The Elliott Business Software Version 8 Spooled Report
function has been significantly enhanced.
We mentioned in our previous post
that V8 can support more than 99 spooled reports, and the spooled file naming
convention has been changed in order to accommodate this expanded capacity. This means you do not need to perform the
archive function when a particular type of spooled report total is approaching
99. In addition, the spooled reports in
V8 have been moved out of the DATA folder to a newly created REPORTS
folder. This will make it easier if you
wish to lock down your DATA directory NTFS security.
Recently, the spooled report function has been further enhanced. Now, when a spooled report file is created,
it will be in a zip format. This has two
- Saving Disk Storage Space: The
spooled report zip file format only takes up 10% of the original spooled
report file size. This results in a
significant saving of disk storage space.
It also makes backup of the Elliott directory faster. In Elliott V8, we allow you to convert
your Elliott 7.5 spooled reports to this new zip file format, resulting in
a significant saving of disk space for your history archive.
If you are interested in participating in the Elliott V8
beta release, let us know and we can help you install it on your system. Call us at 909-598-9019 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more
- Enhanced Security: Each spooled
reports zip file created in V8 is encrypted with a password. The password is only known to the
Elliott system. That is to say, any
person who has OS level admin security can access the zip file but cannot unzip
the file to see the report’s contents.
This can prevent sensitive financial statements or payroll
information, for example, from being viewed by a non-authorized
employee. The only way to see the spooled
report zip file content is through the Elliott Spooled Report manager with
the appropriate level of security access.