What's new in DataplateX
Current and historic updates:
Build 1254 2 July 2022
▶Added payment due by date calculation in multiple invoicing
▶Bug fix in order completion / booked out batch email notification
Build 1253 13 June 2022
▶Amendment to 'Use job profile first then process history'. System will revert to job history when no profile exists if set to use job profile first.
▶Bug fix in Booking in form update for part data and duplicate part check.
▶Invoice CSV added 'XeroX' express csv format and negative credit note values
▶Batch print invoice. Added option 'include all customers' to include customer set to receive email invoices.
▶Added global invoice due date (Credit terms) in settings to set all customers to a single due date
Build 1252 22 April 2022
▶Fixed miscellaneous invoice rounding issue for large line item values
▶Part job profiles are added from last process data when editing parts without an existing job profile
▶Added system administration check box 'Use job profile first then process history' to be able to select last job data or a job profile first
▶Moved the check box on booking in stock back to position one
Build 1251 28 March 2022
▶Removed pdf path message box in delivery
▶Added ability to book in partial stock from purchased goods
▶Amended price change to round up to the nearest penny if option is selected
▶Added price prompt when booking in if different pricing is detected between last processed price and part record
▶Added price change block if 'Use last price first' is selected in settings
Build 1250 4 February 2022
▶Added checkbox in settings to require material specification for parts when booking in
▶Added error trapping: If the server network drive letter changes or is unreachable DataplateX will inform the user
▶Bug fix: Order conformation sending pdf email now working
Build 1249 2 February 2022
▶Added Microsoft Print to PDF plugin support
▶Removed PDF995 plugin. Users can (optionally) remove PDF995 printer from workstations
▶Added option to set up SMTP settings to email from DataplateX through SMTP server
▶Reinstated multiple instances of DataplateX (Run more than one instance at a time on a workstation)
▶Windows 11 testing phases complete with full compatibility
▶Bug fix: When searching for certificates of conformity in Quality
▶Upgarde to Microsoft.NET Framework 4.8
Build 1248 3 January 2022
▶Bug fix: Contract review detail now printing in batch printing of job cards
Build 1247 19 December 2021
▶Added ability to change prices to all parts for all customers on Change Prices tab in Invoice module.
▶Release of single instance version of DataplateX
Build 1246 2 November 2021
▶Amendment to last build to reduce job list on duplicate order numbers prompt to display latest 5 to prevent message box buttons appearing off screen.
▶Amendment to last build to add 'Do not prompt duplicate orders' check box in order processing setting as some customers use duplicate order numbers as standard.
Build 1245 1 November 2021
▶Added 'Hide' check box in Products module to enable hidden products to be removed from the stock list. (In the event products are no longer stocked or ordered)
▶Added message box duplication check if order processing detects a duplicate order number for the same customer reused within a month. (To prevent the same order booking in more than once)
Build 1244 18 September 2021
▶Bug fix in Products when deleting a product from the database.
Build 1243 7 September 2021
▶Added: Default Turnaround option in Edit>Job Turnaround / Urgency to enalble a prepopulated default turnaround when creating jobs
▶Added: Ability to search ad hoc non-product items in purchasing
▶Bug fix in Job Tracking when selecting multiple search criteria
Build 1242 9 July 2021
▶Bug fix in delivery notes when selecting printer dialog option in Printer settings
▶Windows 11 preparation and testing phase
▶Development testing with Microsoft Visual Studio 2022 and .net framework 6 for future compatibility and functionality
Build 1241 24 June 2021
▶Added Build status bar at foot of main program form
▶Added additional barcoding on delivery notes (customer specific update)
Build 1240 10 May 2021
▶Fixed bug in adding new suppliers / customers when including a reapproval date
▶Fixed bug in job tracking that caused 'Too many fields defined' error
▶Analysed system check data shows database connectivity may need the Access Database Enigine (ADE) reinstalled due to Microsoft Office version conflict
▶Added ADE driver refresh to system check
Build 1239 22 April 2021
▶Added company name on DataplateX title bar
▶Added System Performance Check in Tools. This is intended to provide each workstation a value in ms of time taken to run a database test write operation. (The lower the number the faster the network)
▶System Performance Check (SysChk) will request to run a 'first off' test on each workstation initially to obtain a reference value. The SysChk will create a syschk.log file in the server location.
