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Sep
16
Version 2018.5k Released! Report Runner Web Portal
Posted by Jeff-Net Fan Support on 16 September 2018 12:51 PM

Web Portal:

  1. This release contains a bug fix for string-based parameters where there is a range. Previously, the parameter description required a dash. If you removed the dash, the range disappeared. This has been fixed.
  2. Additional log file messages added to the debug logs.

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If you are on the last version of Report Runner Web Portal, 2016.5j, you can simply "patch" your existing install by following these steps:

  1. Download the patch here.
  2. Extract to your main Web Portal directory (or you can extract to a temp directory and copy over). There are 3 files that go in the main Web Portal directory, and one file that goes in JNAdmin folder.
  3. After updating, please also go into your web.config file found in the main Web Portal directory, and towards the top, 7 lines from the top, change edition from 2016.5j to 2018.5k.

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If you are NOT on the last version of Report Runner Web Portal, 2016.5j, please contact us for the link to download the full installer.

 


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Sep
12
Version 2018.330/335 Released! Report Runner Batch and Report Runner Viewer
Posted by Jeff-Net Fan Support on 12 September 2018 01:35 PM

Batch:

  1. NEW: Append sent mail to your IMAP "Sent" or "Sent Items" mailbox (or any other mailbox). You can configure this new option in your Global Options, Settings, Mail settings.
  2. UPDATED: JNRRA* maintenance log files that do not contain errors will be automatically deleted. A number of users found it confusing to find the proper JNRRB* log file with the JNRRA* logs mixed in.
  3. UPDATED: .Net release (ie. 4.7.1) is now shown in the log file
  4. UPDATED: A critical DLL file from Chilkat has been updated to improve security 
  5. UPDATED: All external connections are now encrypted via HTTPS; Some users on older versions of .Net could not maintain an SSL connection with our licensing server; The fix is to make an HTTP connection instead, and we have created an auto-fix for this issue.
  6. BUG FIX: Using the Tools menu Analyze/Find/Replace to edit XML files triggered an error when saving the XML file. This has been fixed.
  7. BUG FIX: If you clicked the [Run Now] button in the Scheduler interface, and no schedule was selected, it would crash the app. This has been fixed.
  8. BUG FIX/UPDATED: Sharepoint Online export destination 100% rewritten to use the latest Microsoft REST API for Sharepoint; this rewrite now allows for folders to be created dynamically, as-well-as, all file properties can now be set; Note: The Sharepoint Online testing application has been updated, too (it can be found in Program Files folder under Jeff-Net\Report Runner\jnSharepointUtility)

Viewer:

  1. NEW: An email address book/list will automatically be created/maintained as you sent emails now. If you would like to delete an address in the list, just click the Delete key when browsing your list. This list is user-based. There is no master list. The list will be created based on the Windows ID of the user accessing the Viewer.
  2. NEW: The Enterprise Viewer now allows data to be stored in SQL Server (configured within the Administrator application); Note: All Viewer users must be updated to new version BEFORE migrating the data to SQL Server
  3. BUG FIX: Searching reports in the Enterprise Viewer interface had a weird glitch where you had to de-select and re-select the reports window. This has been fixed.
  4. UPDATED: JNRRA* maintenance log files that do not contain errors will be automatically deleted. A number of users found it confusing to find the proper JNRRV* log file with the JNRRA* logs mixed in.
  5. UPDATED: .Net release (ie. 4.7.1) is now shown in the log file
  6. UPDATED: A critical DLL file from Chilkat has been updated to improve security 
  7. UPDATED: All external connections are now encrypted via HTTPS; Some users on older versions of .Net could not maintain an SSL connection with our licensing server; The fix is to make an HTTP connection instead, and we have created an auto-fix for this issue.
  8. UPDATED: The Search feature added to Administrator application to search Enterprise Viewer reports in the last release will now also search Tags.
  9. UPDATED: The Search feature added to Administrator application to search Enterprise Viewer users in the last release will now also search Tags.
  10. UPDATED: The Developer edition now allows you to disable the URL/browser pop-up (URL=off) when end user clicks the logo in lower-left corner of Viewer.

