Working with Reports
This page describes the general operations that you can perform with reports in YouTrack:
Create a Report
The procedure for creating a report (regardless of its type) is quite simple. You can create and view reports that help you keep track of the statistics that are most important to you.
To create a report:
Click the Reports link in the main menu.
Click the link for the type of report that you want to create.
In the settings page for the report, set the parameters for the new report. To learn more about the settings for a specific report, refer to the page for the report that you want to create.
- When you are finished the with report settings, click the Create report button.
The report is sent to the processing queue of your YouTrack server.
When processing is finished, the new report is displayed.
Share a Report
YouTrack lets you configure the visibility of a report so you can share it with your colleagues. By default, a new report is only visible for the person who created it, its owner. When you share a report with the All Users group, it is visible to everyone who has access to your YouTrack setup, including guests.
Keep in mind the following characteristics of shared reports:
Any member of a group or project team that has permission to edit the shared report can recalculate it.
Any member of a group or project team that has permission to edit the report can update its settings. This includes the setting for sharing the report with other users.
Users who have the Low-level Admin Read or Low-level Admin Write permission can view and edit any report, respectively.
The following options are available for all reports:
Can view and use
Determines who has permission to view the report. To share the report with other users, select a group or project team from the list.
Determines who has permission to view and edit the report settings.
It's possible to grant permission to edit a report without granting permission to view and use it. In this case, members of the group or project team that has permission to edit won't see the report in the sidebar but can still access and update the report using the direct link.
To share a report with a group:
Create and configure a new report or edit an existing report that you want to share.
From the Can view and use list, select a group or project team.
- Click the Save button.
The report is visible to and shown in the sidebar for all members of the selected group or project team.
Edit a Report
As the owner of a report, you can modify the report parameters at any time.
To edit an existing report:
Open the report that you want to edit.
Click the Edit icon in the top right corner of the report.
Edit the parameters of the report.
- When done, click the Save button.
The report is recalculated with the updated parameters.
Clone a Report
Cloning a report comes in handy in the following situations:
You want a report that is similar to an existing report but also want to continue using the original report.
You are not the owner of the original report and do not have permissions to edit its parameters.
To create a clone of a report:
Open the report that you want to clone.
- Open the report settings:
If you are the report owner or a member of a group or team that has permission to edit the report, click the Edit icon.
If you don't have permission to edit the report, click the View settings icon.
Click the Clone button.
Configure the settings for the new report.
- When done, click the Save button.
The report is created and calculated.
Delete a Report
If you no longer use a report and want to remove it from your reports list, you can delete it. You can only delete reports that you created.
To delete a report:
Open the report that you want to delete.
Click the Edit icon to open the report in editing mode.
Click the Delete button in the bottom-right corner of the page.
Confirm the deletion of the report.
Recalculate a Report
YouTrack reports support both automatic and manual recalculation.
For automatic recalculation, the following general rules apply:
Issue distribution reports are recalculated automatically every 10 minutes.
Time-based reports (timeline, time management, and state transition) are recalculated according to the value that is stored in the Period setting.
You must refresh or open the report in order to get it recalculated even if the configured Period has already expired. If the Period has not expired yet, refreshing the report will return the data calculated for the previous Period.
Once calculated, the report is saved in the database and is not updated automatically. When you need to view an up-to-date report, you must start report update manually.
To manually recalculate an existing report:
Open the report that you want to update.
Click the recalculate icon in the toolbar.
Download Report Data
YouTrack lets you download the data from a calculated report. Different options in the report header let you export the data as a CSV or Microsoft Excel file.
Use these options to upload report data to another application or use third-party software to compile custom reports.
To download report data:
Open the report that contains the data you want to download.
If necessary, recalculate the report.
- Click the corresponding option in the toolbar to download the data to a CSV or XLSX file.
The report data is exported to your local directory.
The name of the report is used as the filename for the export file.
Print a Report
To prepare a report for printing, open it and click the print icon in the toolbar.
The report will be displayed in the print mode, which you can then print using the standard print function in your web browser.
Configure the Reports Sidebar
The left sidebar of the reports screen shows the list of reports available to you: the reports you own and reports shared with you.
By default, each new report is pinned to the sidebar and is shown in the list. You can configure reports visibility in the sidebar so only those reports you work with most often are shown permanently. You can hide the reports that you don't need to keep the sidebar clear and easy to use.
To hide a report from the sidebar:
Move the pointer over the name of the report that you want to hide.
Click the Unpin icon.
To pin a report to the sidebar:
- Click the More link at the bottom of the sidebar.
The complete list of reports is displayed.
Move the pointer over the name of a report that you want to show in the sidebar and click the Pin icon.