Release Notes

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PDFDataNet Version 7.2024.03.25

Release Date: 25th March 2024

Changes: Fixed Origami bug “Value > 0” not returning a value.

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PDFDataNet Version 7.2024.03.20

Release Date: 20th March 2024

Changes: Fixed RemoveChars function returning null result.

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PDFDataNet Version 7.2024.03.15

Release Date: 15th March 2024

Changes: Fixed ColumnTotal function returning null result.

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PDFDataNet Version 7.2024.02.09

Release Date: 9th February 2024

Changes: No longer exports blank rows by default (checkbox option to enable blank lines in exports).

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PDFDataNet Version 7.2024.02.06

Release Date: 6th February 2024

Changes: O2S.Components.PDFView4NET.dll added to the install. Validation rule error (box not highlighting red when an error occurs) – fixed. Filter in Data Zones is identical to filter in Document Class, with field ordinal number retained. No divider in the top section of Data Zones. Adding the ‘Cast’ box to the Advanced section for Integers/Decimals/Date fields.

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PDFDataNet Version 7.2024.01.23

Release Date: 23rd January 2024

Changes: Minor error fixes. Collect and remove new Data Files > OrigamiScripts/TemplatePDFFilesConverted folders.

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PDFDataNet Version 7.2024.01.04

Release Date: 4th January 2024

Changes: Fix TrueType font mapping for missing AdobeSongStd-Light font.

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PDFDataNet Version 7.2023.12.19

Release Date: 19th December 2023

Changes: Fix for OCR documents not extracting data when processed via the service. Fix for clicking the Raw Data field (to view text) in Configurator > Data Zones.

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PDFDataNet Version 7.2023.12.18

Release Date: 18th December 2023

Changes: Added filters to Document Class and Data Zones tabs, to be able to search through fields easier. Improvements made to the document conversion OCR plugin. US Address parser DLL configured. Option to use global functions for templates. Fixing Anchor text option.

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PDFDataNet Version 7.2023.10.04

Release Date: 4th October 2023

Changes: Fixed bug regarding anchor to and from text (it now won’t extract any data if neither are present in the PDF). Added updated modifcations to the Document Conversion feature, to be able to change the OCR threshold.

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PDFDataNet Version 7.2023.08.02

Release Date: 2nd August 2023

Changes: Added “Use Full Page” and “End of Page” table anchor functionality to First Page, Next Page and Last Page. Fixes to search settings not remembering data the same as older program versions. Fixes to RowCount() and ParseDate functionality.

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PDFDataNet Version 7.2023.07.11

Release Date: 11th July 2023
IMPROVEMENT – We have fixed a bug regarding Document Indexing > Options > “Create Export file when errors exist” not working.

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PDFDataNet Version 7.2023.07.04

Release Date: 4th July 2023
IMPROVEMENT – We have fixed a bug regarding ‘>’ and ‘<‘ functions and also fixed a ColumnEntry function bug.

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PDFDataNet Version 7.2023.06.29

Release date: 29th June 2023
IMPROVEMENT – We have changed some functionality regarding retaining sub-folders/Origami functions. This program version also resolves the issue of the program OCRing (incorrectly) PDF’s without text layers.

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PDFDataNet Version 7.2023.05.22

Release date: 22nd May 2023
IMPROVEMENT – We have fixed a bug regarding the Consolidated PDF Splitter plugin not working. New Checkbox plugin added. This program version now uses Origami.

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PDFDataNet Version 7.2023.02.14

Release date: 7th March 2023
IMPROVEMENT – We have made some big improvements to our program in version 7 of PDFDataNet. This includes some of the following: fixes to releasing of license user slots, removal of use of OLEDB, OCR functionality, post-processing, double quotes in export fix, re-working of file paths and log files.

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PDFDataNet Version 6.2022.04.26

Release date: 26th April 2022
IMPROVEMENT – Ability to call a program after the save of the data file. This can be used for example to instigate the upload of the data into the target ERP system.

