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What's New in Suprtool

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Changes in Previous Suprtool Versions

Production Version of Suprtool

The lastest production release for MPE and HP-UX is Suprtool 6.3:

Suprtool 6.3

The latest production release for Linux is SUPRTOOL 6.3.50:

Suprtool 6.3.50

  • A subsequent Suprtool task with large key sorts would fail when the previous step was a step that accessed an Oracle database and the Oracle database was still open. (Suprtool 6.3.01 Build 2)
  • Suprtool no longer requires that you need to extract a field from a Flat file (ffisbe on) or Self-Describing file in order for comands like if, sort, dup none keys total field, and total, to correctly convert the data from Big Endian to Little Endian. (Build 14)
  • Suprtool / Open didnt handle double logical numbers over 2 billion when converting to ascii in the list command. (Linux Only Fixed in Build 2)
  • Suprmgr files wouldnt get read properly in Suprtool/Open 6.3 (Build 2)
  • Sorting with certain files would not allocate enough memory space to complete the sort. (Fixed in Build 5)
  • An if $lookup would not work all times with certain data fields if the data field was Big Endian. (Fixed in Build 5)
  • A Chain with multiple values specified inline with byte or logical field types would fail. (Fixed in Build 5)
  • Input files with Bigendian data are converted to Little endian about three times faster in all cases. (Build 5)
  • Output,ascii and Stexport, conversion of double integers with decimal places would incorrectly convert, numbers where the value was less than the number of decimal places. (Build 14)
  • Output, ascii and Stexport would incorrectly handle single logical conversions for some values.
  • Output,ascii would incorrectly pad uneven byte output files with a null on the first record. (Build 14)
  • Suprtool has a new command called set sdinbypass on, allows the reclen, lf syntax on an input file if it is self describing. This was done to allow some customers to not have to change a number of scripts.
  • Set SQLTOFFBE, is a new command to help any extract from an SQL database to a Flat File to build an extract table so that the Output of the data can be converted to BE if the Set Endian commands are in place.
  • Output ,ascii of a double integer would put the sign in the wrong place.

    Suprtool 6.2

    • Sdlinux version is available for Linux to convert the .sd file for use on Linux is now available on Linux. You can now directly copy a data file and sdfile from HP-UX and convert it for use on Linux.
    • Two new sub-functions of $BOM and $ EOM are now available in the $stddate and $month functions. The $BOM function returns the starting day of the month and the $EOM returns the last date of the month for a given month.
    • String functions in Suprtool now have better length and bounds checking of the 4095-byte string limit.
    • Rport a new simple report writer has been added to the Suprtool suite of products.
    • Rport has a new command called Hide which is intended to not report on a field in an SD file.
    • Rport has a new command called Comma, which will place appropriate commas in an ascii field that was converted from a numeric field.
    • There is a new setting in RPORT that is called set maxlen on, which calculates the maximum size that a field can be, including commas and dollar signs.
    • Suprtool/Open now defaults to /bin/bash when a users shell is not found in the user information.
    • The $eom/$bom function wouldnt work properly when $stddate was nested in a $month function and the to month had 31 days.
    • Request a download.
    • Suprtool/Open Change Notice
    • Suprtool for MPE Change Notice
    • Suprtool for HP-UX Change Notice
    • Suprtool for AMXW Change Notice

    Suprtool 6.1

    • Suprtool has a new function called $length that will return a double integer value of the length of a byte and/or numeric field.
    • The $ROBELLE variable has been expanded to 58 characters.
    • Suprtool has a new option called Set EditSignNeutral which tells the $edit function to treat Neutral zoned and packed fields to be positive and treated as such by the $edit function.
    • Suprlink now supports 8192 bytes on both the input file and the link file.
    • Suprlink now supports 16384 bytes on the output file in Suprlink
    • Stexport now supports 8192 bytes on both the input file and output files.
    • Suprtool now supports Eloquence B.08.30, and the following options for BYTEORDER are also supported, NATIVE,COBOL,BE,BE2,BEDATA, BEDATA2.
    • Request a download.
    • Suprtool/Open Change Notice
    • Suprtool for MPE Change Notice
    • Suprtool for HP-UX Change Notice
    • Suprtool for AMXW Change Notice

    Suprtool 6.0

    • STExport has a new set command called Set Excel Leadzero On which tells the Excel command to add leading zeroes to the fields specified in the Excel Preserve command.
    • Suprtool has a new function available to the if/extract commands called $inrecnum, which expects a double integer result.
    • Suprtool has a new function called $leadzeroz, which will add leading zeroes to a display field and will optionally justify the field.
    • Suprtool has a four new string handling functions, specifically, $justifyl, $justifyr, $leadzerob and $respace.
    • Set BackwardChain On tells Suprtools chain command to do a backward chained read.
    • The List command now has a NOSAMETO option to turn off the SAMETO feature.
    • The Add Command to add data to an Oracle table would fail on some tables with an abort if there were a large number of tables in the database.
    • Set AMXW Perfwrite would cause Suprtool for AMXW to fail with fserr 40 incorrectly when using output file,append.
    • Set SDEXTNAME on now prints a warning in Suprtool for AMXW, since it is not supported in that version.
    • Suprtool for AMXW will test for both long fieldnames and short fieldnames when parsing the $lookup function.
    • Suprtool/Open now has the ability to read Self-Describing files from HP-UX natively on Linux. Suprtool / Open can also create Self-Describing files for use on HP-UX with Set SDOutIsBe On.
    • Suprtool/Open now has the ability to read Flat files from HP-UX and natively handle Big Endian Integer and Logical fields with Set FFISBE On.
    • Suprtool/Open can handle and create BigEndian Logical fields with Set EndianLog On.
    • A new utility to convert the version number and field information for HP-UX Self-Describing files to be used on Linux natively called sdlinux.
    • The Output,num option in Suprtool / Open, would not work if the input source was a self-describing or a flat file.
    • On Suprtool/Open an Output file would have a null written in the last byte incorrectly if the output file was an uneven byte length aSuprtool / Open now has the ability to read Self-Describing files from HP-UX natively on Linux. Suprtool / Open can also create Self-Describing files for use on HP-UX with Set SDOutIsBe On.
    • Request a download.
    • Suprtool/Open Change Notice
    • Suprtool for MPE Change Notice
    • Suprtool for HP-UX Change Notice
    • Suprtool for AMXW Change Notice

    Suprtool 5.9

    • A new $month function in the if / extract option allows you to add or subtract a number of months from a given date.
    • STExport has a new command called Excel command which allows you to format a field in a format that allows leading zeroes or spaces to be preserved.
    • A new option called JSON will output SD data in Java Script Object Notation.
    • Suprtools new banner would show the incorrect day and day of week in certain circumstances. This was cosmetic only.
    • The Add command would fail if a Table in an Oracle database accessible by a given username had more than 2.1 billion entries on Oracle 11 and higher.
    • Suprtool/Open now has the option to read MySQL databases. We are looking for feedback on where to take this feature.
    • Request a download.
    • Suprtool/Open Change Notice
    • Suprtool for MPE Change Notice
    • Suprtool for HP-UX Change Notice
    • Suprtool for AMXW Change Notice

