Releasing vtDebug 6.0.3 for vTiger 6.4


Hello my fellow vtiger developers & enthusiasts.

 

Today we have an exciting update for you. The latest version of vtDebug compatible with vtiger 6.4 is here. The vtDebug 6.0.3 carries the same persona and the dependability of its predecessors. It eases debugging with a toggle for settings of Smarty log, ADODb log and log4php with a single click each time. The features and advantages of vtDebug are as follows: –

Features:-

  • View Console is an easy way to access smarty log, ADODb log and vTiger CRM log files all at one place.
  • Php log access, config.inc.php and PHP info access is accessible from the vtDebug plugin.
  • Quick data base access with php mini admin. It allows you to work on phpmyadmin within browser itself without having to bouncing between tabs.
  • Anywhere in DB allows you to access a particular keyword
  • You have the Log4PHP function which displays the status of all the variables and their status.
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Advantages

All debugging tools at one place.

Select the required debugging technique from the console.

Debugging made easy and comfortable than ever.

For the plugin and prices please email us at info@vtigress.com

Cheers!!!

vTigress Team

 

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DOCS++ – A great way to manage documents in Vtiger


Dear Vtiger enthusiasts!

It has been a very good experience to add another recipe to our cookbook of recipes based on open source CRM vtiger. This time we have made an extension for the documents module of the Vtgier CRM.

Docs++ is multiple document upload tool specially designed and developed for Vtiger CRM by us (myEnterprise Services a partner of Vtiger for Asia and African regions). The main purpose of Docs++ tool is to allow multiple document and file uploads in a single time in Vtiger CRM. This tool enables multiple document upload for all the available Vtiger modules and even the custom modules built-in Vtiger.

Features

The main features of Docs++ are

  • Multiple File Upload
  • URL linking to the record
  • Tracking the uploaded files using file storage hierarchy
  • Drag and Drop

Advantages

  • Multiple records can be uploaded at one go and can be related to the current record.
  • All types of documents can be uploaded to the CRM using Docs++.
  • Desired modules can be enabled.
  • A URL can be uploaded as document and can be saved for the record.
  • The files stored can be accessed from the folder it has been saved.
  • The file count is also displayed along the folder name.
  • Multiple pictures can be selected and uploaded in a single time.

Announcing Vtiger and vTigress partnership!!


Dear Vtiger enthusiasts!

We wish to keep you informed about our strategic decision and partnership engagement we have signed up for recently.

We are very pleased to announce that Vtiger has accepted myEnterprise as partners for Asia and Africa region. This enables us to share more information with the Vtiger team, and provide us a platform for providing more products and services and contribute our mite to the Vtiger Community.

Now vTigress is a service brand of myEnterprise BizAutomations Pvt Ltd.

Check us out here – https://www.vtiger.com/partners/

 

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This is our way of showing to you that myEnterprise team is committed to vTiger CRM services and customers. myEnterprise core team is working on many initiatives to establish vTiger CRM as one of the most sought after CRMs in the market. We will keep you informed about the new updates.

Remain hooked to our blog for more updates.
Thank you very much.

New UI type for vtiger6.x – CRM Module Name


Dear vtiger enthusiasts,

As a developer I have always enjoyed inventing new tools for fellow developers and making life of a business analyst more easy. In the recent years my effort has been focused on vtiger CRM and its related development.

Recently a customer requirement came up where, based on a customer need, the module names were required to be pulled up in a field. Did a little work and I came up with this new UI type – CRM Module Name.

Business case:

Client’s CRM was a highly customized vtiger CRM where each module was intended for a specific purpose and did a certain significant thing in the business operations hierarchy. For this reason, it was required that the CRM users needed help on using and understanding each module, what it does and what the data in the module represents. This help to the CRM users would appear in the right hand side of the current screen as a pull down help menu item. Since the new modules kept getting added to the CRM, every time the CRM administrator had to seek help in adding help content to each module. The CRM administrator would do good with a new module which picked the module name and added help content about the module in a text box which then appeared at the module level.

