The latest set of changes are the direct result of user input. A user emailed us to say he found working with the output reports a bit confusing and the end result was a better way of viewing and organising output reports.
So here’s how it works. If you start saving output, it goes into the default html report file. If you want it to go into an existing html file, you select that using Browse and it will be added there. And if you want to create a new output file, you can just browse to the correct folder and enter the file name. Pretty simple and flexible as well.
As for viewing output reports, it has always been possible to use your file manager to locate your output file and double click it (thus opening it as a tab in your default browser e.g. Firefox). Now it is much easier – just click on the new View button next to the report name and it will automatically open as a tab in your default browser.
Here is the list of main changes:
- Can view output reports from SOFA Statistics using a View button. Clicking View opens the selected report as a fresh tab in the default web browser.
- Can create new reports using the Browse button for reports by navigating to a folder and entering the name of the new report.
- The four Browse buttons (e.g. for browsing reports) now have hover text help to explain what they are for.
- Misc UI changes to make setting up MS connection details easier.
A few bugs were fixed as well and there was a major set of changes to prevent future bugs related to database connections:
- Huge overhaul of approach to connecting to databases. Should be no detectable difference above the surface (apart from being slightly faster perhaps) but should prevent lots of bugs in the future.
- Fixed bug where unable to change cell values in strangely named tables e.g. ‘demo;’
- When faulty database selection made, e.g. MS SQL Server model, reverts to last selected database.