.rpt Inspector

16 powerful tools in the most powerful, integrated, & easiest to use Suite!

Data source / Database Migration and Conversion (now with DAO Access & Excel support as of 3.02)   

  1. Objects Editor 
  2. Audit / Documentation (now with Excel & CSV Export as of 3.01)    
  3. Running Totals Editor
  4. Database Analyzer (databases, tables, fields, drivers, etc.)    Section Editor
  5. Search and Replace   
  6. Set Default Printer
  7. Text Editor   
  8. Alerts Editor
  9. Formula Editor   
  10. Spell Checker (with custom dictionaries) for all Text, Formula, and Parameter editors
  11. Parameter Editor   
  12. Report Playlists (similar to MP3 playlists for opening multiple reports at the same time across multiple locations)
  13. SQL Expressions Editor   
  14. Multiple Report Viewers

.rpt Inspector 3 Professional Suite gives you the ability to Mass Edit ...

  • Built on the powerful foundation of .rpt Inspector 2 Professional Suite
  • Open reports stored on file system (local drives and/or on network drives)
  • Modify, Analyze, Document, Audit, Tune: Text, Formulas, Parameters, Sections, SQL Expressions, Running Totals, Alerts, etc.
  • Modify, Analyze, Document, Audit, Tune: Blobs, Boxes, CrossTabs, Graphs, Lines, Maps, etc.
  • Migrate, Convert, Analyze, Document, Audit, Tune: Data source, Database, Driver, etc.
  • And a lot more!

This ground-breaking, time saving tool for use with Crystal Reports will save you hours or even days on what should be simple tasks ...

The Facts ...
 
Fact: You can not modify properties (i.e. color) of an object (i.e. text object) in one report across multiple reports with Crystal Reports at the same time!
Fact: You can not search for the existence of a specific object (i.e. Line, Formula, Database Field, etc.) and/or its property (i.e. Size, Width, Definition, Name) in even one report with Crystal Reports!
Fact: You can not change the data source, set location, or convert driver on more than one report with Crystal Reports at the same time!
Fact: You can not "push" your changes to multiple objects and their properties (i.e. formula object, definition property) in multiple reports with Crystal Reports. The report repository first introduced with Crystal Reports 9, while a good step forward still requires you to open each report individually and replace each object with corresponding object in repository aka "pull" changes. And before you knew it -- the way it works changed drastically in Crystal Reports 10 and XI requiring an Enterprise repository to even be useful.
Fact: You can do all of the above and more with .rpt Inspector 3 Professional Suite!
 

A few examples of what you can do:

  • find all places in 100 reports where the font is Arial and change them all (or some) to Times New Roman
     
  • find all formulas in 200 reports where ".50" is being used and change it to ".55"
     
  • find which formulas / parameters / fields are not being used in 300 reports
     
  • find copy / standardize parameters default values from one report to 300 reports

With .rpt Inspector 3 Professional Suite, you get a powerful integrated suite of 16 powerful tools designed for Crystal Reports report designers, users, administrators, and developers.

Unlike Crystal Reports, with .rpt Inspector you can open one, two, a hundred, or several hundred reports all at the same time. Which means you can use the tools in .rpt Inspector to find and filter "in common" objects and properties (formulas, parameters, parameter default values, text, headers, footers, size, driver, database, printer, schedules, instances, database logons, formats, destinations, etc.) across the selected reports, and modify them all at the same time -- all with visual feedback.

Database Analyzer

  1. Find, Analyze, and Group By Data Source / Database, Drivers, Connect Strings, Tables, Fields (including quickly those in use and not in use), and more ...

Need to find and analyze ...

  • which fields are in use or not in use?
  • what field types (string, numeric, etc.) are used for your fields?
  • what database, driver, etc. is used in your reports to do an impact analysis?

Our Database Analyzer tool makes it quick and easy.

Such as ...

  • DatabaseFieldName
  • Defintion Name
  • TableAliasName
  • ValueType
  • NumberOfBytes
  • ConnectBufferString
  • DatabaseType
  • DescriptiveName
  • DllName
  • Location
  • LogOnDatabaseName
  • LogOnServerName
  • LogOnUserID
  • SessionUserID
  • SubLocation 
     

When your Crystal Reports are open, we retrieve all data source and database related properties and expose them to you in a property list for you to make your analysis.

To further ease your efforts, you can group by any of these properties to quickly and easily get to the information your looking for.

 

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Search and Replace

  1. Search and Replace Text in all Objects
  2. Supports Pattern Matching (Regular Expressions) in Search and/or Replace*
  3. Saves matches on Finds and/or Replaces in History (exportable to Clipboard, CSV, or XML)*

Not sure ...

  • which report has a formula definition that contains "*.20"
  • which text objects contain "Acme Corp."

