What's New - 2017 September

Generating Directory Reports through CSV Imports

In a company, the persons who are responsible for critical directory structures (owners) must check periodically whether the specific shares have been granted to the right people and all permissions are appropriate (ShareOwners). The data required for such a check must be provided by the IT department.

Docusnap is able to record all required data automatically at predefined intervals and sends out descriptive reports in multiple formats to these owners at desired predefined times.

Initially, a scheduled job must be created in Docusnap for each report. In many cases, it is necessary to schedule a great number of reports. By using the “Report Jobs (csv)” feature, you can significantly reduce the time required for this task.

A feature that helps you schedule and execute report jobs through CSV imports has been existing for quite a while. The current version of Docusnap X (October release) now allows you to specify not only shares, but also directories.

If you are not familiar with this feature yet, please read the corresponding HowTo document that you can find in the Knowledge Base section of the Docusnap web site. It contains a detailed description on how to use this feature.

The HowTo document can be found here: Report Jobs (CSV).

Overview of CSV-based report jobs


New HowTo Documents in the Knowledge Base

We published two new HowTo documents in the “Knowledge Base” that can be found under “Support” on our website:

– Creating Other Assets Using T-SQL Queries
– Customizing Data Entry Forms – Extending Data Entry Forms and Replicating Their Controls for Additional Objects

Creating Other Assets Using T-SQL Queries

For the “Other Assets” object type, a new HowTo document has been published. It describes how to create other assets directly through the database using T-SQL Queries.

A possible use case for creating other assets through the database would be to perform a periodical, automated import of other assets from an external source to Docusnap.

Since it is not possible to perform scheduled imports based on CSV data, we provided a solution realizing a periodical and automated import.

The HowTo document that explains how to create other assets through the database can be found here: Creating Other Assets Using T-SQL Queries.

Customizing Data Entry Forms

We published another new HowTo document dealing with Docusnap Customization.

This HowTo document describes how you can apply the modifications made to a data entry form to other data entry forms of different types by using the “Copy & Paste” feature for custom fields within the data entry form.

The HowTo document that explains the customization and re-use of customer-defined controls within a data entry form can be found here: Customizing Data Entry Forms – Extending Data Entry Forms and Replicating their Controls for Additional Objects.