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Add report builder or parameter-based effort reports

I would like to see more customizable reports in Task Coach, specifically in relation to reporting periods and grouping (by category.)

For example:
- Daily summary of effort between Date 1 and Date 2 for all tasks tagged with a selected category.

Currently effort can be filtered by details, day, week or month. Sometimes the month or week that I want to report on does not align with a regular work week. Being able to set the start and end date would be a major improvement.

A tally of the total time spent would also be a nice addition to this report.

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      • RyanRyan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        An arbitrary date range &/or just a total with no time range for the "effort" reports would work for me...

      • JalluJallu commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would like to use time based filter (e.g., show only for selected month) in the block view. To my understanding, block view is the only way to visualize time spent for different tasks. Yet, it is problematic that you can not do this for selected time period.

        Or is there some magical regular expression for this?

      • Mårten SörlidenMårten Sörliden commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would like to have a report where the y axis contains all tasks belonging to one (or several) selected categories and the x axis is effort per day (or week or month).
        Each cell should contain the time spent.
        Time spent on sub tasks should be included (or optional not).
        That would give me a data sheet that I very easy can enter in our time report system.

      • NicNic commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Can't believe that this idea was first posted in 2009 and there are still no reports! Or am I missing something? I just want to see a daily total for each task, week-by-week, so that I can fill in my timesheets. I would have expected something this fundamental to be part of this tool.

      • Franz AltFranz Alt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        A view of all efforts or efforts on all marked tasks would be great.
        At the bottom the summary of time.
        Then filter would be great.
        Quick filter (today, last day, this week, last ... month + year)
        Filter by time range (calender like e.g. google analytics)
        Filter by category (I have a category for each team member, one for programming, one for meetings ...)
        Export as CSV, Excel or Open Document table sheet would be great für individual purposes!

      • Richard TyrrellRichard Tyrrell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        A reports tab with a couple of the reports on it eg monthly and yearly summary, overdue tasks, overcost tasks would be good. I appreciate you can do these manually but making it simple for none technical users would improve the take up.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        As a precursor, what about publishing an API so that the community could provide plug-ins for reports? Queryable interface that brings back JSON and then maybe a limited "web view" Viewer for presentation? Developers would be allowed to use javascript and CSS, maybe access to a FOSS web-graphing plug-in and jQuery to provide reporting modules? This would both enable reporting enhancements that may not burden the core development team AND it opens the door to automated interoperability with more enterprisey type tools.

      • bjhendbjhend commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Beside limiting to a date/time range I'd appreciate additional limiting to a single task or a subtree of tasks to keep an overview if you have many tasks. Such that it would be easy to find out how much time I spend on a certain hierarchy of tasks since the last team meeting, for example.

      • bjhendbjhend commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        My use case for this: I got a weekly meeting with my supervisor where he wants to know how much time I spend for which task since last meeting. The meetings often got shifted for some hours or a day.

        So, it would be nice to generate an effort report between two arbitrary timestamps. And it would be really nice if Taskcoach finds out the timestamps by parsing an iCal file, but that's probably beyond a realistic wish.

      • KonstantinKonstantin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        From organazer I can see, what I planned and what I finished. But some my customer want blank-report. I think, it's must be export to the xml-file or Excel-file or something else, when user (me) can drawing blank-table

      • Tim DotyTim Doty commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I've recently been asked to provide monthly or quarterly time accounting and ability to get a time spent per item in a time period would be very helpful.

      • AlZajAlZaj commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be very helpful to be able to view efforts joined accordingly to the hierarchy level. I see this feature as a dropdown box on the effort-viewer with title "join on nesting level" and values 1, 2, 3, 4...

      • dwigley21dwigley21 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Looking for something I can schedule a report be generated on a weekly basis that I can hand to my manager that has time spent for the last week and on what.

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