Graphical Printed Reports

Registered by Tom Hoffman

This (see specification link) isn’t quite the final version in terms of formatting, but the content is all correct. Each of the pages would be a separate report, so 5 in total. Could you let me know time estimates for the grayscale version, and also an identical version in colour

Implemented as a webpage and then print option

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Frances Bowen Day
SIELibre-Ark Collaboration
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Douglas Cerna
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Are we going to implement this with the cache/update data functionality that the dashboard uses?

Fran: I think that probably works well, what do you think? Is it still possible to do it this way with the various filters? The filtering is more extensive / complicated than we currently have on the dashboard. If it easier / quicker to treat this like a normal set of reports generating a PDF then please do that instead

Tom: I think we could do these directly as PDF's but it would take longer at least initially to figure out the details of the implementation -- how to embed the graphics properly, etc. It would be easier to just do the web-based view like the dashboard, but make the interface and the background plumbing act like it was generating a printed report.

That is, when you go to a dashboard, you expect it to open right up. On a report, you make some selections and click Submit, and expect to wait for it. The main thing is that a web-based dashboard that takes two minutes to appear seems to be broken. A report that says "Please wait while we generate the report," seems reasonable, if a bit slow.

Fran: Sure, whatever is easiest! It's fine to have to wait for it, and the signal "Please wait while we generate the report" would be great. I just wanted to check that we would still have the same flexibility with filters (especially as these are different for different reports).


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