ReportingForRDL folder missing

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mowgli
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ReportingForRDL folder missing

Post by mowgli » Tue Aug 30, 2022 4:56 pm

Is there any chance we could get the ReportingForRDL folder back in source code? It's missing from v22.1 and we have nearly 50 reports that depend on that old feature. Mostly still working because your really basic table columns have been consistent for years.

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Re: ReportingForRDL folder missing

Post by mowgli » Mon Sep 19, 2022 8:28 am

Is that something I can do myself by copying it in?

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Re: ReportingForRDL folder missing

Post by adearmondsattler » Mon Sep 19, 2022 10:16 am

Custom Reports have been deprecated for many years.
https://www.opendental.com/manual174/reports.html
https://www.opendental.com/manual214/reports.html

Due to their deprecated status and the issues we have had with upkeeping the system, it was decided that the system should be removed from the code.
mowgli wrote:
Mon Sep 19, 2022 8:28 am
Is that something I can do myself by copying it in?
It is not just that the folder is gone, all the code to make the Custom Reports system work has been removed.
Allen DeArmond-Sattler
Open Dental Software
http://www.opendental.com

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Re: ReportingForRDL folder missing

Post by adearmondsattler » Wed Sep 21, 2022 4:25 pm

After discussing this feature further, we are going to be to add the code back to the program.
Since the feature is still marked as deprecated, it is not guaranteed to remain in the program forever.
I recommend attempting to move your reports to a different reporting method over time.
Allen DeArmond-Sattler
Open Dental Software
http://www.opendental.com

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Re: ReportingForRDL folder missing

Post by jsalmon » Thu Sep 22, 2022 10:49 am

The bug "Custom Reports, brought back the custom RDL reporting system." has been committed and will be released with v22.1.60, v22.2.40, and v22.3.9.
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Re: ReportingForRDL folder missing

Post by mowgli » Mon Sep 26, 2022 6:12 am

Thank you all, we appreciate that so very much! We do keep an eye on these reports and have fixed them when they get broken. At the beginning, Open Dental was pretty short on reports, but gradually as more have been added, we don't have to deal with it as much and don't even mention them to new clients.

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