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New Version 3.7 - 2 things that irritate me.

There have been 2 things that have irritated me over the last couple of years.

I'll use my customer quote form as the example

1. That fact that you can double click on table of quotes and edit the underlying parent data without having to open the form itself. (Good) BUT you could not do this on a child table view/grid (Quote Line Items) from with the main form. ie you have to open each line of the child table to edit ! - Annoying.

2. Print layouts in Ninox are as basic as you can get. The level of control over the form is terrible! especially when it comes to control attributes on a embedded child tables (ie Quote Line Items - and the final output form looks crude - Again Annoying.

Well we are getting version 3.7 (Web only version for now) that supposedly is addressing both issues.

Double click edit child table from within parent form and anew print engine.

Yippeee - Can't wait to test to destruction !

All I need now is the way to finally print the file to pdf  save it as an attached ( i can do this but.....) then when it auto downloads it keeps the number of the quote instead of a record number

ie Quote 12345.pdf. wheres -  I get Quote 7859 etc which is the records number.

Oh well .... solve one thing at a time 

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  • Mel Charles I don't want to destroy your mood getting these new features BUT the "new" Print Engine is an integration with a 3rd party and only for Private Cloud and only allows 1000 PDFs / month and no counter for the team so you have no idea how many you used. The Inline editing for tables does not work on Table View elements only on Sub-Table connections BUT you have to type the text value of a the option if it is a select field, no drop down, or no check box, etc...
    I have asked for the feature long time ago to print existing PDF files or able to name them when using the printRecord() function, don't know when it will be considered to be implemented.

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    • David Gyenes oh poo :-( consider it destroyed !!!

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    • 2 mths ago
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    I hear about a new print engine, but with 3.7 announced and no mention I would think that we won't see it for another quarter or so. 3.6 came out 3 months ago. 3.5 - 10 months. 3.4 - 1 year. So it could come out in a few months to 7 months.

    Would a print engine change deserve a full version number?

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    • The only type of release that deserves a new major release number is one where all outstanding/historic bugs are fixed. 

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