[EpiData-list] New test versions (manager, entryclient, template cmd tool)

epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
Fri Aug 26 06:25:02 CDT 2011

Dear All.

As promised in our previous mail, we have released a new test version of 
EpiData Analysis on our website today.

This test release have been modified to support the new XML structure 
used by the most recent versions of EpiData Manager and EpiData EntryClient.

Along with this change, EpiData Analysis is now also capable of reading 
the zipped versions of the project files. That is, it is now possible to 
read the .epz files.

With kind regards,
Torsten Bonde Christiansen.
EpiData Association.

On 2011-08-24 16:38, epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca wrote:
> Dear All
> As previously announced the programs released today have had a 
> significant change to the underlying structure of the project file 
> (the .epx/.epz XML structure).
> The reason for this is that the previous structure could not be 
> described by a XML Schema file. A schema file is a standardised way of 
> describing the structure and internal logic of an XML file. Some of 
> the logical properties of the structure were inconsistent and 
> therefore changed. This has as a positive "side effect" that the 
> overall loading and saving time for a project file has improved quite 
> a bit.
> The changes will - as warned  two times on this list - break 
> compatibility with
> previously created files. An updated version of the sample.epx file is 
> provided with the downloads and additionally the EpiData Commandline 
> Tool has been updated (and release for all platforms) to support the 
> new XML structure.
> Please read previous mails on the list to see further explanation and 
> how you can avoid problems in relation to the changed XML structure.
> The currently available test version of EpiData Analysis does NOT 
> support the new XML structure. An updated version will be released in 
> a few days.
> Common fixes/changes:
> * Updated XML structure
> * Import from STATA 12 now supported.
> * New saving algorithm, for improved speed.
> Manager:
> * Fixed a bug where removing a control marked for copy would cause 
> breakdown if copy/paste was later invoked.
> * Fixed shortcuts for MAC.
> * Added boolean field to "other fields"
> * Fixed bug with "delete all"
> * Speed improvements for copy/paste and placing new controls (mainly 
> visible with very many controls).
> EntryClient:
> * Fixed shortcut overlap in MAC
> * Speed improvements with loading project files.
> * Speed improvements when browsing records.
> EpiC:
> * Updated to support new XML structure.
> Regards
> Torsten Christiansen and Jens Lauritsen
> EpiData Association
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