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This release contains a fix to the regression in Update 17 that invalidated certain valid permanent license files (PT-9547).

New Features

  • 2021-06-01 - Added option to hide the name input or default to the current user's name in signature fields. (PT-7334)

  • 2021-06-01 - The last uploaded tasks spreadsheet filename is now displayed in the Operator Round Plan. (PT-7288)


  • 2021-05-12 - Added the SignatureSVG, SignatureUserDisplayName and SignatureTime attributes to Signature fields, and made them available through the logbook query REST API. (PT-7543)

  • 2021-05-19 - Added site option to disable the RichText Text Pattern plugin. (PT-7577)

  • 2021-05-25 - Added Turkish language. Updated language lists to be accurate to the available translations. (PT-8710)

  • 2021-06-01 - Added ability to override the Asset Selector's Area Filter Depth when customizing an old-style logbook. (PT-8355)

  • 2021-06-01 - Added option to configure the j5 Load Balancer's forensic logging feature, to aid with debugging. (PT-5663)

  • 2021-06-01 - When a datasource indicates that a tag reading's quality is bad, do not mark the field as invalid if the value fails validity checks (for example, if a number datasource returns a string with the quality error condition). These fields will still be flagged. (PT-7224)

Security Updates

  • 2021-06-01 - Upgraded ActiveMQ from 5.16.0 to 5.16.2. This patch upgrade means that XStream, a dependency of ActiveMQ, is also updated from version to 1.4.16 and so resolves several CVEs including: CVE-2020-26217, CVE-2021-21351, CVE-2021-21347, CVE-2021-21350, CVE-2021-21346, CVE-2021-21344. (PT-8388)

  • 2021-06-01 - Upgraded PyYaml from 3.12 to 5.4.1. (PT-6514)

  • 2021-06-01 - Upgraded yargs from 11.0.0 to 14.2.3 to resolve CVE-2020-7608 in yargs-parser 9.0.2. (PT-8863)

  • 2021-06-02 - Upgraded YamlDotNet from 3.2.1 to 5.4.0, preventing CVE-2018-1000210. (PT-8847)

Bug Fixes

  • 2021-05-18 - Upgraded commons-daemon. This fixes a service crash for the j5 Reporting Service and j5 Indexing Service on server shutdown. (PT-5742)

  • 2021-05-21 - Added j5 Control of Work documentation to the list of available links. (PT-8565)

  • 2021-05-27 - Saving an IndustraForm design in the Designer without making any changes will no longer create a change history item. (PT-3305)

  • 2021-05-31 - An auto-submit section that has invalid data will no longer allow changes to a Choice field or Checklist Item that would cause submission, but will display a warning about the invalid form inputs. Added a warning for Volatile formulae in this context, which are not supported. Formulae that reference cells in repeating sections are not supported in this context. (PT-5087)

  • 2021-05-31 - Custom header and footer text configured for IndustraForm PDFs is now correctly included. (PT-8378)

    This was a regression in 28.0 Framework Update 5. (2020-07)

  • 2021-05-31 - Fixed IndustraForm INTEGER values entered with decimal points (such as "1.0", but not "1.1") being synchronized to logbook fields. (PT-7593)

  • 2021-05-31 - Fixed Timeline with more than 20 entries not showing until the window was resized. (PT-6540)

  • 2021-05-31 - Fixed an issue with exporting calculated button labels to Excel with certain custom code. (PT-5661, PS-288, #23423, PT-7611)

  • 2021-05-31 - Fixed bug which caused login issues when the configured OAuth authentication server has multiple keys. (PT-8384)

  • 2021-05-31 - Fixed bug which caused mobile logs to not be sent to the server if the user originally logged in offline. (PT-7475)

  • 2021-05-31 - Fixed integer fields not being available in dashboards that check for numeric fields, including the j5 Operator Rounds Tag Explorer dashboard. (PT-8006)

  • 2021-05-31 - Fixed layout error on IE11 login page with refreshed branding. (PT-8561)

  • 2021-05-31 - Fixed the Download Template button in Asset Import to handle more than 26 areas mapped to an Asset without an error. (PT-7556)

  • 2021-05-31 - Fixed viewing logbook entries with a deleted Logbook Category that had a configured Main IndustraForm. (PT-7151)

  • 2021-05-31 - Made barcode scanner error message translatable. (PT-7952)

  • 2021-05-31 - The last_modification field is now correctly used to detect concurrent changes to all logbooks by default, unless a separate field is configured (using the modifytimestamp configuration point). (PT-6300)

  • 2021-06-01 - Changed the mechanism for showing checkboxes in IndustraForms PDF exports to use an image rather than unicode checkbox glyphs, which caused a prompt to install a font pack on Adobe Reader. (PT-5338)

  • 2021-06-01 - Corrected default SOLR indexing location when installing for the first time. (PT-8699)

  • 2021-06-01 - Fixed an error running the KeyManager.exe create-csr command. (PT-8954)

    This was a regression from Update 16.

  • 2021-06-01 - Fixed issue where values were flagged out of range when the range limits used a formula that referred to a blank cell. (PT-6528)

  • 2021-06-01 - Fixed various filetypes (including zip, rar, msg and rtf files) from being erroneously marked as dangerous, preventing upload. (PT-8486, PT-8489)

  • 2021-06-02 - Fixed the Control of Work Download Templates button not being available for certain customization cases. (PT-7373)

  • 2021-06-10 - Fixed valid permanent licenses not being recognized for approximately 50% of Windows machines. (PT-9547)

    This was a regression introduced in Update 17.


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

  • sjsoft.Apps.LinksMenu (1 new strings)

  • j5.Organization (9 new strings)

  • j5.Setup (1 new strings)

  • webui (5 new strings)

  • j5.IndustraForms (3 new strings)