Exporting Text Files, Family View & Misc Changes

Posted Oct 04, 2011 in Features

We’ve been hard at work on some major new additions coming to ReadySuite, but we’re also eager to share features that are release-worthy – so without delay, ReadySuite v3.6 is now available.

Going with the recent changes made in v3.5, we’ve further improved the import delimited text wizard. For starters, if you’re importing a rather large file – you’ll no longer have to wait for the preview pane to load. We’ll now show you the first 500 records, and there is an added checkbox for displaying the remainder.

Secondly, we now support importing the parent identifier or group identifier as a field from delimited text files. Utilizing this feature will allow you to generate attachment identifiers, attachment ranges, and other parent/child relationships. We already support importing and exporting family information from Summation DII load files, EDRM XML load files and IPRO LFP load files.

Need to view the family association for a document? Use the Document Family panel, as seen in the screenshot below.

Document Family Panel

Utilizing the family view, you can see all of document’s family associations. Clicking on any particular document will show the document in the grid view, so you won’t get lost. Further, we’ve added two new internal fields to the grid: PARENTID and GROUPID.

Regarding document browsing, we’re (finally) introducing file icons to the grid display. Icons will be pulled based on image type (i.e. TIF, JPG or PDF) and in the case of native files, icons will be shown for the most common file extensions. We’re pulling this information from your metadata – most commonly, your native file path.

Document Grid

As you hover over file icons in the refreshed grid, you’ll be able to click to open the native file. By doing so, the file will open in their respective application on your computer.

The last feature we’re going to discuss in this blog post – exporting text files. Using the ‘Export Documents’ wizard, we’ve added a new option for outputting text files. The screenshot below identifies the set of available features

Export Text

You can choose to either export the text files in place with your images (if you’re exporting images) or, alternatively, specify the folder and file name structure. Further, you can force the output encoding to ASCII, UTF-7 or UTF-8. Finally, an option was added to create blank text files for documents without text and to specify a margin allowing you to wrap lines at a specific column.

We’re working hard at the next release – which we will cover here. If you have suggestions or ideas for future releases, drop us a line using our contact page.