Serving up a Three-Course Meal in November’s Update!
This month, we’ve got a veritable banquet of new features and improvements prepared for you! From new in-line image list view CDE items, to a quality-of-life improvement for project archiving, there’s something tasty for everyone. And as usual, we've continually deployed several bug fixes throughout the month that we've listed below.
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✨ New Features ✨
By Popular Demand: Feedback and User List Inline Images!
First on the menu is a dish many of you have asked for: inline images and image thumbnails in your user management and feedback management list views. These new data points for the Centercode Data Engine have been a popular request, and we're excited to finally share it with you!
When creating a user or feedback view, you’ll notice three different view items related to file attachment form elements. These new items make it much simpler to get an in-platform view of images and files uploaded by users for specific forms.
“File Attachment Has Attachment” gives you a binary yes/no response if the user attached any files at all.
“File Attachment” shows a scaled version of the image inline:
“File Attachment Thumbnail” shows thumbnail versions of attached images:
📈 Improvements 📈
Simplified Project Archiving!
For our second course we’ve added the ability to archive a project from within the project itself. You’ll no longer need to navigate to Programs and Projects and find the specific project on the list (though that method is still available!). This option is located in the Project Configuration section of the Management menu when you're in a project.
Saving Time and Processor Power!
And last, but not least, is a feature designed to help you when your plate's piled a bit too high with automatically refreshing and distributed reports. We’ve implemented a new system that will automatically disable any reports that no one has viewed or interacted with in an extended period of time. This keeps your data fresh and your inbox uncluttered by old report emails you haven’t gotten around to turning off yet! (Note: This only applies to reports set to daily or weekly refreshes/distribution. Monthly reports will never automatically disable themselves.)
You’ll be notified of this two different ways:
A new set of icons on the Report Management screen will show the status of reports that are set to auto-refresh. Green circle arrows indicate that a report is set to auto-refresh and has been viewed recently. Red circle arrows indicate that a report has not been viewed recently and will automatically deactivate soon. A red warning sign indicates that a report was set to auto-refresh, but it reached the time limit without being viewed, so it's been disabled.
When a report goes unviewed for an extended period of time, the people on its distribution list see an expiration warning at the top of their email with a link to refresh the report. To refresh it, they don't have to login—it just takes one user to follow the link and confirm that they'd like to keep receiving updates. This resets the report's expiration date and keeps it auto-refreshing and sending updates. No muss, no fuss!
🐞 Bug Fixes 🐞
Data Engine & Custom Reports
- User and Feedback Filter/View splash pages have been reworked to store prior selections as you are working within the page
- Corrected an issue causing "# of Activities" data counts to be inaccurate when factoring in regression features
- Corrected issue causing incorrect conversion to UTC date/time in exported Excel reports
Performance & Tuning
- Continued improvements to logging and behind-the-scenes performance
User Interface & Experience
- Ongoing UI refinements and textual improvement
- "Run Once" macros containing a webhook when using scheduled macro functionality will now function as intended
- Restored functionality of "Open in New Window" and "Log Download Attempt" for external files in Content and Releases
- Corrected the behavior of two checkboxes on External File linking in Content/Releases