    Suprtool 5.8

      
    • Set CleanChar to a single character, after a Set CleanChar  would not come into effect due to the special null flag not being reset. This was in both Suprtool and STExport. 
    • The input command now accepts the keywords ($first/$last) when inputting a range of records. 
    • The list command Reclen verb will now impact the Record size for stdout, where previously it was ignored unless a FILE was specified.
    • Suprtool would lose track of Table data field information, on tables held with the hold option in subsequent tasks.
    • The Suprtool suite of products has less dependency on the Calendar intrinsic which will help products run beyond 2028.
    • Request a download.
    • Suprtool/Open Change Notice
    • Suprtool for MPE Change Notice
    • Suprtool for HP-UX Change Notice
    • Suprtool for AMXW Change Notice

    Suprtool 5.7

    • STExport now has a suprmgr file similar to Suprtool. STExport will process all the commands found in STEXPMGR.PUB.SYS on MPE and /opt/robelle/stexpmgr on all other platforms.
    • Suprlink now has a suprmgr file similar to Suprtool. Suprlink will process all the commands found in LINKMGR.PUB.SYS on MPE and /opt/robelle/linkmgr on all other platforms.
    • Set Comlog On has been added to Suprtool, Suprlink and STExport to log all commands entered in Suprtool, Suprlink or STExport are logged in its own file. (HP-UX and Open Platforms)
    • Suprtool would potentially have problems with system commands in variable-length scripts if the command ended in a number that had a length of eight numbers. (Open Platforms)
    • Suprtool now has a function called $proper which will try and upshift "proper" names in byte strings. (5.6.12)
    • Suprtool now has a function called $translate which will scramble data so it will become unreadable. You can invoke your own translate table or use one provided. (5.6.12)
    • Suprtool for HP-UX (PA_RISC and Itanium) can now obtain the proper number of records if the file was >2GB in size. (Build 4)
    • Suprtool for AMXW would not stop Suprtool when using the list command and the target file filled up. (AMXW only 5.6.12)
    • Suprtool/Open would not parse a negative number into a quad integer container. (5.6.11)
    • Suprtool for Itanium and Suprtool/Open would not properly convert negative, single and double integers when output,display is invoked. (5.6.11)
    • Suprtool for Itanium and Suprtool/Open incorrectly reallocated if/extract code space on subsequent tasks, which would eventually cause Suprtool to fail with the error, Unable to allocate heap space. (5.6.10)
    • Suprtool for Open and Itanium versions are now compatible with Oracle 12 in Suprtool 5.7 Build 6 and higher.
    • Request a download.
    • Suprtool/Open Change Notice
    • Suprtool for MPE Change Notice
    • Suprtool for HP-UX Change Notice
    • Suprtool for AMXW Change Notice

    Suprtool 5.6 (HP-UX and Open) 5.6.01 (MPE)

    • Suprtool, Suprlink and STExport now handle 512 fields on HP-UX and Open platforms.
    • Suprtools' extract command now has three special keywords to help with extract using a range, which is designed to make your Suprtool scripts more easily maintained. Suprtool now has $all, $first and $last which respectively means all fields, the first field or the last field. Note that $first and $last may only be used in a range extract.
    • $Subcount has been added to keep a running count for a given sort break.
    • Suprtool for Itanium and Suprtool/Open had problems sorting display type keys with Overpunch characters.
    • Suprtool would use the wrong definition for a field with a duplicate field name on a straight copy of a given SD file.
    • Suprtool would not load data from a table when $lookup was used in an if command and if the value did not need to be coerced to another type, Suprtool would sometimes not use the correct register location to do the compare.
    • Set Ifouroutput on extracts would fail at xeq time with an "Unknown if execute phase" error in the PA_RISC version, when an alignment issue would occur in some circumstances.
    • Suprtool would fail or give incorrect result when doing an arithmetic expression when dealing with multiple sets of brackets and the data types involved were either Packed Decimal or Display. (Itanium Only)
    • Suprtool and STExport would incorrectly assume a positive sign for a packed-decimal field that had an invalid sign value, when converting from Decimal to Ascii. (Itanium only)
    • Suprtool for HP-UX and AMXW would potentially incorrectly set the decimal or date attribute on a straight copy of an SD file. This was introduced by the fix to copying SD files with duplicate fieldnames and was in 5.5.04 pre-release and 5.5.11 and 5.6 Build 1. This is fixed in Suprtool 5.6 Build 2 and Suprtool/Open Build 3.
    • Suprtool for AMXW would print an error message when doing a straight get of a dataset to a flat file with no extract command. (Fixed in Suprtool 5.6 Build 2)
    • Suprtool for AMXW would not show fieldnames on a list of an SD file with no extract command. (Fixed in Suprtool 5.6 Build 2)
    • Suprtool for AMXW did not allocate enough space to support the same number of defined fields and items as previous versions.
    • Suprtool for AMXW had a conflict with the AMXW copy command when copying a C/ISAM or emulated KSAM file.
    • Suprtool for AMXW could not append to an empty KSAM file.
    • Suprtool for AMXW will now detect if the output file has CCTL and will use the correct controlcode on the FWRITE to the Output file.
    • Suprtool for AMXW Itanium version now supports more defined fields.
    • Suprtool for AMXW would fail to open a "KSAM" file in AMXW when the implementation was done via CISAM.
    • Suprtool would fail at the end of a second chain with update task, if the previous chain with update task was against a master dataset. This issue was introduced in 5.5 with the fix to BTree updates due to an Image issue. (MPE only 5.6.01)
    • Request a download.
    • Suprtool for MPE Change Notice
    • Suprtool for HP-UX Change Notice
    • Suprtool for AMXW Change Notice

