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Feature requests Part 2 - please READ

Hello all,

I locked the original Feature request post and creating the ER numbers. - Here is Part 2

UPDATE: They are just about to make the Idea Place full featured, currently beta. It's going to be THE place and a great place to post these suggestions with Points being awarded to the contributors, details to be announced also. It's available now, look up, second from the right

[Idea Place

http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/idea-place]

Second page has Crystal Reports, click on the agree to terms if it pops up.

You can start entering your suggestions now, knowing it's still beta, but nothing should be lost when it goes GA.

I'll leave this post open for a while but once it's open please post your suggestions there so you get the credit for your idea.

Enjoy all....

Don

UPDATE - Regarding the charting enhancements - Cr uses a third party charting dll and we don't have the ability to add new features to the basic functionality. Check the Feature info on new product lines for any updates to charting functionality. We are well aware of the limitation the basic charting functions have.

I believe we are working on a feature request forum but lots of details to work out yet. In the mean time if you have a request please add it it here. PLEASE keep it short and to the point to conserve space. Steps on where and how it would work if you know. If it's DB or other third party application related specify the product with a link to their site.

As this progresses I may add more info or suggestions.

DO NOT POST YOUR QUESTIONS IN THIS POST. IT IS FOR FEATURE REQUESTS ONLY AND NOT TO BE USED AS A PLACE TO GET ANSWERS. Post your question first and if no work around or solution is sent then post your enhancement here.

I will delete such questions.

Thank you

Don

Enhancement Requests are exactly that. There are no guarantee's these features will be put into Future versions. The Product teams do look at every request and determine if they can be done and when or if they will be added.

If any of these are something that you must have please log a case and provide a very good business Case why they are required and it will get escalated to see if they can be implemented in current product versions. New features are only added to Service Pack patches.

List of Enhancement Request for[ previous post|Feature requests - Please read before requesting something;:

ADAPT01449906 - "Deactivate Drill" object property

ADAPT01449910 - Equal Horizontal / Vertical allignment formatting feature

ADAPT01449913 - Reset dialog box positions for larger screen sizes and dual monitors changes

ADAPT01449947 - Allow to adjust/set the number of recent reports to display

ADAPT01449978 - Formula Debugging Features

ADAPT01449983 - Enable Scroll mouse wheel in formula editor dialog box

ADAPT01450043 - Crystal to support Open Type fonts

ADAPT01450238 - Hijra calendar support in our Date Parameter Calendar Prompt UI

ADAPT01450252 - Repeat Subreport Report Header if subreport spans more than one page

ADAPT01450258 - Allow support of spatial queries

ADAPT01450278 - Rotate a text object n degrees

ADAPT01450288 - Spell Checker in Crystal Designer

ADAPT01450755 - Put the Zoom button back in the menu bar

Edited by: Don Williams on Jul 13, 2010 7:15 AM

Edited by: Don Williams on Oct 1, 2010 2:30 PM

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    Posted on Jul 26, 2010 at 06:51 PM

    Problem: A report is displayed: it has multiple nodes/groups in the treeview, and a node may have mutliple vertical pages. Therefore, for example, clicking on a the first node would navigate to 1st page, but clicking on the next node, would display page 3, because the first node/group is made up two pages.

    Currently the mapping nodes/pages is not available. Therefore when I want to burst the report into multiple pdfs, I have to generate the mapping and store it into an array. Unfortunately the only way is to navigate (via code) to each node individually so that the 1st page of each node/group gets physically displayed so that the current page number is available.

    Surely it would be much more elegant to have a public object (owned by the crystalReportViewer object say) that would provide such mapping.

    The information is available in ReportDocumentBase, but this object is not available to the API.

    Thank you.

    Claude Imperiale

    Edited by: Cimperia on Jul 26, 2010 8:55 PM

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    Posted on Jul 28, 2010 at 07:35 PM

    A couple of picky irritations that I've had with Crystal for YEARS:

    1. I want to be able to set a configuration so that new subreports do NOT have borders. It's a pain to have to manually remove the border every time I use a subreport.

    2. Page footers for subreports. It's easy to simulate page headers, but no way to do footers.

    Thanks!

    -Dell

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    Posted on Aug 06, 2010 at 03:20 PM
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    Posted on Sep 02, 2010 at 02:15 PM

    - Text wrap in Column/Row header in CrossTab

    - allows "do nothing" on field in summarized section in Cross tab

    - adjust cell margin option in cross tab (actually show/hide cell margin) when you try to setup a background that's a nightmare

    - format painter to copy also highlight expert formula if present

    - fixed bar width and automatic ajustable graph size (histo)

    - variables content display when right click on formula in preview mode (like the debugger when formula fails)

    - add formula everywhere in graph designer ( 😊))

    - explain the meaning of vertical adjustment and where to use it

    - allows CR to manage several NameSpace when using XML

    - stop create duplicate section when creating subreports from existant

    some other coming soon 😊)

    Luc

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    Posted on Sep 09, 2010 at 03:16 PM

    I would like to see a feature formating numbers such that once the decimal places are selected, trailing zeros after the decimal will be dropped

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    Posted on Sep 24, 2010 at 04:15 PM

    In Crystal Reports X the format of the date field when prompting at execution was mm/dd/yy. With Crystal Reports XI the format was changed to yyyy/mm/dd.

    I would like it either changed back to the way it was or give us an option to set the format to the way we want it. We have that option for displaying dates but not for date prompts.

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    Posted on Sep 24, 2010 at 08:03 PM

    Three more ideas:

    1- Larger grab handles to re-size line objects. It's very difficult to grab them (especially at high-zooms. I word at 400% a lot.)

    2- Same Size/Align for Drawing Objects. I use lines and double lines for group totals (across the bottom of the group) and it's a pain to re-size them (see above.)

    3- Better support for Postgres SQL. This one's a long-shot but it'd be nice if you threw an open source db into the mix of supported platforms. When I was there I think we were testing against 14 different DBs. My company also works with Postgres as the main DB so it's been a real PITA getting Crystal to work with it. (I'm using DSNless ODBC)

    =:)

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    Posted on Oct 01, 2010 at 02:08 PM

    First of all, great idea this post!

    One of the current problems I'm facing is report translation, it would be great to have a translation feature. Also when exporting to PDF, we would like to show the company logo but not when printing it to preprinted paper.

    - Translation feature for labels

    - Formula synchronization between reports / workspaces

    - Version control (something like svn with the report xml will be a great start)

    - Excel preview functionality

    - Preprinted paper solution for export to PDF/ Word/ etc..

    More will follow 😉

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    Posted on Oct 08, 2010 at 01:25 PM

    Support for Multiple Monitors please.

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