▶Added last run SysChk values in Settings>System Administration>Users & Workstations tab
Build 1238 16 March 2021
▶Added prompt when attaching documents to jobs and parts to check the correct job/part option is selected
▶Core System update
Build 1237 25 January 2021
▶Added part pricing & timing / area matrix weighing feature
▶Minor bug fix in invoicing - VAT rounding.
Build 1236 18 December 2020
▶Added part pricing & timing / area matrix features
▶Minor bug fix in Quick Sales Analysis
▶Added ability show data by either customer or process finish in Quick Sales Analysis
▶Added ability to change report day date in Quick Sales Analysis
Build 1235 7 December 2020
▶Bug fix in attached documents. Error trapping added when attempting to attach a file with a file name bigger than 50 characters.
▶Bug fix when "Close this job as complete" jobs may have been recorded with incorrect date format (12/07/2020 instead of 07/12/2020 etc.)
▶Multiselect added to chemical table views to allow Ctrl+A, Ctrl+C and paste into Microsoft Excel etc.
▶Added information in System Administration workstation status to include display resolution and installed plugin data
Build 1234 17 November 2020
▶Bug fix in Quick Sales Analysis report when no jobs ready for invoicing
▶Added delivery priority / advice information (turnaround) printable on certificates of conformity using DXOF command 'List.AdviceInfo'
▶Added status / concession printable on certificates of conformity, delivery notes and invoices using DXOF command 'List.Status' or 'List.Concession'
▶Added pricing matrix printing options on Job cards using 'Text.FullMatrix'
Build 1233 11 November 2020
▶Program update to align with Dataplate website changes
▶Added workstation status in system administrator (Users & Workstations tab) to show DataplateX Build information on all computers running DataplateX
▶Added delivery priority / advice information (turnaround) printable on delivery notes and invoices using DXOF command 'List.AdviceInfo'
▶Changed name of Sales & Turnover to Quick Sales Analysis and added extra functionality
Build 1232 1 November 2020
▶More Dataplate GUI graphics added to program
▶Added custom email message body for Quotation, Certificate of conformity, Delivery, Purchase order and moved Invoice in settings.
▶Improvement to emailing output documents
▶Added email ability to attached documents
▶Settings layout improvement
Build 1231 25 October 2020
▶DataplateX initialisation and system checks at start up.
▶DataplateX update improvements
▶When running reports users (with Microsoft Office 2016 installed) may see "Microsoft AceCore failed to start" message. This can be fixed by reinstalling the Data Connectivity Components
▶Business Objects Report Manager settings added.
▶New Dataplate graphics added to program
Build 1230 20 October 2020
▶Improved Business Objects database connection using User DSN: \HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\ODBC\ODBC.INI\DataplateDSN
▶Added jigging to pricing matrix on part data form
Build 1229 15 October 2020
▶Oper / Pax drop down list reduced to 3 month history to select
▶Bug fix in invoicing when high values calculated
Build 1228 12 September 2020
▶Fixed dimension bug in part pricing matrix.
▶Order complete email function change to accomodate restricted authorisation Windows configuration.
▶System Administartion form change to allow other application access while open.
▶Inspection report error trapping fix to mandate job number selection.
Build 1227 17 August 2020
▶Update to DataplateX security.
Build 1226 28 July 2020
▶Added pricing matrix to part data form.
▶Reduced delivery method options list based on used in last 3 months
▶Auto email invoice timing for multiple page invoices increased to ensure pdf is created.
Build 1225 7 May 2020
▶Fixed bug that caused crash after creating multiple certificates.
Build 1224 14 April 2020
▶Added 'On hold' status check box for jobs in order processing due to COVID-19 causing some changes in processing and delivery schedules etc
Build 1223 7 April 2020
▶Added Document Engine attachment ability to DataplateX YouTube video here
▶Added document attachment ability to Customer Record.
▶Added document attachment ability to Supplier Record.
▶Added document attachment ability to Quotations.
▶Added document attachment ability to Delivery Notes.
▶Added document attachment ability to Certificates.
▶Added document attachment ability to Purchasing.
▶Added document attachment ability to Invoices.
▶Added document attachment ability to Audit Reports.
▶Added document attachment ability to Test Reports.
