Actually, John, I was renaming the report in its options page and saving
the result. I tried both the Save button and the Save As button without
success (expecting in the latter case to get a second saved report under
the new name, allowing me to delete the first).
In the olden days, the report title was the controlling aspect of a
stored report, and I was changing that, expecting it to propagate
through. Old habits die hard.
On 8/12/2019 11:41 PM, John Ralls wrote:
On Aug 12, 2019, at 9:23 AM, David T. via gnucash-devel
Sending this to -Dev because of the technical aspect of the problem...
Over the years, my Saved Reports list had gotten unruly, with various one-off
reports littering the folder. In an effort to figure out which reports were
still valid, I undertook to open every report and delete those that were no
longer useful to me.
However, the process was long, so I needed some way to flag the reports that I *had*
vetted, and I chose to add an asterisk ("*") to the end of the report title.
This postfix tagging worked fine; the tagged reports showed up in the list of reports
with their new names, and they all ran just fine.
Now, having completed the process, I no longer need to keep track of which
reports have been checked, and I thought I might remove these tags.
Unfortunately, renaming the report (either by removing the text, or by adding
some other text in its place) doesn't work; the asterisk remains regardless.
I realize that I can go into the saved-reports-2.8 file and manually rename
them all, but that seemingly defeats the purpose of a user interface...
This is from the "saved report configurations" dialog using the "rename" button
that looks like an edit icon?
I can add and remove asterisks from a report name there with no issues. It
doesn't seem to matter whether I quit GnuCash between edits.
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