Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Stonefield Query for Sage 300 Version 7.6

We are pleased to announce the release of version 7.6 of Stonefield Query for Sage 300. Here are the new features.

  • Stonefield Query now works with Sage 300 2021 (version 6.8).

  • If you are using Stonefield Query with a newer version of Sage 300 than it was created for, you are now prompted if you want to check for an update.

  • In the Payroll Fields tab in the Options dialog, you can now specify which value a custom payroll field should to report on: the Employee Amount, Employer Amount, or Hours. There is also a lot more room to enter the list of Earning/Deductions codes used for the field. Custom payroll field also now properly handle Earning/Deduction Type set to N/A.

  • You can now access our Customer Portal from an item in the Help menu.

  • You can add a new data source to report on, such as another database or a Microsoft Excel document. Note: you have to be an Administrative user with an Ultimate license to use this feature.

  • Related to the previous item, if there is no relationship between the tables used in a report when you add a field in step 2 of the report wizard, you are now prompted to create one rather than just being given a warning.

  • You can now visually see the relationships for the tables in a SQL statement by clicking the View button in the Customize SQL Statement step of the Customize Wizard.

  • You can now prevent a user running a report from ignoring an ask-at-runtime filter condition.

  • The Reports Explorer now shows how long the last run of a report took. This is also available in Usage Reporting.

  • You can now force all users to log out by choosing Display Logged in Users from the Tools menu and clicking the Shutdown button. Users have three minutes to finish what they're doing and exit the program or it is terminated. This is handy if you need to install a new version or perform some maintenance that requires all users to be out of the program.

  • You can now use Microsoft SQL Server or some other database to host Stonefield Query's data tables, such as Users and Reports, rather than them being DBF files on disk.

  • You no longer get a warning message if the Everyone group doesn't have any data sources selected in the Maintain Users and Groups dialog. That allows you to turn off all data sources for all users and then turn it on group by group.

  • By default, the Login dialog displays the name of the last user who logged in. You can prevent that by adding AutoLoginName=N to Data.ini.

  • Previously, the Login dialog showed a list of data sources available to the system, whether the user who logs in can access them or not. Now, it doesn't display any data sources until the user name is entered and then only shows the data sources that user can access.

  • The Manage Databases and Logged In Users menu items are now only available for Administrator users.

  • You can now specify whether you want to support newer email protocols or not (some mail servers require it) in the Options dialog. You can also now turn on email logging, which is helpful if emails cannot be sent for some reason. You can also determine which of several SSL/TLS settings should be used rather than just on or off.

  • You can now customize the subtotals line in the group footer of a report using a template.

  • The new SpelledOut function spells out a numeric value. For example, SpelledOut(5.25) returns "Five dollars and 25 cents".

  • You can now specify whether a cross-tab report with a page field has column totals or not.

  • A message is now displayed if login fails.

  • The Windows account a scheduled report runs under no longer has to have run the application to specify email settings. Instead, the email settings for the user who scheduled the report are used.

  • The image in the Sample page of the Reports Explorer is now scrollable.