    Suprtool 5.5

    • The $edit function did not work well with alpha based edit masks and if the target was greater than 32 characters. (5.4.16)
    • Ksam64 files were not assumed to be Self-describing like CM KSAM and KSAMXL files when it was the input file and had labels.(5.4.16 MPE only)
    • A warning will print if a non-regular SD file is loaded into a Table with the data option. The data is not loaded into the table. (5.4.16 MPE only)
    • An error will print if an extract command attempts to reference data when loaded from table that in turn was loaded when using a non-regular SD file, such as KSAM/XL, KSAM64 and CM KSAM. (5.4.16 MPE only)
    • Set Oracle DataBug On | Off has been added to mimic the incorrect behaviour of writing double the number of bytes in versions 5.1 thru 5.4 and if no extract commands were in place and either set ifouroutput or set oracle integer were on. (5.4.16 HP-UX only)
    • Due to an issue with Btrees, Suprtool would incorrectly select records when doing an update or delete, and if using chain with a btree index on a master dataset. (5.4.15)
    • Suprtool would write out double the calculated record size when set oracle integer was on or set ifouroutput was on, and output,data option was used and no extract commands were specified.(5.4.15)
    • Small change to the Encryption version of Suprtool for MPE, this is not in the normal version of Suprtool, but is a custom version available for testing. (5.4.14)
    • Suprtool for HP-UX now supports 268 fields in both an Eloquence database and SD files.(5.4.13)
    • STExport for HP-UX now supports 268 fields in an SD file. (5.4.13)
    • Suprlink for HP-UX now supports 268 fields in an SD file. (5.4.13)
    • Set Fastread now has a default value of off. (5.4.12)
    • Suprtool would abort in the middle of an fwrite to the sort scratch file. (5.4.12)
    • Suprlink for AMXW would fail on a JOIN command suddenly after applying a patch to libc. (5.4.12)
    • Set XLTRIM On now tells Suprtool to close a file and release the disc space between EOF and the Flimit.(5.4.12)
    • STExport's Escape command has been re-engineered to fix some corner cases that didn't work previously. (5.4.12)
    • The PA_Risc version of Suprtool, Suprlink and STExport now prints out the Build version number. (5.4.10)
    • A NUMRECS command with a percent greater than 101 would produce a strange result if the input source was an Oracle table on the Itanium version. This is fixed in Suprtool 5.5 Build 5.
    • Request a download.
    • Suprtool for MPE Change Notice
    • Suprtool for HP-UX Change Notice
    • Suprtool for AMXW Change Notice

    Suprtool 5.4.01

    • Suprtool did not print out a warning message when a sort was combined with output,else. (MPE only Fixed in 5.4.01)
    • Suprtool for HP-UX Itanium only did not sort large records. (Itanium only Fixed in 5.4.01)
    • Suprtool now supports output ,else which writes out records to a temporary file on MPE and a ".else" file on HP-UX that did not qualify for the given if condition.
    • Suprtool did not properly clear the data field information from a table at the end of a task.
    • Suprtool did not properly zero out a packed field target when an table entry was not found when extracting data from a table.
    • Bradmark's DbGeneral can produce Jumbo datasets that are a single chunk, Suprtool did not handle these single chunk master jumbo datasets properly as the last block calculation was done only after opening the last chunk itself. We have adjusted the logic in making sure the calculation is done for this case earlier. Adager does not create these single chunk jumbo datasets. There is an un-documented $control directive in dbschema called $forcejumbo, which will produce one of these single chunk jumbos so we are supporting it in Suprtool 5.3.11.
    • Suprtool for AMXW would fail when appending to a KSAM file in some instances.
    • Suprtool for HP-UX on Itanium now properly supports $atoe and $etoa. (Itanium Version Only)
    • Suprtool would encounter problems when reading record sizes greater than 13700 bytes. (Itanium Version Only)
    • Suprtool for HP-UX on Itanium would incorrectly coerce the number negative 65536 from Binary to Decimal and Decimal to Binary. (Itanium only)
    • Suprtool for HP-UX on Itanium would fail with an HPPAC error if the field had spaces when reading a display field. (Itanium only)
    • The Eloquence loading algorithm has been changed to make another attempt at loading the routines. (HP-UX and AMXW)
    • Suprtool for AMXW would not run an external program from inside Suprtool due to a naming conflict with some routines in the AMXW libraries, this is the Itanium version only.
    • Suprtool did not print out a warning message when a sort was combined with output,else. (MPE only Fixed in 5.4.01)
    • Suprtool for HP-UX Itanium only did not sort large records. (Itanium only Fixed in 5.4.01)
    • Request a download.
    • Suprtool for MPE Change Notice
    • Suprtool for HP-UX Change Notice
    • Suprtool for AMXW Change Notice

    Changes in Previous Suprtool Versions

    Suprtool 5.3

    • Suprtool now supports output ,append access to vision file system KSAM. (AMXW only)
    • Extract with arithmetic divide operation would not round properly if the target was single, double or quad integers or single-logical or double-logicals. (Itanium only)
    • Suprtool would not properly store the number of bits to store on a bitwise operation in the if command or extract. (Itanium only)
    • The chain command would not work if a data set entry length was evenly divisable by 128. (Itanium only)
    • Suprtool would produce an error on input of a link file equated to a dataset. (AMXW only)
    • Extract to a Logical target would produce a zero result. (Itanium only)
    • The Add command which adds an input file to an Oracle table now allows for the syntax of ownername.tablename.
    • Suprtool would fail with Stack Overflow message or simply fail when loading a table with the sorted option if the key data type was a double-integer, small integer or small logical. (Itanium only)
    • An extract operation where the target was a single integer and the source was a double integer would not work properly. (Itanium only)
    • Suprtool did not properly erase the output file when using out=in, dup none key on HP-UX.
    • Set Oracle SpaceNull On has been added to control if byte, char and date fields which if Null will have nulls as data or spaces. If SpaceNull is on, then spaces will be placed in the fields. If SpaceNull is off then the field will contain nulls.
    • Suprtool did not properly coerce data from Packed to Quad integer when using Set Ifouroutput on and Set Oracle Integer on. (Itanium only)
    • Set Oracle Passshift Off now turns off password upshift for the oneline syntax method when you are including the service name.
    • A Select operation on an empty table or if the select would result in zero records it would fail if Set Ifouroutput was on. (Itanium only)
    • Set Oracle SpaceNull has been added to convert byte, char and date fields when Null to spaces or leave them as null. If SpaceNull is on, then spaces will be placed in the fields. If SpaceNull is off then the field will contain nulls.
    • Suprtool did not properly coerce data from Packed to Quad integer when using Set Ifouroutput on and Set Oracle Integer on. (Itanium only)
    • Set Oracle Passshift Off now turns off password upshift for the oneline syntax method when you are including the service name.
    • The Dup None Keys Count command didn't write out an extended name if Set SDExtname On. This was an issue in the Itanium version only and was fixed in Build 2.
    • STExport did not properly handle the Delimiter Tab option. Fixed in STExport (Fixed in Build 2).
    • The verify command could potentially corrupt the internals of STExport and cause a core abort. (Fixed in Build 3)
    • Suprtool buffer allocation has been changed slightly to allocate slightly more buffer space under certain conditions. (Build 4)
    • Suprtool Itanium Build 4 did not have some areas enabled for Large Files. (Fixed in Build 5)
    • Suprtool did not coerce properly from Packed to Quad integer when using Set Oracle Integer on and Set Ifouroutput on. It would improperly round a number up by one. This was for some numbers greater than 16 digits. (Itanium Only Fixed in Build Six)
    • The Table command would not find a field in the Table file when using Set SDExtname On. (Itanium Only Fixed in Build Six)
    • The Numrecs with a percentage would not calculate properly if the input source was an Oracle Table. (Itanium Only Fixed in Build Seven)
    • Suprtool would be round incorrectly if doing a divide operation and the target for the result was a packed or zoned decimal field if the data was a positive value. (Fixed in Build 8)
    • Suprtool for MPE Change Notice
    • Suprtool for HP-UX Change Notice
    • Suprtool for AMXW Change Notice

    Suprtool 5.2 MPE

    • STExport has a new feature to handle bad Zoned data. See Set ZonedFix On for details.
    • Various bugs in byte addressing and memory management have been uncovered and addressed.
    • The $edit function now supports the colon as a delimeter character for time edit masks.
    • Suprtool's if command would not recognize a field starting with SPECIAL if it was on the right side of the equation.