▶Added document attachment ability to Inspection Reports.
▶Added document attachment ability to Specifications.
▶Added document attachment ability to Job Batches.
▶Added document attachment ability for gerneral documented information.
Build 1222 17 March 2020
▶Fixed order confirmation email where still set to email@example.com. Now uses correct customer email address.
Build 1221 1 March 2020
▶Added ability to convert proforma invoice to standard invoice.
Build 1220 21 February 2020
▶Minor amendment to user database registration.
Build 1219 5 February 2020
▶Work around for Order deletion caused by Microsoft Office bug. Only applies to certain Office updates.
Build 1218 1 January 2020
▶Known Microsoft Office bug introduced 12 Nov 2019 caused some database errors over networks.
Microsoft Office information here
▶Added Aesthetic Cosmetic Quality Inspection Acceptance Criteria dropdown text box in customer record. (Use 'Text.Criteria' in JobSheet.dXof)
▶Added Email customer for booked out job notifications. Select tick box in customer record to activate.
▶Behind the scenes look at the programming of this update.
YouTube video here
Build 1217 8 November 2019
▶Fixed bug printing part photos from multiple document print
▶Added part price review days in Parts record and shows on History tab in Order Processing
▶Added double click in Customer field in Order Processing to bring up Customer record
▶Added double click in Parts field in Order Processing to bring up Parts record
Build 1216 18 October 2019
▶Added 'Release' field in certificates of conformity for specific approval and / or meeting specific customer requirements.
▶Added signature, stamp, certificating person and release printing in certificate batch printing module that was previously missed in build 1215.
Build 1215 4 October 2019
▶Increased recognition colours introduced in build 1192. (Orange, Pink, Champagne, Copper, Lime and Purple)
▶Added signatures and quality stamp capability in user settings (for user log in mode)
▶Added username, signatures and / or quality stamp capability in certification module (for user log in mode)
▶Ability to keep certificate of confomity original creator sign off or update with current user sign off in certification (for user log in mode)
Build 1214 7 September 2019
▶Increased finish description field to 200 characters
▶Added jobs in progress colounm order and size profiles. Customising the jobs list view.
▶Added 'How to' YouTube Library webpage link in the help menu. Various DataplateX instruction and demonstation videos to be added to over time.
Build 1213 17 August 2019
▶Added Job progess (0-100%). Control by Process Engine or Job Tracking
Build 1212 15 August 2019
▶Added PRG field in jobs (Job Progess 0-100%) for up coming update
▶Bug (Introduced in build 1209) fix in searching parts and viewing batches ready for delivery
Build 1211 6 August 2019
▶Added IPR (Inward Processing Relief) check box in customer record (to meet HMRC record keeping requirements if applicable)
▶Added Intrastat check box in customer record (to identify transactions with EU customers to complete monthly trade declarations if applicable)
Build 1210 16 July 2019
▶Added 'Customer Quality Terms and conditions agreed?' check box in contract review
▶Added search 'By customer' back into Job Tracking
▶Fixed 'Hide in search' check box in Part record
Build 1209 12 July 2019
▶Added new DataplateX output file template support: 'Proforma.dXof' Designed to be specific to proforma invoices
▶Fixed RoHS compliant tick box on part and contract review record
▶Invoice terms for proforma invoices added
▶Added 'No delivery note' check box on customer record for customers that don't need delivery notes
▶Added hide on parts record to hide certain obsolete parts from searches
▶Replaced system security key prompt with auto renew security certificate
▶Added 'Alert prompt' check box in System Administration to show prompt in Order Processing when quality alerts are attached
Build 1208 5 October 2018
▶Added Account Type to customer and supplier record
Build 1207 7 September 2018
▶Added Department work centre to Jobs in Process tab
▶Enhanced 'On Stop' customer controls in Jobs in Process
▶Prevent booking out and delivery to customers 'On Stop'
▶Fixed photo list problem in 'Edit Part'
▶Added increased functionality in Jobs in Process with part / job photo list view
Build 1206 3 July 2018
▶Bug fix with attaching job documents for universal parts
▶Added prompt if exiting without saving after adding job attachment
▶Added new user authorisation to delete jobs (May need administration in user settings)
▶Bug fix with Server & Picture path '\' issue
▶Bug fix for job order date amendment and saving
