Merlin – Do a little bit of magic in Merlin reports – part XXVII

Those of you who do project management with Merlin on your Mac and have checked our post series explaining how to create custom templates for Merlin reports, know by now…

Now let’s do some magic with the reports.

Classic Report with optional WBS-Code

When wanting to report all kinds of aspects of your actual project, you usually call File  > New Report > Classic report.

In case you want to modify the report so that it outputs the WBS-Code in its tables of milestones, overdue/upcoming/overdue tasks, or elements, you would need to create an option whether or not the ‘WBS-Code’ column should be outputted and insert optionally the wbs code where required.

To make a long story short, we’ve created a new set of such a classic report and post it hereafter.

Please remember: Custom Merlin reports we provide as templates, can be downloaded and used for free. Furthermore, you may modify and distribute as you like and find appropriate.

Project options:


An output sample:


  • Extract the zip first
  • place the contained mrept package under 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
    • “Classic Report  (plus WBS-code)”