Autumn Release 2019

Autumn Release 2019

We are very proud to introduce breakthrough advancements like in no other release in terms of functionality: one will let you work offline, while the other is an add-on service for real-time reservation made on your own website.

Offline mode

Are you on a flight or in a remote countryside area? There will be moments in life when you can’t be connected. We’ll be there for you. Get to know our Offline mode.
25.0 Offline mode
Choose the forms you want to work with and switch them Offline. Whenever you have the chance to be online, the changes you made will be synchronized upon saving.

Booking functionality

IS Tools now offers a scheduling service which may be used to target end-customers or other parties.
Scheduling or booking visits may be a challenge when targeting multiple sites, for instance when installing Optical Network Units (ONU) as Customer Premises Equipment (CPE).
With this add-on service, installation of CPE's can be scheduled using the end-customers selection of your available time slots, saving valuable time and increasing customer satisfaction.
This is a packaged example of a practical use case to make platform functionality available in an external website, using the general platform API.
25.0 Booking functionality

Other improvements

Improvements about Maps and Layers

This Map layer editor is a brand-new component with powerful tools to draw new areas or edit existing ones right on the spot, without having to worry about coordinates, which are stored in a Geojson field.
25.0 Map layer editor

With Static label for Map markers, show relevant information you wish at every location marker in a default way, optionally formatted with Markdown to make it look not only helpful but stylish.
25.0 Static label

Get to see the perimeter and total area (metric system) of polygons and lines drawn on Map layers by clicking on the Show measurements setting.
25.0 Measurements

Pivot IQL chart

The IQL chart component makes it possible to dynamically summarize and group the data of an extensive table (just a like pivot table does), to render it as bars or lines. This way, you don’t have to predefine all data series since they will automatically be created based on the data. For instance, the query Officer, WorkOrderStatus, count(1) from WorkOrder group by Officer, WorkOrderStatus, would pivot the following table data to create this chart.
25.0 Pivot IQL chart

Meter component

Because a picture is worth a thousand words, you’ve got to try our new component called “Meter”, ideal to graphically show the progress of whatever you need to control, in the shape of a horizontal bar.
25.0 Meter component

Your report just a click away

No need to open the Reports folder to run a report from the form you are working on. Simply click on a Button, Icon or Link configured to do this new action.
25.0 Run report from form

Improvements for Media

It is now possible to set a default image (from a URL) to a Media component, so it can be used as a template to, for example, draw some indications and then be save into a File field.

The default Line width and Font size properties of the Image editor have been increased to emphasize the lines, text and other features drawn on the image.

Improvements related to Note fields

Call the attention of other users with eye-catching content in Note fields, thanks to the Markdown format now supported by this type of field on application forms.
Observe that PDF readers and MS Excel do not support Markdown, that is why exporting formatted Note fields will result in Markdown plain text.

The content in Note fields that is organized with bullets or new lines of text will be exported to PDF exactly the way it is, unlike in previous versions where the text was exported as a single paragraph without special characters.

Clean form sections

Sometimes, it is necessary to hide all tool icons of a form section. And now you can even hide the Filter and the three-dot icon (i.e., Show same record in other forms setting) for Calendars, Maps, Multi detail and Table sections.

Calendar default view

Enjoy that this component now opens on the view (Month, Week or Day) you selected last time.

Improvements related to password

The User settings form implements additional security, requiring the current password before you can change it for a new one.

At the Login page, the “Forgot your password?” functionality has been simplified: upon username and e-mail address submitted, a single e-mail is sent containing a link to a one-time URL where the user sets a new password.

Bugs fixed

  • The Record selector did not work in a proper way in Classic forms configured without the Classic record filter.
  • The Button component turned disabled in rendered form if the Save action icon was hidden in Form designer. Now, the rights of both components work independently.
  • An error message was displayed if a Side panel was added into a Calendar component during configuration.
  • The Multi-value component was missing the “Select display fields” property.
  • The Map component could not be limited to a Detail section or Selector as before.
  • In Firefox, Tables with long names were displayed as ellipsis instead, regardless of how wide the column was in Data model editor.
  • Selecting a Table caused that filtering, resizing and sorting of the Fields’ Name column stop working.
  • The “Delete constraint” property for Relation fields was missing in the Fields tab in Data model editor. It is now available, but hidden by default, and can be displayed via the Columns icon.
  • Selecting the Groups tab caused that the Fields and Details tabs, and the Groups tab itself disappear from the Data model editor.
  • In Rules wizard, the use of the currentUser() function as part of the “Set the value of fields using IQL” action could be correctly validated while being configured, but it did not work in the rendered form.

Other changes for administrators

New IQL functions

Use @targetrecord and @triggerrecord to get a value based on a comparison to a record name, e.g., a rule with min(DeliveryDate) from ProductTable where Product = ‘A’ and RelationToShipmentTable = @targetrecord, would return the earliest date not only from all products that are ‘A’ in the whole table, but from a limited bunch of rows that are children of the parent being targeted in the form.

Note also that you can have subqueries in IQL, allowing the possibility to increase the complexity and precision of the queries, e.g., based on the above example, min(DeliveryDate) from ProductTable where Product = ‘A’ and DeliveryDate .

There is also upper, lower and substring for Text and Note fields, e.g., the rule upper(CustomerName) from CustomerTable to return the Customer name string in uppercase.

Run report limited to the selected record via Buttons, Icons and Links

If you use the new “Run report” action property of these components with a report template having the “Force one main record” property marked, the report will be automatically queued and limited to the record selected on the form.

Improved action for Buttons, Icons, Links and Media

The “Open form” action available for these components can be directly related to forms where a standalone Selector is at the top of the form, with no dependency of having a Detail section.

File field can be mandatory

There are cases where it can be useful to force uploading of files.

“Label for” property sorted

An improvement for Label components is that the list displayed under the property called “Label for” has been sorted by field name, with the type of field in parenthesis.

Nyheter

Att som IT-konsult utveckla en lösning som gör behovet av konsulter ännu mindre, kan tyckas korkat. Men faktum är att det var precis den vägen Johan Barrebo, grundare och vd för IS Tools, valde att gå.
– Vi har nu lyckats etablera oss ute i Europa och jag ser att vi har stora möjligheter att ta en större del av marknaden även utomlands, säger han.

Ökad tillväxt innebar fler processer och mer information som skulle hanteras. För Eltel var situationen inte helt friktionsfri. Då infördes en molntjänst som kunde utvecklas i takt med företaget och ge kontroll på alla detaljer.
– Numera tar vi beslut baserade på fakta och statistik, inte på goda antaganden, säger Per Schjelderup från Eltel.

FTTH-konferensen i Valencia var startskottet för IS Tools expandering utomlands. Vi tog ett snack med Johan Wengelin, försäljningschef på IS Tools, för att kolla hur läget var efter konferensen och ta reda på varför IS Tools kommer att lyckas ute i Europa.

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