i-net Clear Reports

Overview

  • Ad Hoc Reporting: Ad Hoc reporting is a simple way for everyone to generate reports on the fly. It offers an easy-to-use interface which is wizard-like but powerful at the same time. Our solution enables you to create reports without needing to have specialized knowledge of the underlying database structure or advanced technical skills.
    After ad hoc reporting can be accessed as modul of the Remote Interface, as web application using the URL:
    http://<servername>:<port>/<context if servlet>/remote/adhoc

    or as applet using the URL:

    http://<servername>:<port>/<context if servlet>/adhoc
    • Ad Hoc Data View: An ad hoc data view is a simplified representation of a complex database. It offers a simple list of columns that can be used in an ad hoc report instead of a large number of joined tables. An end user does not have to know the structure of a database and can dive into ad hoc reporting.
      The ad hoc data views can be created with the i-net Designer (File menu item “New Ad Hoc Data View”).
  • Remote Interface - new property: Login Type: Since version 10, i-net Crystal-Clear supports several authentication methods. The property Login Type defines, how the user has to log into the system and where the permitted usernames are administrated. If you want to use a specific login type instead of the default type “Automatic”, e.g. Windows authentication, you can change the login type in the Configuration Manager.
  • Repository - Remote Designer (JNLP): Since version 10 it is possible to start the i-net Designer from the repository browser. The i-net Designer can then be used without installation on the client.
  • New HTML Parameter Request dialog: The web-based report prompt dialog has been completely rewritten and “AJAX-ified”. It now supports cascading prompts - i.e. fetching default values of cascading parameters from the server on-the-fly via AJAX - as well as scores of other improvements, visual and otherwise. The prompt dialog is shown when requesting a report with prompts in an export format with the URL parameter “init=<format>”, or when displaying a report with prompts in the web-based Ad Hoc service, or when exporting a report from the web-based Report Repository.
  • Element border / shadow increase section height: If the border of an report element is, at design time, on the lower edge of a section and the element has a border and / or shadow, then the height of this section increases, at runtime, by the width of the border and / or shadow. In previous versions the border and/or shadow was painted into the next section.
  • Null values for string parameter fields supported: Single string parameter fields (prompts) which do not have any length limit now accept null in addition to an empty string. In the prompt dialog, they have a “no value” option which can be toggled on and off for the string prompt. If you do not want to allow null values for string prompts, you can simply specify 0 as the minimum length of the string - note that in the designer, this is now the default setting when creating new string prompts.
  • New Report Wizard in i-net Designer: Based on Ad Hoc Reporting, we developed a new report wizard for the i-net Designer. With this new report wizard, it is now possible to create reports containing charts and / or crosstabs.
  • New Options dialog in i-net Designer: The Options dialog has been revised. It now includes all configurations, including the i-net Crystal-Clear configuration, data source configuration and repository configuration. Also, it is now possible to search properties and to add multiple repository servers.
  • New “Open Report File” dialog in i-net Designer: In addition to the local directories, the new “Open Report File” dialog in the i-net Designer includes the configured repository URL's. Also it is possible to display a preview and the properties of the rpt files.
  • i-net Designer without installation / Remote Designer: You can use the i-net Designer to design report templates without installation on the client. You can open the designer program from the Repository Browser (i-net Crystal-Clear Plus required).
  • Creation of multiple log files supported: Logging now is able to use an archiving mechanism which zips and archives log files once they reach a certain size and which then deletes old archived files if a certain amount of archive files is reached. By default, an uncompressed log file can reach 100MB before it is archived and at most 10 archive files are kept. These two values can be changed within the i-net Crystal-Clear configuration under the Logging tab.
  • Headless Setup available: With the console setup, it is now possible to install the i-net Crystal-Clear report server on servers without a GUI.

