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Moving Report Sections Efficiently and Effectively

genesius_jarom1
Organizer

I am creating a report that has several sections (charts and tables) for each workday of the week.

It
has become increasingly difficult to move a section from on area to
another. As the number of
sections increases it is near impossible to move a section from the top
of the port to near the bottom in one drag and drop: the scrolling
hangs; the section is no longer selected; or it asks to swap when it
shouldn't be swapped.

  • Is there an efficient and effective way to copy a section and move to the correct area of the report?
  • Are there a Best Practices for accomplishing this?
  • Is there a particular browser that is easier to use to accomplish this?
  • Is there a way to not have them swap?

Thanks in advance for your help.

God bless,

Genesius

5 REPLIES 5

jean_louis_lorm
Dynatrace Pro
Dynatrace Pro

Hello,

You can export the dmi and open the .xml file.

Here you can see all sections, with the position :

the first Row is : yPos=0

the first column is : xPos = 0

You can change the position of the section into the xml file.

Before:

After : these both sections have been inversed.

Reimport the xml file and refresh your browser.

Hints : use Notepad++ and collapse all with "Alt 0"

Regards.

JLL

@Jean-Louis Lormeau,

Thank you. Seems a bit complex that one has to go through an export and import in order to move the sections of a report. I would have thought there would be a simpler solution within the DCRUM itself.

Thanks and God bless,

Genesius

Hi JLL,

This trick is very handy. Thanks for sharing it.

adam_piotrowicz
Dynatrace Pro
Dynatrace Pro

Genesius,

More as troubleshooting than a resolution:

  1. What browser and OS do you use / have already tried?
  2. How many sections do you have?
  3. Can you share XML export of this report?

@Adam Piotrowicz,

1) I am using Firefox 41.0.1. I have tried IE 11x.

2) There will be probably 90 sections: 18 sections x 5 days.

3) I could. I'm only working on one day's worth of sections, trying to perfect them before I go replicate them for the other 4 days. The reason for my having this many sections is for the report I am trying to generate for one of our clients, which needs to be an offline report.

Thanks and God bless,

Genesius