Version 20.1.1 Features

System Requirements

Windward Designer
  • Windows
  • Office
  • .Net 4.6.1 or later

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:

  • UPC-E
  • UPC-A
  • ITF-14
  • 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.

Linked PODs

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. 

Select Debugger

Windward Designer has implemented "Select" Debuggers for Salesforce, OData, JSON, and XML. This enables users to test possible queries and pinpoint errors in those queries. 

Connection Debugger

Windward Designer has implemented "Connection" Debuggers for Salesforce, OData, JSON, and XML. This enables users to pinpoint errors in the connection string.

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:

  • Rotation
  • Flip
  • Mirror

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

C-Data Connector

Users can now connect to Jira Data through windward products through the SQL connector. Users can also connect to Google Analytics data

Update Datasource button

Windward Designer now has an "Update 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.

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