i-net Crystal-Clear runtime

New Features / Improvements

  • URL parameter “timezone” added, to specify the timezone that will be used if “Use Client Timezone” on the server is true.
  • There is now an XML-RPC-based interface to i-net Crystal-Clear servers. Features to this interfaces will be added in the coming versions, currently however, it is possible to request information about prompts in reports. See the interface InetXmlRpc for further information or contact our support if there is functionality you'd like to see offered by an XML-RPC interface.
  • New web-based report prompt dialog will be displayed when requesting a report with prompts in an export format with the URL parameter “init=<format>”, or when displaying a report with prompts in the web-based Ad Hoc service, or when exporting a report from the web-based Report Repository.
  • The formula functions DateDiff and DateAdd now supporting milliseconds.
  • The directory “crystalclear” has been replaced with directory “client” and the libraries in the directories have been reorganized (See more details about the libraries of i-net Crystal-Clear).
  • The Remote-Interface and the start page now displays the favicon.ico that is located in the client folder of the installation.
  • Single string prompts which do not have any length limit now accept null in addition to an empty string. In the prompt dialog, they have a “no value” option which can be toggled on and off for the string prompt. If you do not want to allow null values for string prompts, you can simply specify 0 as the minimum length of the string - note that in the designer, this is now the default setting when creating new string prompts.
  • HTML export: Positioning of elements (e.g. sub-reports, images etc.) improved.
  • New URL parameter “timezone”.
  • Windows authentication (NTLM) supported (see Login Type property).
  • API:
    • With the new API methods in the class BoxProperties, it is now possible to set the background color of a box dynamically using a formula.
    • There is a new get/set method in Engine called “setMetaProperties”. This allows the user to store arbitrary properts in a report which are stored and loaded when the report is saved and loaded. These properties are not interpreted or used in any way when rendering a report, however they can be useful for design-time settings and such. Note that property keys with the prefix “designer” are reserved for the i-net Designer.
    • There is a new XML-RPC interface that the server provides. To see a list of the XML-RPC methods, visit the page “/xmlrpc/” on your i-net Crystal-Clear server. For version 10.0 there are six methods which can be called:
      • report.getPromptFields( string )
      • report.getSummaryInfo( string )
      • repository.listResources( string )
      • repository.listFolders( string )
      • server.getVersion()
      • server.getJavaVersion().
  • Log file improvements:
    • Each line of the log file contains a request id starting with “#00001”.
    • The log level “Paranoid” has been removed. Use “Debug” instead to get the log file for the i-net Crystal-Clear support.
  • It is now possible to format the values of range elements, line a date range prompt.
  • Record Selection Formula / Filter:
    • The record selection will now be optimized to run SQL-convertible parts on the database and non convertible parts locally - if possible. This may decrease the time spent on data fetching, depending on the record selection formula.
    • Enhanced toSQL check when using prompt fields. For instance 'CDate ({?prompt})' won't be marked as not executable on database any longer, since it is a constant expression.
  • The function groupNumber is now implemented for chart. You can use this in the summary functions and in the color formula.
  • Multiple log files possible. Logging now is able to use an archiving mechanism which zips and archives log files once they reach a certain size and which then deletes old archived files if a certain amount of archive files is reached. By default, an uncompressed log file can reach 100MB before it is archived and at most 10 archive files are kept. These two values can be changed within the i-net Crystal-Clear Configuration Manager in the category “Logging”.

