Aliases for Report Columns
ChristianS9906 last edited by
It would be great if users could be given the ability to specify "aliases" to use for column names in a report. These could be displayed in addition to the "normal" column names (or not at all) when viewing the report in AppColl, but if the report is emailed to someone, exported to CSV/PDF, etc., the aliases would be used for the column names instead of the AppColl field names.
Thus, for example, if one sets up a Task report that is intended to be sent to client DeltaCorp on a recurring basis, the "Matter.ClientRef" column could be set up to be labeled "Delta Ref." instead, and the "RefDate" column labeled as "Mail Date," and the Matter.CountryCode column labeled as "Ctry.," and so forth. In that last example, it would allow the report to be much more compact since the column header of "Matter.CountryCode" is much wider than the 2-letter country codes that would be listed under it.
Such a feature would significantly improve the Reports function and eliminate repetitive reformatting/relabeling of the report columns prior to sending such reports to clients.
These aliases, of course, would be cosmetic and would not be usable as filter conditions--it might be nice to display them in AppColl's on-screen displays of reports that use them, but I could also see implementing the feature so that the aliases only appear in the report once it "leaves" AppColl.