Final Filer For The Web Demo Application available
The online demo mentioned below is now available to interested parties. Read this about obtaining a user name and password for access,
Oct 18 2017
Last year pre-empted a web application to replace the Final Filer Pro Desktop.
We are now getting close to making a demo version available, so here's an update on progress.
Final Filer Pro Desktop Maintenance Update 18.104.22.168
This maintenance release is in response to reports of unwanted invoice and related record deletions.
This program is a desktop application for Windows. Its purpose is to let you set parameters & preferences for the remote web page and to synchronize the local Final Filer Data with the remote mysql database. It can synchronize the register records and allocations data.
It can also scan for images, automatically process, resize and upload them to the remote database.
RegSearch Web Application 3.23 update
A couple of fixes and code optimisation.
RegSearch version 3.22
(Sept 5 2017)
After a bad start with version 3.21, 3.22 is now available. It fixes the Global Variable error. I have also improved the instructions:
The RegSearch web application uses this program to sync your local Final Filer Data with your web server's data.
- Version 22.214.171.124 - 3rd Sept. 2016
- New - Customer quotation module - please see website for upgrading and user manual details
- New - auto updates for fiscal year settings - see configuration form; fiscal periods are now (optionally) semi automated
- FIXED - Preference Form - Year start end calculating incorrectly
- FIXED - Some captions and titles not displaying correctly or not displaying at all
- KNOWN ISSUE - reports of receipt (payments) transactions deletion causing mass deletions. I have been unable to identify or duplicate the behaviour.
31 August 2016
I am about to make the Final Filer (Desktop) version 1.9.5 available for download. It doesn't really offer much of the new except a beefed up Customer Quotations module that is integrated into the application rather than being a plug in. There are the usual bug fixes and further attempts to improve performance, perceived and real.
It was my intent to make this the last major update of the Final Filer. After all, 30 years is perhaps enough.
However, a couple of emails from power users wanting more, a phone call from a long time user telling me they were going to write their own data management system to replace the Final Filer, and the continuing daily barrage from our many "small" users give me reason to reflect.
9th Jun 2016
A minor update with enhanced search functions and grid field display changes.
26th Feb 2016
After nearly 20 years, I'm pulling the the pin on public-cemeteries.net.
25th Feb 2016
This utility for the Final Filer is intended to help you order and store image files with their respective Register Record.
You can download the installer package from the Final Filer's Website.
11 Feb 2016
- NEW: Added InvoiceNo and Customer fields to fiscal pivot date
- NEW: Export function - there is now an "Export" function on the File menu so you can export the grid data in a variety of formats including spreadsheet formats
- CHANGED: Fiscal Periods (years, quarters, months) are now based on the INVOICE (Transaction Header) date rather than the transaction date. It should provide more accurate fiscal period reporting, especially in relation to debtors.
Final Filer Pro (Desktop) update 126.96.36.199
- FIXED - Display options connection to data list source sometimes lost when I rebuild the program from source. This appears to be a bug in the combo box source code. The connection is now checked at boot and re-assigned if necessary.
- UPDATED - Booking Director (New Register data entry) - further fixes to avoid null conversion errors.
- NEW - Quick new register record entry form - in response to a couple of requests here there is now a very quick way to add a minimial record, with or without allocation selection. For details check the updated help file for "Quick Register Entry"
- NEW - Form to maintain/ add/ edit service types
- UPDATED - help file, including the online help, to reflect the changes with this release.
- UPDATED - further improvements to error logging; progressivle error traps will show the module name, function name and line number. If you see them please report them with a screen dump (Print Screen)
- If you are running a version of the Final Filer prior to 1.9.4 get the full upgrade
- If you are running version 188.8.131.52 or later, you only need the minimal update.
This version provides additional inbuilt functionality to manage and audit temporary storage locations, such as those used in cremator urn storage facilities.
This version brings a new wizard like interface. You can also specify folders and files that must be included in the transfer. Transcoding FLACs, OGGs, and WMA files is now optional.
FIXED: E_FAIL Bug when using Allocations Data
CHANGED: Allocations Data renamed fields AllocID and IndexNo (RegisterData.id)
- Updated to version 184.108.40.206- further fix to pivot grid that affected fiscal date filtering, resulting in transposed quarter and monthly periods.
- NEW: Added a dataset to extract disposition stats.
Important EOY Date Issue Notice
This affects Final Filer version 220.127.116.116 and perhaps earlier versions as well.
It has come to notice that the EOY dates are not being saved correctly from the "Preferences" in the Final FIler. This may impact on reports that use these dates financial data. An interim workaround has been posted here.
- New: A utility program to manage Register Status Log Messages
- Updated: Utility program to validate allocation of Service types to register records.
Update build 18.104.22.1686 is available. Please read the change log and make a backup of your database before installing the upgrade.
A utility program for those of Final Filer clients using images to show allocation information in reports etc.
Update build 22.214.171.124 is available. Please read the change log and make a backup of your database before installing the upgrade.
Final Filer Web - testing and road mapping
News about the Final Filer for the Web can be found here.
NEW: Applicant to Register Entry relationship field visible on Register Browser. Note you may need to change the column visibility settings in the browser.
FIXED: Under some circumstances Service Options Display reverted to zero (none) on new record
NEW: Defaults for service date & time can be set in View > Maintenance > Preferences
UPDATED: Help File with details on default service date/time
UPDATED: If you are not using the "Classic" view, the state of the navigation pane at the right is now remembered between sessions
REMOVED: Related Records tabbed page on register data form- replaced by related record
FIXED: Cannot select register group in new register record wizard
ADDED: Additional fields in registerdata_relationships for marriage details
Help file updated with information on "Display Options"
Version 126.96.36.199 Update
Version 1.9.3 incremental update
This update introduce "relationships", i.e. relationships can be established between two or more register data records, which might be useful for genealogy and cemetery management purposes.
FIXED: Data connections between country, state & birthplaces broken
REVIEWED: Unique ID for new allocation index records not being generated, fixed in 188.8.131.52; confirmed to be fixed and working.
NEW: Register Browser will now save and recall last search criteria between sessions
FIXED: Hourglass not turning off when traversing sctions in allocation browser.
FIXED: Report Designer not available from VIEW > Reports menu.
BUG: [Service Options] required field not being assigned a value in new register record wizard
CHANGED BEHAVIOUR - Company Selection Dialog and Preferences no longer pop up on start. User should now call these as required.
FIXED: Register record "Show in Allocation" not working
FIXED: Bookmark by Query fails to auto mail merge
FIXED: Fatal error - database connections not opening
FIXED: "Must Do" alerts not displaying data.
FIXED: Fatal bug in new data record wizard when Service types not properly defined.
- Improved start up time
- Better integration with Service Booking Diary
- Installer sets up Service Booking Diary
- FIXED: Assign to Holding in Register Data Form
- FIXED: Service type and Venues combo box rendered blank in Register Data Form
As of this version the Service Booking Diary is incorporated in the installer.