I think this needs to work better because of a few issues:
- 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).
- Why not have each "saved report" list only include the ones that are appropriate for that view?
- 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.
- Why not have the "Save" button grayed out if you move to another report type? This would prevent accidentally overwriting other report type views.