Thursday, 19 March 2009

NextReports Import

From version 2.1 the user can import its data sources, queries and reports from an older version (starting with 2.0). If a data source with the same name already exists, the imported data source will have a name finished with the creation time stamp. This action is accessible from the Tools menu and also from the 'Quick Start' panel.

The difference between Import and Restore is that for Restore the current workspace (data sources, queries, reports) are not kept, but for Import all the new files are added to the workspace. Restore does some more things : it also overwrites the visible schemas and the new database drivers added by user.

Friday, 6 March 2009

NextReports 2.1

A new version of NextReports is just around the corner.
Besides resolving bugs and adding some eye-candy , this version brings also some new features.
The most important are :
  1. - Support for an 'or criteria' in designer
  2. - Undo / Redo for report layout actions
  3. - Export to RTF
  4. - Apply a template on any loaded report (not just through wizard)
  5. - An action to restore docking layout to default
Also at startup a welcome panel will inform a new user about some actions to take in order to see what can be done with NextReports: