Archive for June, 2011

Version 1.7

June 28, 2011 Leave a comment

This version adds

  • The ability to import report designs from Microsoft Excel.  You can import a worksheet range as a report design. The import will do cell sizes, fonts, colors, borders, alignment, and text.   The import creates a report that “looks like” the original Excel worksheet.   Formulas are not translated since they would not work and need to be reprogrammed, but the formulas are brought in and stored in a table cell’s tag property for reference.   The formatting is not 100%, but it is real close.
  • Updated Query Builder with several changes
  • Fixed bug when importing Dev Express reports
  • Added button to Data Sources form to save a data source as the Primary Data Connection (PDC) or Secondary Data Connection (SDC)
  • Added auto load button for the PDC and SDC which will create individual data sources for all tables/queries/views from a single button
  • Corrected bug when viewing data on the Data Source detail form when the table/query/view name contains spaces
  • Added menu items on the report designer to increase or decrease the size of fonts on all controls on a report
Categories: Version History

Import Word Documents

June 14, 2011 Leave a comment

Another hidden gem in the report designer of Sunset Reports is the RTF control. The control is like the label control to display text, but you can also apply formatting to any part of the text. Formatting includes anything you can set for a font. But this control does a lot more. You can import an RTF or HTML file. This means, if you created a document in a word processor like Microsoft Word, and saved it as an RTF file, you can then import it into this control when you design your report. And it will import character and paragraph formatting, bulleted and numbered lists, images, tables, and more. And once you have imported it, you can edit the contents if you want. There is also a field replacement feature for mail merge or whatever your report needs.

Categories: Features, Microsoft Word

Version 1.6

June 13, 2011 Leave a comment

This version includes:

  • The ability to import report designs from Crystal Reports, Microsoft Access, and Data Dynamics Active Reports
  • Eight (8) new chart types are added to bring the total number up to 56 chart types
  • A new 2D bar code is added called the Data Matrix Code.   This is also known as the ECC200 code which is the ISO/IEC 16022 standard
  • There are several other minor changes as well including changes to the charts to improve readability and performance improvements for the Grid control.
Categories: Version History