Our approach:

In Vtiger CRM Modules, datafields in the modules can be of various types. From simple numeric, text and date types, there are enhancements like enumerated types. There are many use cases where the built in UI types, including the hidden ones, are insufficient for customization. Hence I felt this new UI type will add a lot of value to the vtiger CRM developers in determining all the module names the user has access to. Since admin privileges would not be given to all users, he will not be in a position to know directly what modules he has access to and what modules he does not , when he is in record edit/delete/create view.

This new UI CRM Module Name helps the user to know exactly which modules can he access, which modules are visible to him etc. Check screen shots here.

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I am sure many of the Vtiger developers and analysts would appreciate this requirement.

We are pleased to provide more details on email.

Note: This feature will be available in our next release of vtDZiner for 6.3. Our existing users of vtDZiner can ask for their updated file by an email.

Cheers!

vTigress team

Fix that bug – ReportsTo popup issue in User creation in vtiger 6.3


Dear vtiger enthusiasts

Life has moved on after vtiger5.4. Life for our customers also has moved on. We recently had a few migration requests to vtiger 6.3 from vtiger 5.4 and we noticed that there is this bug in the user creation process in vtiger6.3 where we are not able to select the reporting manager for the user currently in creation. This was mainly because the popup that came up in the RelatedTo window did not have the user names column to choose from. The popup shows only the Office Phone (work_phone) field and not the other fields as shown below.

before the bug fix

 

 

In the new paradigm, the columns that populate the Selection Popup are derived from the list of Summary Fields for any module.

Summary Fields are identified by having the value 1 in the summaryfield column for the field defition in vtiger_field

Only in the absense of Sumary Fields for a module, will the usage of list_fields and list_field_names arrays from the base mcodule class be called upon via the function getRelatedListFields defined in modules//models/Module.php and falls back on modules/Vtiger/models/Module.php if not declared.

In Vtiger 630, the function getRelatedListFields has been modified in Vtiger 630 and does not work due to a code variance(shown below).

The other modules which have the summaryfield attribute set in vtiger_field do not use this function for the Popup listview population.

 

There are 3 ways to get this fixed.

Code the function getRelatedListFields in modules/Users/models/Module.php

OR

Change the declaration of function getRelatedListFields in modules/Vtiger/models/Module.php to old 620 code

OR

Update the summaryfield column value to 1 for a few fields in Users module fields definitions (tabid=29) in table vtiger_field

UPDATE vtiger_field set summaryfield=1 WHERE tabid=29 AND columnname in (“first_name”, “last_name”, “title”, “department”, “reports_to_id”, “email1”);

Any of these fixes will yield the following result.

after the bug fix

 

It is still true that all businesses who need a reporting manager hierarchy within vtiger users only may need this. But it is always a good idea to have a reporting manager for any user so that while the user is disabled or deleted, the records assigned to that user may belong to his supervisor.

We have written to vtiger.com also about this. Hopefully they may add it in their next bug fixes release.

Look for more updates here!!

Enjoy

Best regards

vTigress team

Webinar Invite – Optimizing mySQL Queries & Best Practices


Greetings from vtigress team and myEnterprise Services!

We believe knowledge is worth sharing and here is our next in webinar series

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We at myEnterprise Services invite you to attend our next webinar on MySQL Optimization.We need you support in reaching to larger network, I request all to share this within your personal/professional network.

 

This month topic-   Optimizing mySQL Queries & Best Practices

         Schedule:  Friday22nd May at 11AM – 11:40AM(IST)

Please refer to the attached presentation for more information.

Kindly block your calendars now.

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You can also email info@vtigress.com for more details

FREE Booklet – CUSTOMER PORTAL HANDBOOK 2 -Collection of Issues


Dear vtiger enthusiasts,

After the release of the Customer Portal Handbook for vtiger5.4, we are pleased to give away this free booklet to all our customers and inquiries.

Please

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This eBook is an accompaniment to the Customer Portal Handbook from the vTigress team. This is a compilation of cases from the customer portal related issues from the vtiger forums (now vtiger discussions).

We have retained some of the language of the vtiger users and their words so that readers can refer back to the forums or discussion easily and quickly (under the reference section for each issue).

This book will technically never end or constantly evolve over time, since users will pump issues continuously in the forums/discussions. There are more than 4000 issues if we look at the forums today. Considering repeat issues, We have chosen less than 60 of them for analysis here.

 

Please email info@vtigress.com for a FREE copy

Cheers!

vTigress team