    Suprtool 5.2 HP-UX

    • STExport has a new feature to handle bad Zoned data. See Set ZonedFix On for details.
    • The $edit function now supports the colon as a delimeter character for time edit masks.
    • Suprtool's if command would not recognize a field starting with SPECIAL if it was on the right side of the equation.
    • Suprtool is now available is native Itanium, in all flavours. Suprtool for HP-UX, Suprtool with dynamic loading and Suprtool for AMXW.
    • Suprtool now has Set Oracle PassShift On (default) or Off to turn off the upshift of a password. This is to accomodate Oracle 11 which will allow for case-sensitive passwords.
    • The Add command in Suprtool for HP-UX would cause a subsequent task to fail in some cases.
    • The Add command in Suprtool for HP-UX would fail if the target was a small record.

    Suprtool 5.2 AMXW

    • STExport has a new feature to handle bad Zoned data. See Set ZonedFix On for details.
    • The $edit function now supports the colon as a delimeter character for time edit masks.
    • Suprtool's if command would not recognize a field starting with SPECIAL if it was on the right side of the equation.
    • Suprtool is now available is native Itanium, in all flavours. Suprtool for HP-UX, Suprtool with dynamic loading and Suprtool for AMXW.
    • Suprtool now has Set Oracle PassShift On (default) or Off to turn off the upshift of a password. This is to accomodate Oracle 11 which will allow for case-sensitive passwords.
    • The Add command in Suprtool for HP-UX would cause a subsequent task to fail in some cases.
    • The Add command in Suprtool for HP-UX would fail if the target was a small record.

    Suprtool 5.1.02 MPE

    • Suprtool can now execute the if and extract expression $stddate($days(a) + 10) in one task.
    • STExport did not handle files with 256 fields in an SD file.
    • Suprtool now Supports Indexes and Third-Party Indexes that have a type of Z.
    • Suprlink has had some internal changes, mainly in terms of some of it's data structures and information about the link file(s).
    • Set stat on did not look at the correct flag when being parsed.
    • STExport XML command did not convert compound items (2)..(n) properly.
    • Multiple literal compares now work in the if command.
    • If $lookup can now return the data portion loaded into a table to use in a comparison.
    • Suprtool now reads NM KSAM files with MR NOBUF if an IF command is specified. (MPE only)
    • STExport HTML command did not calculate the maximum record size properly in some cases. (MPE only)
    • Suprtool chain command now handles J2 TPI keys in Master datasets.
    • The $edit function would replace a numeric with a colon if the edit mask had a different number of decimal places than the item had and the last number to be rounded was a nine.

    Suprtool 5.1.02 HP-UX

    • Suprtool can now execute the if and extract expression $stddate($days(a) + 10) in one task.
    • Support for extended names in Suprtool and Suprlink.
    • STExport did not handle files with 256 fields in an SD file.
    • Suprtool for HP-UX and AMXW would not close the previously opened database when a new base command was issued with database name. (HPUX/AMXW only)
    • Suprtool now Supports Indexes and Third-Party Indexes that have a type of Z.
    • Suprlink has had some internal changes, mainly in terms of some of it's data structures and information about the link file(s).
    • Set stat on did not look at the correct flag when being parsed.
    • Suprtool now allows you to specify the "lp" program by setting the variable ROBELLE_LP. (HP-UX)
    • Reset Output would not properly reset the output filename in HP-UX and AMXW versions of Suprtool. (HP-UX, AMXW)
    • Set VarsubCompat did not work in STExport and the default was set to on incorrectly.
    • Set VarsubDebug has been added to look at the line after variable substitution has occured.
    • Suprlink and STExport can now be run with -cv argument to turn on the VarsubCompat flag. (HP-UX and AMXW)
    • STExport XML command did not convert compound items (2)..(n) properly.
    • Multiple literal compares now work in the if command.
    • If $lookup can now return the data portion loaded into a table to use in a comparison.
    • Suprtool for HP-UX would fail with a DBGET failure on a directed read if fastread was on and if the record number specified did not have a record in the slot previous to the start record number. (HP-UX only)
    • Suprtool2 would fail to detect the ROBSUPR variable even if set in some cases. (AMXW only)
    • Suprlink had trouble with linking two files with the new SD Extended information in some cases.
    • Open Oracle could not parse a machine name with a . in the name.
    • Suprtool chain command now handles J2 TPI keys in Master datasets.
    • Open Oracle now correctly parses three tokens in the Open command.
    • The $edit function would replace a numeric with a colon if the edit mask had a different number of decimal places than the item had and the last number to be rounded was a nine.

    Suprtool 5.1.02 AMXW

    • Suprtool can now execute the if and extract expression $stddate($days(a) + 10) in one task.
    • Total $file did not work properly in Suprtool for AMXW. (AMXW)
    • KSAM input files were not opened with ;shr;lock. (AMXW)
    • Suprtool for HP-UX and AMXW would not close the previously opened database when a new base command was issued with database name. (HPUX/AMXW only)
    • Suprtool now Supports Indexes and Third-Party Indexes that have a type of Z.
    • Suprtool for AMXW would abort when trying to get file system error messages from AMXW intrinsics.
    • Suprlink has had some internal changes, mainly in terms of some of it's data structures and information about the link file(s).
    • Set stat on did not look at the correct flag when being parsed.
    • Reset Output would not properly reset the output filename in HP-UX and AMXW versions of Suprtool. (HP-UX, AMXW)
    • Suprtool for AMXW build version had a conflict with the Dateline intrinsic. (AMXW)
    • Suprlink and STExport had an issue detecting the AMXW shell with some versions of AMXW. (AMXW)
    • Suprtool, STExport and Suprlink all set the outcount variables by default just like they do on MPE. (AMXW)
    • Set UserLabels on now works in Suprtool for AMXW just like it does in the MPE version. (AMXW)
    • Set Filecode 0 will work if Set UserLabels is set to off. (AMXW)
    • Suprtool would fail with Fgetinfo failure when output is to stdlist (out *) and a sort is specified. (AMXW)
    • Suprtool for AMXW would use the file size stored in the SD label as opposed to the actual physical file size that AMXW uses. (AMXW)
    • Suprtool would not abort nor return an error message when the AMXW FPOINT intrinsic would fail when trying to append to an output file greater than 2Gb. Suprtool now aborts with an error message and Speedware has fixed FPOINT to work with files > 2Gb. (AMXW)
    • Error handling has been improved when creating or opening large files. (AMXW-only)
    • Set VarsubCompat did not work in STExport and the default was set to on incorrectly.
    • Set VarsubDebug has been added to look at the line after variable substitution has occured.
    • Suprlink and STExport can now be run with -cv argument to turn on the VarsubCompat flag. (HP-UX and AMXW)
    • STExport XML command did not convert compound items (2)..(n) properly.
    • Multiple literal compares now work in the if command.
    • If $lookup can now return the data portion loaded into a table to use in a comparison.
    • Suprtool for HP-UX would fail with a DBGET failure on a directed read if fastread was on and if the record number specified did not have a record in the slot previous to the start record number.
    • Suprtool2 would fail to detect the ROBSUPR variable even if set in some cases. (AMXW only)
    • Suprlink had trouble with linking two files with the new SD Extended information in some cases.
    • Open Oracle could not parse a machine name with a . in the name.
    • Suprtool chain command now handles J2 TPI keys in Master datasets.
    • Open Oracle now correctly parses three tokens in the Open command.
    • Suprtools Table command would fail with Error: Sorted file is not in the correct sequence, in some cases. (AMXW only)
    • The $edit function would replace a numeric with a colon if the edit mask had a different number of decimal places than the item had and the last number to be rounded was a nine.

