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  • 2021-01-20 - For Operator Rounds, Task Spreadsheet templates (Blank Template and Sample Template) can now be downloaded via the "Download Templates" button group in the Operator Rounds list view of the browser. (PT-2937)

    Additionally, for new Operator Rounds Plans which don't have an existing Task Spreadsheet, the "Download Tasks Spreadsheet" button in the browser downloads the blank template. (PT-2937)

  • 2021-01-19 - Switched out offline documentation with relevant online documentation for installed applications. (PT-6026)

  • 2020-12-22 - Replaced offline documentation with links to online documentation in the navigation menu. (PT-3527)

    The offline documentation can be turned back on with a configuration switch, if preferred. This may be desirable if a site has custom help topics merged into the official product documentation, or translated documentation that is not yet available online.

  • 2020-12-30 - Disabled asking for location on the browser, since this is only useful through the Mobile Application. (PT-5130)

  • 2021-01-06 - Allow IndustraForm revisions to be archived to reduce the size of the database, either to disk or to another table. (PT-5375)

  • 2021-01-12 - A new flag is available to force archive tags to always fetch their value from the Datasource. Some systems may require this if historical tag values are updated retrospectively. (PT-5814)

  • 2021-01-25 - Added a feature to specify the size of an attached image thumbnail. Options are Small, Medium and Maximum. Small is the default and retains the current behavior. Medium will be up to 4 times larger than the small thumbnail (browser) or half a page width (PDF). Maximum will fill the cell width (browser) or full page width (PDF). (PM-98)

    Mobile views are unchanged

  • 2021-01-28 - Do not sort bar charts and pie charts by their y-value. Orders can be set using the ORDER BY keyword in a QUERY of the data supplied to the chart. (PT-6140)

  • 2021-01-22 - Removed the inputMode from IndustraForm number fields so that the correct keyboard is shown on iOS without a mobile-side workaround (PT-5890)

Security Fixes

  • 2021-01-08 - Upgraded ActiveMQ from 5.14.2 to 5.16.0. (PT-4595)

Bug Fixes

  • 2020-12-14 - IndustraForm bar charts will now adjust their margins to show the X Axis labels without cutting them off. (PT-4905)

    This is not fixed in PDF exports.

  • 2021-01-04 - Changed barcode lock to only be enabled when the section is editable. (PT-4611)

  • 2021-01-25 - While typing into rich text fields, text typed was sometimes lost and the cursor would jump to the beginning of the line. (PT-5873)

    • This was a regression introduced in 28.0 Update 11. An initial correction was included as a fast track release in 28.0 Update 13.1.

    • This update also corrects the original problem that Update 11 was aiming to fix, where changes to rich text content could be lost if you navigated away from the page.

  • 2021-01-14 - Correctly handle renewed and expired OAuth Tokens. (PT-4628)

  • 2020-12-30 - Handle errors with invalid OAuth server configuration more gracefully in j5 Setup. (PT-5829)

  • 2020-12-18 - Show IndustraForm Image elements as read-only on Mobile, as they are on the desktop. (PT-5109)

  • 2020-12-18 - Prevent files from being renamed in the j5 Industraform Designer to file extensions that are not whitelisted, and to dangerous file type extensions. (PT-5704)

  • 2020-12-22 - Fixed errors showing an informational header in IndustraForm details where the user who last made changes had a Full Name with non-latin1 characters. (PT-5852)

  • 2021-01-05 - Do not allow adding additional attachments in a new Schematic Configuration entry, since only one is used. (PT-4342)

  • 2021-01-06 - Fixed an error where the text "{{sectionTaskSummaryLong}}" was displayed in the user interface for the last section in an Operator Round. (PT-5810)

  • 2021-01-15 - Fixed an issue where the PDF export of repeating sections with attachments shows the wrong attachment. (PT-4749) (PT-5329)

  • 2021-01-07 - Fixed j5 Setup reporting database changes when none are required. (PT-4749)

  • 2021-01-07 - The Asset Importer will now provide an error message when uploading an asset with name length exceeding 255 characters. (PT-3243)

  • 2021-01-14 - Prevent a traceback in the Search Application when an query without any valid terms is given. (PT-5933)

  • 2021-01-14 - Trendlines with a single value no longer disappear after being submitted and all Trendlines show the current value as a point. (PT-2493)

  • 2021-01-19 - Fields whose labels have been overridden by configuration projects are now translatable in the mobile IndustraForm filter dialog. (PT-5191)

  • 2021-01-19 - Fixed line graphs not displaying correctly on windows mobile. (PT-5032)

  • 2021-01-20 - Fixed an issue where using NOW inside a IMPORT in a data binding can cause j5 to get stuck in a Refresh Data loop. (PT-5722)

  • 2021-01-20 - Hidden IndustraForm rows will no longer affect the number of visible columns, this means that layouts will now adjust their sections to fit the widest row and not have empty columns. (PT-6006)

    For PDF export, this requires the formula be "=FALSE" for hidden rows, otherwise empty columns may show in the export.

  • 2021-01-21 - An issue with the j5 Messaging Service could cause it to become unresponsive because of uncontrolled growth in an internal file over several months. This would cause concurrent modification warnings in the Browser while editing IndustraForms. The issue has now been resolved by preventing the growth and clearing the file if this has occurred. (PT-6033)

  • 2021-01-21 - Fixed Operations Logbook on mobile displaying internal ids for categories when selecting a new entry to add. (PT-4959)

  • 2021-01-21 - Prevented error when giving abnormally long password expiry times (> 1000 years). (PT-4415)

  • 2021-01-21 - Fixed read-only fields not showing background colors in the mobile app. (PT-6063)

  • 2021-01-21 - Prevented duplicate area records being added to the Region Configuration. (PT-3205)

  • 2021-01-26 - Fixed attachment uploads not being retried when the mobile app comes back online. (PT-4835)

  • 2021-01-27 - Corrected the number of incomplete operator rounds displayed on the tile, the form status in the form list, and the IndustraForm filter options, after offline login. (PT-5444)


This release contains new translation strings, in the following translation domains:

  • j5.SpreadsheetForms (1 new strings, an error message when a template cannot be found)

  • j5.Organization (2 new strings, in Region validation and Asset Import validation)

  • sjsoft.Apps.LinksMenu (15 new strings - the names of each j5 Product)

  • sjsoft.WebComponents (2 new strings in the ThumbnailGallery)

  • j5.Setup (11 new strings in Archiving, SmartCloud Provision)