Changed Behavior

  • The cluster feature of i-net Crystal-Clear Plus has been removed. Operating system or application server cluster can be used, instead.
  • Reports created with Crystal Reports version 6 are no longer supported.
  • With the property 'show identifier' chart shows now the group name values in the item labels on the plot. Not an x axis value like in the past.
  • Error message improved, that will be thrown from the ASP.NET proxy if i-net Crystal-Clear server is not running
  • Formula:
    • Case insensitive String comparison is now set to SECONDARY(more strict) strength instead of PRIMARY. This will honor different accented forms of the same base letter as well. Using case insensitive comparison, “è” and “E” for instance will not be equal anymore.
    • Numeric summary functions, which are used in formulas with an array as parameter, will now never return null. Instead 0 will be returned. This works only with summary functions, with a fixed return type of number, as there are: count, sum, correlation, covariance, distinctcount, average, weightedaverage, populationvariance and variance.
    • The output of the formula function DataTimeZone can now be directly used as an input for DateTimeWithTimeZoneOffset.
  • It is now possible to log-in with another user, if the guest account does not have the necessary rights to execute the report.
  • Static elements like text elements and images does not effect the section property “Suppress if Blank”. A section will be suppress, if there is no dynamic content in the section. For details see the documentation or the migration guide.
  • API:
    • The class com.inet.report.RemoteInterface was removed from the API. The recommended solution for remote access are the PHP proxy and the ASP.NET proxy (see the samples).
    • The older methods AbstractValueElement.setRoundingDigits and AbstractValueElement.setRoundingType have been deprecated and are replaced by AbstractValueElement.setRounding. This method takes the number of digits to which to round. In order to round to a digit after the decimal point, use a negative number.
    • The method Engine.setReportFile accepts reports that has been saved as “Reports as Folder”.
  • The standalone server will stop it's own process if the configured port is already in use.
  • Excel export: The column width is limited to 255 characters. This value is defined by MS Excel.

Fixed Bugs

  • PDF export:
    • Sub-reports containing images, were sometimes not included in the created PDF file.
    • If the property 'Replace Missing Characters' was enabled, then sub-reports were sometimes not included in the created PDF file.
    • IllegalArgumentException sometimes occurred during the creation of a signed PDF file.
    • Unicode characters, containing some special byte values(0x28,0x29,0x5c), could not be displayed correctly in the bookmarks of the PDF file.
    • Borders and shadows of elements painted into the next section.
    • Position of a hyperlink in the PDF file was incorrect, if the hyperlink was created using a field with text interpretation “HTML (advanced)”.
    • The hierarchy of bookmarks was lost in the exported PDF file.
    • Pictures encoded as BMP with BitFields and 16bpp (ARGB) has been displayed incorrectly in the exported PDF file.
    • Fields with text interpretation “HTML(advanced)” were not displayed if the property “Suppress if Duplicated” was enabled.
  • Sometimes cache was hanging for 15 minutes after refresh button in Java report viewer was clicked, if embedded fonts were used.
  • N-datatypes of JDBC 4 (e.g. NClob) not supported, if Java 6 was used.
  • Translations in the report was not used for parameter fields (prompts) and formulas.
  • Sometimes error message has not occurred in case a basic formula did not assign the 'formula' variable.
  • Image export: The export of on-demand sub-reports has produced corrupt image files.
  • Borders and shadows of elements painted sometimes into the next section.
  • In rare cases an extra empty line in text fields including field parts and empty lines occurred.