▶Added fields in suppliers and customers to record risk, category and scope of business
Build 1205 29 May 2018
▶Bug fix with displaying and printing part images
▶Bug fix for database update 280518
▶Added roll back option on DataplateX support page in the event problems with update persists
Build 1204 28 May 2018
▶Added purchase order history in product listing
▶Added accounts package support for Xero
▶Added ability to align job order date to order received date by double clicking << icon
▶Added ability to attach documents to either parts or current job only
▶Added attached document support for part images and job images
Build 1203 4 May 2018
▶Added editing invoices capability
▶Added error trapping to capture illegal ' character in contract review
▶Fixed bug when booking in purchased stock
▶Added risk evaluation in contract review
▶Fixed date format when adding contract review
▶Added 'Search any part of the document number' for Quotations, Deliveries, Certification, Purchasing and Invoices
Build 1202 13 February 2018
▶Added consent to contact on the customer profile by email, phone and / or send letter
▶Added customer contact consent report
▶Updated Business Objects Universe for above report
Build 1201 16 December 2017
▶Added work flow capacity management in Report menu
▶Fixed network (\\) picture path issue
Build 1200 17 November 2017
▶Introduction of RL releases (Red Line pre build updates) for quicker update availability
▶System update to .NET Framework objects
Build 1199 1 September 2017
▶Turnaround / Lead time constraint / capping settings added
▶Turnaround / Lead time constraint warning when booking in
Build 1198 14 March 2017
▶Performance improvement to sales order report
▶New website functionality
▶Added finish and specification listing displayed alphabetically
▶Added direct link to online support in help menu
Build 1197 17 November 2016
▶Added capability to email customer order confirmation pdf. Requires OrderConfirmation.dxof file saved to Output folder.
▶Contract review status enabled on job cards (Text.CRYesNo / Text.ContractReviewed)
▶Ability to add custom EmailBody to dXof files when emailing output documentation
Build 1196 17 June 2016
▶Added capability for customer specified bar coded delivery notes. Requires Code 39 Fonts installed.
▶Creation and printing of PO prevented while supplier is 'On Stop'
▶Original booking in user record preserved and displayed in jobs in process listing
Build 1195 9 May 2016
▶Fixed contract review saving bug in order processing > part information tab
Build 1194 10 April 2016
▶Added capability for job text lines 1 to 6 to be printed on invoices
▶Fixed turnaround working day bug for 20 working days and above
▶Added support for job card part 2 with Nadcap type job cards
Build 1193 16 January 2016
▶Fixed photo preview in jobs in process.
▶Enhancement to invoice emailed & printed indicators
Build 1192 8 January 2016
▶Added order received date on order processing
▶Fixed customer address on job card bug
▶Added colour recognition in process finish for use on job cards
▶Added quick access to contract review in order processing (ISO9001:2008 / AS9100C 7.2.1 & 7.2.2)
Build 1191 4 December 2015
▶Added Process Operation Code (POC) in part detail.
▶Minor bug fix in security key request
Build 1190 26 October 2015
▶Added additional search fields in job tracking (Finish & Specification)
▶Fixed illegal character bug in booking in / out (')
▶Improved job card format selection
▶Attach documents (drawings, design data, photographs etc) at quotation stage
Build 1189 25 September 2015
▶Added Certificate, GRN and expiry date from opened in product stock control
▶Updated Framework for Windows 10
▶Upgrade of development tools to Microsoft Visual Studio 2015
▶Updated Business Objects Universe
Build 1188 23 May 2015
▶Fixed NCR detail in job alert
▶Added non-conformance, root cause and corrective action data definition code / phrase fields in NCR (AS9131)
▶Training and help videos available from DataplateX update download page (6 May 2015)
▶Fixed order date resetting when in job edit mode
▶Enhanced Non-conformance reports (NCR) in line with RCCA Nadcap Style
Build 1187 2 April 2015
▶Fixed .Net Framework 4.0 upper case µ character bug
▶Improved security key validation process
Build 1186 22 February 2015
▶Added customer label to invoice customer text box
▶Safeguards added when printing in training mode - Documents indicate SAMPLE TRAINING DOCUMENT ONLY
▶Further safeguards added in training mode - Will not allow emailing of documents or account csv activity
▶Improved 'Pause Refresh' check box effect in Sales & Turnover
▶Fixed part job profile bug in contract review
Build 1185 7 February 2015
▶Added part picture preview in job tracking.