    Suprtool Version 5.0

    MPE

    • Set InitExtents setting has been added to reduce the size of the extent B-trees for some systems. Keep in mind that this will increase the size of the chunks that it needs to have for large files. (4.9.05)
    • Suprtool had some internal messages printing out on stdlist when the Table command was used. (4.9.04)
    • Set Itemlock command has been added to support Item level locking. (4.9.04)
    • Update from a table would incorrectly update records with spaces if the record was not found. (4.9.04)

    HP-UX

    • Suprtool for HP-UX now has a set command called Set HPUXCMDERR that will allow you to configure which commands are not considered fatal errors when running in batch.(4.9.06)
    • The $split function would abort on some systems if the $split character was the last character in the string. (4.9.06)
    • Ground work has been done in Suprtool to support longer fieldnames in self-describing files. This feature is being added to the next version of Suprlink and then it will be released. (4.9.05)
    • Suprtool for HP-UX and AMXW had some timer call information disabled which meant that progress messages have incorrect Wall time statistics. (4.9.05)
    • Suprtool for HP-UX would occasionally fail with mmap errors in some environments.(4.9.04)
    • The Base command on its own did not close the current database like it did on MPE.(4.9.04)
    • Suprtool for AMXW would fail with a dbstatus 17, No current record found when doing an update or delete operation with Set Fastread on and Set Lock 0.(4.9.04)
    • Set varsubcompat flag has been added to control how variable substitution behaves on HP-UX.(4.9.04)
    • STExport would fail if the input file did not have any line feeds and the XML command would in effect.(4.9.04)
    • Oracle load warning messages are no longer printed by default.(4.9.04)
    • Dynamic loading of Oracle and Eloquence libraries is improved.(4.9.04)
    • Suprtool would abort if an invalid password was specified in some cases.(4.9.04)

    AMXW

    • The $split function would abort on some systems if the $split character was the last character in the string. (4.9.06)
    • In Suprtool for AMXW the Base command would fail on the dynamic loading version if Eloquence was not installed. (4.9.06 Build 1)
    • If the Eloquence and Oracle libraries are not loaded the Base and Open commands will print an error saying that the appropriate libraries were not loaded when the Base and Open commands are entered. Previously, Suprtool would simply abort. (4.9.06 Build 2)
    • Suprtool for AMXW would not initialize the filecode to zero if the input file was self-describing and the output option was ascii, prn or display. (4.9.06 Build 2)
    • Suprtool, STExport and Suprlink for AMXW did not handle duplicate filenames for permanent and/or temporary files in all cases.
    • Suprtool for AMXW dynamic loading version did not work for those sites that did not have the Eloquence routines. (4.9.05)
    • Suprtool for AMXW did not support input filename(2/), where Suprtool starts to read at a particular record number until this version.(4.9.04)
    • Suprtool for AMXW now supports the Numrecs command to control the size of the output file.(4.9.04)
    • Suprtool for AMXW does variable substition in the same manner as the HP-UX version. Suprtool for AMXW first tries to resolve variables set on HP-UX and are available as an environment variable. Then any command that uses a ! MPE variable, will be resolved next.(4.9.04)
    • Stexport Output command would fail as the byte size was assumed to be words, incorrectly.(4.9.04)
    • The latest AMXW version of Suprtool2 would interfere with some Cobol programs if they attempted to open a KSAM file.(4.9.04)
    • STExport did not support temp file creation in the AMXW version.(4.9.04)
    • STExport would core abort when trying to input a file did not exist.(4.9.04)
    • STExport did not produce Variable length files by default as it did on MPE.(4.9.04)
    • Suprtool would occasionally fail with mmap errors on HP-UX when using the Table command.(4.9.04)
    • Output, erase was not working properly in STExport and Suprlink.(4.9.04)
    • Files that had a size in words would not get linked properly in Suprlink and the Table file might assume an incorrect size.(4.9.04)
    • Suprtool for AMXW would behave poorly with set fastread on and if the dataset it was reading had no records in it.(4.9.04)
    • Suprtool for AMXW would fail with a dbstatus 17, No current record found when doing an update or delete operation with Set Fastread on and Set Lock 0.(4.9.04)
    • Suprtool for AMXW would not close the currently open database when the BASE command was entered by itself.(4.9.04)
    • Suprtool did not print out progress messages when run in batch in an AMXW job. This was solved by calling AMXWs print intrinsic.(4.9.04)
    • Progress messages were intersperesed with List command output.(4.9.04)
    • Number of records are now being printed when doing a form of a self-describing file.(4.9.04)
    • Set AMXW Perfwrite ON increases performance of writing to an output file by up to 10 times.(4.9.04)
    • When numrecs is > number of records read, sometimes the file is padded with blank records.(4.9.04)
    • Output,erase on a file with a shorter record would write a series of nulls.(4.9.04)
    • Sort with output,erase on a smaller file did not erase all records.(4.9.04)
    • Suprtool now shows error when there is no room to append records, this is to be more MPE like.(4.9.04)
    • Suprtool now can use two methods when dynamically loading Oracle, Eloquence and Image routines in the respective versions of Suprtool.(4.9.04)
    • Suprtool for HP-UX now supports Item Level locking with the Set Itemlock command.(4.9.04)
    • Oracle load warning messages are no longer printed by default.(4.9.04)
    • The Base command on its own did not close the current database like it did on MPE.(4.9.04)

    Suprtool Version 4.9.02 (HP-UX 4.9.03)

