Werk #10873: Report headers: Improve handling of titles with dynamic lengths

Component Reporting & Availability
Title Report headers: Improve handling of titles with dynamic lengths
Date Mar 14, 2020
Checkmk Editon Checkmk Enterprise (CEE)
Checkmk Version 2.0.0i1 1.6.0p11
Level Prominent Change
Class Bug Fix
Compatibility Compatible - no manual interaction needed

In previous versions of Checkmk the title of reports could only be set to a fixed size. Especially with generic reports, like host or service reports, this is a problem because the titles can be of different lengths and can even exceed the width of the document.

The "One line of text" report element has now a new configuration option "Shrink too long texts", which is disabled by default. Once you enable this option, the text size will be estimated before adding it to the document.

In the moment the text is too long, the system tries to wrap the text and reduce the font size at the same time. In many cases the text is inserted in such a way that it fits. There are still cases where the text still cannot be made to fit properly, but for the most common cases this should be a good enough fit.

We have changed the default "host" report template to use the new setting for the title of the page. In case your reports are based on your own template and want to use the new option, you will have to enable the option in the report elements of your report template.

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