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What’s New in Ripplestone 3.4.3

January 14th, 2014 No comments

Overview

Below are the new features, updates and bug fixes for Ripplestone version 3.4.3.

 

Home Page

Use Parameter Name for Prompt Text (3.4.3.0)

If the report doesn’t have a value for the prompt text then use the parameter name for the prompt text

 

Scheduler Changes

The Ripplestone Scheduler Server Has Been Re-Written (3.4.3.0)

The scheduler server has been re-written to improve the performance and scalability.

Added New Yearly Option (3.4.3.0)

Added a new schedule interval of Yearly. This will run a job once per year using the Begin date for the month and day and the start time for the time of day to run.

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Edit Folders Page

Added New Fields to Track Who Changed the Folder and When (3.4.3.1)

Added two new fields to track who changed the record and when it was changed.

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Edit Document Page

New Unique Key for RSExpress (3.4.3.2)

There is a new option for RS Express that allows the Administrator to turn on or off the RS Express feature.

There is also a new option that will require a unique key to be added to the query string. This will make the feature more secure and make it harder for a user to guess at document ID’s

Both of these new options can be set on the System Setup and Configuration page on the first tab. These global options can be overridden for each report on the Edit Document page

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Global Options on the System Setup and Configuration Page

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Individual Report options on the Edit Document Page

 

Added New Fields to Track Who Changed the Report and When (3.4.3.2)

Added two new fields to track who changed the record and when it was changed

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Remove Duplicate Entries from the Dynamic Parameters (3.4.3.0)

When using the Ripplestone Dynamic Parameter feature if the values for the parameter had any duplicates the list would stop loading at the first duplicate. This version will ignore any duplicates when loading the parameter pick list.

Fixed Bug when Editing a Report and Moving it to a New Folder (3.4.3.1)

When a user would click on a different folder in the Edit Document page the document would not get moved to the new location. This has been fixed and the document is now moved to the folder selected.

 

Users

New User Options (3.4.3.0)

Users can now override the global settings for the Use Minimal Home Page and Display Favorites.

With the Use Minimal Home Page, the user can use the global setting or turn on or off the feature. With the feature on, the home page will display the least amount of data. This is helpful for very large sites or if there is a slow connection.

With the Display Favorites as Home Page, the user can use the global setting or turn on or off the feature. With the feature on, the home page will display the favorites when they login and not the standard home page. This is for the user that has the reports that they use most often added to their favorite’s area. They can still access the home page by clicking on the Home link

Below is the Edit User page with the new User Options tab displayed with the two new options.

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System Setup and Configuration

Added New Option for the Home Page (3.4.3.0)

Added two new options for the home page. Both of these new options can be changed by each user.

Minimal Home Page – This option only displays the essentials needed for the home page. Extra information is not displayed. This is helpful when the connection is not fast or the users do not need the extra information.

Display Favorites As Home Page – This option allows the favorites to be displayed as the default home page. This option is for the users that want to quickly see all their favorite reports first.

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Bug Fixes

Fixed a Issue with Users Marked as Inactive (3.4.3.0)

If a user has the Active flag un-checked they were still able to login to the system.

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What’s New in Ripplestone 3.4.1

January 14th, 2014 No comments

Overview

Below are the new features, updates and bug fixes for version 3.4.1.  This version was released on October 2nd, 2013.

Home Page

New Blue Blocks Wide Skin (3.4.1.0)

This new release includes a new skin that is wider and also left justified. This skin works well for wider reports and larger monitors.

 

Scheduler Changes

Added New Hourly Option for Start and End Times (3.4.1.0)

Added a new option to the scheduler to allow hourly jobs to have a start and end time. This is useful for hourly jobs that you only want to run during business hours.

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Added New Option to Use Roles for the Email Addresses (3.4.1.0)

A new option has been added to the Email tab that will allow the scheduled job to get the email address from the users that belong to the role used to run the scheduled job. This saves the administrator the task of maintaining the list of email addresses within the scheduled job. You can still enter email addresses in the To field and they will also be emailed the report.