▶Fixed part exists 'Add' button enabled problem.
▶Fixed part job profile retrieval bug when in search mode on part form
Build 1184 1 February 2015
▶Fixed customer notes bug in order processing.
▶Contract review Delivery Time Scale check box added
Build 1183 26 January 2015
▶Multiple job card menu improvement - select different output formats
▶Added update notification improvement
Build 1182 22 January 2015
▶Fixed sub contract operation colour indication in Jobs in Process
Build 1181 18 January 2015
▶Fixed printer dialog settings and cancel bug
Build 1180 10 January 2015
▶Fixed Sales & Turnover menu disabled bug
▶Added Case.UPPER / Case.lower / Case.Title / Case.Default output toggle to override text case (Jobcard only)
Build 1179 2 January 2015
▶Added White text ability on output documents (White on coloured background)
▶Further process operation barcode enhancement
Build 1178 23 December 2014
▶Process operation barcode enhancement
▶Further backend optimisation for plug-in modules
Build 1177 11 December 2014
▶Fixed manual turnaround date editing bug
▶Backend optimisation for plug-in modules
Build 1176 28 November 2014
▶Added "PartNoIssName" and "PartNoIss" print text & list object for printing Part No, Issue and / or name.
▶Certification status kept when keep customer is ticked on booking in
▶Minor bug fix when creating a sub con batch
▶Updated Business Objects universe file
▶Added quotation price book reference for parts when re-quoting
Build 1175 19 November 2014
▶Fixed parts form bug introduced in last update
▶Fixed job tracking bug
▶Added Post-it Memo instruction here
▶Added Part revision / issue instruction here
Build 1174 18 November 2014
▶Fixed certificate of conformity check box staying on top of drop down menu in parts form
▶Added job post-it memo
▶Added part revision / issue control that maintains job history
▶Fixed minimum order job bug in invoicing
▶Added Keep Customer tick box to keep customer on new order when order processing
▶Added certificate of conformity check box to prompt on booking out in settings
Build 1173 25 October 2014
▶Pause Refresh check box added to Sales & Turnover Customer table to allow user review
▶Added Requires Certificate of Conformity on Part form (Does not affect Customer Certification Requirement)
▶Added Last refreshed date / time on list of jobs in processed
▶Added Processed value to Quantity & Price in Job Processing
Build 1172 11 October 2014
▶Check box added to settings and JIP to preview part photos
▶Re prioritised alerters over sub con ops in JIP
▶Added sub con colour highlights in JIP (Orange=Requires S/C, Blue=Out at S/C, Green=Returned from S/C)
Build 1171 4 October 2014
▶Minor bug fix in sub contract batch return date
Build 1170 1 October 2014
▶Minor bug fix in purchasing
Build 1169 26 September 2014
▶Part process data cloning added to part job profile form
▶Print preview bug fix - Now prints all pages
▶Added system SQL administration
▶Graphical artwork changes
▶Added sub-contract process operations
▶Added sub-contract delivery note for sub-con jobs - Download dXof file here if applicable.
