[EpiData-list] 100% converting rec to epx

epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
Sun Aug 26 17:00:38 CDT 2012

It is important to realise the nature of the conversion project. Some 
aspects are not being updated and others not completed yet. This is 
clear in writing and reading on this list.

It is also important to realise that while some aspects will be 
supported in the future not all will and for certain there will be no 
1-1 import/export feature from rec +chk files to the new XML file principle.

When (if at all) it is appropriate for a given project to change to the 
XML principles in the new versions is up to each project to decide - 
based on needs and thorough testing of the capabilities of the rec+chk 
based systems and the xml based systems available.

There has been no "promise" from my side to have a 1-1 conversion from 
the old to the new system.

Sorry to be a little harsh, but software development is neither easy nor 
simple in economic terms. In particular for a system which is already in 
place on many aspects. We are looking ahead and meanwhile take your 
choice on what is possible with the old and upcoming systems.

It is good practice never to base your expectations on "what will come" 
when using IT-systems. You never know if it comes and in particularly 
not if it comes in time for your specific purpose.

Jens Lauritsen
EpiData Association

On 08/26/2012 03:46 PM, epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca wrote:
> Now it is clear that the converting (aka Import, "Add data
> structure...") of REC-files into the new epx-format doesn't work
> 100%tly.
> Plausibility checks are not importet. This is one of the BUGs I can see.
> Maybe there get more lost in the conversion.
> Is there a bug-tracking system where I can add and monitore it?
> Where can I see the development time table?
> I really need to update my project to the new format. Of course I need a
> complete converting routine for it. I won't do any work again that was
> done before in the old version.
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