A few weeks ago I realised it was time to hide the Classic report builder. For what I need in my current role, I can happily use the Lightning report builder and not feel that I’m missing any functionality. If I don’t need the Classic report builder anymore then my users definitely don’t!
You might have noticed from previous posts that I like to keep the interface as simple and clear as possible. Extra tools and buttons that are no longer required cause clutter and, with this in mind, I really wanted to remove the button to create a new report using the Classic report builder.
If you’re also ready to take the plunge, follow these really simple steps to hide the option to create a report using the Classic report builder:
- Navigate to Setup > Home > Feature Settings > Analytics > Reports & Dashboards > Reports and Dashboards Settings (hint – you can get here by typing “report” into the quick find bar)
- Tick the box next to “Hide the embedded Salesforce Classic report builder in Lightning Experience”
- Click ‘Save’
(P.S. Hiding the button does not remove the report builder in any way. It’s still there; you just won’t see the button when in Lightning.)