Winter Release 2017

Winter Release 2017

This release keeps focus mainly on enhancements for both the administrator and the end-user. For instance, on one side, there are several improvements to the use of IQL and API; on the other side, there is fine tuning to Calendar and Map components, and new development to send and receive messages in the application.

Notifications

Forget about our old Messaging tool, and give a welcome to Notifications. All users can easily read notifications sent by the system or by the administrator on a couple of brand-new forms: one to take a quick look without disturbing your current work, and another to see them in detail and even filter them by category, text or date.

20.0 Notifications quick view
20.0 Notifications form

And if you are the administrator, you can write notifications to all users, a specific one, roles, etc.

20.0 Write Notifications

Calendar component

We have new settings to enhance the Calendar component: “Length” and “Step interval”, where the first refers to the standard time an event lasts (e.g., 60 minutes of duration), and the second is the incrementation of time for when the event is moved around the calendar (e.g., a 5-minute interval will let you move the event from 9:00 to 9:05, 9:10, 9:15, and so on).

20.0 Calendar

Other improvements

Related to Maps

  • It is now possible to deselect the marker, in case you wish to scroll around the Map without seeing information related to any location. For this, click somewhere else on the Map.
  • The foldable Detail section inside Maps will be expanded only if the user clicks on it, unlike in previous releases where it was always displayed causing loss of time for users that had to fold it to be able to see the Map.
  • When the Category field resulted on an empty value, the marker was displayed as light gray, hard for users to see. That’s why this color has been set to black instead.

Related to Record groups

  • “Show history in tooltip” is now available for the “Record group” system field, so users can see how the record has moved between one group and another, i.e., track the group changes.
  • Before, it was necessary to change any user-defined field to be able to save a form. In this release, we open up the possibility to save upon change on Record group as well (given rights granted).

Link component is not visible if destination is not allowed

From this release on, users will not be able to see Link components that are connected to forms with no access rights granted to these users, i.e., no need to see something one doesn’t have rights for.

Logout message in Mobile devices

The message “Your login has timed out. Log in again” is now displayed in mobile mode to notify users that their session has ended due to inactivity.

Chart with many y-axis

If more than 12 fields are dropped onto the y-axis, the chart’s layout is automatically adjusted to fit them all and still looking good.

Bugs fixed

Forms

  • In Maps, markers appeared in gray once a field was selected for categorization, instead of applying different colors.
  • Number field did not accept negative values less than 1 (e.g., -0.5).
  • Records were automatically saved in the Default record group after update, even if the record already belonged to another group.

Form designer

  • The current form in canvas was mistakenly deleted during the deletion of another form.

Data model editor

  • The Usage report for fields did not open if translations were missing on form names.

Mobile

  • Tablets and cellphones displayed an error message when an image (i.e., Media component) tried to be resized.

Changes for administrators

Related to IQL

  • Use the new function userHasRole(‘RoleName’) into advanced filters to specify which users, based on their roles, can see records in a form. For instance, userHasRole(‘Manager’) and Status=Approved as criteria in a fixed advanced filter will display only records which Status is set as Approved, to users that are managers (i.e., their role is Manager).
  • The IS Tools Query Language, used in Advanced filters for forms and in Rules to set the value of fields, can also be used to write API calls.

Related to API

  • IS Tools makes it possible to communicate between different applications, via the API tool, i.e., selected information can be synchronized and integrated, where changes are queued as events.
  • It is also possible to generate API user keys from the User administration form in order to have control on the creation of API-accounts.

Default Map Category and Static label

In FD, find under Component properties the new settings for Maps “Categorize markers” and “Static label”, useful to automatically display these values once users open the form.

Large Open table records in DME

In previous versions, the “Open table records” form was prevented from being opened if the amount of data to be loaded was large. In this release, we make it possible to have this form available at any time regardless its size, by implementing a limit to display the first 50 columns (alphabetically sorted) and hiding the rest of them, which can be optionally displayed after the first ones are loaded.

More information in Logged data search form

Two new columns have been added to this form, “Record group” for Before and After, in order to register the change that a record has had between one group and another, due to actions like manual assignment of a Record group from forms, automatic change triggered by rules, assignment via imports, etc.

Don’t modify my Menu

After a form is created and saved, an entry is added to the menu in an automatic way, using the name of the form. From this release on, this menu entry will remain as is even if the form name is updated, allowing the user to decide whether this entry needs edition or not.

Add users between your applications

If your company has multiple applications, you will find very useful to be able to add users as members between those applications from the Available users box of the Application users form.

Write notifications

See description of this new form at the top of this document.

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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