The Crash Magic program utilizes a third-party product in order to create (print) PDF output of its reports. This article describes how to set/update the license for that product when hosting Crash Magic on your in-house server. This article does not apply to clients for whom Pd' Programming hosts Crash Magic at GovernmentTools.com.
In California, crash data is available to agencies through the SWITRS data website. By following the steps included here, you can download files that are suitable for importing into Crash Magic.
This article describes how to export coordinate data from Crash Magic for import into ESRI's ArcMap software.
ADO is the current preferred means of connecting a program to a data source in an MS Windows environment. This article describes how to connect to a text or dbase file data source using ADO without first creating an ODBC DSN.
In Arizona, crash data is available to participating agencies through the ALISS Safety Data Mart. By following the steps included here, you can create data files suitable for import into Crash Magic.
In order to read and/or compare XML files it can be handy to format them in a common way. This article describes one method for doing this. It relies on a free 3rd party product that needs to be downloaded first.
When a user has been on Crash Magic for a while they may notice that the wrong report is displaying, changes that they make to a report do not display or they may receive an Unhandled error in Silverlight
Users may receive an ORA-02391: exceeded simultaneous SESSIONS_PER_USER limit
Pd' Programming has identified a performance problem when using Magic Auto, Import/Export and Copy/Paste. This problem does NOT affect data accuracy.
Crash Magic makes extensive use of Parameters in its SQL queries. This article describes how the program handles setting a parameter for DECIMAL or BCD fields.
Pd' Programming has identified a potential problem in the MagicAuto processing in Crash Magic Online. We are investigating and will post a knowledgebase article as soon as we have isolated it. The problem does not affect data accuracy. It is a performance issue that may affect users of Crash Magic Online when using the MagicAuto feature to call the program from a 3rd party application.