Author Topic: User-defined fields to include in custom reports  (Read 527 times)

Offline GigaFemto

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User-defined fields to include in custom reports
« on: September 26, 2019, 03:30:03 PM »
There are some values that BeerSmith does not calculate that users would like to see in reports. There are also some people who would like to see the availability of simple math on tagged fields in custom report (e.g. estimated cooled post-boil volume = $DISPLAY_BATCH_SIZE+$TRUB_LOSS). It may be too much of a technical challenge to permit this, but I propose a workaround that might be good enough for most purposes. If BeerSmith had a set of user-defined fields that could be printed in custom reports with tags like $USER_DEFINED_1, then  users could fill those boxes with the desired numbers and have them print in the reports. Any math would still have to be done by hand, but it would make the reports cleaner. Right now I leave blank spots in my custom reports and fill them in by hand, which is a bit of a pain and seems rather retro for 2019.

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Offline gizzygizmo

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Re: User-defined fields to include in custom reports
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2020, 12:49:42 PM »
I would love VERY much to have this... also, more access to variables.  Even if it's just $VAR_XXX and a table that we can use to look them up.  Such things like total points (cooled preboil volume x preboil SG), or displaying post-boil volume as well as "cooled" post boil volume.   

These are things items i'm scribbling down by hand on my custom brewsheets that are very helpful during brew day when trying to calculate if i need to liquor up or if something is not on par with my usual recipe.

 

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