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PDFDataNet Version 6.2022.03.29

Release date: 30th March 2022
IMPROVEMENT – Automatic document recognition enhancement added, where you can now choose a negative value (text/keyword) for the PDF – so that if said value appears on PDF it doesn’t use the template.

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PDFDataNet Version 6.2022.03.16

Release date: 17th March 2022
IMPROVEMENT – Major program release (please take a program backup before updating) – various bug fixes. Option to clear the log file in Universal Service Monitor.

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PDFDataNet Version 6.2022.01.21

Release date: 21st January 2022
IMPROVEMENT – Major release of program. Support for processing of XML, Excel, CSV – as input files. Fixed issue with saving templates and function for replicating data from row’s above it in table.

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PDFDataNet Version 5.2022.01.12

Release date: 18th January 2022
IMPROVEMENT – Changed documentation link in Document Indexing. Fixed PDFDataNet Configurator Templates bug where it was unable to save any changes/deleted XML’s. Fixed Universal Service Monitor bug so that you can now stop a service when the program cannot access a filepath for a server. Fixed ‘add PDF’ feature in Document Indexing.

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PDFDataNet Version 5.2021.11.25

Release date: 4th January 2022
IMPROVEMENT – The ability to explicitly set the program culture independently based on the machine’s culture.

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PDFDataNet Version 5.2021.11.10

Release date: 12th November 2021
IMPROVEMENT – Changes to how it extracts text from PDFs. Minor bug fixes.

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PDFDataNet Version 5.2021.11.08

Release date: 10th November 2021
IMPROVEMENT – Addition of some more functions including the ability to insert spaces between text blocks and to also provide pdf page numbers.

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PDFDataNet Version 5.2021.09.24

Release date: 14th October 2021
IMPROVEMENT – Major changes to the program structure. Auto-detection now available for words within a specific zone.

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PDFDataNet Version 4.2021.09.06

Release date: 7th September 2021
IMPROVEMENT – Support for JSON format and ability to create sub-tables within templates. Scroll feature and select all option has been added to the PDF Markup program (for when viewing imported markups).

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PDFDataNet Version 4.2021.07.22

Release date: 23rd July 2021
IMPROVEMENT – Fixed error messages not appearing in DI Monitor/the service – and the ability to modify the error messages.

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PDFDataNet Version 4.2021.07.08

Release date: 9th July 2021
IMPROVEMENT – Added a scroll option for the “Program Options” section in the settings clog. The ability to remove a row and press “Save” (as long as there are no other errors in the program).

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PDFDataNet Version 4.2021.07.02

Release date: 2nd July 2021
IMPROVEMENT – Added “Help > Program Versions > Create Backup” to the menu so users can now take a backup of the program. Simplified the version number in the settings clog.

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PDFDataNet Version 4.2021.6.24

Release date: 25th June 2021
IMPROVEMENT – Added a ‘re-save PDF file in memory stream’ for issue with some PDFs not displaying in the left-panel viewer in Document Indexing.

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PDFDataNet Version 4.2021.6.19

Release date: 22nd June 2021
IMPROVEMENT – The Help > Settings section has been simplified to “Import Settings” and “Create Backup”. There is also an “Advanced Settings” menu, which can be seen when the checkbox has been ticked in the settings clog. A “Design Mode” button has been added to the configurator to pause zone calculations when editing templates.

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PDFDataNet Version 4.2021.5.21

Release date: 21st May 2021
IMPROVEMENT – The ability to choose a folder where the archived settings are saved. There is also now integration with the OIC license server, where users can activate their license remotely (instead of requesting an activation key).

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PDFDataNet Version 3.2021.3.29

Release date: 26th April 2021
IMPROVEMENT – Automatic detection and refresh of external lookup tables such as excel files.