Use our powerful search and replace engine. You can search for specific text even if you're not sure of all the places it resides (text objects, parameter objects, formula objects, etc.). It's easier than ever to find what you're looking for and/or replace it with something else. You can even fine tune your search by specifying which specific types of objects to search.

And if you want to get even fancier, you can take advantage of our pattern matching search and/or replace which uses regular expressions.

 

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Text Editor

  1. Find, Analyze, Group By, and Modify
  • Text
  • Font properties (Font / Font Size / Font Style)
  • Color properties (Text Color, Back Color, Border Color)
  • Line properties
  • Paragraph properties
  • Size properties
  • Position properties
  • and more ...
  1. Standardize Text (edit, copy, paste text -- across multiple text objects across multiple reports)
  • Fonts
  • Colors
  • Lines
  • Paragraphs
  • Sizes
  • Positions
  • and more ...

Now you can modify the various properties of your text objects with ease. And it's integrated with our Spell Checker tool.

 

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Formula Editor

  1. Find, Analyze, Group By, and Modify Definition Text (with Crystal and VB Syntax highlighter and Validation)
  2. Standardize Formulas (edit, copy, paste definition text across multiple formulas across multiple Crystal Reports)

Do you have formulas that are ...

  • variations on previous formulas
  • almost the same and you want to standardize them
  • in need of updates or changes

Our Formula Editor allows you to quickly and easily find in common formulas, apply changes to one or multiple formulas at the same time, and copy and paste formula definitions -- across one or many formulas -- across multiple Crystal Reports.

All in a powerful easy to use Formula Editor that supports formula validation checking and keyword syntax highlighting in your choice of Crystal or VB formula syntax. And it's integrated with our Spell Checker tool.

 

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Parameter Editor

  1. Find, Analyze, Group By, and Modify Prompt, Default Values, and more ...
  2. Standardize Parameters (edit, copy from source and paste to multiple destinations across multiple Crystal Reports, add new values, change order, etc.)

It's now easier than ever to standardize and update your parameter's default values. With our Parameter Editor (default values editor) you can select multiple parameters across one or many Crystal Reports and you can append or overwrite default values with ease.

Another way to work with parameter default values is our one-to-many copy relationship. This allows you to select your source, copy its values, and paste them to as many destinations as necessary.

And it's integrated with our Spell Checker tool.

 

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SQL Expressions Editor

  1. Find, Analyze, Group By, and Modify
  • Name
  • Formula Name
  • Value Type
  • Definition Text
  • NumberOfBytes

It's now easier than ever to standardize and update your SQL Expressions. Our SQL Expressions Editor lets you work with the various properties that make up SQL Expressions.

The DefinitionText property is powered by the same powerful Formula Editor that supports formula validation checking and keyword syntax highlighting in your choice of Crystal or VB formula syntax. And it's integrated with our Spell Checker tool.

 

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Objects Editor

  1. Find, Analyze, Group By, and Modify objects that appear and are used on the Crystal Report's design
  • Blob Field
  • Box
  • CrossTab
  • Database Field
  • Formula Field
  • Graph
  • Group Name
  • Line
  • Map
  • Olap Grid
  • Ole
  • Parameter Fields
  • Running Total
  • SQL Expression
  • Summary
  • Special
  • Text
  • and more ...
  1. Standardize object properties (across multiple text objects across multiple Crystal Reports)
  • Borders
  • Colors
  • Currency Formatting
  • Date Formatting
  • Fonts
  • Lines
  • Number Formatting
  • Paragraph Formatting
  • Positions
  • Sizes
  • Conditional Formulas
  • and more ...

When you design a report, in addition to the database fields you can put on the design, can also create various objects (Box, Text, Formula, Parameter, SQL Expression, etc.) and put some or all of them on the design of the report.

The Objects Editor is designed to work with only those objects that appear on the design (the objects that are in use) of the report. Those objects that do not appear on the design (those that were created but are not being used) can still be accessed and worked with their respective editors (Formula, SQL Expression, Parameter, Running Total, Alert, etc.) on the respective Tab of the Objects Grid.

Now you can see and modify the various properties of your objects with ease.

All conditional formulas are powered by the same powerful Formula Editor that supports formula validation checking and keyword syntax highlighting in your choice of Crystal or VB formula syntax. And it's integrated with our Spell Checker tool.

 

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Running Totals Editor

  1. Find, Analyze, Group By, and Modify
  • Name
  • RunningTotalFieldName
  • Value Type
  • HierarchicalSummaryType
  • NumberOfBytes

It's now easier than ever to analyze your Running Totals.