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Added New Active Flag (3.4.1.0)

On the Edit Schedule page, a new active flag has been added to make it easy to turn on or off a scheduled job while keeping all the data. This replaces the old method of setting the interval to Inactive.

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Edit Folders Page

Added New Validations (3.4.1.0)

On the Edit Folders page, new validations have been added.

  • Moving Folders – You cannot move the folder to the same folder
  • The Folder Name will have any spaces removed before and after the name
  • Folder Name with special characters are not allowed / ? < > \ : * | “
  • Cannot add or move folders in the system Shared folder
  • Cannot delete the system Shared folder

Bug Fixes

Fixed an Issue with a Report Parameter in the Scheduler (3.4.1.0)

There was an issue when the scheduler attempted to run a report that had a null value for the parameter.

Fixed an Issue with the Publish a Document link (3.4.1.0)

There was a problem with the link when the user was logged in as a Publish role and they tried to link on the Publish a New Document link.

Fixed a problem when updating the name of the Home node (3.4.1.0)

There was a problem when an Administrator would try to change the name of the Home node on the home page.

Ripplestone Release 2.9.10

September 20th, 2010 No comments

With Ripplestone version 2.9.10 we have concentrated on improving the Report Parameters page and the Scheduler.  These two are some of the most used sections of Ripplestone and benefit the most of getting new features

Report Parameters

  • Changed the Format for Date Ranges – When a report parameter is a date range type, the display for the dates will be in a more user friendly format.
  • Changed the Format for Parameters with a Single Default Value – When a report has a parameter that only has one default value, the display will be more like the display in Crystal Reports XI.
  • Changed the Format for Discrete and Range Type Parameters – When a report has a parameter that is a discrete and range type, the parameter page will look more like the parameter page that is displayed by Crystal Reports XI.
  • Updated the JavaScript to Fix Changes in Internet Explorer 8 – Internet Explorer 8 is stricter in how it uses JavaScript so the JavaScript code was updated to allow Internet Explorer 8 to work better with the parameters.
  • Parameters That Have Commas in the Parameter Value – If the report parameter is a single discrete value and the value has a comma in it, Ripplestone will correctly use the comma and not split the value into two or more values.

Below is a screen shot of the new parameter page with examples of some of the new formats.

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Example of our newly improved Parameter Page

 

Scheduler Changes

  • Added Daily Option to Select Which Days of the Week to Run – When a scheduled job is set to run daily, the scheduler can specify which days of the week they would like the job to run. For example, they could have the job only run Monday – Friday or they could have the job run on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Adding New Scheduled Jobs From the Home Page Made Easier – When adding a new scheduled job from the home, the scheduled job will select the report on the Folder & Parameters tab so you don’t have to find it within the tree. It will also have the parameters for the report displayed.
  • Changed Run As Role Dropdown to Show All Roles for the Super User – If the scheduler is a Super User, then they will see all the roles in the Run as Role dropdown list. If they are an administrator or Scheduler they will only see the Roles they are allowed to see.

New Daily Option – This allows the scheduler to select the days of the week that the job should run.

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Email System

  • Added an Option to use SMTP Authentication – Added a new option for systems that use a SMTP Authentication and need to supply a user name and password to send email.

Security

  • Add Correct User Security When Adding New Folders – Changed the adding of new folders to use the current user to determine if they are a Super User or an Administrator. If they are an Administrator then they will get access to the newly created folder. Before only the Super User would get access to the new folder.

Bug Fixes

  • Hide the Password Fields in the Edit User Page – If the user has been marked as an Integrated Security user, then the password fields will not be displayed since they are not needed.
  • Updated the Record Selection Formula for Alert Reports – In some cases adding the alert code to the report’s record selection would cause an error. The formula has been changed to allow the alert code to be correctly added in those cases.