Enhancements & Revisions

Adagio MultiCurrency 8.1B

March 11, 2011

    • Compatible with Windows® 7.

    • The Adagio Open Data Dialog has been significantly improved. The Previously Opened database list is now saved by Adagio User rather than for all users. The first time an existing user or a new user logs into Adagio MultiCurrency 8.1B they will be asked “Would you like your historical company access list set up?” Answer yes to have all entries from the Previously Opened list from your prior use of MultiCurrency copied for your use. The Open Data screen and Previously Opened database list now show the date the database was last opened by the user. You may also elect to have Adagio save your Adagio User Id and Password and default them when logging into Adagio. The saved information is based on your Windows authenticated user name. This option may be turned off by editing x:/softrak/system/ADS.INI and adding the lines:

    • The date control has been updated to improve the speed of data entry. You can enter just the 1 or 2-character day in any date field without having to enter the month or year. The month and year are automatically populated with the initial values from the field. For example, if the date is 1/23/2011, typing “22” and tab changes the date to 1/22/2011. You can also enter just 4 characters for the day and month (zeros are required) and the year will be populated. This change speeds up data entry in most cases where you need to enter a date different than the session date or last remembered date.

    • The Data Integrity Check (DIC) function can be set to automatically do a backup of the database if there are no errors reported by setting the ‘Auto-backup after DIC’ option in the Company Profile. The backup details and backup filename are shown in the DIC log. A backup is now done automatically when you do a Rebuild on a database with errors. The DIC will offer to create a backup of a database prior to applying any “fix” as a result of the “Rebuild” option being selected to repair damaged data.

    • Copy Currency Codes and Rate Types functions place you directly in the edit for the newly created record.

    • The Edit Rates screen is now sizeable. This allows more rate lines and more fields to be shown in the grid.

    • Added an Excel Direct button to grids. Use the 'Enable SF Export' option in Edit User to enable or disable the Excel Direct button.

    • Excel Direct from finders and grids can be configured to export an ASCII CSV file (instead of sending data direct to Excel) and start an application that automatically opens the file. This allows export when Excel is not installed and provides support for other spreadsheets such as OpenOffice.org. Note that unlike Excel Direct there is no formatting with CSV. To enable this functionality, entries must be made manually in the file x:/softrak/system/ssi2xl.ini. Refer to the Readme help file for details.

    • The Help | About dialog now has a 'System Info' tab showing the version and path to various DLLs used by the program.

    • When Adagio GridView 9.0A or higher is opened from the Adagio menu, System Currency will be displayed as the first line on the Select Module screen so you do not need to scroll down to find it.

    • The copy number now shows in the window title when more than one instance of Adagio MultiCurrency is open on the same machine.

    • Automatically copies help files (*.chm) to the local drive so that Service Packs do not require a workstation install just to update the readme help file.

    • The Help Menu has been modified to allow you to launch the Adagio System Status utility (chksys.exe) and print the Adagio Lanpak registration form.

    Install Changes

    • This version moves toward our goal of a more Windows 7 friendly environment for installation. If you are installing to a mapped network drive that is normally accessible, but you cannot see it during the install when attempting to select a drive or folder, you can now install by browsing to the correct folder using the Universal Naming Convention (UNC), for example \\myserver\accounting\. This avoids having to adjust the User Account Control settings, which requires you to restart your computer and temporarily grant Administrative privileges to the user if they are not an administrator.

    • This version simplifies installation by removing any consideration of the location of the Report Tables Drive (RTD) by the install and program in virtually all cases. Therefore the install no longer prompts for the RTD.

    • The install writes to the master install log file "AdagioMasterInstall.log" in the \softrak\system folder. An entry is written to this log when any full, upgrade or SP for any Adagio module (with a release date of March 2011 or later) is installed. It shows the version installed and the version being replaced, the name of the Windows user who did the install and the rights for that user. An entry is also written to the log when an updated version of the Adagio Data Source (ADS) is installed, showing the version installed and the version being replaced. This log can be used to quickly determine the install history for all Adagio programs.

    • When you select the 'Backup Files' option during an install, the replaced files are now saved in a subfolder named YYYYMMDD in the BACKUP folder, under the programs destination folder (rather than the BACKUP folder itself, where extensions need to be changed to .001, .002, etc. when there are multiple versions of the same file).

    • The install includes an option allowing you to skip creating entries under Windows Start for cases where you will be manually creating an icon for the user to start Adagio and do not want them starting from Windows Start. During the install, uncheck the option 'Start Menu programs'. This avoids having to delete or change the Windows Start entry that would have been created.

    • The install no longer checks the Opportunistic Locking setting (Oplocks) on the workstation.

    • The Opportunistic Locking setting (Oplocks) on the workstation is no longer checked when the program is started.

    • The System Status function in the Help menu (chksys.exe) no longer prompts you to disable Oplocks. It displays the current Oplocks setting and allows you to change it. The 'Check R/W Status', 'Check Specific Folder' function now supports UNC browse, whereas before you would have had to turn UAC off to use it.

    • SetServerForAdagio and SetReportsTablesDrive utilities have been updated. The latter should virtually never be needed at an Adagio site once any Adagio module dated March 2011 or later has been installed.

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