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Nathan HolthausNathan Holthaus 
I am working on building out a Partner Community and I want to be able to modify the columns that show up on the Reports Page.  I don't need my community users to know who last modified the report or what folder it is in.  All I want to show is the Report Name and Description column.

I also only want to be able to show Folders on the left hand nav, they don't have the ability to create their own reports, so Reports Created by Me and Private Reports are useless to them.

Any way to do this?  I can't find anywhere that allows me to modify the columns for the community view...I know I can add and remove columns in the Reports Tab in Salesforce, but that doesn't seem to translate over to the Portal.
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Nathan HolthausNathan Holthaus
We ended up having to build a custom VF page to accommodate for this.
Dan LutonDan Luton 
I assume this has been asked many times before but all the answers I have found relate to field level security which is not an issue.

I am logged on as an administrator and am trying to run a custom report on Contacts related to a Custom Object. There are multiple number fields in the object which I was able to report on yesterday, but all of the fields I have created today do not appear in the Available Fields in the custom report now. They are configured in exactly the same way as previous number fields, I have access to them in the Field Level settings and there are no Sharing restrictions in place in this App. I also have access to the Record types through my profile.

I can even see and edit the fields in the custom object but am then not able to report on those edits.

Any ideas?
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Elizabeth DavidsonElizabeth Davidson
Actually this is  an easy one but hard before you've come across it!

What you need to do is go back into the custom report type, you'll need to add the fields you created since creating the custom report type to be available in the report type.

WHY on earth this is not something to choose during field creation I have no idea, but that's what is happening.  

here's a link to more details- it's talking more in terms of the old report builder but you'll get the idea of what to do:

Good luck! And don't feel bad, I was ready to scream until I figured this out!
Laurie GriffusLaurie Griffus 
I have two picklist fields that are both 00,01,02,03, etc all the way to 23 so military time. I am trying to formulate a new field to produce a checkbox if field A is greater than field B by 3 or more hours. 
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Steve MolisSteve Molis
Thatnks, that screenshot helps a lot. 

Okay the Values in your Fields are the opposite of what I was expecting from the information you provided in your first post.  I expected the "End" Hour to be after/greater than the "Start" Hour, but that's not what I'm seeing in your Report screenshot 

( 10 - 14 ) =  -4   and -4 is not >= 3 

So if that's the data you're dealing with you'll need to flip the Fields in your Math (like this)
(VALUE(TEXT( ETA_Hour__c )) - VALUE(TEXT( Delivery_Window_Hour_End__c))) >= 3

Andrea CullerAndrea Culler 
I want a report for all open opportunities and their contact roles for two products. I used the above custom type report and filtered on equals 1 product name; the rest is open (all opps, any time close date, etc). The report yields no results.  Am I doing something wrong?
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Steve MolisSteve Molis
If I edit it in the Classis Editor I can access the product Lookup Filter

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Eric DreshfieldEric Dreshfield 
Is it possible to get a report of users by license type ?  

I need a listing of which users are "Salesforce" versus which are "Salesforce Platform".

I've tried a custom field on the user object:  TEXT(Profile.UserType)  
     but that only returns the following values: CsnOnly; Guest; Standard
and based upon the counts the "Standard" includes both my Salesforce and my Salesforce Platform users.

How can I break that out separately so I know which users hold which license ?
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Eric DreshfieldEric Dreshfield
I got it worked out....a custom formula field on the object that has this as the fomula:


Thanks to @Nick_Whitney for replying to my tweet with this question !
Larissa JohnsonLarissa Johnson 
Is there a solution to default the toggle chart to "off" for reports in Lightning? I have reports which we do not have a report chart built in the report for, but everytime I open the report it defaults to a standard chart on the report. I would prefer the default be off, but can't find a way around this.
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Erick BurtnessErick Burtness
I was able to work around this by editing my report and switching it to Tabular format so there was no grouping available for a chart, running it, saving it, then switching back to Summary format and adding my group fields back in.
Rick ScouffasRick Scouffas 
I'm trying to insert a formula field to a report that will show close rates but I keep getting an error.  Below are the screenshots of the report, and then the formula I'm trying to build and the error I'm getting.  Seems like it should be working but for some reason it's not, it's telling me I have an, "Invalid custom summary formula definition."

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Christine MarshallChristine Marshall
For this type of report formula you need to choose a grouping level - you currently have it set at 'All Summary Levels'. Chose the option below 'At a specific row/column grouping level'.

