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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0016636MMW 5Reportspublic2021-10-29 20:32
Reporterrusty Assigned To 
Status closedResolutionreopened 
Product Version5.0 
Target Version5.0.2Fixed in Version5.0.2 
Summary0016636: Improve organization of the Reports functions
DescriptionFile > Create Reports currently contains a mix of
- library Report & library Playlists. These belong in the File section (since it's associated with the entire library), but calling them both 'Reports' is a misnomer
- File lists associated with selected files. These don't really 'fit' in this section, and take up too many menu entries.

Suggested changes:
1) Create Reports --> Export
2) Export all Playlists... --> All Playlists...
--> Statistics...
--> All Playlists...

3) Move the File List (HTML)/(XML)/(CSV) options to Send to >
Send to
--> ....
--> M3U/XPSF Playlist
--> File list... (a single dialog can allow the user to choose the format)
Additional InformationBased partially on suggestions from Peke at 0016277
TagsNo tags attached.
Fixed in build2509


related to 0018405 closedpeke Reports have disappeared 



2021-10-07 19:03

developer   ~0065027

Fixed in build 2508. Also fixed bug i XML export (missing some items in export).


2021-10-08 13:18

developer   ~0065046

Verified 2508

All move to suggested places and renamed.

Can you please check if there is some Strings changes that needs translation updates, I looked but I do not see there is a need?


2021-10-11 01:50

administrator   ~0065088

Last edited: 2021-10-11 01:57

Based on feedback from LL I'd suggest a couple of tweaks so that the reports functionality isn't hidden/missing:

1) Tweak the File Menu structure as follows:
 > Statistics...
 > File list... (this should be added back since there's currently no way to get a report of the entire Library. It should allow the user to choose html/csv/xml within the dialog (as is implemented for Send to > Report (File list...) ).
 > Playlists...

b) Change Send to > File list...
--> Report (File list...) (note: use existing/separate strings)

Note: the only suggestion not included here is that the menu should include a separate output option for each of csv/html/xml--this approach is burdensome / makes the menu too busy / and is very old school (an output format selector is standard for most types of output/export dialogs today).


2021-10-12 11:02

developer   ~0065119

Fixed in build 2509. Added also support for exporting entire library when no track is selected and export of files from some collection, if node in this collection is selected.


2021-10-29 20:32

developer   ~0065575

Verified 2513