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DataFlex Reports 2021 Beta 2

01/27/2021

Data Access is pleased to announce the release of the second beta of DataFlex Reports 2021! This is the first version of the software that can be used in a 64 bit environment with Unicode data.

These major changes allow reports to be much larger, run faster and for Unicode based characters to be printed and exported without ANSI codepage dependencies.

The DataFlex Reports 2021 Studio is a 64 bit product, fully utilizing the current 64 bit processors that are in most computers these days. At the integration level, developers choose between 32 and 64 bit report integration. The 32 bit version allows developers to make use of Unicode data while preparing applications for 64 bit.

Changes since Beta 1

  • Bugfixes
    • GPF when closing report
    • GPF when resizing/formatting chart/crosstab in preview mode
    • ’Keep group together’ option was broken
    • Global variables will show up multiple times in the function editor when used with different casing
    • Errors when applying resize of fields in Maintenancy Utility
    • ’Repeat group header’ options prints wrong group information
    • RTF text takes up too much space

Changes since Technology Preview 1

  • New features
    • A keep group together option, available from the group properties. This option moves the whole group to a new page when it does not fit on the current page
    • An option to save and load the report definition as/from JSON file. This option enables creating documentation on report changes by comparing files
    • Ability to specify the unit of measurement (inch or centimeter)
    • Preview explorer in the Studio lets users navigate quickly between groups. Group tree support is also available via integration in the Windows GUI applications
    • Added ‘Cancel report on error’ option, available from the Report Options in the Report menu. This option cancels the report output when an error occurs.
    • Import / replace sub-report at report integration
  • Bugfixes
    • Fixed problem with RTF export
    • Fixed problem with maintenance utility
    • Export to CSV now creates a UTF-8 file with BOM indication. Without this option the content was not shown in a readable format with editors or Microsoft Excel
    • Embedded image in sub-report is not printed
    • ’Maximum’ summary fails on negative values
    • Accentuated characters are not printed correctly when using an OEM datasource

Testers are appreciated! By testing DataFlex Reports 2021 Beta 2, and providing feedback in the DataFlex Reports forum, testers provide an invaluable service to gaurantee an even stronger product going forward. Please download and start testing DataFlex Reports 2021 Beta 2 today!

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