Claudine IgnacioClaudine Ignacio 
Hi. Can anyone help me understand why scheduling reports is different in Lightning (where you will Click the Subscribe button on the report) and in Classic it is asking for a running user when in Lightning it doesn't. Also why in Salesforce Classic I can only Schedule Future Runs to be sent out to specific users but only in a limited 2 reports at the same time while on Lightning I can actually schedule 5 reports at the same time. Thanks for your help! I'm a newbie in Salesforce
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Christine MarshallChristine Marshall
Scheduling a report (classic) and subscribing to a report (Lightning) are essentially the same thing; it produces the same results. A report of refreshed and emailed to you at a frequency you choose.

Lightning comes with several enhancements, including the ability to schedule 5 reports at a time. This is a benefit with lightning. Don't forget that Salesforce want peple to move to lightning so they off enhanced options in the new interface that you won't get in the old interface.

Classic Schedule Future Runs Limitaitons:

1) Frequency is based upon your edition. It can be one report or two per hour, or one per hour off peak only.
2) Total number of scheduled reports is the same limit for all organization types and annotates how many reports can be scheduled in total for the organization: the maximum is 200 schedules.

For more please check out this article:

In Lightning you can specify the runing user:

Under 'Run Report As', specify who runs the report.
Me — You run the report, and recipients see report data in the emailed report as you.
Another Person — Specify someone who has permission to run reports and who has access to the report.

For more information please see here:
Karen HigginsKaren Higgins 
How do I run a report of contacts that were created by lead conversion?  I know that you can run a report of leads that were converted to contacts but how do you do this the other way round?  In summary, I would like to be able to produce a single report of contacts and easily identify which ones were created as new contacts and which ones were created by converting existing leads.

Many thanks
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Adjasant Cloud ConsultingAdjasant Cloud Consulting
Hi Karen,

There is no straight method.

Below workaroudn will help.

1. Create a forumula field in Lead, named Lead Id, and refer to value Id and save. No need to place on page layouts.
2. Create a text field in contact named Source Lead Id (width say 25 characters)) and save.
3. Edit Lead Field Mapping and map the Lead Id field to Source Lead Id field.

Now you can filter on this field in contacts, in your reports.


For legacy records,
Use Data Loader, export the below query.
             Select Id, ContactId from Lead where IsConverted=false

Update the Contact back with Id field matching Source Lead Id from the above query.

Steve MolisSteve Molis 
Here's a Formula I built to create an "Ultimate Parent Account" field that you can use to create Opportunity Pipeline reports that roll up all Opportunities under the top Account in the hierarchy. 

*** in this example I'm testing up to a 5 Tier Account Hierarchy (Compiled size: 342 characters) ***

Datatype: Formula 
Result: TEXT 
IF(NOT(ISBLANK(Parent.Parent.Parent.Parent.Parent.Name)), Parent.Parent.Parent.Parent.Parent.Name,
IF(NOT(ISBLANK(Parent.Parent.Parent.Parent.Name)), Parent.Parent.Parent.Parent.Name,
IF(NOT(ISBLANK(Parent.Parent.Parent.Name)), Parent.Parent.Parent.Name,
IF(NOT(ISBLANK(Parent.Parent.Name)), Parent.Parent.Name,

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Steve MolisSteve Molis
An #AWESOME bonus tip from @Jeremiah Dohn to turn the Ultimate Parent into a Hyperlink to that Account

Datatype: Formula 
Result: TEXT 
IF(NOT(ISBLANK(Parent.Parent.Parent.Parent.Parent.Name)), Parent.Parent.Parent.Parent.Parent.Id, 
IF(NOT(ISBLANK(Parent.Parent.Parent.Parent.Name)), Parent.Parent.Parent.Parent.Id, 
IF(NOT(ISBLANK(Parent.Parent.Parent.Name)), Parent.Parent.Parent.Id, 
IF(NOT(ISBLANK(Parent.Parent.Name)), Parent.Parent.Id, 
IF(NOT(ISBLANK(Parent.Parent.Parent.Parent.Parent.Name)), Parent.Parent.Parent.Parent.Parent.Name, 
IF(NOT(ISBLANK(Parent.Parent.Parent.Parent.Name)), Parent.Parent.Parent.Parent.Name, 
IF(NOT(ISBLANK(Parent.Parent.Parent.Name)), Parent.Parent.Parent.Name, 
IF(NOT(ISBLANK(Parent.Parent.Name)), Parent.Parent.Name,