Under Review
Last Updated: 06 Dec 2018 21:38 by Brian
Created on: 23 Jul 2018 10:33
Type: Feature Request
Add feature that allow tracking the report completion progress
Add progress bar that indicates when the report would be fully rendered.
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Posted on: 06 Dec 2018 21:38
Our company would also like to see some sort of feature for this.  When our customers run a stored proc that takes ≈50s and the corresponding export to pdf takes ≈11 min it kind of leaves the user out there wondering if anything is even happening.
Posted on: 14 Sep 2018 15:01
I agree that determining time remaining would be difficult and probably inaccurate, so a progress bar seems quite difficult to do.  I was thinking more in terms of indicating progress, not estimating remaining time.

Although you do not know at first how many records will be processed, you must know when you render a record.  How about an event that just indicates a detail line has been processed, rendered, etc.?

Currently, prior to rendering the report, we do a query to count the number of detail lines to be printed.  And we embed a user function at the end of the detail line which reports when each detail line is initially processed.  So we can show a progress bar based on that.   

However, there is a period of time, generally about 5 times as long as the time when we are tracking the initial detail line processing, where we cannot see anything happening.  For us, that is where more progress feedback is needed.  If the initial detail processing takes 2 minutes for, let's say 100,000 detail lines, then there could be about 10 more minutes when the user cannot see any progress.

I don't know the details of your processing, but clearly there are multiple passes over the universe of detail lines.  How about an event that returns information on the phase of processing and the counter within the phase for each phase/detail line?

Posted on: 14 Sep 2018 14:11
Hi. It would be great to have such progress, indeed. But by what means can we calculate how much time it remains? Here is alternative question, which relates to this one: How can a SQL Server report when will a stored procedure or a SELECT query end? Any ideas are more than welcome.
Ledcor Development Team
Posted on: 23 Aug 2018 15:18
There should not have been a reporting solution without this feature.
Posted on: 23 Jul 2018 12:10
Will a report run for 10 seconds or 10 hours?  This feature is needed to let end users know that something is happening when a report takes a long time to process.