying and so easy to do because you are not visually aware that you are in fact, using a timeline view. 
    1. Why not have the "Save" button grayed out if you move to another report type? This would prevent accidentally overwriting other report type views. 
  • Suzanne Vaughan
  • Oct 6 2015
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  • Joe Carpenter commented
    October 13, 2015 21:08

    1,000,000,000 % agree - Figured all this out after deleting/overwriting many reports.

  • Michal Anderson commented
    October 23, 2015 15:56

    Amen!  This should have a ton of votes!  I've crushed  I can't count how many saved views because of this.  It's very frustrating!

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    Ron Yang commented
    October 23, 2015 18:47

    We've just launched an update today to make saving/creating new reports more intuitive. We now have a "Save as" button for reports. The additional 2 ideas are areas which we are likely to implement and look into.

  • Mat Jennings commented
    April 25, 2017 23:07

    I've used the new report views and they mostly work well, but I think the problem is that the data and the view are not tied together.  When I change to look at a new view, it's still displaying the same data which often isn't formatted to deliver any value in the new view.

    When I switch to a new view (i.e., from pivot to custom) I would like to see the data from the last custom report I looked at not the pivot report data in the custom report view.