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Speeding up your Excel Exports

With speed about the mrExcelExport always a hot topic when you write your TOM scripts i thought i would take a look at another possability of getting your tables into Excel. In this article i will show you how you can use the “mrTextExport” to export your tables , and also sugest something you could do to the exising Excel Export to speed it up.

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2×4 Data Collection Interviewer Server Backup Application

I have been on holiday for the last few weeks and during that time I managed to get some articles written. Whilst on holiday I was asked by 2×4 if I wanted to have a play with their backup tool and of course I excepted. This article is about that app and it shows you what it can do and how you can do it in the first release. To be honest , and I get nothing for saying this , I think this will turn into a “Must Have App” for all those users out there , and I know a few , that struggle with or do not even do backups. With a couple of clicks you have backed up a project or restored it. No Complicate procedures , just a few clicks and you are done. Anyway , here is what I did and the screen shots that go with it.

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Quick Post : Mobile Theme added to site.

The other day I added a mobile theme to this site so that you can view the site in a better format on you mobile devices. I have looked at it on my Nokia E72 and iPad and it looks ok. I would be interested in what you think it looks like on your mobile devices. The direct link to the blog is http://www.smarterdatacollection.com/Blog. Please leave a comment and thanks for your help.

Add Context , Populate & Strip HTML out

You would have recently seen in LinkedIn that Barb asked the following question. “When you add html code into your survey, it displays beautifully but then it displays as code in your tabs. Is there a way in a DMS to globally eliminate any HTML code?” and I pointed him to a post that had been written awhile ago. Also in my comment I mentioned that I had a script that would add a context to an MDD and then strip out the HTML and put just the text in it. This article shows you the code for that script.

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