Tag Archives: Catapult Updates

Catapult 7.71 is now available for download

Catapult 7.7 is now available for download. This version includes several significant fixes to issues recently reported by customers. There are no changes other than the fixes listed below, so if you are at a recent release, there should be minimal risk of this upgrade affecting your existing rules. Contact Technical Support if you have any questions on this!

These are the fixes in Catapult 7.71:

  • Resolved an issue where errors during post-processing delete of spooled files were not being reported correctly Continue reading

Catapult 7.7 is now available for download

Catapult 7.7 is now available for download. This updated version of Catapult includes several dozen fixes and changes, mostly for issues reported by customers over the last few months.

You can find a complete list of fixes at our website, but highlights include:

  • Added new spool file identifiers introduced in V5R2.
  • Fixed a problem resequencing rules with very large numbers.
  • Implemented enhanced searching for spool files from the console.
  • Fixed a blank error message when a spool file fails to load (CPF3492).
  • Fixed a problem that was causing the cache to get corrupted.
  • Fixed a problem where a failure to load a rule would cause the poller to crash.
  • Fixed a problem with the option to create separate emails.
  • Fixed problems with corrupt console configurations.
  • Moved the batch processing before document transformation, matching Catapult 6.
  • Fixed some problems with improperly formed strings of multiple email addresses.
  • The widths of columns in the main Console window will be retained between restarts.
  • Added a new option for the Catapult Launchpad to start the Console automatically.
  • Fixed some problems with splitting where pages would be missing.
  • Fixed an inconsistency between version 6 and 7 with unassigned segments not being combined into a single email.
  • Adjusted the trimming so that leading whitespace in User Data fields are retained.

If you are upgrading from version 6.x, use these instructions, which will guide you through setting up an upgrade test environment. If you are at any release of Catapult 7 you can use the much simpler Catapult 7.x to 7.7 upgrade instructions. Let us know if you need a myBCDSoftware.com login to access these guides.

If you have any questions about Catapult 7, or this update in particular, please get in touch!

Code Snippets for PHP, JavaScript and ILE

Yesterday we added a folder to the consulting SVN repository to store code snippets in (http://svn.excelsystems.com/svn/consulting/001 Code Snippets). There are already a few snippets in there. The purpose is of course easier sharing and accessibility to reusable code. And all the advantages of subversion, e.g. tracking changes.

Please feel free to add any of your code snippets to this folder and/or improve existing snippets.

The following scripts/functions/files are already there:

  • ILE
    • A search and replace function, that scans a text file for place holders and replaces those with any text. WebSmart 8.8 required with local variables and function parameters enabled.
  • JavaScript
    • A print_r/var_dump function that I found on a website. It’s similar to PHPs print_r/var_dump
    • jQuery Plugins: autoSubmit and elapsedTime. I wrote these two scripts. The autoSubmit plugin submits a form when a maximum defined number of characters is reached. The elapsed Time outputs a simple timer, I found the plugins out there too complicated for what I wanted to do. The autosubmit is used for two touch screen applications that we developed, Skechers and Cleveland Gear.

Catapult 7.63 (Client-side fix only) is available.

We’ve released Catapult 7.63, a new Catapult client side update which addresses a reported issue with page breaks being stripped out during full document splitting. The most evident symptom of this problem is that a multi-page PDF would display just a single page.

In order to install this version you need to be running at least 7.61 on the server.

Using Full Document Splits
Full document splits were most often used in older versions of Catapult as a ‘workaround’ approach to extracting report data values. In more modern versions of Catapult you can extract data values without splitting, so we no longer recommend this processor-intensive technique. Continue reading

Catapult 7.61 is available. Upgrade now!

We have released Catapult 7.61. Included in the many recent improvements to Catapult is an important security fix. I encourage you to upgrade soon.

Catapult 7.61
Catapult 7.61 is now available for download. This update includes the following changes:

  • Improved support for very large spool files (500MB+ in size).
  • Resolved an issue with some upgraded version 6 rules that used the Full Document option for splitting.
  • Removed the Catapult Poller ‘Audit’ option.
  • Resolved issues with date and time stamps for rules not updating correctly.
  • Resolved some iSeries installation issues.

Upgrade Now!
We strongly urge you to upgrade to the latest release as soon as you can. Continue reading

Catapult 7.6 is now available for download

Catapult 7.6 is now available for download. This updated version of Catapult includes some minor new features and dozens of fixes. The new features include:

  • Catapult is now using EXODUS51 for communication. (Please note the new subsystem is started with STRSBS XL_EX51/EXODUS51.) As a result of this change Catapult no longer requires the QSECOFR profile for installation. Exodus51 also provides more informative messages when connection issues occur.
  • Added a Help menu option to launch GoToMeeting sessions.
  • Added the ability to specify parameters in the batch file path (EZP) which permits flexible output file naming.
  • Continue reading

Catapult 7.43 is now available for download.

Catapult 7.43 is now available for download. This updated version of Catapult includes the following changes:

  • Resolved issue where distribution errors prevented archiving of split segments.
  • Resolved issue where the ZRUNRULE or ZDSTSPLF command would report that a spool file was not *SCS, when it fact it was.
  • Resolved issue where illegal characters in the archive path caused an error.
  • Resolved issue where upon adding documents to the email body, the email would include a row of asterisks (intended to separate multiple reports) even when only 1 was included.
  • Resolved issue where emails were permanently stuck in pending status.
  • Resolved issue where Catapult 7 wasn’t using the timeout/notify feature of the ZRUNRULE command.
  • Resolved issue where web paths (for email text/html links) didn’t check for a trailing slash.
  • Resolved issue where a crash exception was occuring when viewing Header/Footer category.

Catapult 7.43 is an updated version of the recently released Catapult 7. You can find additional details about Catapult 7 at our web site, where you can also view the recorded new features webinar. [Note: We had a problem with the audio on this webinar. When you click the link, wait a few seconds for it to buffer, then fast-forward to about the 2:30 mark.]

If you have any questions about Catapult 7, or this update in particular, please get in touch!

Catapult 7.42 is now available

Catapult 7.42 is an updated version of the recently released Catapult 7. You can find additional details about Catapult 7 at our web site, where you can also view the recorded new features webinar. [Note that we had a problem with the audio on this webinar until about the 2:30 mark; after it loads for a few seconds and has enough time to buffer you can click the timeline to that point.]

Catapult 7.42 is now available for download, and includes several fixes, including:

  • Resolved issue with multiple concurrent requests trying to use the same EZ-Pickin’s batch files.
  • Resolved issue with a missing line break at the end of a document page when using the *FILE download format.
  • Resolved issue with the PDF generator generating exceptions in certain circumstances.
  • Resolved issue where distribution errors were preventing the archiving process.
  • Added the file name to the error message generated when a documents fails to get submitted to Nexus.
  • Resolved an exception that caused the Poller to end while printing under certain conditions.
  • Updated the maximum length for key values in distribution group entries from 132 to 512.
  • Resolved issue where the CC email recipients would sometimes get incorrect documents.

The full list of fixes is posted at our web site, where you can also find details on all the updates to version 7.