  • For elements using basic HTML interpretation, justified bullet lists were not justified in the first line
  • RTF export: Not transparent images were not displayed in OpenOffice writer.
  • The “on demand” sub-report label formulas were not correctly read by the Report Reader tool.
  • A vertical line or box from the page header to group footer section was not drawn on a page, if it was the group footer of the last record, the group footer was on the top of the next page and there was no group footer on the current page.
  • The methods RDC.loadEngine(File file) and RDC.loadEngine(File file, xxx) could not read report templates that was saved as directory.
  • A line or box from the page header section to a group footer section was not painted, if it was the group footer of the last record and the group footer was displayed on a top of a new page (after page header).
  • Column for identical groups was added multiple times to the OrderBy statement.
  • When opening a report with two data sources, of which one was already registered as a data source configuration and the other was not, settings from the second data source could overwrite settings from the first.
  • HTML prompt request dialog: Property “Default values only” was not used.
  • The height of a section was increased to the default cross-tab height, if the section contains a very small cross-tab (smaller than the cross-tab default height) and if the height of the section was smaller than the default cross-tab height.
  • The character # was not quoted, if report was executed on a MySQL database.
  • Excel Export:
    • If the first group is invisible and the group header in the second group is suppressed and the group footer in the second group contains some data, the new sheets pro first group have not been created.
    • Text strings was formatted with STANDARD-Format instead of TEXT-Format. Therefore numbers and dates, that are written as text, was shown in Open Office with an apostrophe as first character.
    • No column was added to the XLS file for thin report elements (<3mm).
  • The height of a section was increased to the default crosstab height, if the section contains a very small crosstab (smaller than the crosstab default height) and if the height of the section was smaller than the default crosstab height.
  • Because of a bug in the Java VM on the Mac OS, a security exception occurred if a not privileged user tries to use user preferences and i-net Crystal-Clear internally tries to use the System preferences.
  • ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException in the translator occurred if the same placeholder, e.g. {0}, was used multiple times within the same string.
  • Fields in the subreport were not displayed, if the property “Suppress if Duplicated” was activated and the text interpretation “Html (advanced)” was used.
  • The text property “Manual Formatting” was not working correctly in many cases, if it was used for crosstab fields.
  • HTML export:
    • Fields with text interpretation “HTML(advanced)” were not displayed if the property “Suppress if Duplicated” was enabled.
    • The property “Manual Formatting”, category “Text”, was not work in in many cases for fields in a crosstab.
  • If there were SQL expression fields in the report and the report's data sources were converted to a single SQL command, the expression fields were removed from the report. Now they are instead turned into database fields based on the column in the SQL statement named the same as the SQL expression field was named.
  • If a report file from an older version of i-net Crystal-Clear was based on a query file and the query file could not be found, the report file was unable to be read.
  • Characters in Crystal Reports templates such as 0x01 which are illegal for XML 1.0 files caused reports to not be able to be converted correctly. These characters are now converted to white spaces instead.
  • Summary functions in formulas, which have a number-array as parameter have null returned instead of 0 for empty or not initialized arrays.
  • Any URL parameters manually after the UID parameter which the HTML prompt dialog created were truncated.

