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Disable automatic running of a report when opening it

Created: 30 Dec 2011 | 6 comments
henrik.faltstrom@zitac.se's picture
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In 7.1 a report is always executing immediately when the user opens the report. We have many customers that have long-running reports with many parameters and they always have to wait for the report to finish execute before they can use it, setting parameters etc.

In 6.5 there was an 'Execute Query' button and this implementation of running the report is prefeerable.

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robertser's picture

I have been hearing complaints of this from the first release of 7.0 over 2 years ago.  PM's said they would fix it then.  Yet here we are 2 versions later and still no fix.  This is the number 1 complaint I hear from all of our users and yet we still get nothing.  This should really be top priority for Dev.

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luisdg's picture

I didn't notice this or realize what a problem it was until we started our move from 6 to 7.1.  This plus the fact that it remembers my last parameters is terrible!

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robertser's picture

Every customer I have talked to hates this "feature".  Altiris use to respond quickly to these change requests by users.  I have talked to several PMs directly about this and pleaded for a change.  Why has this not been fixed?  It can't be that hard to change this simple feature that everyone hates.  All of my users have this as the #1 complaint about using Altiris.

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Triinu Gross's picture

As far as I know, in IT Management Suite 7.5 release this issue will be addressed.

If your issue has been addressed, please use the "Mark as Solution" link for the relevant thread.

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luisdg's picture

Great news if it's fixed in 7.5!  I can't wait to see it!

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gjlamb's picture

Any further news on a fix for this?  This feature is useless??  A lot of the reports I try and run just time out and I can never get in to actually get the data I want.

Is there a workaround where I can clone a report and set it to not auto run?

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