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PDFDataNet Version 3.2021.3.3

Release date: 31st March 2021
IMPROVEMENT – Option to add PDFs to a PDF that is open in Document Indexing. This facility is used for processing sales orders that refer to a quote that has been previously prepared and the customer order only references the quotation number. By merging in the quotation document we can import the product codes and quantities into the customer’s quotation acceptance order.

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PDFDataNet Version 2.2020.5.10

Release date: 12th December 2020
IMPROVEMENT – Support for a table to allow entry of analysis data such as the nominal code and vat rate split of a supplier invoice.

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PDFDataNet Version 2.2020.5.10

Release date: 5th December 2020
IMPROVEMENT – Funtion ?(“table name”,col1, col2) as an ‘Suggested’ option to allow a search of a table in a Transformation table.

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PDFDataNet Version 2.2020.5.9

Release date: 21st May 2020
IMPROVEMENT – Added import of csv file into a transforma.

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PDFDataNet Version 2.2020.5.8

Release date: 14th May 2020
IMPROVEMENT -Added new function: ExtractBar(Value,fromRow, toRow, OnErrorRow)- returns a string concatenated from the extracted rows. Separator – space.
Value (mandatory) – the multiline string.
fromRow (mandatory) – the first extracted row. Number or “lastrow”.
toRow (optional) -the last extracted row. Number or “lastrow”. Equals fromRow if absent.
OnErrorRow – the number of the extracted row, if the Value has fewer rows than fromRow.

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PDFDataNet Version 2.2020.5.8

Release date: 4th May 2020
IMPROVEMENT -Fixed issue with access denied problem where Documebnt Indexing cannot open a PDF and resolved the problem of having invalid characters in the file paths and file names.

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PDFDataNet Version 1.2020.5.7

Release date: 28th April 2020
IMPROVEMENT – implementation of TransformMonth function to convert dates extracted from a PDF where the month is in a sting format dd MMM yy in any languauge and cast the value as a date format.

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PDFDataNet Version 1.2020.5.4

Release date: 23rd April 2020
IMPROVEMENT – change of name from Data Gatherer Configurator to PDFDataNet Configurator.

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PDFDataNet Version 1.2020.5.2

Release date: 17th April 2020
IMPROVEMENT – support for use of & character in an XML file.

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PDFDataNet Version 1.2020.5.

Release date: 16th April 2020
IMPROVEMENT – support for converting PDFs to excel XLXS format files.

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PDFDataNet Version 1.2020.4.

Release date: 15th April 2020
IMPROVEMENT – added data transformation tables into the core product including conversion of international month formats into standard date formats.

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PDFDataNet Version 1.2020.3.

Release date: 4th March 2020
IMPROVEMENT – new (extended) Ternary syntax. New (extended) Ternary syntax: Ternary(condition1, value1, [condition2], [value2], …, [elseValue]) – each condition is tested sequentially.

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Pre-Processor Engine Version 5.1.2.12

Release date: 19th December 2019
FIX – OCR Recognition v5.0.0.10 – fix issue with embedded double text tokens.

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Pre-Processor Engine Version 5.1.2.11

Release date: 28th November 2019
IMPROVEMENT – v5.1.2.11 AutoFileImport fix a problem with some scanners where files would be imported before the file was completely finalised by the scanner. Fixed a problem with the PDFDataNet executables not being digitally signed correctly.

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Pre-Processor Engine Version 5.1.2.10

Release date: 17th October 2019
IMPROVEMENT – OCR plugin version 5.0.0.8 problem with placing of OCR result inside PDF.

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Pre-Processor Engine Version 5.1.2.9

Release date: 1st October 2019
IMPROVEMENT – Fixed displaying settings zip file name on settings export error message and unexpected errors when exporting settings. Fixed a problem with large temporary files when importing colour images from a folder.

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Pre-Processor Engine Version 5.1.2.7

Release date: 16th July 2019
IMPROVEMENT – PDF Import v1.0.4.7 (Engine v5.0.2.3) now includes error handling for managing missing font data in some PDF files.