API Changes

  • Added Classes
    • com.inet.report.Region
  • Added Methods
    • com.inet.report.BorderProperties
      • isCloseBorderOnPageBreak()
      • getCloseBorderOnPageBreakFormula()
      • setCloseBorderOnPageBreak(boolean)
      • setCloseBorderOnPageBreakFormula(FormulaField)
    • com.inet.report.BoxProperties
      • getBackColorFormula()
      • setBackColorFormula(FormulaField)
    • com.inet.report.Engine
      • getMetaProperties()
      • setMetaProperties(java.util.Properties)
    • com.inet.report.Element
      • isCloseBorderOnPageBreak()
  • Methods and Constants deprecated as of Version 10
    • com.inet.report.config.datasource.DataSourceConfiguration
      • checkConnection()
    • com.inet.report.AbstractValueElement.
      • getRoundingDigits()
      • getRoundingType()
      • setRoundingDigits(int)
      • setRoundingType(int)
    • com.inet.report.RDC
      • loadEngineFromDir(File)
  • Removed Methods
    • com.inet.report.Cache
      • isTypeClusterCache()
    • com.inet.report.LicenseKeyInfo
      • isCluster()
      • getGroupNumber()
  • Removed Deprecated Classes, Methods and Constants
    • com.inet.report.AbstractFontElement
      • getBold()
      • getItalic()
      • getStrikeout()
      • getUnderline()
    • com.inet.report.AbstractLineElement
      • getExtendToBottomOfSectionWhenPrinting()
    • com.inet.report.AbstractValueElement
      • getAllowFieldClipping()
      • getReverseSignForDisplay()
    • com.inet.report.BorderProperties
      • getTightHorizontal()
      • setTightHorizontal(FormulaField)
    • com.inet.report.Chart
    • com.inet.report.ChartFormatProperties
      • getAllowFieldClipping()
      • getReverseSignForDisplay()
    • com.inet.report.CrossTabCell
      • getSubElements()
    • com.inet.report.DatabaseTables
      • getConvertDateTime()
      • isPasswordValid()
      • setConvertDateTime(int)
    • com.inet.report.Element
      • getCanGrow()
      • getCloseBorderOnPageBreak()
      • getDropShadow()
      • getSuppress()
      • getSuppressIfDuplicated()
      • getTextRotation()
      • getTightHorizontal()
      • setTextRotation(int)
      • setTightHorizontal(FormulaField)
    • com.inet.report.Engine
      • EXPORT_CSV_COM
      • EXPORT_CSV_COL
      • DEFAULT_PAPER_ORIENTATION
      • DEFAULT_PAPERSIZE
      • LANDSCAPE
      • pageSizes
      • PAPER_*
      • PATER_TABLOID
      • PORTRAIT
      • USERDEFINED_PAPER
      • getAcrossThenDown()
      • getFormatGroupsWithMultipleColumn()
      • getHorizontal()
      • getLabel*()
      • getMargin*()
      • getPaper*()
      • getVertical()
      • isFormatWithMultipleColumns()
      • setAcrossThenDown(boolean)
      • setData(ResultSet, boolean)
      • setFormatGroupsWithMultipleColumn(boolean)
      • setFormatWithMultipleColumns(boolean
      • setHorizontal(int)
      • setLabel*(…)
      • setMargin*(…)
      • setPaper*(…)
      • setVertical(int)
    • com.inet.report.FieldElement
      • getLineSpacing()
      • getLineSpacingType()
      • setLineSpacing(int)
      • setLineSpacingType(int)
    • com.inet.report.FontProperties
      • getBold()
      • getItalic()
      • getStrikeout()
      • getUnderline()
    • com.inet.report.GeneralProperties
      • CENTER_ALIGN
      • DEFAULT_ALIGN
      • JUSTIFIED_ALIGN
      • LEFT_ALIGN
      • RIGHT_ALIGN
      • ROTATE_*
      • getCanGrow()
      • getCloseBorderOnPageBreak()
      • getCloseBorderOnPageBreakFormula()
      • getDefaultPromptValues()
      • getDropShadow()
      • getDropShadowFormula()
      • getKeepTogether()
      • getSuppress()
      • getSuppressIfDuplicated()
      • getTextRotation()
      • setCloseBorderOnPageBreak(boolean)
      • setCloseBorderOnPageBreakFormula(FormulaField)
      • setDropShadow(boolean)
      • setDropShadowFormula(FormulaField)
      • setTextRotation(int)
    • com.inet.report.Group
      • getInstanceId()
      • getParentGroup()
      • removeGroupDirectionFormula()
      • setHierarchicalGrouping(boolean, Field, Field, int)
      • setInstanceId(Field)
      • setParentGroup(Field)
    • com.inet.report.LineProperties
      • getExtendToBottomOfSectionWhenPrinting()
    • com.inet.report.Paragraph
      • getLineSpacingType()
      • setLineSpacingType(int)
    • com.inet.report.Paragraph
      • getLineSpacing()
      • setLineSpacing(int)
    • com.inet.report.ParagraphProperties
      • EXACT_SPACING
      • MULTIPLE_SPACING
      • getLineSpacing()
      • getLineSpacingType()
      • setLineSpacing(int)
      • setLineSpacingType(int)
    • com.inet.report.PictureProperties
      • BOTTOM_ALIGN
      • CENTER_ALIGN
      • TOP_ALIGN
    • com.inet.report.PromptField
      • addDefaultValue(String,String)
      • addDefaultValue(Object,String)
      • getPromptValueDesciptions()
      • setDefaultPromptValues(Object[])
      • setDefaultPromptValues(String)
      • setDefaultValue(int,Object,String)
    • com.inet.report.RemoteInterface
    • com.inet.report.ReportComponent
      • getKeepTogether()
    • com.inet.report.ReportProperties
      • getAcrossThenDown()
      • getDistinct()
      • getFormatGroupsWithMultipleColumn()
    • com.inet.report.SortField
      • removeSortDirectionFormula()
    • com.inet.report.Subreport
      • getOnDemand()
    • com.inet.report.SubreportProperties
      • getOnDemand()
    • com.inet.report.SummaryField
      • SUMMARY_CROSSTAB_ROW
      • SUMMARY_CROSSTAB_COLUMN
    • com.inet.report.ValueProperties
      • TWELF_HOURS
      • getAllowFieldClipping()
      • getReverseSignForDisplay()

