Version 20.1.1 Features
Native Barcode Support
Windward has added native support for barcode types so users no longer have to install and tweak barcodes. These barcode types include:
- Code 128
- Code 39
- QR Codes
You can find more information on barcodes here
PDF Output Invert bar in Bar Chart if Negative Value
When a Negative Value is present in a Bar Chart the bar will be inverted and compatible when outputting to a PDF format.
Detailed License Key Issue Stack Trace
Windward Designer now provides a full stack trace when a license issue occurs in Designer.
Windward Designer has introduced Linked PODs. Users can now search the POD Bin, remove PODs, drag-and-drop reusable content in word. Re-used content in the template is rendered in template so users can see what it will look like.
RESTful V2 Endpoint Async
RESTful V2 Endpoint has changed to become Async. The V2 REST api does not allow users to chose Sync.
V2 RESTful engine use Access Providers to read a template
When a template is passed in via URL, use the access providers to read it
V2 RESTful engine use Report.Properties for all settings
All Report Settings have been moved to Report.Properties
RESTful V2 can receive license key specified in header
Users with pre-made AMIs are now able to specify their license key in a header of a REST request so calls can be made without having to change the AMI.
RESTful Image Outputs
Windward's RESTful Engine now supports TIFF outputs
RESTful gets all imports in template
Users can retrieve all imports into an output report by setting TrackImports property.
RESTful engine handles Datasets
Users can now specify datasets to be used in processing reports in the RESTful engine.
Office Bitmap Object Properties added
Windward has added Bitmap Object Properties:
RESTful returns number of pages
Windward RESTful Engine Users can now use NumberOfPages element to data which returns the number of pages in an output report when generating a document.
SQL connection debugger handle CData
Windward Designer Users can use a SQL connection debugger that can easily debug connections that connect to CData through SQL.
.NET Engine is now .NET Core Compatible
Windward's .NET Engine is now compatible with both .NET Framework and .NET Core. Users can find these packages on NuGet
Designers "Generate Code" Has been Updated
Windward's Designer has updated our "Generate Code" button creates code that works with V2.0 RESTful endpoint. It includes a .NET RESTful client in .NET Framework project as well as .NET Core project.
Java RESTful engine client library
Windward RESTful engine users that call the engine from a Java application now have a RESTful client in Java that can communicate with the RESTful Engine.
.NET Core client can hit V2.0 RESTful Engine
Windward RESTful engine users wanting to call the engine from a .NET Core C# application now have a client that can communicate with the RESTful Engine.
.NET Framework client can hit V2.0 RESTful Engine
Windward RESTful engine users wanting to call the engine from a .NET Framework C# application now have a client that can communicate with the RESTful Engine
Set Duplex option for direct to printer jobs
Windward Users can set a Duplex option to specify single or double sided outputs
Users can now connect to Jira Data through windward products through the SQL connector. Users can also connect to Google Analytics data
Refresh Datasource button
Windward Designer now has a "Refresh Datasource" button so that users no longer have to enter the connection editor to update connections when changes are made to the data.
Engine Properties local to Report
Windward Engine Users can specify properties for a run of an individual report making it easier to change properties between different reports
RESTful Engine supports Text Output Type
Windward's RESTful Engine now supports Text output type.