 

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Section Editor

  1. Find, Analyze, Group By, and Modify Sections
  • Name
  • AreaName
  • Number
  • Number Of Objects
  • Color and Size (Back Color, Conditional Formula, Width, Height, MinimumHeight)
  • CssClass
  • HideForDrillDown
  • Suppress (and Conditional Formula)
  • SuppressIfBlank (and Conditional Formula)
  • PrintAtBottomOfPage (and Conditional Formula)
  • NewPageAfter (and Conditional Formula)
  • NewPageBefore (and Conditional Formula)
  • ResetPageNumberAfter (and Conditional Formula)
  • KeepTogether (and Conditional Formula)
  • UnderlaySection
  • and more ...

It's now easier than ever to work with sections using our Section Editor which allows you to modify the various properties of your sections with ease.

 

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Set Default Printer

  1. Change the default printer on your Crystal Reports

The default printer that is set in your reports can impact the final look and feel of your Crystal Report -- both in the viewer as well as when exported.

Use our Printer Change Wizard to quickly and easily change the default printer and its properties across multiple Crystal Reports at the same time.

 

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Alerts Editor

  1. Find, Analyze, Group By, and Modify SQL Expressions
  • Definition Name
  • ConditionFormula
  • DefaultMessage
  • MessageFormula

It's now easier than ever to standardize and update your Alerts. With our Alerts Editor you can work with various properties.

The formula modifications are powered by the same powerful Formula Editor that supports formula validation checking and keyword syntax highlighting in your choice of Crystal or VB formula syntax. And it's integrated with our Spell Checker tool.

 

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Spell Checker
Now you can spell check your text and even add custom words to the dictionary. No more embarrassing typos.

The spell checker is available in our Text, Formula, and Parameter editors.

 

 

 

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Report Playlists

  1. Similar in concept to MP3 Playlists
  2. Create an virtually unlimited number of Report Lists
  3. Each report list can have a virtually unlimited number of Crystal Reports (sorted in your preferred order) from various directories on the file system
  4. Opening a Report List automatically opens all associated Crystal Reports

Do you work with the same sets of reports? You no longer need to open them one at a time (even if you select multiple Crystal Reports in the open dialog you'll love this feature).

Just like an MP3 playlist, you can create a virtually unlimited number of Report Lists. Add to each report list any number of Crystal Reports you'd like, from any directory on your system or mapped drive.

Then click on a report list and it will automatically open all reports in the list.

 

 

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Multiple Report Viewers / Preview Windows

  1. See multiple reports in their own preview window
  2. Visually compare reports

In addition to showing you open sub-reports as a separate tab (configurable in TOOLS | OPTIONS), we have now given you the ability to open a virtually unlimited amount of preview windows. Simply right click on one of the report tabs in the preview viewer pane and select Open In A New Window open.

But we didn't stop there. You can drag and drop the report tabs between all open preview windows. And if you want your sub-reports to automatically follow, turn it on in TOOLS | OPTIONS.

This powerful feature allows you to quickly and easily see your changes come to live to multiple previews at the same time.

 

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Open Multiple Reports or Entire Folders (and sub-folders)
File | Open dialog supports selection using CTRL + CLICK as well as SHIFT + CLICK
File | Open | Folders dialogs supports selecting an ENTIRE folder -- with even its sub-folders


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ODBC / OLE DB / Native DB2 / Native Informix / Native Oracle / Native SQL Server / Native Sybase - product wide support

In version 1 we supported ODBC for the preview viewer and the data source wizard.
As of version 2, we've greatly expanded our connectivity support.

Now when enabling the preview viewer and making a connection to a database, you'll be prompted to enter a user id and password if necessary on all supported connectivity methods. For connectivity methods that require specifying more information then just a user id and password (OLE DB and Native drivers) we completely support this too.

 

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Drag and Group

Originally introduced in version 1, our patent pending technology allows you to quickly and easily analyze properties across objects and reports.
Drag and Group is the concept of selecting item(s) in the Objects pane, and dragging one or more properties from the Property pane down to the Objects pane (to any grid on any tab) to create a new column. Then right clicking on the column header and selecting group by object name (where the object name is the name of the column; i.e. font; font color, formula, etc.). The result is a pivot view.

And as of version 2, we've further optimized performance on grouping and moving items within the groupings (top / bottom / up one / down one). Plus we've exposed the grouping level color configuration and added support for auto-refresh of groupings.
 

 

 

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Dockable and Floatable window panes and menus


All window panes and menus dockable and floatable. This gives you ultimate control of the user interface to customize as you see fit.

Many editors (text, formulas, parameters, etc.) have also support docking.
 

 

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Customizable layouts


With our dockable and floatable window panes and menus, you'll want to customize the layout that suits you best. So we've given you the ability to save a virtually unlimited number of customizable layouts that you can quickly and easily switch to on the fly.

But don't worry. It's easy to return back to the default layout at anytime.
 


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