Archive for December, 2012

Code Scanner

December 15, 2012 Leave a comment

If you have an iOS device like an iPhone or iPad, there is a great app from AT&T called the “AT&T Code Scanner”.  Use your iOS device to scan QR, Datamatrix, EAN, or UPC codes.  All these codes can be created with Sunset Reports.

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Data Matrix Bar Code

December 14, 2012 Leave a comment

Another type of bar code that Sunset Reports can create is a Data Matrix code.  It is is a two-dimensional matrix barcode consisting of black and white “cells” or modules arranged in either a square or rectangular pattern. The information to be encoded can be text or numeric data. Usual data size is from a few bytes up to 1556 bytes. The length of the encoded data depends on the number of cells in the matrix. Error correction codes are often used to increase reliability: even if one or more cells is damaged so it is unreadable, the message can still be read. A Data Matrix symbol can store up to 2,335 alphanumeric characters.

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Intelligent Mail Barcode

December 13, 2012 Leave a comment

A new feature added to Sunset Reports includes a barcode type Intelligent Mail.  The Intelligent Mail Barcode (IM barcode) is a 65-bar code for use on mail in the United States. This barcode is intended to provide greater information and functionality than its predecessors POSTNET and PLANET. Intelligent Mail barcode has also been referred to as One Code Solution and 4-State Customer Barcode abbreviated 4CB, 4-CB or USPS4CB.

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Version 1.88

December 12, 2012 Leave a comment

Now available for download… Here is a list of new features and bug fixes:

  • New Barcode Type – Intelligent Mail
  • The ability to create custom report galleries.
  • The binding updater: After you have selected and uploaded a template from your custom report gallery, the report’s data bindings can be easily updated by using the binding updater. Using a couple of mouse-clicks, you can substitute all data bindings with the ones available in the actual data source.
  • Charts: Resolve overlapping for axis labels, automatically detect the data type of series arguments(you no longer need to specify scale type before providing data for a chart), crosshair cursor
  • Several improvements in the Pivot Table control
  • Added the capability to refer to other calculated fields
  • Provided the capability to get access to sub-properties of composite objects
  • Add an option to export only actual data to XLXS (without any styling applied, and also without any additional elements like XRPicture, XRShape)
  • Provided the capability to define aggregate expressions in the calculated field’s Expression Editor
  • Provided the capability to re-size the style sheet dialog
  • Support for NonPersistent properties/classes by the FilterEditorControl
  • Added support for Intelligent Mail Barcode
  • Added support the GS1 Data Matrix barcode
  • Provided the capability to use XtraReport’s CalculatedFields in data binding  with Charts
  • Allow to vertically merge cells with identical content, provided that a single-row table is located in a Detail band of a table
  • For Charts:  Added the capability to highlight series points by a crosshair cursor, Pie Series View – Added the capability to make the size of several pies on a chart equal, added support for advanced customization of crosshair lines and crosshair labels
  • Added lookup parameter editors
  • Script debugging
  • Bug Fixes: CreateDocument throws an exception when building bookmarks, Export – Metafile image cannot be exported to PDF and RTF, Master-detail report bands do not work correctly, because the DataAdapter property of the detail report band is not automatically set, OverflowException is raised if the label width is greater than Int32, and others
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