Based on the doc found here (at the bottom): https://docs.civicrm.org/user/en/4.7/reporting/set-up , it should be possible to edit existing reports (like adding email settings). Currently not even copying a report makes it editable, so everytime a new report needs to be created if you want to permanently change a setting (email in my case, to automatically send report results). So my question: how do I edit an existing report?

Edit: screenshot addedreport screenshot Edit: second screenshot added enter image description here

  • hey franky - i actually think you should leave your answer as is. it is the correct answer - your medication meant you could not see what was in front of your eyes. or just delete the question if you prefer ;-)
    – petednz - fuzion
    May 23, 2017 at 6:14

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It sounds like you're missing the "Administer Reports" permission.

  • Go to CiviCRM's **Administer menu » Users and Permissions » Permissions (Access Control).
  • Select the first option ("CMS Access Control", where "CMS" is the name of your CMS).
  • Assign the "CiviReport: administer Reports" permission to a role you have.
  • Save the permission.

It's also worth replicating a problem on the demo site (demo.civicrm.org) if this doesn't resolve your issue. That way you can edit your question knowing if the problem you're experiencing is specific to your site, or to CiviCRM in general.

  • I'm using wordpress, and I'm a wordpress administrator, so I'm not even able to assign these permissions to my role (according to the doc, WP admins have all rights in civicrm) ...
    – Franky
    May 19, 2017 at 21:09
  • Could you please edit your question to add a screenshot (of the report screen with the problem, not the permissions screen)? I may be misunderstanding what you're seeing. May 19, 2017 at 21:14
  • Sure, screenshot added ... just difficult to show something that isn't there (the "edit" report thingie ...)
    – Franky
    May 19, 2017 at 22:01
  • Ah - that IS different than I expected. I thought the "E-mailverzending" tab would be missing - not that the contents wouldn't appear if you clicked on the tab. This looks like a Javascript error. Please a) try disabling all extensions on a test copy of your site to see if there's a conflict, and b) look at the Troubleshooting Javascript in CiviCRM page here: forum.civicrm.org/index.php/topic,35850 May 19, 2017 at 22:51
  • Thanks for your help already. What I tried: - disable literally all other plugins: no effect - javascript console: no errors - debugging in civicrm: nothing shown It seems the "edit report" (or something alike) is not even in the dropdown (see second attached screenshot)
    – Franky
    May 19, 2017 at 23:04

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