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Pre-Processor Engine Version 5.1.2.6

Release date: 17th June 2019
IMPROVEMENT – Document Indexing v1.0.2.3 Fixed bug where save is not cancelled on missing mandatory field

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Pre-Processor Engine Version 5.1.2.6

Release date: 12th June 2019
IMPROVEMENT – Fixed a bug with auto file import with PDF file import not being limited by the max file parameter.

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Pre-Processor Engine Version 5.1.2.5

Release date: 18th February 2019
IMPROVEMENT – PDF Import v1.0.4.6 Fixed bug with import of some PDF files.

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Pre-Processor Engine Version 5.1.2.4

Release date: 17th January 2019
IMPROVEMENT – PDF Import v1.0.4.5 Fixed bug with image rendering + Advance rendering flag added.

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Pre-Processor Engine Version 5.1.2.3

Release date: 16th January 2019
IMPROVEMENT – PDF Import v1.0.4.4 Fixed a bug with source images with 180 orientation not rotating correctly.

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Pre-Processor Engine Version 5.1.2.2

Release date: 8th January 2019
IMPROVEMENT – Fixed bug with copy selected pages. Fixed bug with pages moved or copied to incorrect position.

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Pre-Processor Engine Version 5.1.2.1

Release date: 18th December 2018
IMPROVEMENT – Implementation of multi-choice capture button option toggle. Data Exporter v1.2.2.1 prevent export of non fully formed data block expression (i.e. variable missing) unless “Default null values to empty” option is set. Service processing log (PDFDataNetDisplog.txt) refactored for efficiency improvements. PDFImport 1.0.4.3 Enhanced rendering engine improving rendering quality (for specific PDF files).

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Pre-Processor Engine Version 5.1.1.8

Release date: 13th November 2018
IMPROVEMENT – TranslateUsingCSVFile when columns contain empty values. TranslateUsingCSVFile matching issue when the value is not a string (it is now converted to one using default formatting). SMTPMailerPlugin v1.0.3.3 enhancement html in message body text when sending mail using SMTPSendMail function. Added new vertical margin setting for improved blank page detection.

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Pre-Processor Engine Version 5.1.1.7

Release date: 22nd October 2018
IMPROVEMENT – SMTP Mailer v1.0.3.2 – Body text can now be plain text or HTML. Digital Signature v1.0.0.4 – Support for signature field name and contact info.

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Pre-Processor Engine Version 5.1.1.6

Release date: 10th October 2018
IMPROVEMENT – PageStamper v1.1.3.2 support for stamp condition to enable the stamp to only be applied when a defined condition is True. PageStamper v1.1.3.2 added a more simple syntax to use to mask barcodes on pages.

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Pre-Processor Engine Version 5.1.1.5

Release date: 27th September 2018
IMPROVEMENT – implemented new switch ignoretwainerrors to allow AutomaticSave to be triggered even when Twain Errors explicitly detected. Barcode recognition engine updated (v4.2.292).

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Pre-Processor Engine Version 5.1.1.4

Release date: 4th September 2018
IMPROVEMENT – fixed a memory issue with blank page detection and import. Fixed a problem with sorting the files in the settings vault.

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Pre-Processor Engine Version 5.1.1.2

Release date: 18th July 2018
IMPROVEMENT – Fix a bug in the Document indexing plugin not allowing save of settings after plugin was installed for the first time. Enhancement for automatic adding of file extension in Save As dialog.

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Pre-Processor Engine Version 5.1.1.0

Release date: 22nd Jun 2018
IMPROVEMENT – New branding incorporating 2018 logos. Service logs PDFDataNetService (debug log) and PDFDataNetDispLog (running informational log) are now stored in the folder: C:ProgramDataPDFDataNet_5Logs. OCR Plugin v 5.0.0.7 fix of OCR zones bug.

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To find out what version of the program you’re using simply open Document Indexing and go to the Settings clog (top right of the program). This will open a dialogue box where in the top right you will see Program Version followed by the version number.

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