This is a part of a series of blogs that provide quick tips and tricks to enable better usage of Pentaho. We start with this piece on improvising your Pentaho reporting export options. Have a look at the below GrayMatter‘s Pentaho screenshot.
This is a snapshot of a PRPTI report exported to excel. As you can see the date and timestamp reserve one entire row before the column headings come in. Certain consumers of the report may not want this display. This is because they want to economize real estate as well as to keep a focused span of attention on the data. Now have a look at the screenshot below.
As you can see the page count consumes an entire row of display, which is again inefficient usage of real estate. What if you do not want to have the date, timestamp and page count displayed?