BiLog: Erasers, Whiteout, F2 and QBR Editing.....
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…the tools that give us the power of change. From the Faber Castell Eraser that lets us fix the mistake on our college math test, the whiteout we use to correct information on a form or the magical F2 and backspace keys that let us fix our occasionally turbulent keystrokes.
Sadly, some things in life can’t
be edited. We can’t go back 25 years
ago to 1986 with our eraser and correct Bill Buckner’s fielding error with the
Red Sox that cost them the World Series, or buy oodles of Microsoft Stock when
it went public at $21.
For the past few years, I’ve also
had to tell you that you could create very powerful Ad Hoc, QBR, reports – but
you could not change them in the Maximo applications. But now I have the great pleasure to tell
you that with the new 7.5 Release – you can edit your QBR reports.
By simply clicking on the pencil
to your QBR report’s name, you can edit the report in the same dialog in which
you used to create it. You can then change the style of your report,
add or remove fields, or modify the filters, sorting and grouping.
QBR editing will
give you tremendous flexibility in how you work with and manage your qbr
reports. You can edit the report by adding
new fields for example and save it as the original report. Or you could add the new fields, but give it
a new name and to create a new, separate QBR Report.
To enable you to
configure the functionality for your unique environment, property settings have
been enabled to determine when users can edit the report when other users may
have access to the report. You may not want your users modifying QBR
reports that other users may rely on. On
the other hand, you may want the QBR owner to have the flexibility to modify
the report they create.
administrator now has additionally flexibility in reassigning the owner or creator of the
QBR. You may need to do this if the
owner of the QBR leaves the company or takes on a different job responsibility.
With the new functionality, there are important business rules you should review and understand, including the implication of report scheduling and report object structure changes. To review the specific business rules, and more details of the QBR Editing functionality, reference the V75 QBR Ad hoc reporting guide located here
So, check out the
power of the newest editing capabilities with QBR reporting in 7.5…..and drop
me a comment back to let me know what qbr feature you’re craving next……or if you know of a pencil that can erase some of this rain...