Archive for April, 2008

New version 5.6.2

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

It is available for download the version 5.6.2

* It corrects an error that could potentially hide data when moving items from one group to another group of dBase, and the target depends on the source (the target group is a descendant of the source). Such movements creates a logical inconsistency that deal in the disappearance from the user interface of the moved group and all its descendants, thus becoming inaccessible (tantamount to try graft a branch of a tree in anyplace of itself -the cut of the branch for graft make it disappears from the tree, and then can not be accessed from any point of the original the tree or from any other-). The new version includes a control that warns about the inconsistency and does not allow the movement.

* The new version also includes the possibility that, when making numerical/date calculations in dBase, the values used can be in any position within the item itself (in previous versions these calculations always refer to the values at the beginning of the title) . To this, has been included the possibility of selecting the hypothetical column within the item containing the data to consider, as well as define the character or characters (up to five different) we assume that act as column’s separators in the title.

New version 5.6.1

Friday, April 18th, 2008

It is available for download the version 5.6.1.

* The main reason of this release is the correction of an error detected in the earlier version by which, in the Notebook and in the Note/Memo fields of dBase, it is not possible cut/copy text to the clipboard if the selection includes characters behind the position 65,535. Of course this can only happen if the content of the field exceeds 64 KB.

* In addition to the correction above, it has been included the ability to perform calculations in the window of results (contextual menu in the auxiliary bottom window). This option allows interesting possibilities, since the items in this window are the result of a search (implement a condition over the whole dBase or any part thereof).

New version 5.6.0

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

It is available for download the version 5.6.0

This release fixes two problems found in previous versions:

* Ability to cause a fatal error when attempting certain operations (for example, import files) who pertain to the clipboard.

* Ability to cause a fatal error when attempting to import some very large BLOB objects as a result of the lack of enough contiguous memory in the system.

Besides the previous ones, we have incorporated significant improvements, the details of which can be seen on the corresponding page (Change Log). These include:

* It has been improved the mechanism for import BLOB objects, so that now can be included in the Zator’s database objects of any size -in the tests carried out, we have included without problem objects with more than 472 MB in size (483,571,471 bytes)-

* It has been included an option to export (restore back) these BLOB objects to external files.

* We have included new options to import/export data to/from OrganiZator, with external files and with the clipboard. This lead the user to a much more comfortable working with external applications or data.

* We have extraordinarily expedited jump movements. For example, when from a bottom window (of links) we want to go to the corresponding item (option “Jump to this item”).

* In the help window (About Zator) has been included information about the use in the dBase connected at the time in the main area. This lead to a much more friendly use of the standard version (unregistered), because the user can easily ascertain the margin available in each dBase.