The wait is over, the game has changed. EZ Suite 16 is here!
Catch a glimpse of the flexYgrid, the brand new engine and interface that promises a broader range of features, a richer user experience, and far greater processing power. The game has changed for IBM Notes administration and Domino development tools. Move on up to EZ Suite 16. New is now!
Improved navigation precision and power
With even less limits on the amount of data that you can handle at once, precise ways to get to the data that you need are more important than ever. In this respect, the flexYgrid is filled with newly refined navigation options that let you take full advantage of the complete scope of your tools without missing a beat.
Superior Group and Sort functionality
Building upon the same intuitive Group and Sort operations that have always been present in the EZ Suite tools, new improvements offer a greater amount of flexibility than was previously possible. With sorting functions that operate independently between grouped columns and column entries, it is possible to perform separate sorting operations—with separate formats—on both your groups, and on the entries in the grouped columns. For example, group by a date and format the date to display the month, day and year, then sort your entries chronologically by time (or the reverse) within the individual dates.
Group functions are now expanded and include the ability to calculate and display Count, Sum, Average, Minimum, Maximum, and even Delta values in the Group grid entry. These totals are also independently sortable. Color formatting for groups has been expanded and now lets you set both the cell color and text color for greater visibility.
All-new possibilities for cutting through clutter include new filter options, intelligent filter menus, revamped value filter dialog, and more
Brand new filter options let you exclude empty cells, or a manual selection of entries, in only a couple of clicks.
Filtering functions have also improved across the entire EZ Suite. At first glance it may seem that some filters have been removed, but this is due to a more intelligent, context-based menu. Only the filtering options that apply to the column you are working with will be shown.
The “Values” filter has been completely rethought and now offers you search capabilities within its easy-to-use dialog.
Revert your tailored configurations to their origins at any time thanks to new multi-strength reset options that allow you to step back through your filtering/formatting operations towards your default settings, or even the original “factory” configuration.
Functional formatting enhancements: the multi-type column
An evolutive part of the new flexYgrid is the ability to parse and work with real item value types; whereas the “text-only” value translations in previous versions affected a bit of the functional integrity of the original Notes item values. This opens up a world of possibilities for custom data formatting options. For now, this is only used in certain parts of scanEZ, but this is only the beginning.
Easy gateways to the most important features in the tools
Be it an all new feature, or a feature that was always there but slightly hidden, both a new toolbar, and the CTRL + Right Click shortcut, put access to all the important global functions of the flexYgrid only a couple of clicks away.
Central controls for every aspect of your grid
The new Grid Manager is a fully integrated, one-stop access point and control center for every property and formatting option in your grid. This is available in every grid panel, and gives you real-time control of what and how your grid displays your data.
Built-in pivot table builder
In V16, wherever you have a grid, you also have—right at your fingertips—powerful built-in functions for creating helpful pivot tables that consolidate your grid data into a presentation that highlights only your desired information.
Exclusive data comparator tool
Through a brand-new, patent pending tool, you can perform qualitative data checks without any need for external tools. These results will be embedded directly within the original data set and are themselves available to be used as data points for further analysis. Color coding, data family comparisons, and more in an exclusive tool not offered by any other solution on the market—period.
If the flexYgrid can do it, it can be automated
Thanks to the new innovations that make up the flexYgrid engine and interface, everything that can be done in the flexYgrid can be automated. Grid configurations, pivot table building, replication check-ups, data comparisons, and more. If you can do it once in the flexYgrid, it can be programmed to be recalled on command. Batch operations have now become automation operations, and the products that have benefitted the most from this change are scanEZ and designPropEZ.
Multi-database document copying/moving
Restore operations are forever changed thanks to a new function in scanEZ that allows you to copy a selection of documents to one or more databases while maintaining the original file structure—if the destination database has a different structure, the database will first be “prepared” and will then receive the documents in their proper locations.
Previously inaccessible values and item properties as display titles
Identify your documents and designs quickly thanks to brand new abilities to scan and select previously inaccessible Document, Note, and Item properties as the document display title. These possibilities include values that aren’t even available in Notes such as the “Added in this file” date.
All-new possibilities for automation
The way EZ Suite can handle automation scripts has gone through a huge overhaul since the ability was first introduced in version 12. The flexYgrid has allowed automation to become a part of almost every nuance of the EZ Suite tools’ operation, but the tool that shows the largest leap forward in terms of these advancements is our flagship tool scanEZ.
What was once limited to a few features such as the Replication Auditor, Post-Replication Auditor, a few Search functions, and the Notes.ini editor, has now been expanded to include scanEZ’s entire range of functionality. You can now access the Diff and Values tools, perform complex Copy/Move operations, interact with My Selection folders, and more. All of these features can easily be repeated across multiple databases.
Extensive Effective Access calculation improvements
The Effective Access calculations have been deepened and improved across the board. Although the Expand Nested Group feature gave you a huge advantage in seeing any and all groups, their members, and their access levels, there was still a calculation needed on the part of the user to determine which access level would prevail. Now all of these calculations are automatic; the level of Effective Access is consolidated into an easy-to-read chart that encompasses the entire catalog of users and up to an entire server of databases.
Group management expansion
Beyond the addition of flexYgrid functionality in all the grids within the NAB Group Navigator and the “Find users not in any Group” feature, key limitations have been unlocked that allow you to manage all aspects of ACL groups from directly within the tool.
Search and Replace functions are available within the right-click menu, and make it easy to choose a selection of group entries or members using a given string as selection criteria, and then replace that given string with a new one of your choice. This is extremely helpful if mass corrections are needed.
What’s more, the “Find users not in any Group” allows you the option to choose any number of members that are found to not be part of any groups, and add them to the group (or groups) of your choice in a couple of clicks.
Improved agent renaming function
A new expanded dialog allows you to rename the agent name and alias at the same time and using different names for both. Moreover, a third entry box lets you add a comment while renaming and checkbox selections within the dialog allow you to select, at the spur of the moment, any combination of these three options to carry out. This feature can be applied, as has always been the case for the agent renaming function, to any number of agents on a given server at once.
High-precision Note Counter selection
The Note Counters feature has been improved and now allows you to select from a range of Note types for which you want to load counts. Decrease loading speed and increase precision through options to include/exclude Form Class Notes, View Class Notes, Filter Class Notes, and more.
Console command compatibility updated to include full DMBT support
Enjoy full compatibility with the DMBT database maintenance tool (introduced in IBM Notes version 9). Note: You must be running IBM Domino version 9 or later to use this feature. In addition to this new compatibility, you will now find a new quick reference command flag list in the Console Commands dialog box. We understand how many command flags there are to remember; we now provide an additional dialog option where you will find an explanation of the action a given command flag will provide. You can add the appropriate flag to your console commands with a simple point-and-click on its reference entry.
Targeted quick launch capability
Now, with the optional “view-specific” launch button (easily added from the Actions > Toolbar Extras menu option of the EZ Suite installation database), viewEZ is able to open with the currently selected view pre-selected in the tool. No longer do you have to remember what view you need to see in order to find and select it in viewEZ. While the ability to open a specific view with viewEZ directly was previously possible when opening viewEZ with the Domino Designer widget, this new feature is direct—no Designer client is needed. This feature is so convenient and fast, it can even be considered a quick way to pinpoint exactly which view you are using at any given moment.