i-net Crystal-Clear - Java Viewer

New Features

  • It is now possible to disable the ability to drill down into groups for individual reports from within the viewer, using the API ReportView.setDrillDownEnabled(boolean) or alternatively using the Viewer's DefaultSetting key “DEFAULT_DRILLDOWN_ENABLED”.
  • The report viewer's algorithm for scaling images has been greatly improved by using a “multi-step bilinear” scaling algorithm rather than Java's default one-step bilinear algorithm. See here for a comparison of the algorithms: http://today.java.net/pub/a/today/2007/04/03/perils-of-image-getscaledinstance.html.

Changed Behavior

  • Report viewer will use the embedded fonts, if they are available, independent from the property 'Use Native Fonts'.
  • If the page limit set for the server is exceeded for a report, causing the report to be truncated after a certain number of pages, this is displayed in the viewer's page count display.

Fixed Bugs

  • The Java logical font “DialogInput” was displayed as a SansSerif font in the Java viewer rather than, as is default, as a monospaced font.
  • A multi-threading issue was fixed which could cause a viewer's page count to never appear and, in rare cases, the pages not to be displayed. The problem occurred when a SwingReportView was created before the parent viewer had been placed into a window or frame.
  • If the server no longer responded, it was possible for the viewer to “hang” until a timeout occurred.
  • A NullPointerException could occur if you provided your own CustomPromptEditor panel and the prompt for the panel had a description.

API Changes

  • Added Methods
    • com.inet.viewer.ReportView
      • isDrillDownEnabled()
      • setDrillDownEnabled(boolean)
  • Removed Deprecated Methods
    • com.inet.viewer.ReportViewer
      • getLogStream()
      • setLogStream(PrintStream)
    • com.inet.viewer.SwingReportViewer
      • getLogStream()
      • setLogStream(PrintStream)