    • Suprtool for HP-UX would not set the return code variable $?, if it failed with some syntax errors. (HP-UX 4.9.03)
    • Suprtool had some debug messages were left over in the Table module.(HP-UX 4.9.03)
    • Suprtool would have a stack overflow when the input source was an Oracle table, the if command was used and no records were selected.(HP-UX 4.9.03)
    • Suprcall for AMXW would not build a tempfile even if the Build command was specified in the Suprtool task.(HP-UX 4.9.03)
    • Suprcall would not always print the stdlist if the print-state was set to ER.(HP-UX 4.9.03)
    • Suprcall now returns an error status if Suprtool run has an error, in both the AMXW version and the regular HP-UX version.(HP-UX 4.9.03)
    • A stack overflow error would occur when sorting with two sort keys and the input source was an Oracle Table. (HP-UX 4.9.02)
    • Suprtool would output 100 blank records when reading an empty Eloquence dataset with set fastread on. (HP-UX 4.9.02)
    • Suprtool2 fixed to work better with certain cobol compilers and compiler options. (HP-UX 4.9.02)
    • Command lines that were not terminated with a null are now handled correctly in Suprtool2. (HP-UX 4.9.02)
    • Print state and execution of print of stdout now works properly in all cases in Suprtool2. (HP-UX 4.9.02)
    • Tmpnam call would occasionally abort on Itanium due to ineffective space allocation in Suprtool2. (HP-UX 4.9.02)
    • Suprtool would incorrectly give an error with the Set Buffer command with some values. ( MPE 4.9.02)
    • Output=Input now writes out the sort information for self-describing files. (HP-UX 4.9.01)
    • The $file and $list options are now supported in the Total command. (HP-UX 4.9.01)
    • Suprtool would leave a KSAM/iX or KSAM/64 file open when reading the file and if the task had an if command in it.
    • Suprtool would return Illegal constant error when Set Varsub was on and either the $Counter or $findclean functions were being used. (HP-UX only)
    • The List command would fail to initialize the output file if PCL was other than zero and the file option was being used and Stdlist was being re-directed. (HP-UX only)
    • Suprtool would report an error when closing a memory mapped file if two or more Tables are being used.
    • The $CLEAN function in Suprtool and Clean command in STExport can now remove a character that needs to be cleaned and it does not replace with a space, but rather shifts the text to the left and adds a space to the end.
    • Suprlink's Join command would not build the output file large enough if the input file flimit was significantly smaller than the Link file.
    • Suprtool 4.8.10 would abort on a duplicate none key operation on a file greater than 5,000 bytes (approx)
    • Suprtool would not select the correct records for Ksam64 files.
    • Suprlink's Join command would not build the output file large enough if the input file flimit was significantly smaller than the Link file.
    • Suprtool would incorrectly retrieve Oracle Null dates when with a real Date value, instead of Null values in certain versions of Oracle. (HP-UX only)
    • Suprtool would not be able to extract the last field of a table when the extracted record size was an uneven number of bytes and the set Ifouroutput option was being used with Oracle tables. (HP-UX only)
    • Suprtool would return Illegal constant error when Set Varsub was on and the $Counter function was being used. (HP-UX only)
    • Suprtool would return Bad Address or stack overflow on some sort operations. (HP-UX only)
    • The Table command would previously not release memory used for Tables in all cases. (HP-UX only)
    • Output=input is now supported in Suprtool for HP-UX. (HP-UX only)
    • The $number function would either add garbage onto the end of a conversion or two zeroes if the field did not have a decimal point.
    • Suprtool has all new code to connect to Oracle databases which fixes a number of issues with connecting to recently released Oracle patches. (HP-UX, specific)
    • Suprtool now dynamically loads all Oracle calls that it requires which also helps with several issues with connecting to recently release Oracle patches. (HP-UX, specific)
    • The FILE option of the List command did not handle absolute file names properly. (HP-UX, specific)
    • The Table command now can read files greater than 4 Gbs. (HP-UX specific, MPE version already does this)
    • Suprtool for MPE Change Notice
    • Suprtool for HP-UX Change Notice

    Suprtool Version 4.8.02

    • The information about the data loaded in a Table would be lost if the table being referenced was the second held table and the previous task involved a chain command.
    • The Get command would not get correct end of file signal if the dataset was empty and being accessed with Set FastRead On. HP-UX Only
    • The chain command would either fail or return incorrect records when used with Set FastRead On. HP-UX only
    • The $subtotal function has been re-written in order to use less resources and fix some bugs.
    • Suprtool now reads Eloquence databases up to five times faster. (HP-UX specific)
    • Eloquence routines are now dynamically loaded, using the libraries on your system. (HP-UX specific)
    • Suprtool now has a $findclean function to identify records with specific characters in it.
    • Dbedit for HP-UX now works on Eloquence databases and on Oracle databses in the ImaxSoft version of Suprtool. (HP-UX specific)
    • The List command now has new options for listing to a file on HP-UX. (HP-UX specific)
    • Suprtool now has a $edit function for formatting data.
    • Suprtool now allows up to 255 $split functions per task.
    • Suprtool's Open command can now connect to a remote Oracle database. (HP-UX specific)

    Suprtool Version 4.7.02

    • Suprtool now has a $Number function which will allow Suprtool to use a freeform ascii number with signs, decimal places and currency symbol as a display field.
    • Suprtool and STExport now support features to Clean your data.
    • STExport now supports an Escape command which will escape out certain characters.
    • The $Counter function will increment a field by one for every record selected.
    • The $total function will total a specified field.
    • The $SubTotal function totals numeric fields and resets on sort breaks.
    • Split byte strings into multiple fields via the $split function.
    • Many-to-many links via the Join command.
    • Suprtool, STExport and Suprlink now support environment variables. (HP-UX specific)
    • Suprtool has been enhanced to support Eloquence 7.0 features. (HP-UX specific)
    • The Base and Put commands have been changed to support new features in Eloquence 7.0. (HP-UX specific)
    • Suprtool now supports the expanded database limits in Eloquence 7.0. (HP-UX specific)
    • Suprtool now supports Extract from a table on HP-UX similar to MPE. (HP-UX specific)
    • Suprtool now supports larger tables and a significant performance improvement in loading and looking up tables. (HP-UX specific)
    • Suprtool for MPE Change Notice
    • Suprtool for HP-UX Change Notice

    Suprtool 4.6.01

    • Suprtool would incorrectly coerce large negative numbers from a Packed field to another Packed or Display field.
    • Suprtool would fail with prefetch point failure if the file had an uneven record size and an uneven blocking facter.
    • STExport now properly converts the Roman 8 universal monetary symbol to the Euro-Symbol in the HTML and XML commands.
    • The Item command would fail if a definition or Item command was already issued for a field, if the input source was a self-describing file and and extract range was used or all items from a dataset were extracted.
    • The XML command would fail to convert ">" to ">" and "<" to "<".
    • The XML and HTML commands failed to convert "&" to "&".
    • MPE Change notice
    • HP-UX Change notice

    Highlights in Suprtool 4.6

    • Support for HP Eloquence databases has been added. (HP-UX only)
    • Suprtool incorrectly rounded Real and Long target data in arithmetic expressions
    • The Table command incorrectly gave an error message in some cases when data was loaded with key values. (MPE only)
    • MPE Change notice
    • HP-UX Change notice

    Highlights in Suprtool 4.5

    • Support for "well-formed" XML in STExport.
    • Suprtool, STExport and Suprlink can now have warnings turned off when run from batch with the set warnings off command.
    • CM to NM switches in Suprtool have been decreased significantly.
    • Suprtool now has the ability to load and extract data from a Table.
    • Loading a Table is now up to 28% faster than previous versions.
    • Table lookup operations are now up to 33% faster than previous versions.
    • MPE Change notice
    • HP-UX Change notice

    Suprtool Pre-Release Version

    There is currently no pre-releases available.

