In response to FMuklo’s posting of June 28, 2005.

We need a more precise description of what you are doing when you experience these delays.

NV2 auto commits every “row” (if necessary) when the cursor moves to a new row or another document – exactly as in NV1. If the typing input you refer to is causing the row to change (e.g. arrow up or down) then the old row is committed. This can take some time (more on performance below). If the keystrokes you are typing are in a description column and you experience an annoying delay, we would like to investigate this further with you.

NV2 performance will receive constant attention, and will only improve. NV1 is “the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy”, or so our programmers like to joke. NV1 is written in assembler, it has a file system with fixed length records (e.g. 10 character account name limit), no detail on total accounts (just monthy and yearly summaries), single user access, a handful of hardwired windows, and so on.

NV2 is written in C++ and Tcl. Tcl provides a great interface for modifying and extending NV2 but it is interpreted. As time goes by we convert hardened Tcl code to C++. The NV2 file system has variable length records (e.g. no limit to the length of any value). NV2 maintains full posting history for all total accounts (e.g. weekly or daily reporting, monthly reporting prior to the last fiscal year, etc.). Most important of all, it is multiuser and significant new performance issues arise.

Every new release of NV2 will be, in some way, faster than the prior release.

In response to FMucklo’s posting of June 29, 2005.

While it is true you cannot sort all columns (like you can in Excel) NV2 does provide sorting on columns that we thought were the most useful. Excel is a spreadsheet not an accounting program and vice versa for NV2. Creating indexes for each column would make an NV2 set of books grow enormously larger than they currently are.

In regards to adding edit assists (F3) to description and reference columns, what would you expect to see if an edit assist was available?

In NV2 you can export am NV2 document to Excel by selecting print all (or block) as well as print checks (also Pay Account in NewViews Accounts Accounts Payable). When the printing window appears, select your destination (file, printer, display) and click Print or continue to have your output appear in the destination of your choosing.

The menu that is displayed when your right mouse click does display all of the relevant options of where you are in the books. If the menu is too large for your liking you can hold your control key down and scroll with your mouse wheel to make the menu smaller or larger. The same is true for your NV2 documents. The NewViews menu (right mouse click) choices show the same choices as the Microsoft menu choices at the top of your books.

Each window in your NV2 books has a button on the right hand side of the window title which you can click to restore or maximize. If the window is maximized, the button appears as two small squares (exactly the same behaviour as a Microsoft Window). If minimied, the button appears as a single large square (same as a Microsoft Window).

In regards to the NV2 documentation which is constantly being updated and improved. Send me an email at schapple@qwpage.com in regards to improvements you think are appropriate.

In response to DGlezos posting of June 29, 2005.

The custom analysis view of all NV2 documents will updated in version 2.03 with most of the features of the NV1 analysis view and will be complete in version 2.04.

In NV1, the procedures EXP123 and REPORT (to name two) exported the analysis view data to a spreadsheet program like Excel using characters. NV2 does the same. NV1 exported to a file which then had to be imported into the spreadsheet program and then formatted. NV2 displays the information in Excel without the importing/formatting steps.

If anyone has any suggestions on how the manual can be improved, please submit your suggestions to schapple@qwpage.com with the subject NV2 Manual Suggestion.

Regards to All,


Post Edited (07-07-05 17:49)