"Bionic Reports"........Is Something Like This On The Roadmap?

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Is there anything on the roadmap that will allow us to join different objects for reporting without writing rules to merge data in MDA tables?  (which is a heavy process for a simple report).
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Matthew Weinreb

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Venkateswara Reddy Kasireddy, Official Rep

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Hi Matthew, Dataspaces might be something you need. Could you please give us your complete use case. I can point you to an existing solution (MDA Joins ?) or a roadmap item, if I understand your usecase well.

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Venky
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We're well aware of using dataspaces and MDA joins but I think Bionic Reports would be AMAZING. Hopefully, it's something that can be done in the future!! :D
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Hi Faust,

By "Bionic reports" do you mean dynamically fetching data from various objects using bionic rules infra and being able to report on top of the resultant dataset ? Thats definitely on the roadmap. I will announce the ETA as we get clarity on it.

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Venky
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Not in the least. Better layout of the process here: https://community.gainsight.com/gainsight/topics/how-to-hack-bionic-reports
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Love this - Way to be creative, Ben. Now, if you have any hacks for making the results visible on dashboards . . .. . . :)
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Oh you're a dreamer Elizabeth! I imagine this is something the teams are working on. Seems only logical.
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Haha, Thanks Ben! I thought of that too, and it works for ad-hoc reporting, but not for something I want to share with anyone regularly. 
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Very true. My use cases so far have been ad hoc in nature.
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Hi - This is listed as 'implemented,' but i don't see this yet. I may have missed an update - do we now have the ability to pull data from multiple sources into the same report?
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Hi Elizabeth,

This feature is NOT implemented yet. Its on our roadmap. The "implemented" status of the idea is a mistake. Sorry for the inconvenience. I worked with our community manager and got it changed.

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Venky
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Here is another use case:

We have a field that is automatically updated when a contract closes "Contract Expiration Date", which is normally 3 years after the close date of the opportunity.  Occasionally, the sales team will create opportunities for early renewal, which have a close date before (sometimes up to a year before) the existing Contract Expiration Date.  I want to show a report off all opportunities where the opp close date is less than the contract expiration date. 
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Use Case: 

I want to show a report that lists the open opportunities where the Close Date is less than (before) the Account's Contract Expiration Date.   I can calculate the difference in the two dates and use that as a criteria for the report... but this shows only the difference in positive integers and so also shows where the Close Date is after the Account's Contract Expiration Date, which I'm not interested in for this report.