Build 1168 15 September 2014
▶System administration form hidden bug fix
▶Reset Certificate of Conformity & RoHS check box on new order
▶Booked out batches in job number order on delivery notes
▶Part history price precision increased to 0.0001
▶Ability to print job card before saving is disabled (Print preview still available)
▶Review and recover deleted jobs in job tracking
▶Default part unit of measure used when part selected
▶Customer / Supplier form opens in fixed position - (doesn't slide down on each open)
▶Added jobs in process lime highlight when job status marked as 'sub con' or 's/c'
▶Added part contract review checklist on job profile tab
▶Updated Business Objects universe
Build 1167 26 June 2014
▶Added Certificate Reference (List.Cert or List.Certificate) on Delivery Notes where applicable
▶Added Delivery Note Reference (List.Del or List.Delivery) on Certificates of Conformity where applicable
▶Added "Search" menu item
▶Added contacts list on search menu for customers and suppliers
▶Added Job Tracking link to search menu (Opens Tracking form)
Build 1166 27 May 2014
▶Added job number sorting on multiple booking out list
▶Fixed booking out OPER / PAX field retrieving choose from list
▶Added contacts to suppliers and updated Business Objects Universe
▶Added invoice right alignment on surcharge value & additional value
▶Added auto select unit of measures "Lot, Ea & Order Charge" when using charge type check boxes
Build 1165 21 May 2014
▶Added part photo view in jobs in process list on order processing
▶Fixed job card issue number on next job and new order
▶Added formatting to part price ("0.00##") on part form
▶Fixed - Last processed date on parts recorded on multiple job booking out
▶Total Ordered & Total Processed formatted to "0.##" on part form
Build 1164 12 May 2014
▶Removed tab index 10, 11, 12, 13 & 14 from text property to tab order in Part form introduced in 1163
Build 1163 10 May 2014
▶Removed dispatch method prompt on delivery notes
▶Moved "Credit Terms" label to align on Add/Edit Customer form
▶Fixed Credit Terms bug in Quotations
▶Moved "Email PDF" button in Quotation to the right to prevent overlapping "Pages to print" data
▶Added Part reference (Prime OEM) column to part listing in Parts form
▶Updated Business Objects Universe file
▶Added invoice right alignment on price values
▶Supplier minimum order charge defaults to 0.00
Build 1162 25 April 2014
▶Fixed order number deletion bug when deleting a single job on the order
Build 1161 24 April 2014
▶Added processing summary on part information tab on order processing
▶Added dXof commands for part jig quantity, jigs per load & load processing time and processing summary
▶Fixed processed qty bug when batch booked out and multiple book out same job
▶Updated Business Objects Universe for Invoice Analysis Report
▶Added processing summary for calculating job processing time on Part Information tab
Build 1160 21 April 2014
▶Fixed training database from accessing settings to override database connection
▶Added day book price review check box in System Administration > Company Accounts & Invoice Settings tab
▶Added functionality to enable review of completed job prices before submitting to invoicing
▶Included updated Business Objects Universe for DBS (Day Book Status) reporting
▶Added part jig / wire quantity, jigs / wires per load & load processing time for scheduling reports
Build 1159 14 April 2014
▶Fixed job profile prompt bug in build 1158
Build 1158 12 April 2014
▶Fixed purchase order Unit Qty dxof printing bug
▶Purchase order enhancement
▶Fixed minimum order invoice bug
▶Added "InvoiceType" print command
▶Added "Prompt for part price at book out" checkbox in settings
▶Fixed "FOC" reset on next job / order
▶"Type Job No>" gets focus after booking out and updating job
▶Sales & Turnover form location set at 0,0. Will not drift down to the right
▶Added prompt to advise user when job profiles are used
▶Extended Finish, Specification and Process row width by 100%
▶Part price change recorded for all methods of change
▶Added label on order processing form "Last price change date"
▶Added label on part edit form "Last price change date"
▶Added "Always review price" check box on Part form to display message when booking in
▶Added "Show internal notes" check box on Part form to display internal notes when booking in
▶Added job card command "ReviewPrice" to print when a part always requires a price review
▶Added "Highlight processes" check box in settings to differentiate finish / spec / job processes in booking in
▶Added "Prompt when parts have attached documents" in settings
Build 1157 8 April 2014
▶Username remembered in booking in when form reset or new order clicked
▶Parts with same name and part number distinguished by customer when not a universal part
▶Added settings check box option to clear output pdf's (temporary files) on exit
Build 1156 5 April 2014
▶Corrected typo in prompt to include Customer order number.
▶Extended illegal character bug (') replacement (`) in contact and address fields on customer form.
▶Fixed quantity decimal point SQL calculation bug to two decimal places (0.01)
▶Added UOM dXof invoice commands
Build 1155 31 March 2014
▶Corrected typo in finishes & specification form.
▶Disabled Email pdf button on invoicing before saving.
▶Added attempt to connect to remote network database when using VPN link
▶Minor bug fix - replaced hidden notes on booking in form
Build 1154 25 March 2014
▶Added this What's New webpage to list updates and fixes accessed via Help menu.
▶Added part dimensions to part information tab on booking in form.
▶Disabled print button on invoicing before saving.
▶Minor bug fix in Invoice when retrieving credit notes.