I think there is a misunderstanding here, some of those features you referred to as “deleted” from the new AyaNova. The new AyaNova is a completely new program written from scratch incorporating the basic ideas of the original AyaNova program and extending it with hundreds of new features requested by users of AyaNova since 1999.
No features were “deleted” as no part of the original code forms any part of the new AyaNova. Many features were replaced with much more powerful features as requested by users (of which the unit list falls squarely in that category), some were replaced entirely by making AyaNova “smarter”, some may have been missed, but nothing was deliberately removed in any way to take away from the program. We’ve poured our hearts intoit andthe characterization thatfeatures were deliberately deleted is a little hard to take.
We went to great lengths to incoporate the requests of many different users in the design of the new AyaNova and one of the key decisions that was very carefully planned for was to consolidate items into lists all accessible quickly from the main AyaNova form without having to go into sub forms to get at that information.
The reason we did this is a great many people requested it to be done that way. They described the method of going into a client record to get at the unit list as “cumbersome”, “complicated”, “overly time consuming”, “stupid” etc.
Sometimes it feels like we can’t win.
That being said this is the wish list and if enough people feel this would be useful then we will certainly find a method to accomodate. Every item in this wish list is examined carefully and pros and cons are weighed.
One of our key goals was to make all information accessible in as few clicks as possible and we’ve accomplished that big time over the old AyaNova.
To support this we made all maininformation accessible from the main screen of AyaNova when you first open the program and moved a lot of information out of sub forms deliberately in the design.
Adding a method to list units from the client sub form fundamentally breaks the design of the new AyaNova.
The only way I can imagine it being possible to support that is if, when you selectthat hypothetical option from the client screen,it closes the client screen and switches to the main form unit list and pre-filters it by that client. Unless we add a completely new form to list units that doesn’t feature all the possibilities of the main units list form, i.e. maybe not sortable or filterable or reportable, just a very plain list. Not sure what is best, but we’ll mull it over when we get to this area of the wish list and hopefully others will have responded by then and weighed in on what they would like to see. Most important to us and most useful is finding out what the task is that people are trying to accomplish. I.E. it’s very helpful to know the task that requires the unit list in the client form. The reason we really want to know the task is because we sometimes find ways to completely automate or eliminate the reason for the task in the first place.
Marcel you lumped quite a few things together, the other items in your postwill be looked at when we get to this point in the list, I just wanted to clarify what seemed some confusion about the new AyaNova program.