[EpiData-list] Updated Manager and EntryClient available for testing

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Tue May 3 13:03:06 CDT 2011


Dear All.

An update version of the Manager and EntryClient is available for 
download on http://www.epidata.dk/testing.php

This release is mainly focus on adding new features for controlling 
field entry, but does also include some rare-case bugfixes.

Dues to changes in the project file structure, loading .epx/.epz files 
from previous versions of Manager and EntryClient will not be possible. 
However, we do hope that with the added features of todays test 
releases, we are very close to a settled "version 1" of the project file 
structure. As always, an updated version of the sample file is included 
in the downloads.

The major changes for both Manager and Entry client are:

   1. Fields may have notes attached. These are written in the Manager
      and can be read in EntryClient using F12.
   2. Write the label part of a ValueLabel to a string field.
   3. Fields may have a default value.
   4. Fields can repeat value from previous record.
   5. Simple calcaulation may be performed on exiting fields. (In old
      epidata known as AFTER ENTRY). These calculations are limited to 3
      different types:
      a) Calculate the difference in time between two dates and/or times.
      b) Create a date based on a day, month and year field (integers).
      c) Combine 1-3 fields into a string field.
   6. Compare two fields and require entry to respect the comparison.
      Eg. DateField2 > DateField1.
   7. Force EntryClient to show the list of valuelabels associated with
      a field (manually show by pressing F9/+).

Changes related only to Manager:

   1. Large rearrangement of the Field Properties form. We have tried to
      group most used properties and logically connected propertied
      together.
   2. Added tool for packing dataset. Removes records marked for
      deletion (see below).
   3. Added Study information to Project settings form.


Changes related only to EntryClient:

   1. Search functionality:
      Ctrl+Shift+F: Show search dialog.
      Ctrl+F: Show search dialog filled with current entry for record.
      Ctrl+L: Do NOT show search dialog, but search with current entry
      and display a list of matching records.
      F3: Repeat last search in forward direction.
      Shift+F3: Repeat last search in backwards direction.
   2. Updated graphical interface of program settings (Alt+S).
   3. Records may be marked for deletion. See buttons beside record number.

Kind regards,
Torsten Christiansen.
EpiData Association.


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