i-net Designer

New Features / Improvements

  • New Report Wizard. It is now possible to create reports with charts and/or cross tabs using report wizard.
  • New implementation of the Database Wizard (in previous versions: Visual Database Wizard).
  • Menu item “Database Connection” removed. Use the Database Wizard instead.
  • Menu structure of the i-net Designer GUI has been simplified.
  • Field Browser:
    • The field browser displays a different icon for a formula if it contains a warning.
    • It is now possible to sort the database fields in the field browser alphabetically.
  • Formula Editor:
    • Auto completion for formula functions and names of other formulas added.
    • Warning message added, in case a formula is used in a WhileReading context(e.g. as group) but uses WhilePrinting functions(e.g. PageNumber). Ignoring this warning may lead to unexpected results since the function will return null.
    • Function color(r,g,b,a) (with 4 parameters) was added to the function tree.
  • Performance improvements during start of i-net Designer.
  • Welcome page:
    • Refreshes its content as soon as new content was downloaded from the web server.
    • Contains a new feedback button.
  • Repository:
    • With the repository it is now possible to use the i-net Designer without installation on a client.
    • The i-net Designer accepts a connection to a repository only, if the major version of i-net Crystal-Clear is equals or greater than the major version of the i-net Designer.
    • Reports from a repository now can be designed with the font list as it is on the server, rather than on the client system.
  • It is now possible to configure the document property 'Suppress report if no rows' and the property “Title” in the sub-report properties.
  • Double-clicking on a section name in the i-net Designer now opens the section property dialog and pre-selecting the section you clicked on.
  • Parameter field properties:
    • Various usability improvements in the parameter field properties dialog: you can quickly create a new prompt with Ctrl+N, it will automatically focus on the name of the prompt. This enables quick creation of as many parameter fields as you need.
    • The default value type of a new parameter field is now String rather than Number. This change was made because our statistics show that String prompts occur almost 50% more often than Number prompts.
  • In the box properties it is now possible to set the background color of a box dynamically using a formula.
  • The –open parameter now accepts reports that has been saved as “Reports as Folder”.
  • The property dialogs will now also contains the categories date, time, datetime, and number for range type field elements, like a date range parameter field.
  • It is now possible to sort the fields in the database wizard alphabetically.
  • New Options dialog. It now includes the i-net Crystal-Clear configuration, data source configuration and repository configuration. Also, it is now possible to search properties.
  • It is possible to add multiple repository servers in the new options dialog.
  • The new Report Wizard now supports a history with the settings of the last 5 created reports in the current session.

Changed Behavior

  • The dialog “Driver Libraries” is only available for users, who have still configured drivers using this old way. It is recommended to copy the jar file of the used drivers into the directory “<install-dir>/lib/driver”.

Fixed Bugs

  • If a property formula could not be parsed, the property dialog was not displayed.
  • A selected report element was removed from the report, if the delete key was pressed to delete a field in the field browser, e.g. a parameter field.
  • Opening a report with an unknown data source, then changing the data source did not offer to apply the change to all sub-reports.
  • It is now possible to create Ad Hoc Data Views using i-net Designer. These Ad Hoc Data Views can be used in the Ad Hoc Reporting web application (see Remote Interface).
  • Relative paths for “Dynamic Image Location” of picture properties has not worked correctly for sub-reports.
  • Color Chooser has not saved the custom color, when it was created for a section.
  • Save button in the tool bar was not always activated, though changes were made to the report.
  • Translator:
    • At execution time, the translations were not used for parameter fields and strings in formulas.
    • The design view frame title will now be generated using the translated report if available.
    • The language editor has not displayed the whole text.
  • The property “Possible undo steps” was removed from the Designer Options dialog, category “Editing”.
  • The property “Manual Formatting” in the “Property Editor”, category “Text”, was always disabled.
  • Design view:
    • Bottom resizing on elements spanning multiple sections snaps to correct grid, even with a section that have a custom height.
    • A double click on a sub-report opens the sub-report in a new tab instead of the properties dialog.
    • Label width has been displayed incorrect, if layout “Multi-column” or “Labels” was used.
  • Performance issues occurred, if database connection data was invalid.
  • Button for property “Manual Formatting” was always disabled.
  • Because of a wrong encoding, hyperlinks could lost some characters like a colon in the report preview, if i-net Designer was running on Windows.
  • The scroll position in the design view has changed, if undo was used.
  • NullPointerExeption occurred, if border properties dialog was opened for multiple text elements with different border types.
  • Report as Folder:
    • If a report containing images was saved as folder, then it was not possible to reopen it, after the folder was added to the subversion control system.
    • If a report was saved as folder, the complete folder structure was overridden and not just the folder's content. Therefore the source control's .svn subfolders were removed completely.
    • Reports saved as “Report as Folder” were not displayed in the welcome page.
  • Within i-net Designer, reports which took a while to render were able to deadlock the viewer if their progress was canceled and restarted multiple times in a row.
  • Cut and paste with images was not possible. The cutted image was not inserted correctly.
  • A rare NullPointerException occurred during startup of i-net Designer, if the user running the i-net Designer had no privileges to write to the temp directory.
  • Switching between multiple report editors, the font combo box would display fonts from the older editors rather than from the current editor, or go blank entirely.
  • Report Wizard:
    • It was not possible to use stored procedures in the new Report Wizard of version 10.

