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[EP-tech] Generic Reporting Framework v3.0

Hi Everyone,

We've today published an update to the Generic Reporting Framework that should make it more useful out-of-the-box and more configurable for existing reports and future reports.

The updates are documented at https://wiki.eprints.org/w/Generic_Reporting_Framework but to provide a brief overview of the new functionality, the update includes:
  1. New 'EPrints' and 'User' custom reports. These allow for reports to be generated about the eprint and user datasets. Once the reports are generated they can be exported, with the 'Export Options' interface allowing you to choose which fields you'd like to include in your exported report, making it much easier to create spreadsheets that only contain the relevant information.

  2. HTML Report Export. This new export format creates an HTML page of the generated report. The look and feel of this report can be configured by specifying a custom template to be used, or using CSS classes, and the HTML report can also be printed to PDF using your browser's print to PDF functionality.

  3. Grouping and Sorting. Reports now have 'Group by' and 'Sort by' options where configured allowing for the items in a report to be reorganised.

  4. Export Virtual Report Fields. Virtual fields may be defined in the report's configuration allowing for values generated by a custom function to be included in the export.

We hope you find these updates useful!

Merry Christmas!