DataLog 2.3

Version: AgWare DataLog 2.3  – Release Notes
Release Date: February 28, 2012

  • Trend Reports
    • The Land and Improvement Reports have been enhanced with a new Trend tab. These reports will let you look for and graph trends in your sales data. The report is similar to the pivot tables in your spreadsheet software. Data points and axis fields can be selected to create your own custom report. That report can then be saved and applied to a new search with just a few clicks. Some built-in reports are installed to help get you started. AgWare is working on creating more complete documentation for using this new report. If you are ready to jump in now and have questions just give us a call and we can walk you through the basics.
  • New Sharing Options
    • A common question we hear is “How do I keep files updated on two computers?” or “How do I share sales with another appraiser?” AgWare has offered an online database option for several years but it never really solved the problem. It turns out that lots of people without their own servers have this problem. A number of companies have started offering very low cost or even free file synchronization services. Using these services with the DataLog has always worked, but it was difficult to configure everything correctly. With this release of the DataLog we now support Folder Links. This makes the setup very easy. In just a few minutes you can be sharing sales between your computers – even if you don’t own a server.
  • File Synchronization
    • Why we love Dropbox
      • There are plenty of companies that offer file synchronization. These include Windows Live Mesh, SugarSync, box, Synplicity, SpiderOak, and others. We have found that Dropbox is the simplest to setup and use. If you have more complicated sharing needs you may want to compare other services to Dropbox. They will all work to share AgWare files across computers. However our documentation will provide the specific steps to help setup Dropbox. If you have questions about using a different service please call or e-mail us.
    • Three Birds – One Stone
      • One nice benefit with a service like Dropbox is solving three problems at the same time. It can be used to synchronize DataLog Sales as well as ClickFORMS reports across multiple computers. In fact it can be used with any file you need to share. Microsoft Word and Excel documents, PDF files and images will all sync the same way. The third benefit is e-mailing links for large files. If you have ever tried to e-mail someone a large file, you know how difficult that can be. With Dropbox, simply save your file in the Public folder on your computer and e-mail the link. The other person does not need to be a Dropbox user to download your file.
    • Make Sure you Understand the Policies
      • We think these services are great. But you need to understand that you are trusting another company with some of your data. In order to move files between your computers, their software and servers will be reading and storing your data. Any synchronization service will publish information on their security and privacy measures. Here is the page for Dropbox ( It is about as interesting as reading USPAP, but we do recommend that you take the time look at it.


  • Searching by Attributes now brings back Approved Values only. This makes the attribute search much easier to use.
  • New Cache: Although not something that you can see directly we upgraded some of the internal parts of the Datalog. This upgrade will increase the speed and stability of the program. It will especially benefit users who have their My Sales folder located on a network drive.
  • Using grid filters are now case insensitive for enterprise search results.
  • File Modify Date and File Name were added to the Sales Grid. This can be helpful when using Dropbox, but are also useful for all users. Sorting by File Modify Date can help you quickly find the sale you just changed.
  • The process for moving your My Sales folder has been adjusted to avoid errors during the move.

DataLog 2.2

Version: AgWare DataLog 2.2  – Release Notes
Release Date: November 09, 2011

  • Excel Add-In: A change in the previous version caused empty cells to import as a blank cell instead of a zero (0). This affected formulas that expected a 0 to calculate correctly. The old behavior has been restored.
  • Allow the sale editor to be invoked for sales in a AgWare ClickFORMS report. This lets users change a sale in the report without affecting the DataLog version of the sale.
  • Special characters like a degree symbol had additional letters added when pulled out of an Enterprise database search. This has been fixed.
  • Better handling of dates when importing from a Excel spreadsheet.
  • Excel import now works with Excel 2010.
  • Update multiple sales at one time. (2.2.7)
  • Update sales data for the purpose of sharing sales. (2.2.7)

August 2011 Newsletter

As late summer arrives, we have a reminder, a request, and an announcement:

The 2011 Annual AgWare Users Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 15th from 10am-5pm in Denver, CO. An appreciation dinner will follow. Register for the meeting by replying to this email with User Meeting Registration in the subject line, until Monday, September 12th. We hope you will join us!
Hotel reservations: La Quinta Inns & Suites – 6801 Tower Road – Denver CO 80249 Please call 303.371.0888 by Sep 1st for the AgWare block rate: $85.50 King

Friendly Request:
We encourage all users, whether attending the meeting or not, to email comments, feedback, and suggestions to us so that we may include them at the meeting. Please reply to this message with your comments, etc.

There are two upcoming, identical webinars to help users become acquainted with ClickFORMs 7.0. Space is limited. Register by replying to this message with Webinar Registration and the date in the subject line.
Dates: Wed 31 Aug & Wed 7 Sep
Time: 8am Pacific – 9am Mtn – 10am Central – 11am Eastern

July 2011 Newsletter

Last week we sent out an e-mail announcing a new version of AgWare ClickFORMS. Shortly after that e-mail we found and fixed two issues and updated the current version to 7.0.9.
We try to not have releases so close together. In this case we felt the changes were important enough for a new release.

There were three items changed between these versions.

1) 7.0.8 introduced a bug that would allow our new Word Processor pages to be separated in a report. If the pages are moved out of order the word processor comments can be lost (i.e. an overflow page two is moved before page one).
2) We had reports of the word processor text printing too large. This has been fixed so that the text will print out in a size consistent with the rest of the report. You can still change the font size as needed. Previously if the font size was set the same in a Word Processor pages as the rest of the report the Word Processor page would print larger.
This change required us to change how existing Word Processor pages will print. After updating to 7.0.9 any word processor pages in existing reports will print out smaller than before. The page breaks will still be in the same locations so the page numbers in the report will not change. Just the text itself will be smaller and will wrap before the right edge. In new reports the text will use the full width of the page.
3) The Word Processor page did not wrap correctly if Windows was set to use large fonts. This only affected users that had changed their windows settings to use larger than normal fonts.
We updated the download site on Friday. If you downloaded then you already have the current version. You can verify this by clicking on the “Help” tab in AgWare ClickFORMS and then the “About AgWare ClickFORMS” button. That will show you your current version number.
If you upgraded to version 7.0.8 while it was available we suggest that you download and install version 7.0.9.

ClickForms 6.2

Version: AgWare ClickForms 6.2  – Release Notes
Release Date: October 27, 2010

  • Update PDF Generator Controls to new version.
  • Allow Sales to be Edited in ClickFORMS without needing to go back into the DataLog.
  • When importing sales data the font can be adjusted to small. Fixed so that a re-import of a sale into an existing form will reset the font back to the default size.
  • ClickFORMS UAAR+Res Form – The Net and Gross text labels are transposed.
  • The digital signature should be available for the Irrigation and Drainage Statement.
  • Need to rename “UAAR Cover Page With Photo #1” to “Generic Cover Page With Photo #1”
  • Basic Sale page does not import comments.
  • Certification forms have a typo in line 3 that reads “or” rather than “of.”
  • Typo in ISVC Redbook needs to be corrected: In subtitle drop the C from IVSC.