Is there a way to prevent the "List Changes" report from being automatically created?

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I have a newly created table where I deleted the "List Changes" report. After changes have been made to the records, the "List Changes" report appears again. How do I prevent that report from being created?

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Bryan

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I have never heard of a report being spontaneously created.  A list changes report is just any table report where the checkbox is checked near the bottom of the report configuration screen to only show changed records.  So I suggest that there must be some confusion here as reports to not suddenly create themselves automatically.
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I see I left a couple of details out. The "List Changes" report that I'm referring to is in the "Reports & charts" section of my table's settings. After I added the table to my application, I went to "Reports & charts" and deleted the report titled "List Changes". I then imported data to the table and, in the course of building a user report, noticed that the "List Changes" report appeared again "Reports & charts".

I keep deleting the report but every time after I perform an import or make changes to the records, the "List Changes" report appears again in "Reports & charts".
Well, I'm saying it's impossible, but maybe I'm wrong.  I will give it a test when I get a chance.  Anyways, since you can control which Roles see which reports, including no Roles see any particular reprt(s), its more of a curiosity than an obstacle.  But I am curious.
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Bryan

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It's surely weird. It's definitely the first time I've seen this happen in my 8 some odd years as an admin.
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Scott Burday

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Anytime a new Table is created two default reports are created with that Table:  List All ...and... List Changes.  There is no way to prevent the List Changes report from being created.  If you delete it as an Administrator it will then show up again as you noted, but no users will see it, only you will see it in the Settings > Reports & charts list.
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Bryan

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I'm aware that those two reports are created with each new table creation, it is that I've deleted the List Changes reports in the past and they have not been recreated. It's new, and unexpected, behavior.
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I have the same problem. If I delete the List Changes report but make changes to a table, the report reappears.
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>I have never heard of a report being spontaneously created.

It can happen and it is called Spontaneous Report Creation. I recall it happened to Pinker in the X-Files and was uncovered by Scully and Mulder. If you want I could whip up a Service Worker that when you loaded some page all your existing reports were duplicated.