I have a user role that will use only one report, but it will be used regularly and speed (few keystrokes) is important to their task. When I place the report on the Home/Dashboard page, the filters and search box are initially hidden. The user can get to it, but the user has to know and take the extra time to run their mouse over the hidden menu in the upper right hand corner and click "full report" to get to the version that contains the filters and the search box, which they need to complete their task. I want to skip the extra hidden menu step for the user and go straight to the full report.
I've tried and have successfully placed the full report version on the homepage using a url widget and adding &ifv=1 to hide the toolbar. The only problem with this solution is that if the user clicks on a record to view more detail, they now see two sets of QB one embedded in the other.(They see two sets of toolbars on the same window.)
Is there anyway to simply place the "full" version of a report on the home page without the url workaround? Or alternatively, is there a way to hide the homepage all together and simply display to them the report's table page with their report defaulted? I'm trying to keep this to one initial screen if possible to simplify the task for the user. Suggestions? Thanks in advance.
Thank you for the suggestion. I was able to make the original question work. Posting solution here incase anyone else comes across this scenario.
1, First to make the full report display on the home page with filters and search box, insert as a url /web page widget instead of a report widget with &ifv=1 appended to the end of the url.
2. Next, create your own clickable view icons field as a formula rich text field and again incorporate &ifv=1 into that url.
3. Lastly, go to your report and add your new custom view icon field as the first column. Scroll down to the report options section and uncheck "allow viewing records from this report".
Now when you run the report from the homepage, you can filter search and view without multiple QB headers displaying. It is a round about way of doing it, but it works. :)