Merlin – Do a bit of magic in Merlin reports – PART XXI

Those of you who have checked our new post series about “Merlin report templates” know by now…

Now let’s do some magic with the reports.

Information report with hierarchy

Merlin contains a report template outputting notes entered on the activities of a project as a flat list. We’ve modified this existing report template to output tasks showing their hierarchy which makes easier to read.

You may check contained ‘Report.xslt’s in German and English.lproj folders to see how we iterate in project’s projects and then get their activities level by level. In the report template we’ve included a space.png which we use to indent the titles row by row according to their level.

Feel free to modify this custom report further as you require for your needs.

An output sample:

Showing information for a master project.


Or by a selected resource…SampleOutputForResource


  • Extract the zip first
  • place the contained mrept package under the following path of your mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Merlin/Reports
  • (in case you have no “Reports” folder please create it first and pay attention to name it exactly as “Reports”)
  • restart your Merlin and
  • call File > New Report… to find the new report called “Information Report (Hierarchy)”.