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Apr
21
Version 2016.250 Released - Report Runner Batch and Report Runner Viewer
Posted by Jeff-Net Fan Support 1 on 21 April 2017 08:40 AM

Batch:

  1. NEW: You can now run a pre-batch and/or post-batch SQL call (update, insert, or execute a stored procedure). You configure the SQL under the Tools menu (Global SQL). You configure what SQL to run in your batch-specific INI settings (use right-click menu to see new settings). Note, if your pre-batch SQL fails, your batch will NOT run.
  2. NEW: Created an INI option to modify how XML files are read (XMLReadMode); this setting is utilized by support when necessary
  3. NEW: SuperBatch trigger tree viewing can not filter only good triggers or only bad triggers; previously viewing both good and bad triggers sometimes gave a false positive that triggering was in an endless loop
  4. Updated: The batch-specific INI setting jnRemoveBlankLinesFromOutputFiles was modified to allow for setting a minimum length a line in a text-based output file should be. Previously this feature would simply remove blank lines. This new feature should not be overlooked. It helps remove bad data from CSV-type, text-based output files (stuff like lines with only commas. For example if all output lines should be at least 100 characters wide, just set the value to 100 and if the length of the record is less than that, it will be deleted. This is a really slick, new setting.
  5. Updated: More temporary file cleanup added; we found a number of places in our code where Windows temp files were not being deleted. For some users, this was causing an issue with Windows temp file space filling up. We also fixed an issue where some Windows temp files were getting created and were never used.
  6. Updated: Fixed an issue where some post PDF file processing was being called even when unnecessary. The file was not getting incorrectly modified, but it was unnecessary memory overhead. For some users, it triggered memory errors.
  7. Updated: Analyze/Find/Replace in Tools menu now defaults to ALL files/types
  8. Updated: Default PDF file attributes changed so all optional features are enabled by default
  9. Updated: Added additional log file message to assist with debugging. We also fixed some incorrect/misleading log file messages.
  10. Updated: We are now shipping SP20 (service pack 20) of the Crystal runtime engine in our FULL installer. We used to ship SP3. We still believe SP3 is the most stable, but SP20 includes a number of necessary features to work with newer versions of SQL Server and newer versions of Crystal Reports. If SP3 (or any other service pack) is working for you, there is no reason to install SP20.
  11. Updated: An exit code of 2 is no longer considered bad. It is only a warning. It is not a failure (a 1 is a bad exit code). This impacts triggered SuperBatches and post-batch SQL execution (that's why we made the change). 
  12. Updated: We are now utilizing a new licensing server. Technically the server is the same, but the IP address changed. If you want us to track the specific machines you activate our software on, you must be on this version or later.

Viewer:

  1. NEW: Added an optional, new, printing method. Due to some recent OS changes, some users are unable to print using the older/default print method. We have created an INI option (UsePrintMethod2=1) to enable this feature.
  2. NEW: New INI options added to configure Viewer (HideThereIsNothingToPrintMessage, HideExportBrowseButton, HideExportButtonInExport, DoNotOpenWindowsExplorerAfterExport, HideExportAndOpenButton)
  3. Bug Fix: Prevent auto-close from running during printing, exporting, or once close process has started
  4. Updated: More temporary file cleanup added; we found a number of places in our code where Windows temp files were not being deleted. For some users, this was causing an issue with Windows temp file space filling up. We also fixed an issue where some Windows temp files were getting created and were never used.
  5. Updated: Added additional log file message to assist with debugging. We also fixed some incorrect/misleading log file messages.
  6. Updated: We are now shipping SP20 (service pack 20) of the Crystal runtime engine in our FULL installer. We used to ship SP3. We still believe SP3 is the most stable, but SP20 includes a number of necessary features to work with newer versions of SQL Server and newer versions of Crystal Reports. If SP3 (or any other service pack) is working for you, there is no reason to install SP20.
  7. Updated: We are now utilizing a new licensing server. Technically the server is the same, but the IP address changed. If you want us to track the specific machines you activate our software on, you must be on this version or later.

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Due to the licensing server IP address update, this update is considered semi-critical. You can download 2016.250 here:

https://jeff-net.com/downloads

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Note, we had a number of users testing/using in-between releases via downloads recommended in support tickets. If you're using a version after 2016.230 and before 2016.250, please update immediately. 

 


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Mar
26
Version 2013.5i Released - Report Runner Web Portal
Posted by Jeff-Net Fan Support 1 on 26 March 2017 07:09 PM

This update is a minor one compared to the 2013.5g release in January of this year. We have fixed one bug and are releasing two, new, key features.

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Web Portal

  1. New - Support for INI, Header, and Footer files (just like Report Runner Batch); All you have to do is make sure your XML-matching INI, .TXT, and FOOTER.TXT files are in the same WebTemplates directory. This enables emailed reports to be super-customized and branded to the end user or customer.
  2. New - Support for date variables to be used to set Date and Date/Time based parameters (whether the parameters are shown or hidden); TODAY, YESTERDAY, and TOMORROW variables can be set for dates, and NOW can be set for the time. For example, if your user normally needs to enter today's date and 8am for the time, you can set the default value to: TODAY 080000. Or, if you want it to default to yesterday and 24 hours ago, set it to: YESTERDAY NOW
  3. Bug Fix - Date/Time based parameters were not properly supported with the Calendar and Time picker/icon. Date/Times are now fully supported. If you have any issues getting this to work after the update, delete your web-template, and recreate it by "throwing" your RPT file into the Event Server input queue.

