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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 5, 2020

Add a preview tab to Report Designer like Screen Designer

With screen designer you can create indicator sets, assign them to a record format, and preview the results. In report designer you can do all except preview the results.

Use Case:

I am modernizing reports to utilize *PRTF instead of the program described print files. I need to see the results of the text/fields on the record format to make sure the correct text/fields are displayed based on the indicators selected.

The porting of this feature, that is already in screen designer, would provide better testing when designing the report layout.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Jan 5, 2022

    We have evaluated this request and determined that it cannot be implemented at this time.

  • Guest
    Dec 21, 2021

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM not implement this request. As described in an earlier comment from Vern, reports provide this functionality.

    Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    For more information about CAAC, see

    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    Nov 22, 2021

    Hoss, have you looked at creating "reports"? There you can see the results after setting up indicators and values and all.

  • Guest
    Nov 20, 2020

    Although the theme of this request is consistent with our business strategy, it is not committed to the release that is currently under development.