New features added
List reporting by view
In first release you couldn’t just iterate list items from any wanted list. It was a must to have a parent child relation (lookup relation) in place. In this release we implemented a feature which lets you to ignore current context/parent on Repeat tag allowing you to iterate items from any list even if you don’t have any relation in place. So, from now on you can insert any list you want in your reports and more over you can choose a view and report only those items that are filtered by selected view.
For example if you want to have a report of last month orders (which are stored in SharePoint list) all you need to do is to prepare a template with a table and a Repeat tag set on it with following attributes: list set to Orders, view set to Last Month Orders (name of the view), ignoreParent set to true.
As these kinds of reports don’t have current context you don’t need to provide list name and item ID in the URL when calling generator. That means you can call generator from any hyperlink you want (or from custom actions of course). It can be for example a HREF inCWEP or a link in Quick Launch and etc.
Filtering child items by view
Also you can use view attribute of Repeat tag for filtering child items by the view defined in the child list. Imagine you have Tasks items list related to Projects list and your want to generate report about Project plus you want show all not finished Tasks in the same report for particular Project. You need to create a view for not finished tasks, and then set Repeat tag attribute view to the name of the created view.
We hope you will like these new features. If you didn’t download our free version yet you still can download it here. The limitation of free version is left the same: 3 items limitation in Repeat tag.
We are waiting for your feedback!