Bulk update reports!

Update all your reports in one go

We strive to keep the Local Insight reports up-to-date, so that you can be confident that the data you are using is the most recent available.

Until now, this has meant a lot of laborious clicking to update your reports (especially if you have hundreds of custom areas!).

But we can do better that. We want Local Insight to be as easy to use and intuitive as possible. So, we are thrilled that you can now bulk update your reports!

This was one of the key feature developments requested by users at the Local Insight User Group. Alongside this brand new functionality, we have also made improvements in the background to ensure that the reports run as smoothly as possible.

How to use this feature?

  • Navigate to the Reports tab at the top of Local Insight (or navigate here)
  • There will now be showing a new button which looks like this (see below image)
  • Click the button and shazzam, all your reports will begin to update! (please see the ‘Top tip’ section below for the best times to update your reports)

How long will it take to update all reports?

The time it takes to update all your reports depends on how many you have. Roughly, each report takes around 10 minutes and they will appear in the Reports tab in sequential order. Please note, this will depend on how many other users have also updated all of their reports, so this may take longer during peak times (i.e. following monthly communication about updates to reports).

Top tip

If you are using the Update all reports button we recommend that you do this at the end of the day, then they will all be ready and waiting when you arrive in the morning. This will also help to ensure that reports run smoothly for other users.

Please note: You will not be able to generate/update any reports individually until the ‘update all reports’ task has fully completed (i.e. all your reports have updated). There is no queue jumping, so if there are a few reports you would like immediately, we would advise requesting those reports individually first and then pressing the Update all reports button.

Let us know

Any feedback on the process would be greatly appreciated. Do let us know at support if you have any questions.

Happy reporting!