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This update is not critical, but it is recommended.

Five important notes about updating:

  1. Your data files (reports, users, string customizations) are 100% safe
  2. Your custom CSS changes and customizations are NOT safe. We have many CSS changes in this release due to our modernizing of messages so any custom CSS you've coded will need to re-done. As long as you have a backup of your current Web Portal installation, we can easily help you if you have problems re-doing the old look of your portal.
  3. We have not updated the installation/manual documentation regarding these new features. We will get that done soon.
  4. Make sure you've downloaded the latest update for Report Runner Batch, version 2016.230 (or later)
  5. Make sure you've downloaded the latest update for Report Runner Event Server, version 2016.65 (or later)

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Web Portal downloads are not publicly posted on our website. Your original download link has been updated with the 2013.5i release (so just re-download the installer). This release has been posted there for a couple of weeks as we've been testing. If your ADMIN interface footer already states you have 2013.5i, you do NOT need to update. If you do not have the download URL for Web Portal, just reply to this news release to request it (it will auto-open a ticket) or open a ticket manually.

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And we are already busy on a new Web Portal update! It should be released by Fall of this year (2017). New features include report cloning (copying existing Web Portal reports to make other variations), searching/filtering of groups and users, setting reports for viewing only or email only, setting reports to export to a specific format only (instead of just PDF only -- for example XLSX only), SQL-based picklists filtered by Logon ID or any of the 3 user-specific parameter values, and optionally setting an ADMIN password so you don't have to configure Windows authentication for ADMIN interface. We welcome your feature requests to all of our products. Most of these new features in development came directly from you!

 


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Jan
29
Version 2016.230 Released - Report Runner Batch, Viewer, and Documentor
Posted by Jeff-Net Fan Support 1 on 29 January 2017 11:04 AM

Batch:

  1. Bug Fix: Fixed issue where End of Batch Notification Report file names were affected by jnOutputFile or batch-specific INI settings
  2. Bug Fix: Modified the import process for HTML exports to help with HTML mail formatting; this will not fix all HTML mail formatting across the board, but will help in some cases
  3. New: Optional JNRRB.INI setting added to allow for a RUN button confirmation message before manually running a batch; you can add ConfirmRunButton=1 under [Options] group to enable this feature
  4. New: Optional JNRRB.INI setting added to bypass removal of ampersand characters in filenames; by default non-text and non-numeric characters are removed from output file names for consistency; you can add BypassAmpersandRemoval=1 under [Options]
  5. New: Added license expiration pop-up messages for 30, 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1 days away; these warnings can be disabled by adding BypassLicenseWarnings=1 to JNRRB.INI file under [Options] group
  6. Update: Numerous log file messages added to aid with debugging

Viewer:

  1. Bug Fix: If DSN (jnDSN=) is passed via the command line, passing an ID and password (jnID= and jnPassword=) are no longer mandatory; previously the DSN passed would be ignored
  2. New: Added license expiration pop-up messages for 30, 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1 days away; these warnings can be disabled by adding BypassLicenseWarnings=1 to JNRRB.INI file under [Options] group
  3. Update: Numerous log file message added to aid with debugging, especially messages related to Active Directory login for the Enterprise edition of Viewer

Documentor:

  1. Bug Fix: Fixed a couple of issues where size and formatting of formulas were preventing reports from being documented correctly

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To update, please go to:

https://jeff-net.com/downloads

This specific release is not a critical update, but if you have not updated in a while, please do.

 


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Dec
10
FTPFileSync for Android Officially Released - Sync Files To Your Android Device Via FTP
Posted by Jeff-Net Fan Support 1 on 10 December 2016 05:49 PM

Today we are officially releasing the Android version of FTPFileSync. It has existed for iOS for a number of years, and now, after popular demand, it's available for Android. It's only $4.99 per device in the Google Play store. 

You can get more information about FTPFileSync here (different site, but still a Jeff-Net product):

http://ftpfilesync.com

Or visit the Google Play store here:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jeffnet.ftpfilesync

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Are you a user of Report Runner Batch?

FTPFileSync gives you a way to take your reports with you on a mobile device (and view them). For example, you can schedule your Crystal Reports to export to your FTP server via Report Runner Batch, then sync them with your mobile device using FTPFileSync. It's super simple to set up and very cost effective.

 


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Sep
25
Version 2016.223 Released - Report Runner Batch and Report Runner Viewer
Posted by Jeff-Net Fan Support 1 on 25 September 2016 11:00 PM

Batch:

  1. Update: Internal mail port changed from 25 to 587; also modified to use new credentials for licensing emails or notification emails via Event Server (and allow for overriding them via the JNRRB.INI file in the future if necessary)

Viewer:

  1. Update: Internal mail port changed from 25 to 587
  2. Update: FREE edition mail settings (which uses Jeff-Net mail server) modified to use new credentials (and allow for overriding them via the JNRRV.INI file in the future if necessary)

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This is not a critical release unless you are using the FREE edition of Report Runner Viewer or notification emails via Event Server. This update will fix the issue with email not working.

https://jeff-net.com/downloads

 

 


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