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This is a not a critical release, but it is highly recommended. 

https://jeff-net.com/downloads

 


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Aug
11
Version 2018.320/325 Released! Report Runner Batch and Report Runner Viewer
Posted by Jeff-Net Fan Support on 11 August 2018 08:17 AM

Batch:

  1. New: Created an option to disable SSL for contacting licensing server as some users older machines are unable to create/maintain an SSL connection
  2. Updated: Modified XML data file saving technique to help prevent file corruption; also standardized XML file formats
  3. Updated: Added a few new log file messages 

Viewer:

  1. New: Created an option to disable SSL for contacting licensing server as some users older machines are unable to create/maintain an SSL connection
  2. New: Added monthly auto-backups for critical Viewer data files 
  3. New: Added Administrator Enterprise Viewer option to search/filter reports
  4. New: Added Administrator Enterprise Viewer option to search/filter users
  5. New: Added Administrator Enterprise Viewer option to clone existing reports
  6. New: Added Administrator Enterprise Viewer option to clone existing users
  7. New: Added Administrator Enterprise Viewer option to save AD user ID and password if user is already logged into machine (this can be disabled if desired)
  8. Updated: Modified Administrator Enterprise Viewer column headers
  9. Updated: Added additional Administrator Enterprise Viewer log file messages 
  10. Updated: Modified Administrator Enterprise Viewer XML data file saving technique to help prevent file corruption; also standardized XML file formats
  11. Updated: Modified Administrator Enterprise Viewer column headers

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This is not a critical release for user already on 2018. It is highly recommended, though, especially if you are the Administrator of the Enterprise Viewer. 

https://jeff-net.com/downloads

 

 


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May
18

Batch:

  1. Bug Fix: Added validation to check for empty SQL query and not attempt to run it; the new encryption method added in last release made empty/blank SQL query not look empty
  2. Bug Fix: Text files will open in Notepad again (with our update last release to open URLs in Chrome, this affected text files, too)
  3. Update: Added .Net version to log file
  4. Update: Added more error messages to failed SQL queries
  5. Update: Added KB article links for GMail and Office 365 to mail setup window
  6. Update: Added cleanup for Control Panel Uninstall version (it will now show current version installed)
  7. Update: Auto-Backups will not backup data to Dropbox for users of the Evaluation license
  8. New: If batch job is printing, jnUserX variables can now be used to set Number of Copies (so number of copies can be data-driven)

Viewer:

  1. Update: Added .Net version to log file
  2. Update: Added cleanup for Control Panel Uninstall version (it will now show current version installed)
  3. New: Added JNRRV.INI setting to set default mail Subject option for Viewer (see this KB article for setting DefaultMailSubject)
  4. New: Added JNRRV.INI setting to set default mail Message/Signature for Viewer (see this KB article for setting DefaultMailMessage)

Documentor:

  1. Update: Added .Net version to log file
  2. New: Added right-click menu options to copy report name, copy report path, copy report path and report name, and "quick export" of all currently filtered report path and file names

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This update is not considered Critical like the last release, but it is strongly recommended. And if you're not on 2018 at all yet, you must update. The initial release was a critical release. To update, download the updater here:

https://jeff-net.com/downloads

 


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Mar
5

This is the first official release of version 2018. 

Batch:

  1. Critical Fix: The previous releases of Report Runner would not work with SAP Crystal runtime service packs 21 or later (SP21 and SP22 at this time). When you run the updater for our software now, it will update you to 2018.300 if you're on SP20 and previous or 2018.305 if you're on SP21 or later. ALL future releases of our software will now have a "00" version for SP20 and previous and an "05" version for SP21 or later. You do NOT need to know what to install. The single updater (or the FULL installer) will choose for you.
  2. Semi-Critical Fix: Automatic backups to DropBox; Late last year, DropBox disabled support for the API we were using to upload monthly automatic Batch backups to DropBox. This API has been updated to the latest DropBox API, and is working again. We also now backup the Event Server folder within the Jeff-Net data structure, too.
  3. Improved: All connections to our servers now support HTTPS. Whether it's the news download, licensing server, or any built-in contact URLs, all connections are now HTTPS secure. 
  4. Improved: All encryption within our software is now AES/Rijndael encrypted. Previously, we used a simpler numeric encryption method. We are committed to keeping your data connections secure. You do not need to do anything to enable this encryption. You will notice as you update batches, jobs, expressions, anywhere there's a data connection password or SQL connection, the encryption changes automatically when you save it.
  5. Improved: Start-up performance; you should notice a few seconds here or there faster start-up performance. For some, this is between 30% and 75% faster.
  6. Improved: (at least it's our opinion); if you open a URL from within the app, it will open in Chrome first (assuming it's installed); otherwise it will use the default browser (which is usually Internet Explorer - Yuck!)
  7. Improved: Additional log file messages added; of note is a data connection counter; especially useful for report with many connections; this make logins easier to parse/read when analyzing log file; we've also improved memory analysis in log file so it's more easily readable
  8. Improved: Temp file cleanup; the software now does basic clean up of the User-based temp directory and the Windows\Temp directory. The Crystal engine uses these locations to open temporary copies of reports in our software. Normally, they get cleaned up automatically, but we have added a process to ensure it happens. We only delete .RPT and .TMP files that are older than 3 days. We've also made modifications to make this process at least 10% faster.
  9. New! Along with the temp file maintenance mentioned above, we now analyze the drive your Jeff-Net data folder is located on and generate some basic stats to the log file. We also show a critical notification if your free space is less than or equal to 10% remaining.
  10. New! Version number now displays in the main window title bar. No more searching the log file for the version/release number.
  11. New! Automatic Emergency Notifications; simply add one email address to your Global Settings/Options, Mail Settings (near the bottom) and you will be notified of catastrophic errors (batch XML files not found, report RPTs not found or won't open, low disk space, and licensing issues). Other than entering an email address (and assuming you've configured the mail settings successfully), there is nothing else to configure. It's all automatic.
  12. New! Full installer has been modified to prevent changing of Jeff-Net data folder from being in the Public Documents folder. We have simply had too many support issues with moving this folder out of the default Public Documents folder.
  13. New! Check License Status button removed from Licensing Manager; if it comes up green when you enter the Licensing Manager, then everything is fine; also added some verbiage to interface about not copying key in Licensing Manager to activate another machine.

