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TL;DR: I want Contribution Aggregate by Relationship to show more years in the past.

I'm using the report "Contribution Aggregate by Relationship" to produce a report with columns for giving by year. However, it doesn't go back as many years as I'd like. I found how to control how many years it goes forward ("custom" date class in Settings - Date Preferences), but the same date class doesn't affect how far it goes back (three previous years then a catch-all for years before that). Is there something else that controls this? I need it to go back about 10 years or so.

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Answering my own question:

My fix was to edit a file in "all", which isn't ideal since it'll get overwritten when updating CiviCRM, but I can always re-apply it.

Edit file: sites/all/modules/civicrm/CRM/Report/Form/Contribute/History.php

Change Line 61 from $yearsInPast = 4; to $yearsInPast = 20;

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    What I usually do when I need to change a core report a bit. Is to create an extension into which copy&paste the code of the core report and change it to my needs. Also I would have changed the hardcoded variable into a filter option which could be set in the user interface. – Jaap Jansma - CiviCooP May 18 '18 at 6:48
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    As Jaap says, create an extension with a copy of the existing report then modify. The --copy option on civix generate:report makes it very easy to get started. – Aidan May 18 '18 at 7:17

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