This is the latest working development version for the Final Filer Pro (Windows 32 bit). The program is likely to have bugs and faults as yet unknown to the Author. Use is entirely at your own risk.
If updating from version 1.8.1.08 or earlier, a new field is required in registerpro.mdb > RegisterDataFamilyHistory. If the data structure check doesn't create it, open registerpro.mdb in MS Access. Then
* Open RegisterDataFamilyHistory in design mode
* Create a new field called registerlinkid
* The type for the field is NUMBER (Long Integer)
* set the field is NOT required
Save the changes before proceeding
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
The installer should create three new field in registerpro.mdb's registerdata table. If this fails, advanced users can create the fields manually by opening registerpro.mdb in MS-Access. Then open the Configuration table in design mode. Now add the three new fields:
Field Name Type Default
default_servicedate NUMBER -1
default_servicehour NUMBER 0
default_serviceminute NUMBER 0
Save the changes and exit MS Access
Help file updated with information on "Display Options"
FIXED: Birth State & Country list source seemed transposed
FIXED: Access violation when invoking Register Groups editing.
NEW: Display Options default can be set in the Configuration form VIEW > MAINTENANCE > PREFERENCES > SERVICES
If the user does not chose a display option, the default will be assigned when the record is saved.
NB: If you need something more, open registerdata in design mode in MS ACCESS. You will need exclusive access. Then set the serviceoptions default value to the required value shown in the table below (188.8.131.52)
FIXED: Missing registerdata-relationships table - it is now checked for and if necessary created when the FF starts
CHANGED: Relationships can now be created directly between two register records.
NEW: Reverse relationships are automatically created when a relationship record is saved. For example, when a relationship between A) and B) is established, the program checks if there is a complimentary relationship between B) & A). If not, the user is prompted to add it.
FIXED: DIsplay Options selections not active
Description Value ValueType Tag
None 0 Shortint 0
Display 1 Shortint 0
Committal Service Only 2 Shortint 0
Private Service 3 Shortint 0
Memorial Service 4 Shortint 0
Private Committal Service 5 Shortint 0
Special Remembrance Service 6 Shortint 0
NB: Display options can be utilised to automate the the generation of service display report etc.
FIXED: Service Types list empty
FIXED: PLace of Birth list empty
CHANGED: Birthplace, Birthstate & Birthcountry now use live lookup data
NEW - Relationship Builder. See separate documentations for information
FIXED: Data connections between country, state & birthplaces broken
REVIEWED: Unique ID for new allocation index records not being generated, fixed in 184.108.40.206; 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: Coffin list not appearing in Register Data Form
FIXED FATAL ERROR: Unique ID for new allocation index records not being generated
SMALL IMPROVEMENT - Register Browser First startup time during session.
FIXED: Take 2 on PDF generation errors
NEW: The new interface being developed can be previewed. Select VIEW > Classic View - if ticked you get the traditional interface. If un-ticked you get the new interface.
FIXED: files corruption when exporting reports as PDFs
CHANGED: Main interface - still MDI. If you prefer the old interface
FIXED: Register record "Show in Allocation" not working
FIXED: Register record "Show in Allocation" not working
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
FIXED: Contacts View > Maintenance menu item and toolbar button missing
Intgerim Fix - incorrect information displayed in title bar of Register Data Form
Major maintenance release. You must run the data structure check if upgrading from an existing version.
* NEW: Bookmark by query
* NEW: Bookmark by query can be linked to composite reports for instant mail merging
* NEW: Data structures for Final Filer Job Card System
This update contains significant internal changes:
IMPORTANT: You must run the data structure check when updating. If you have issues updating the database please post me in the Final Filer forums or, if you have my email address, email me.
FIXED: Could not add service and committal places on the fly
CHANGED: Contacts in cemeteries, crematorium, churches groups all appears as service and committal places.
REPLACE: Display flag with switches (radiogroup buttons) to indicate if a service is private or committal only.
FIXED: Invalid connection bug in Find Register Record by Name dialogue.
This update contains significant internal changes so that the FInal FIler can communicate with the Final Filer Diary application.
IMPORTANT: You must run the data structure check when updating. If you have issues updating the database please post me in the Final Filer forums of, if you have my email address, email me.
Termporary Storage Allocations for urns placed in holding prior to final disposition
Additional functions to aid the above
Fixed some bugs that crashed browser
Document Storage - now checks for duplicate names and automatically increments a counter in the file name, if needed.
FIXED: Versioning sequence
CHANGED: The information for the database connection has been moved to the registry; HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Final Filer Software\Final Filer Pro\ADOConnection. You may need to respecify the path to the database when you first run this or later versions, although you should only need to do that once on each client PC. The change will make it easier to program addins.
FIXED: Bug that prevented unpaid invoices selection filter from working (in Invoice Headers form)
FIXED: Unable to select Allocation Status record when allocating new register record or changing existing allocation details
Must run Data Structure Check - new table AllocStatus in RegisterData to store Allocation Status Definitions and to make it easier to add new Status definitions.
FIXED: Datastructure Check in previous versions crashed
A heap of bug fxes
FIXED: Register Data Form not refreshing properly
NEW: Ability to use Windows Log in for Final Filer Login
New data edit form taking shape
Some bug fixes
FIXED: Bug that caaused fatal error when loading new entry wizard.
CHANGED: Default for PDF compression is now "off"
Be sure to run the data structure check ONCE after updating with this version. It creates two new fields in the AllocSectionIndex table. If there are problems with the data structure check, you can create the fields manually:
Open RegisterPro.mdb in Access, making sure you have exclusive access.
Open table AllocSectionIndex in design mode
add a new field "isTempAlloc", YES/NO (Boolean)
There are no requirements of default values for these fields. In other words, their default is actually null
Fixed aged calculation on Personal page in main data form.
CHM Help File linked in
Introduce DB table for interim ash storage
Report Engine Changes and Updates
Data entry components and grids update
Fixed bug where report directories were incorrect
BUG: Fixed emailing using MAPI (Outlook 2007) and Win7.
BUG: Fixed Status Log Message Reports not working
Added function to "Open Location" folder on document storage files.
Got rid of another "Rowindex out of Range" exception
Fixed Row Index Out of Range error when closing main grid form