Viewer:

  1. Critical Fix: The previous releases of Report Runner would not work with SAP Crystal runtime service packs 21 or later (SP21 and SP22 at this time). When you run the updater for our software now, it will update you to 2018.300 if you're on SP20 and previous or 2018.305 if you're on SP21 or later. ALL future releases of our software will now have a "00" version for SP20 and previous and an "05" version for SP21 or later. You do NOT need to know what to install. The single updater (or the FULL installer) will choose for you.
  2. Semi-Critical Fix: Fixed an issue where Viewer would not close cleanly (crash) while closing application.
  3. Improved: Auto-refresh can now be set to seconds (previously it had to be 1 minute or more); this is done by multiplying the seconds you want to refresh times 1000; for example 5 seconds would be equal to an auto-refresh setting of 5000. Note, the refresh must be 5 seconds or more (1, 2, 3, and 4 second refresh not supported)
  4. Improved: All connections to our servers now support HTTPS. Whether it's the news download, licensing server, or any built-in contact URLs, all connections are now HTTPS secure. 
  5. Improved: All encryption within our software is now AES/Rijndael encrypted. Previously, we used a simpler numeric encryption method. We are committed to keeping your data connections secure. You do not need to do anything to enable this encryption. You will notice as you update passwords and/or advanced data connections, the encryption changes automatically when you save it.
  6. Improved: Start-up performance; you should notice a few seconds here or there faster start-up performance. For some, this is between 30% and 75% faster.
  7. Improved: (at least it's our opinion); if you open a URL from within the app, it will open in Chrome first (assuming it's installed); otherwise it will use the default browser (which is usually Internet Explorer - Yuck!)
  8. Improved: Additional log file messages added; of note is a data connection counter; especially useful for report with many connections; this make logins easier to parse/read when analyzing log file; we've also improved memory analysis in log file so it's more easily readable
  9. Improved: Temp file cleanup; the software now does basic clean up of the User-based temp directory and the Windows\Temp directory. The Crystal engine uses these locations to open temporary copies of reports in our software. Normally, they get cleaned up automatically, but we have added a process to ensure it happens. We only delete .RPT and .TMP files that are older than 3 days. We've also made modifications to make this process at least 10% faster.
  10. New! Along with the temp file maintenance mentioned above, we now analyze the drive your Jeff-Net data folder is located on and generate some basic stats to the log file. We also show a critical notification if your free space is less than or equal to 10% remaining.
  11. New! Version number now displays in the main window title bar. No more searching the log file for the version/release number.
  12. New! Full installer has been modified to prevent changing of Jeff-Net data folder from being in the Public Documents folder. We have simply had too many support issues with moving this folder out of the default Public Documents folder.
  13. New! Check License Status button removed from Licensing Manager; if it comes up green when you enter the Licensing Manager, then everything is fine; also added some verbiage to interface about not copying key in Licensing Manager to activate another machine.

Documentor:

  1. Total records in database and/or filtered is now displayed on main window/screen.

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Due to the Crystal runtime engine vulnerabilities and the Batch auto-backup process, this update is considered CRITICAL. You can download 2018.300/2018.305 here:

https://jeff-net.com/downloads

Some users might be on a 2018.27x release. If so, please update to 2018.30x. The 2018.27x release never officially shipped (it's been available about one week), and while it includes some of what's officially in this release, it is an incomplete release.

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* Again, we are considering this a CRITICAL update due to the Crystal runtime engine vulnerabilities and the Batch auto-backup process. And with security needing to be at heightened levels these days, we consider the new encryption feature critical, too.

 


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