[EpiData-list] RE: EpiData-list Digest, Vol 123, Issue 5

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Thu Jan 30 02:08:39 CST 2014


Dear Sir
IN relation to the old epidata entry software, As most databases are relational could you clarify what is meant by "in
situations with relational databases ."

Dr Thambu David S
Professor and Head
Medicine Unit 2
Christian Medical College, Vellore
632004, India

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Today's Topics:

   1. New public release of Manager and EntryClient     (version 1.4.4)
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Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:43:53 +0100
From: epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
Subject: [EpiData-list] New public release of Manager and EntryClient
        (version 1.4.4)
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Dear all

The only problems reported with the test version last week was some
visual problems on Mac computers when browsing data in Manager and
EntryClient.

We have therefore today released the next version 1.4.4 of Manager and
EntryClient for general production use. Please find the updated versions on:
http://www.epidata.dk/download.php

We suggest that all users update to this version, since all reported
issues (to the best of our knowledge) have been solved, including the
problematic "start up" issue on MAC, and program crash when the user
removed fields involved in Jumps, Compare values or Calculations.

The download page is now suggesting users to get the epx based Manager
and EntryClient and only use the old "Classic Epidata Entry" in
situations with relational databases and need for extended calculations
during entry.

In short the enhanced functionality since 1.4.2 are:

Common to Manager and EntryClient:
* Introduces a new .lock file principle, indicating that a given file is
already in use.
* Prevents loading project files created with "future" (experimental)
versions of the programs.
* On Linux/Windows a new and improved dataset viewer. Much faster on
very large datasets.
* Show progressbar when loading/importing files.

Manager:
* New "Data Validation Report", for a list of possible errors in current
dataset.
* New field tools: Clear Data and Recode Data.
* Added EPX as export (save partial or whole project as a new epx)
* Improved support for DDI export,
     including compliance with Danish Data Archive specifications
    (See http://samfund.dda.dk/dda/default-en.asp)
* Improved Stata import and SPSS export.
* Improved Study Information
* Improvements to text-reports including Study Information.
* Export report documenting export to any format.

EntryClient:
* Valuelabel and/or range information is show as note upon entry to a field.
* New path for placing backup files, rather than same place as original file
* Use of "+" on Date or Time field automatically inserts current date or
time.

Development will now continue with aspects of relational databases in
the preparation of securing user access and logging. More on that later.

Should any problem arise do not hesitate to report these on this list. A
report from a user last week of dysfunction of this list could not be
replicated. Most likely it could be due to someone sending posts with
html formatted mail instead of text .

Torsten Christiansen and Jens Lauritsen
EpiData Association, Denmark




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