Release – DocumentBurster 5.7.5

DocumentBurster 5.7.5 is coming with a new GUI screen to edit some Advanced Settings. Those settings are usually not required to be modified (default values will handle the vast majority of the burst situations) and were previously available to be modified only through the XML configuration file.

In the menu go to Actions -> Configure… -> Advanced Settings

DocumentBurster Advanced Report Bursting Settings

Most the the settings are obvious from the associated labels and are also explained in the DocumentBurster User Guide document.

Still there is one setting which deserves special attention:

Reuse Last Token Found in Previous Pages (when not available in the current page)

Out of the box DocumentBurster will require the corresponding burst tokens to be available in each and every page of the reports which are expected to be extracted.

However there are few exceptional cases in which it is not possible to include the burst tokens into each and every page.

Example 1 – Here is how one user actually requested for this capability:

I have a Cognos report that is generating new Purchase Orders and attaching PDF files from a share to the PO, then getting the next PO and attaching PDFs to it and so on….

I can put a email tag on the header of the PO ( Page 1) but can not put it on the attached documents for that PO.

Would like the software to remember the email tag until it finds a page with a new tag.

ie: page 1 tag is, page 5 is and page 9 is

pages 1 thru 4 would go to Vendor1, 5 thru 8 to Vendor2 and page 9 thru end of document to Vendor3

Example 2 – Here is how another user described the same need:

My challenge is that at the end of every cycle we wish to e-mail, or deposit in a document folder, a full academic report for each of our students.

The full academic PDF (collected by House & Year group) is generated by our main data-base using Crystal Reports.

These PDF reports are made up of several Sub-Reports and contain many page breaks.

Each student’s report can be a different number of pages from two pages to 25 pages.

Our need is to be able to place a single {burst-token} at the start of each student’s report. We will not be able to place any subsequent {burst-token} into the Sub-Reports pages of the same student, only one at the beginning of the report.

Hopefully the previous two examples made it clear and helped to you understand when to use this new configuration.

Have a good day!

Virgil – June 13, 2012


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