Releases/Autumn 2021

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Release 14.2 is planned for September 2021.


Houston

New tablet UI

Houston mobile user interface now looks nicer on larger devices in landscape mode, such as tablets.

Guides library

Video calls in Dynamics

You can now initiate and receive video calls directly in the Dynamics backend. See Houston_video_calls#Set_up_Dynamics for more information.

Platform

Save API calls when syncing attachments

You can now download multiple attachments in one batch during synchronization to save some API calls and potentially even improve sync performance.

Set maximum image size for upload

You can now set the maximum resolution for images you upload to Resco mobile apps in the parameter Upload Image Size.

Upload multiple files

Uploading files one by one can get tedious and is prone to errors. With this release, users can upload multiple documents at once. This feature is available for Windows 7 and Windows 10 versions of Resco mobile apps. It is automatically enabled if the option Select File is checked on Associated tab properties.

Server-side business logic improvements

You can now reuse any existing job or workflow in your process. If you need to iterate through multiple records or just call multiple jobs from a single job, you can simply use the Server.Execute step:

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Job or workflow must be created already. If you would like to iterate through the same process, it must be saved first. The number of iterations is limited to 8192.

In addition to that, the documentation for Resco Cloud server-side business logic was greatly expanded in recent months. You can now read about

Salesforce API update

Resco is now compatible with the newest Salesforce API (v52.0). Some new standard objects introduced in recent Salesforce releases are now visible in Woodford and can be used in the mobile app.

Questionnaires

Collapsible question groups

Question groups in your questionnaires can now collapse when answering questionnaires. Only a single question group remains expanded to reduce scrolling and focus the attention of the mobile user on the current job. This behavior is configured on the Properties pane: select the top-level element of the template and modify the value Group Expanding.

Grid layout for questions

Questionnaire reports have already supported grid layout for questions, i.e., multiple questions could be arranged in a row. With this release, we're introducing a grid layout when answering questionnaires. This behavior is configured on the Properties pane: select the top-level element of the template and set Layout Type to Grid. See grid layout for more information.

Multiple images question

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The Image question has been renamed to Image/Media. Fortunately, this is not the only change; this question type now offers additional functions:

  • You can now answer it with multiple images or files. The maximum number is configurable in the properties of image-type questions (Max Count).
  • In the case of images, you can configure maximum width and/or height in pixels (Max Width, Max Height).
  • You can set maximum file size in kilobytes (larger files are rejected) (Max Size).
  • In the questionnaire, the images and media are displayed as thumbnails.
    Media thumbnails in the questionnaire.png
  • Thumbnails are also used in mobile reports.
    Media thumbnails in mobile report.png
  • Results Viewer shows the images as a gallery.
    Media gallery in the result viewer.png

Reports

Earlier this year, we have added the option to configure the behavior of the Run Report command in the app. Arguably, configuration via a JSON string in the On Execute rule was not the most user-friendly option. To remedy this situation, we have now added a graphical user interface for this configuration.

In addition, there's also a new parameter. You can configure Immediate action that is performed when users generate the report. Use "SaveAndClose" to save the generated report immediately.

See Configure Run Report command for more information.

Routes AI

  • Route plan configuration in Woodford now includes a new parameter Activity Name Field which allows you to define which field is displayed as the title of the record in the list and on the map.
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  • Mobile users can now optimize their routes even if there's an incomplete fixed-time appointment (ongoing or past).