    In-Development for Suprtool

    If you have any feedback, questions, suggestions etc on Suprtool, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at neil@robelle.com.

    What's New in Host-Based Qedit and Qedit Server

    More News:

    The Current Production Release

    The Current "Pre-release" for Testing

    In Development

    Changes in Previous Versions

    In-Development for Qedit

    The main requests for Qedit these days is to port to other platforms, which has been achieved in part. See the latest Qedit for Linux Change Notice for details.

    Qedit Pre-Release Versions

    There is currently no pre-rlease versions of Qedit.

    If you have suggestions on what you want us to work on for Qedit, then feel free to contact me at: neil@robelle.com.

    Production Version of Qedit

    The current production version of Qedit is 6.3 for MPE and HP-UX.

    Qedit 6.3

    • More work has been done to extend Qedit to work properly beyond 2027 date limitation on HP 3000.
    • Qedit for HP-UX now writes out the size of a fixed length file when making a file fixed length, with set keep var off. It will also write out a file as to whether or not Line Feeds are on or off. The files are local to your working directory under the names .qxrecsize and .qxlf.
    • The Qedit for Windows Server login now supports PAM, which in turn supports LDAP login.
    • Request a download.
    • Qedit for MPE Change Notice
    • Qedit for HP-UX Change Notice
    Qedit 6.3.50 has been released into production.

    Qedit 6.3.50

    • Add with move syntax would abort, this is now fixed. A typical syntax is add last < 1/3.
    • Adding a block of text would incorrectly print out line numbers at the end of the block of text. For the time being ADD will revert to ADDQ while we investigate this issue.
    • The Modify command will default to Modifyq for the time being as to when we resolve some terminal issues.
    • Qedit has been ported to Linux, specifically Small Endian Linux Machines.
    • Request a download.
    • Qedit for Linux Change Notice

    Qedit 6.2

    Qedit Version 6.1

    The current production version of Qedit is 6.1.

    Qedit Version 6.0

    • Qedit on HP-UX now has the command set compatvarsub on which does not replace $-variables that are not defined with spaces. It simply passes the $token, thru to the Qedit command interpreter if the variable is not defined.
    • The Find command could potentially abort when printing the caret indicating where a string was located, if the record size and display size were greater than 132 bytes and the string found was beyond 132 bytes.
    • Request a download.
    • Qedit for MPE Change Notice
    • Qedit for HP-UX Change Notice

    Qedit Version 5.9

    • Qedit Server on Hp-UX now supports the Long Password feature described here, which supports >8 character lengths for Shadow Passwords. Improvements have been made to error reporting for login error messages. (5.8.10)
    • Qedit Server and Qedit host on HP-UX now supports Long Usernames (up to 80 characters) thru the 11.31 utility of lugadmin. (5.8.11)
    • Qedit now recognizes .cob and .COB as Cobol files. (5.8.10)
    • Request a download.
    • Qedit for MPE Change Notice
    • Qedit for HP-UX Change Notice

    Qedit Version 5.8 (MPE) 5.8.01 (HP-UX)

    • Qedit would set the return code on HP-UX with the value 123 even if an error had not occured inside qedit. (HP-UX only fixed in 5.8.01)
    • Visual mode updates would fail with Bad Format error if the length of the file was less than 52 bytes.
    • Qedit did not recognize files with the extension .cpy as Cobol files.
    • The Text command would abort with Integer Divide by Zero error when trying to text in some large variable length and bytestream files. (5.7.11)
    • Regular Expressions. Qedit would improperly report the error "String longer than maximum allowed" if the expression specified is longer than the window of the rangelist. (HP-UX/MPE) (5.7.10)
    • Shadow Passwords. Qedit for HP-UX did not support Shadow Passwords properly for all versions of HP-UX. (5.7.10)
    • Request a download.
    • Qedit for MPE Change Notice
    • Qedit for HP-UX Change Notice

    Highlights in Previous Qedit Versions

    Qedit Version 5.7

    The following enhancements have been implemented in Qedit for MPE and Qedit for HP-UX.

    • MPE commands with long Info= string do not cause stack corruption anymore.
    • A rangelist can now have an AND keyword with up to 10 search strings. All strings must be found on a single line for the line to be selected. Each string can have its own search window.

    The following enhancements have been implemented in Qedit for HP-UX only.

    • Escape sequences to set/reset terminal tab stops appear in output file when Qedit's output is redirected as in
      $ qedit > qedit.out
      Qedit now resets the tab stops when running in interactive mode only. Redirection is assumed to be batch mode.

    The following enhancements have been implemented in the Qedit for Windows server.

    • The server correctly returns error 90 when the modified record length is greater than the maximum allowed in the current workfile.

    Qedit for HP-UX Visual Mode Issue (5.4/5.5)

    We had a problem with Qedit Visual Mode when editing Cobol files. The problem only occurs on HP-UX 11.x or when you force Block mode emulation with Set vis Blockemulation On. After you have marked a block of text to move or copy, (with a cc or mm) and then attempt to paste in on another page, you will receive an error:

     NO UPD:  bad format in left 4 columns (see qscreen)
    
    We have patches and updates for Qedit/UX version 5.4 and version 5.5.

    Qedit Version 5.6

    • Set Vis Attachmate was added to allow for wide-column support with the HP terminal emulator called KEA! 700/98 for Windows 95/98/NT version 5.10x from Attachmate.
    • Verify Keep does not display the file timestamp and the TrailingSpaces setting anymore. The information can be displayed using Verify Info or Verify All.
    • The Qedit/UX server now supports HP-UX shadow passwords feature.
    • The server correctly recovers line numbers on an Undo operation.
    • If the first line of a block was partially copied/cut (did not start with column 1), the server pasted unwanted characters at the end of that first line. These unwanted characters were not displayed until the file was closed and re-opened or after a cache refresh.
    • The server may lose a file after detecting a problem such as running out of disc space on a Save. Even subsequent saves would not write the file back properly. The file could be saved only by doing a Save As.

