5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 11, 2017 6:31 PM by Daniel Jenkins RSS

    NPrinting duplicate report

    Cynthia McLauchlan

      Is there a way to duplicate a report in the NPrinting interface?

       

      Currently I'm working with an Excel report, so I tried saving and uploading it into a newly created report. However, the images, data and tables are statically saved when doing this, so I need to re-add all objects, tables, and variables to the report and then drag and drop them back into the report. This is by no means a duplicate report as it only saves a fraction of the time needed to create a new report from scratch.

        • Re: NPrinting duplicate report
          Aran Nathanson

          In NPrinting 17.x you can't clone reports yet.

           

          What you can do is run the report and then import that into a new report template.

           

          You will have to re-create the tree view on the left side of the template editor and also replace data/images in the report with the tags from the tree view, but the general formatting of the report will be preserved.

           

          Best

           

          Aran

          • Re: NPrinting duplicate report
            Daniel Jenkins

            Hi Cynthia,

             

            If you want to reuse a report template and preserve the smart tags and formatting you can do this:

             

            * Open your Temp folder on the NPrinting Designer machine.

            * Open the report template you want to make a copy of by clicking the Edit Template button. You will see a new subfolder appear in the Temp folder

            * This folder will contain a copy of your template file. Copy the file to a different location and rename it to something meaningful.

            * Create a new report specifying the same Type & App as the one you copied. Select Custom and browse to the saved template.

            Click Create & then click Edit Template - you will still need to add the relevant objects into the tree on the left but the smart tags and formatting are retained.

            HTH - Daniel.