Caliach Vision Feature Enhancements up to V5.1000 and F0632

F0619 - Stored report destination added

Date: 30 Sep 2017, version: 5.1000, rating: 30, platforms: All

Description: A new Report Destination has been added. Reports sent to Storage are printed to an internal binary format and then saved into the main database. These Storage reports can then be printed to a normal destination on future occasions by any users with appropriate privileges. The report is saved in a compressed binary format in a new REPFILE table under a name and subject with user and group privileges and extra information associated with emails, such that an email can be subsequently sent. They are then available from File -- Print Stored Report and can be deleted or corrected in File -- Advanced -- Stored Report Maintenance.

Get around: None

Caliach response: scREPFILE, tlREPFILE, wRepStoredDialog, wRepStoredMaint, wRepStoredPrint

F0620 - Windows can now resize large objects in a proportional manner when resized

Date: 30 Sep 2017, version: 5.1000, rating: 30, platforms: All

Description: Windows now can resize large objects (lists, multi-line entry coxes, etc) in a proportional manner rather than relying on a single edge-float property. The moving and resizing of objects when resizing a window typically use an edge-float property of the object that in turn relied on the operating system to perform the resizing or moving. This has it's limitations when many large objects exist together on a window. For example, on the Text pane of the Part Maintenance window where there are 6 large text entry boxes, only the right 3 could expand horizontally and the bottom 2 expand vertically. The ideal is that all 6 expand in a similar way - for width movement by 50% each, and for height by 33.3% each. This proportional behavior does not use the edge-float property and operating system functionality. So as you resize the window with the mouse, the objects do not progressively move. When you finish the resize by releasing the mouse, the objects snap to their new proportional position and size.

Get around: None

Caliach response: wSuper and many windows

F0621 - More expansive OK message window for Server error messages

Date: 30 Sep 2017, version: 5.1000, rating: 15, platforms: All

Description: A new re-sizable windows is used for SQL server messages. Such messages can contain more text than can be displayed in a normal OK message. With some server engines the messages can point to statement syntax errors, which needs a monospaced font for that to be useful. Hence the window contains a font switch button.

Get around: None

Caliach response: oSqlDatabase, wOkMsgLarge

F0622 - Team Calendar display modes added

Date: 30 Sep 2017, version: 5.1000, rating: 15, platforms: All

Description: Team Calendar window display has new display modes. Day, Week and Fortnight views can be in List mode alternatives. Month view has a Digest alternative. There is a new Year Digest view.

Get around: None

Caliach response: wTeamCalMain

F0623 - Ledger transactions now have server created datetime and cleared datetime

Date: 30 Sep 2017, version: 5.1000, rating: 15, platforms: All

Description: Ledger transactions now have a created datetime column set by the server. This is separate from the Date column that can be set appropriate to various accounting requirements. In addition there is now a cleared datetime and cleared user Id column so the chronology of allocation and bank reconciliation is recorded. This enables more consistent reports to be produced that can be accurately compared to Bank Statements.

Get around: None

Caliach response: wAcTraListSub, rAcBankState

F0624 - Additional columns added to improve historical analysis

Date: 30 Sep 2017, version: 5.1000, rating: 25, platforms: All

Description: Additional columns have been added to a number of tables to make historic analysis easier and with better performance. In inventory history the STHDATE and STHTIME have been obsoleted in favor of STHDATT datetime. Work History has had 4 new columns added to allow improvements to KPIs: WOHDEPT records the work centre department. WOHWKCC records the work centre capacity at the time. WOHDEPC records the work centre's departmental capacity. WOHPCDA record the WO's planned completion date. Stock Transfers have an added User Id column for audit purposes. Purchase history has an additional PUHPODT column which is loaded with the Purchase Order date. Period Log has an added column holding the process time in seconds. A Program file path for Mac platform column has been added to Link Types.

Get around: None

Caliach response: scLKTFILE, scPERFILE, scPUHFILE, scSTHFILE, scWOHFILE, stTRAFILE

F0625 - optSODisableSohninv to disable the No Invoice checkbox added

Date: 1 Oct 2017, version: 5.1000, rating: 5, platforms: All

Description: A system-level option has been added: optSODisableSohninv Set to 1 will disable the No Invoice on Dispatch checkbox on Sales Order Maintenance. This will NOT prevent it being inheritted from the customer's default, this option in-effect enforces it.

Get around: None

Caliach response: wSoMaint

F0626 - Company Details and System Preferences single-user save reduced

Date: 1 Oct 2017, version: 5.1000, rating: 5, platforms: All

Description: Data changes in Company Details, System Preferences and Ledgers Control Settings that need single-user to save have been minimised. Most changes can be saved normally.

Get around: None

Caliach response: wAcManager, wMcdEdit, wSystemPrefs

F0627 - Change All Component Quantities advanced special function accepts drag-and-drop

Date: 1 Oct 2017, version: 5.1000, rating: 5, platforms: All

Description: Change All Component Quantities by a Factor can now be driven by drag-and-drop of multiple parts from the Parts ScratchPad or BoM Listing windows.

Get around: None

Caliach response: wSpecialChangeBomqty

F0628 - Users are now warned of excessive LogoffDump...txt files.

Date: 1 Oct 2017, version: 5.1000, rating: 5, platforms: All

Description: Users are now warned when 5 or more LogoffDump... files accumulate, with an auto-delete option. The process is performed when closing the About Caliach Vision window.

Get around: None

Caliach response: wBackground

F0629 - Headed List column justifications was been moved into the lists themselves

Date: 2 Oct 2017, version: 5.1000, rating: 15, platforms: All

Description: The column justification (left, right or centre) was controlled along with user changed characteristics such as column widths inside user settings, despite the user having no control over justification. This was a historic anomaly and could lead to column justification being lost and it added complication if columns were added in updates. Column justifications are now set explicitly in a $SetListColAlign method run by the universal window superclass.

Get around: None

Caliach response: All windows with lists. wSuper.

F0630 - Expired User Token cleansing has been subtly changed to assist forced re-login

Date: 2 Oct 2017, version: 5.1000, rating: 10, platforms: All

Description: Before this change, on user logon all current user tokens were expired, they would all be deleted. This recovery mechanism had the effect in some sites, especially with few users, that it was common for an idle user to have to re-logon especially at times of low activity. The problem is to balance off the interests of post-server-crash recovery and the convenience of users in low-activity circumstances. Some subtle changes have been made. Now, when finding all tokens idle, first any idle tokens with the same user ID will be removed. Then, other idle tokens are only deleted if there are at least 50% of the licensed user. This limits the clean-out in particular in small sites. This does mean, however, that it is possible for dead (very idle) tokens can persist in an untidy way. So there is one addition to the File -- System Manager -- Monitor window, which identifies idle tokens of more than 6 hours and offers you the opportunity to clear them.

Get around: None

Caliach response: tlUSPFILE, wMonitor

F0631 - Option optAcApPayNowTexts added to set AP payments reference and comments

Date: 4 Oct 2017, version: 5.1000, rating: 10, platforms: All

Description: Option added to set the values of document reference and comment on the Pay Now payment transaction. Set option optAcApPayNowTexts to two strings seperated by a comma. These will be used to set the Document Ref. and Comment of the payment transaction. Use the token % to imbed the original transaction document reference.

Get around: None

Caliach response: wAcApPayNow

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