    Qedit Version 5.5

    • With Set Work Trailingspaces On, Qedit can preserve trailing spaces in a variable-length record file. This also allows creation of odd-length records.
    • The Merge-justified (mergej) command merges the content of a file with the current workfile based on the line numbers by appending text of the external file to the corresponding line in the workfile.
    • You can define a scrollup character with Set Visual Scrollup and be able to scroll backward in full-screen mode. The default character is an minus sign "-".
    • You can mark a line range to be excluded from the display in full-screen. Lines can be excluded using the Set Visual XX command or by using XX indicators in the cut-and-paste area in full-screen mode.
    • Use Colcopy and Colmove to copy/move columns on a line.
    • With Set Varsub On, Qedit can substitute environment variable names such as !HPDATEF, !HPACCOUNT on MPE. On HP-UX, variable names are prefixed with a dollar sign as in $HOME.
    • The new Form command displays information about self-describing files created with programs such as Suprtool.
    • Enter Set List Lines 999 to skip to a new page only on $page directives.
    • To prevent Qedit from using halfbright, enter Set Halfbright Off.
    • Use Lsort to sort lines. It can be abbreviated to lso, lsq (quiet), lst (template) and lsj (justify).
    • Random names generated for scratchfiles and temporary Hold files can now have up to 240 characters and are referred to by their absolute pathnames.
    • Qedit's Blockemulation mode takes advantage of the QCTerm terminal emulator from AICS Research.
    • Qedit recognizes .pco as valid Cobol extension.
    • The server notifies the Qedit for Windows client whenever it runs out of line numbers (Error: Too High).
    • Qedit displays an error message if you try to use it as a Qedit for Windows server (-d argument) but the server module has not been enabled. In this case, the Qedit for Windows client is notified and displays an appropriate error message.

    • MPE Change notice
    • HP-UX Change notice

    Qedit Version 5.4

    • Search with a string range (from stringA to string B).
    • DeleteJ prompts for verification of each line to be deleted.
    • Set List Nearest determines whether a List command on a non-existent line number displays a warning or the nearest line.
    • Set RCRTMODEL variable to 1234 for hpterm and other emulators.
    • Set Visual Marginfixed causes the right margin to never change.
    • HP-UX changes: Visual mode is supported again on HP-UX 11.0 and later; Text and List with the Length option fold lines at a specified line length; Set Keep LF ON|OFF determines whether saved lines end with Newline; COBOL files can be sed with fixed-length records; COBOL source files may have more than 65,545 lines
    • MPE Change notice
    • HP-UX Change notice

    Qedit Version 5.3

    • Server signals whether client password was stored or prompted for.
    • Lines that are too long are now folded on a Text instead of truncated.
    • Justify "string" formats all paragraphs starting with a string.
    • Qedit supports 4 new languages: HTML, XML, JAVA and QSL.
    • MPE only: Lsort is faster, Parm can be passed from Posix, Visual takes advantage of QCTerm 200 column mode,
    • Qedit supports 4 new languages: HTML, XML, JAVA and QSL.
    • MPE Change notice
    • HP-UX Change notice

    Qedit Version 5.2

    • List an open workfile
    • More flexibility when searching include files
    • Set Text Exclusive to obtain exclusive access to a file while editing a copy of it
    • Set Visual Editonopen automatically goes into Visual mode when you open a file
    • MPE-only: Enhanced command support (option list and nolist anywhere in a command, option recursion and norecursion)
    • MPE Change Notice
    • HP-UX Change Notice

    Qedit

    What's New in Qedit for Windows

    The Current Production Release

    The Current "Pre-release" for Testing

    Changes in Previous Versions

    Qedit for Windows Pre-Release Versions

    There is no pre-release version of Qedit for Windows at the moment. If you have suggestions on what you want us to work on, then feel free to contact us at: support@robelle.com.

    Production Version of Qedit for Windows

    Qedit for Windows 6.0 is the official release.
    • It is now possible to specify the number of files appearing in the various filelists: Recent Files, in the Favorites list and individual Favorites subfolders. This is done in the General tab of the Preferences dialog.
    • Qedit for Windows does not abort anymore when editing a Cobx file on a Unix server. The abort occurred when a number of conditions were present.
    • Under certain circumstances, an Undo or Redo action could cause an abort.
    • The newconnectiontemplate QSL method created incorrect MPE connection. The session password was incorrectly used as the user password.
    • Change document for Production version.
    • Download Production version.

    Highlights in Previous Qedit for Windows Versions

    Qedit for Windows Version 5.9

    You need Qedit Server 5.8 or later to access all the new 5.9 features:
    • Qedit for Windows support files are now installed in the Windows application data directory instead of the Windows system root directory. Please note that if a user is using a central version of the client they will need to do the Workstation Install in order to have the install process move their current files otherwise the Qedit client will assume that it is a new install. A Typical install will also copy the config files for you as well as install the new program file.
    • A new command line argument has been added to handle problems when the main window is not large enough to accommodate all window controls.
    • There is a new option in the General Preferences dialog to control the behavior of a word selection using double-clicks.
    • Change document for Production version.

    Qedit for Windows Version 5.8

    • The Last Modified column of the host directory dialog box was incorrect on files modified on March days preceding the change to Daylight Savings Time (DST).
    • The online help is now provided in HTML Help format. The Winhelp file is still available as qwin32.hlp in the directory where Qedit for Windows is installed. The Winhelp must be opened from outside Qedit for Windows.
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    Qedit for Windows Version 5.7

    • The Last Modified column of the host directory dialog box now uses the new rules for Daylight Savings Time (DST) introduced in 2007. The rule states that DST starts on the second Sunday of March and ends on the first Sunday of November.
    • Selecting a word with Ctrl+Shift+rightarrow now works the same as double-clicking. The most noticeable difference is that spaces after the word are also selected.
    • Qedit for Windows was aborting with an assertion failure if the modified record length was greater than the maximum allowed for the document's Language. Qedit for Windows now displays a descriptive message:
      Line length is invalid for the file's Language. (Server error 90)
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    Qedit for Windows Version 5.6

    • The new client in combination with the latest server can take advantage of shadow passwords on HP-UX.
    • This version contains a number of fixes to various issues. Some of these fixes have been implemented in the server with no equivalent change in the client.
    • The Open Host File dialog handles longer names in the Current directory: field.
    • In some circumstances, Qedit for Windows was unable to recover a corrupted document database. It should now be able to recover from most situations.
    • Qedit for Windows sometimes printed the page heading line with the color of the last line of the previous page. The page heading should always print in black from now on.
    • Qedit for Windows aborted when trying to print a file which did not have a syntax language associated. For example, this would happen with newly created files which have not been saved with a known extension.
    • The server may lose a file after detecting a problem such as running out of disc space on a Save. Even subsequent saves would not write the file back properly. The file could be saved only by doing a Save As.
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    Qedit for Windows Version 5.4

    • new options to fold lines in HP-UX files to specified length
    • new options to deal with files without Newline delimiters
    • improved Connections to host servers
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    Qedit for Windows Version 5.3

    • syntax coloring
    • improved security with password information
    • improved debugging information
    • highlight matching of curly brace pairs, "{" and "}"
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    Qedit for Windows Version 5.0

    • executing host commands
    • color configuration
    • scripting language
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