In many cases an ad hoc report requires user input that is not found in the data domain/data set. For example:
I have a data domain that contains "outage" records for when a particular object was down and not providing its intended service
The records contain the unique object identifier, and two timestamps for the start and end of the outage period
The user is interested in determining the total outage time for an object in a specific date/time range
Ideally two filters could be created for the start and end times. These could be simple strings entered in "yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss.SSS'" format for use in a calculated field with Timestamp().
We created a case (01875634) over 2 years ago and there is still no support for this concept. Hopefully submitting this idea as suggested by Technical Support will bear fruit. From a simple search I know we are not alone with this type of request...