Nominal Ledger Exports - Change in format from XML to CSV

We have changed the Nominal Ledger export to use the CSV format, instead of the Excel XML format.

Although the XML format did offer some advantages (mostly the ability to format each individual cell), it came with a number of disadvantages. These include much higher processing requirements, longer compilation times and larger file sizes.

For the techies out there, since moving to the CSV format, memory consumption during compliation has dropped by 90%, and we're seeing similar reductions in the final file size.

The new format also means that it will be easier to open the new report in a greater variety of different programmes.