I wonder why Contribution Summaries can be filtered on pretty much everything but not on the payment method, even though payment method (check, bank, cash...) is a mandatory input... Do I miss something and there is a way to do it?

  • I now found this: docs.civicrm.org/dev/en/latest/extensions/civix/… Commented Aug 15, 2017 at 12:43
  • But I am still happy if someone has some tips to share. Commented Aug 15, 2017 at 12:43
  • The short answer is that no one must have needed this before - because it'd be very easy to add. Instead of writing an extension/custom report, I'd honestly just add this to the core report (could be done with 3-5 lines of code) and submit the improvement to core CiviCRM for inclusion in future versions. Commented Aug 17, 2017 at 15:22

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I suggest you use the Contribution Details Report rather than the Summary Report. In the "Columns" tab, choose "Payment Type". In the "Sorting Tab" select "Choose a Payment Method" as the sorting method, plus any other columns you wish to sort by.

Hope this helps.

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