Vanilla v4 – Custom Prompt Saving & BackGround Report

Dear Readers,

Just a quick post to talk about 2 nice features available for Report from our Vanilla Web User Portal and Vanilla Viewer : custom prompt saving and background report

Custom Prompt Saving

This feature that allow User to save their prompt selection, for later reuse. Suppose you have a cascading prompt (available with Vanilla, just look around !) where you need to run a report – repeatidly – for a customer and a region, its time to save this configuration. Inside Vanille Viewer, its as easy to do as a simple “save” option.

Cascading Prompt Selection

Cascading Prompt  Saving

Cascading Prompt later reuse

BackGround Reports

From the same interface, you can also decide to run your report in backgroud. Even if their is no obligation to stay in the current panel while the report is running (and you can run another document), there are situation where you dont need the panel to stay open. in this case, just select the “run background” option, and run your report. Then, you can go in your Task List and select your report (report name will appear when the report is finished) and open your report from this interface

Background Report list from Task interface

Opening a background Report

With Vanilla Viewer and our Web User Portal, we provide features that value the reports. We went beyond the stupid war of file format (IReport & Birt) to provide a Viewer that support both formats and provide same features to users (because users dont have to suffer from technology choice). Even its a fact : Birt is really an Open Source Report Studio Designer … and IReport is just a marketing mistake now (we tried the Eclipse version … its a disaster, we are really not talking about the same thing when it comes to respect of Open Source standard)

Have Fun !