What’s New in Ripplestone 3.4.4


Below are the new features, updates and bug fixes for version 3.4.4


Scheduler Changes

Added New Copy Feature (

Added a new feature to the scheduler page to copy an existing job.


Display the Error message for Failed Jobs (

If a scheduled job fails, the Schedule History will display a link so the administrator can see what caused the failure.


Added new fields to display the Created and Modified Information (

The Edit Schedule page now displays who created the schedule and when and who last modified the record and when.


The Scheduled Documents Page Remembers the Last Clicked Item (

Updated the Schedule Document page to return and highlight the last viewed scheduled job when going to the Edit Schedule page or the Schedule History page. This new feature also remembers the rows per page that was selected.

Added a Date Token to the Unmanaged Output (

Added a new Date Token feature to the Unmanaged Output file name. By using the token of [DATE] in the file name field the system will insert the current date when the document is created.


Changed the Quarterly Interval (

Updated the Quarterly option to allow the user to select the last day or day of the week for the current quarter.


Added New Validation that will limit who can Edit and Delete Jobs (

Added new validation so that only administrators and the super user can edit and delete all scheduled jobs. For users that have scheduler access then can only edit and delete their own jobs; they cannot edit or delete jobs created by another user.

Added New Field to display the Next Run Date and Time (

Added a new field to display the Next Run date and time.



Bug Fixes

Fixed an Issue With the RS Express feature with Multiple Value Parameters (

If you are using the RS Express feature and you were passing in parameter values that has multiple values for the same parameter you would get an error. This has been fixed and you can now pass in multiple parameter values.


What’s New in Ripplestone 3.4.2


Below are the new features, updates and bug fixes for version 3.4.2

Home Page

More Detailed Messages when running a report (

If the Crystal Report fails when running; a more detailed message will be displayed. This can help in trouble shooting the problem.

Change the Menu for scheduled History (

When the user is logged in as a Super user, Administrator or a Scheduler then the menu option changes to “Scheduled Documents”. If the user is a normal user or Publisher they see the menu as Scheduled History.




Scheduler Changes

New Option to use Adobe Reader for Printing (

This new option will allow the Administrator to use Adobe Reader for printing directly to a printer. This allows for a second option when the Crystal Report Engine will not print.



Added the Schedule Name and Location to the Top of the Page (

Added the Schedule Name and the Folder Location to the top of the page. This will help when clicking on the tabs to know which report you are working on.



Added New FTP Transfer Type (

A new option has been added to the FTP section of the scheduler to allow the scheduler to select between Binary and Ascii for the transfer method.



Edit Document Page

Added Validation for Saving to the Home Folder (

New validations were added if you try to publish a report to the Home folder or move a report to the Home folder. A new validation message will appear if you try to save the document to the Home folder.


Bug Fixes

Fixed a Issue Where the Report Viewer Disappears (

When using Internet Explorer if the user moved the mouse to certain sections of the page the Crystal Report view would not be visible. The CSS style sheet was changed to fix the problem.

Fixed a Date Format problem In SQL Server (

When saving dates into the Ripplestone SQL Server database the program was not adding leading zeros. For example, the date January 4th 2013 at 9:30 AM was formatted as 201314 9:30 and it now is formatted as 20130104 09:30

Fixed Duplicate Database Connection Problem (

If the system had a pick list database connection and a connection string pick list connection string with the same name the system would get an error on the edit dynamic parameter page. The page will now display both items with a the identifier “(connection string)” behind the name.