Approved
Last Updated: 17 Jul 2019 12:35 by Anthony
Ollie
Created on: 02 Jul 2015 10:59
Type: Feature Request
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Make or add option to the CSV export to handle headers the same as XLS export
If you do a Excel export, it renders the headers value, which we set with an expression (customer specific localised text), but as CSV the header names/IDs are used.
It would be nice to have a 'Export Settings' category on the page properties, see attachment for example. Also shows another useful feature of disabling export option easily per report.
2 comments
Anthony
Posted on: 17 Jul 2019 12:35
The CSV export using a control name instead of a value is honestly completely bonkers.  This means that either the end-user, who is probably not tech savvy, is going to get headers that are something like textBox1 or firstNameTextBox.  The other option is developers now have to name their controls so that they are more elegent for the end-users.

Perhaps this makes sense to your team but for developers of your product and the end-users running reports it just doesn't make any sense.
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Milen
Posted on: 30 Nov 2016 06:50
Thank you for your input.
In general we do not support such a relation between items - one item is label for another item. The excel export just tries to preserve the layout of the report as it is defined in the designer. 
The CSV export on the other hand exports each basic report item visualized in the report as a new column, and does not resemble the report layout. It is a data export.
Still this request falls into the product domain, so it gets approved.