Happy Holidays / New Year! Recap of 2017 and what's planned in 2018

On behalf of everyone at Software Forces and the .rpt Inspector Online team we’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy Holiday season :gift: and a joyful :fireworks: New Year! Read on for a 2017 recap and features planned for 2018.

2017 has been an amazing year for .rpt Inspector Online. We are grateful for all the interest and support you’ve shown us and we are excited for the tools and features coming in 2018. Together we’ll continue to evolve and improve the tools and look forward to your continued support, ideas, comments, bugs, and feedback.

2017 Recap

2018 Plans

With 2017 almost behind us, and what an exciting and busy 2017 has been, we’d like to share our plans of what we’d like to bring you in 2018. The list below is in no particular order except where noted and is subject to change.

  • :white_check_mark: Currently in development and up next is the Parameter Editor. Based on the desktop tools Parameter Editor.
  • Currently in development is the Object Editor, starting with the Text Object. Based on the desktop tools Objects Editor.
  • Additional objects for the Object Editor, including Box, Fields, Line, Map, etc.
  • Improvements to the documentation
    • :white_check_mark: Export as PDF
    • :white_check_mark: Export as Text
    • :white_check_mark: Export as Word
    • :white_check_mark: Export in a friendly format for doing compare / difference in other tools.
    • Impact Analysis tool to include Formulas and Parameters
    • We would love your input and feedback on how we can make it more useful to you!
  • Bring in more of the desktop tools editors, Sections Editor, SQL Expression Editor, Running Tools Editor, Alerts Editor
  • Add support opening Crystal Reports from Crystal Reports Server, BusinessObjects BI Platform, Business Objects Enterprise like .rpt Inspector Enterprise Suite supports
  • Improvements to the Change Data Source tool
    • :white_check_mark: Add OLE DB support
    • Add field mapping
    • :white_check_mark: Add convert database driver
    • :white_check_mark: Add verify database
  • Improvements to the Formula Editor
    • Spell checker
    • Field lookup
    • Formula validation check prior to saving
  • Formula compare / difference tool
  • Global spell checker
  • :white_check_mark: Report compare / difference tool
  • Improve adding reports
    • Shortcuts
    • UNC paths
    • Selection
  • Tag added reports which can then be used for grouping or filtering to work with in batches
  • A few surprises along the way. :wink:

As you can see, 2018 is going to be a very busy year as we strive to bring these features to .rpt Inspector Online. We would love to hear your comments, ideas, and feature requests in these forums about the above features (as well as any others that help you).