It's a generally accepted consequence that major updates/enhancements open the door to more requests. Even when everything is moving in a positive direction, getting what we want inescapably leads to wanting more.
The current presentation of the Results page encorporates so many things I've requested over the years that I must pause first to acknowledge what a great advancment this page is over its former incarnation.
That said, my very first attempt at creating Custom Views immediately inspired a new feature request:
The ability to create a Custom View based on an existing Custom View.
The moment I used my new Custom View, I went to the center drop down and realized I'd love to see this view with all of the Goals set to "Chance to Beat Baseline" and be able to quickly switch between the states. I knew that I'd have to start all over from scratch and set:
- The beginning date
- Each Goal I wanted to track
- Reorder them because, intuitively, I expect each additional Goal to be added at the bottom of the list but they are added to the top
- Choose my segmentation
then, once I had an exact replica of the first view, add the graph view setting to each goal.
So, of course, I began looking for a way to copy the current Custom View so I could modify it rather than go through all the work to create it again. Alas, no such function was found.
No "Save As New".
No "Save as Template".
No "Create New From".
It's worth noting that this request is about more than convenience*.
The most significant consideration when dealing with repetitive activity is the fact that manual operations such as this are prone to error and oversight. One can be much more confident that a set of identical views with one variation has been successfully generated if all the common elements can be recreated automatically.
* "If Necessity is the mother of invention, then Laziness is the father."
- Thomas A. Fischer