Caliach Vision Feature Enhancements up to V4.0000

F0488 - Full Support for Unicode

Date: 1 Nov 2012, version: 4.0000, rating: 50, platforms: All

Description: Caliach Vision V4 with Omnis Studio V5.2.2 for the first time fully supports Unicode both in the program and data. See the General - Unicode help topic. This may effect your Keyword Search if you use special characters in your data, if so see also the Keyword System Settings help topic. Extreme character control have been added to File -- System Manager -- Company Details, Localisation tab pane: MCDXUNI. Due to the introduction of Unicode all the use of National character fields has been deprecated and now all Character fields are kSimplechar subtype.

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Caliach response: all classes

F0489 - Mobile Device and Web Custom Extensions

Date: 1 Nov 2012, version: 4.0000, rating: 50, platforms: All

Description: With the introduction of Omnis Studio V5.2.2 you can now build all manner of mobile and web apps that can extend Caliach Vision outside the limitations of a local office network or VPN operation. Apps can be designed for iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android phones and tablets and Windows Mobile smartphones. The release of Omnis JavaScript Client, available as part of Omnis Studio means that one development can be used to support all these platforms. Caliach Vision does not contain any implementation of this as it is seen as too specific to a site and requires a specific type of infrastructure that most users would not have. However, while this item is not really a New Feature, it does extend the possibilities for some customers. To implement such a Custom Feature you would need: Specify an application design that needs mobile or web interactive connection to your Caliach Vision data and determine what target client platforms you want supported. Program the app using Omnis JavaScript Client remote forms, menus and tasks. Have a web server permanently connected to the Internet. Install and license Omnis Studio Web Server edition with an appropriate number of licensed users.

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Caliach response: customisation

F0490 - Integrated Engineering Text into Engineering Data

Date: 1 Nov 2012, version: 4.0000, rating: 50, platforms: All

Description: To rationalise a legacy anomaly in the datafile structure the Engineering Data Text file has been obsoleted and the Engineering Data record now contains the text previously held in the Engineering Data Text file. Conversion takes place automatically. However, legacy customised documents will need to be updated to reflect this, if they are to work in V4 and later. To fix: Change field ENTFILE.ENTTEXT to ENGFILE.ENGTEXT, then set it's $nosecifempty=kTrue and delete the field ENTFILE.ENTSEQ. In WO documents change the ENTFILE.ENTTEXT field dataname to ENGFILE.ENGTEXT.

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Caliach response: ENGFILE

F0491 - Some Menu Shortcut Keys have Changed

Date: 1 Nov 2012, version: 4.0000, rating: 50, platforms: All

Description: Three menu shortcut keys have changed to accommodate MacOSX use of Ctrl+W. Help -- Window Tooltips is now Ctrl+T, Process -- Capacity Planning -- Show WC Make-to List is now Ctrl+A, and Process -- Job Processing -- Return Inventory from Job has no shortcut key.

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Caliach response: customisation

F0492 - Method Performance Analysis

Date: 1 Nov 2012, version: 4.0000, rating: 50, platforms: All

Description: Method Performance Analysis feature has been added to File - System Manager - System Timing Test. This allows method performance measurements for program operations. For details see the System - Method Performance Analysis help topic.

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Caliach response: all classes

F0493 - Allow Copy Property for Read Fields

Date: 1 Nov 2012, version: 4.0000, rating: 50, platforms: All

Description: The AllowCopy property has been added to Schemes for Read Fields and Combo Boxes. If switched on, it allows you to select data in read-only fields and copy your selection to the clipboard. By default the Schemes have this property on.

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Caliach response: all window classes

F0494 - Vertically Aligned Text on all Windows

Date: 1 Nov 2012, version: 4.0000, rating: 50, platforms: All

Description: A new capability of aligning labels and fields has been implemented to keep texts in line when a style contains different font sizes. It also improves cross-platform appearance consistency. Incorporates the new $vertcentertext property.

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Caliach response: all window classes

F0495 - Archive File Prefix added for Ledgers

Date: 1 Nov 2012, version: 4.0000, rating: 50, platforms: All

Description: The field MCDAPRE has been added to Ledgers - Ledger Manager - Control Settings, Data Control tab pane in the Periods of Data Retention group. The Archive file prefix is used to differentiate ledger archive files from one data file to another when multiple-companies use different datafiles.

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Caliach response: MCDFILE, wAcManager

F0496 - Improved File Filter Control for Open/Save Files

Date: 1 Nov 2012, version: 4.0000, rating: 50, platforms: All

Description: Added a new centralised system for setting file filters on open/save file dialogues to handle better the special requirements of MacOSX file types and suffixes. Use of oTerminal.$GetFilter(pType) to set the file filter sting parameter on all platforms in all locations where open/save file dialogues.

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Caliach response: MCDFILE, wAcManager

F0497 - Language Swap Translation of Data

Date: 1 Nov 2012, version: 4.0000, rating: 50, platforms: All

Description: Language Swap feature has been implemented that adds the <datafile>.lng datafile. For ODB there is a new LangName parameter in optODBDatafile terminal options. A Language Swap Maintenance by File line has been added to the Advanced menu. A Translate for Language Swap line has been added to ScratchPad menu that operates on appropriate windows. These two menu lines controls access to Language Swap maintenance. Master maintenance windows have had icon buttons added to invoke Language Swap maintenance. A new system option optLangSwapBlockUsers has been added to control access to languages in the new Language Swap droplist on main toolbar. For a full explanation of the Language Swap system see the Introduction to the Language Swap System help topic. Language Code fields have been added to Marketing, Customers and Suppliers: DEALANG, CUSLANG, SUPLANG. Language Swap controls have been added to File -- System Manager -- Company Details, Localisation tab pane: MCDLANL, MCDLANN, MCDSWAP and MCDXUNI.

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Caliach response: everywhere

F0498 - Data Views

Date: 1 Nov 2012, version: 4.0000, rating: 50, platforms: All

Description: Data Views is a method of encapsulating a data collection design for a graph, list or report. They can have stored results that can be called up for comparisons. Data View designs are stored and can be downloaded from www.caliach.com. For a full explanation of the Data Views see the Introduction to the Data Views help topic.

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Caliach response: major

F0499 - Graphs 2 (second generation graphs and meters)

Date: 1 Nov 2012, version: 4.0000, rating: 50, platforms: All

Description: A Graphs 2 design environment has been added to design complex graphs with Data View data collection. Graph 2 designs are stored and can be called up on reports and windows and they can be downloaded from www.caliach.com. For a full explanation of the Graphs 2 see the Introduction to the Graphs 2 help topic.

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Caliach response: major

F0500 - Key Performance Indicators

Date: 1 Nov 2012, version: 4.0000, rating: 50, platforms: All

Description: A Key Performance Indicators (KBI) feature has been added to exploit Graphs and Data View to display to users on a regular basis. KPIs can be viewed collectively on a single window or individually. For more details see the Key Performance Indicator Maintenance help topic.

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Caliach response: major

F0501 - Marketing Letters can have Graphic Signature Imbedded

Date: 1 Nov 2012, version: 4.0000, rating: 50, platforms: All

Description: A new report class named rMarketLetterSig can be used for Standard Letters that, when printed, contain a contain graphic image of a scanned signature. For details see the end section of Standard Letter Text Maintenance window help.

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Caliach response: major

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