API Changes

  • Removed Deprecated Methods
    • com.inet.designer.BasicDesignerDataModel
      • getFileChooser(File)
    • com.inet.designer.DesignerDataModel
      • editElementsDialog(Element[])

Remote Interface

New Features / Improvements

  • Each logged in user (login URL required) will be suggested for permission administration in the remote configuration module.
  • The Remote-Interface and start page now displays the favicon.ico that is located the in client folder of the installation.
  • It is now possible to test custom data sources in the web-based remote interface.
  • Remote Designer (JNLP)
    • If the remote designer is running on a windows system, it can now request the drivers and beans from the report server.
  • The remote designer now displays a progress dialog while downloading the required jar files to start the application.

Fixed Bugs

  • The error “Problem accessing null/LoginServlet.” occurred with some modules if no login url was specified.
  • In the web-based remote data source manager, when creating a MySQL data source, a default catalog was set called “test” which caused issues if this catalog did not exist.

Ad Hoc Reporting

New Features / Improvements

  • Since version 10.0 it is possible to use Ad Hoc Reporting to generate reports on the fly.

Changed Behavior

  • In ad hoc, when switching the underlying template, the prompt values were stored and applied to the new template, even if it had other prompts, which could lead to issues. Now the prompt info is reset when switching templates.

Fixed Bugs

  • It was not possible to load a saved Ad Hoc report correctly. It was necessary to select the Ad Hoc data view again.

Repository

New Features / Improvements

  • The execute permission in the remote repository browser now also contains the report location rights for the repo-locations.
  • Repositories now only connect to databases if necessary. This results in a faster startup of the i-net Crystal-Clear server.
  • It is no possible to start the i-net Designer in the repository browser using JNLP. There is no client installation necessary.
  • The HTML output of the WebDAV connection has additional columns to allow the rendering of the reports from this site.

Configuration Manager

New Features / Improvements

  • Property “Use Client Timezone” added to the category “General Options”
  • If an OutOfMemoryError occurs it is now possible to set value for the properties “Stop After Page”, “Database Records Limit” and “Crosstab Cells Limit” in the Performance section.
  • The property “IP Filter” supports IPv6 addresses.
  • Property “Login Type” added to choose the preferred authorization method, e.g. Windows authentication (NTLM), external or internal webserver authentication.
  • Property “Allow unknown Data Sources” added. It allows the connection to databases that are not administrated on server side, but saved in the report file.
  • Properties “Max Size of the Log File” and “Max Number of Archive Log Files” added for the creation of multiple log files.

Fixed Bugs

  • It was not possible to import a properties file containing the key “allow.param.dll” as a configuration.

Scheduler

Fixed Bugs

  • It was not possible to use embedded fonts with the print action of the scheduler.

Setup

New Features / Improvements

  • The setup has been reworked.
  • Non GUI headless setup available to install report server on an headless server.
  • Apache Procrun used to install i-net Crystal-Clear as 32 or 64 bit Windows service.
  • Daemon installation on Linux/Unix now supported.
  • On Linux systems, the file extension “.rpt”, “.jra” and “.dataview” are now registered and associated as a mimetype “application/crystalclear.report” or “application/crystalclear.archive”. As default programs, they are opened by the designer or the viewer respectively.
  • The text-based setup has been improved for readability and clarity.
  • Support for GlassFish application server added.

Fixed Bugs

  • English was not the default language on systems with a locale other than German or English.
  • During the setup it was not possible to enter IPv6 addresses in the property IP Filter.
  • Non GUI headless setup on console: The default port for JBoss was wrong. The correct port is 8080.

 

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