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Release 8.0.3 (1 October 2020)


The following release notes apply to BRAHMS v 8.0.3. 12647

Added Features

  • Adds ability to randomly tag a number or percentage of records.
  • Improvements to efficiency of Tag Transfer tool. UI now reports progress during tag transfers.
  • Adds a Bracket reset button to the Advanced Filter Tool.
  • Adds entity operational mode specific details to the collection events form.
  • Adds ability to filter directly from the Advanced Query Tool using either the Apply Filters button or the new Run button on the Saved Queries tab.
  • Adds filter row move buttons (top, up, down and bottom) on Query Tool to assist reordering of filter components to the filter design view.
  • Ensuring correct disposing of data containers during Report creation and adds a method call to Dictionary.Synchronize() is made before opening the report designer.
  • Optionally add Living Accession and Wild Origin data to Plant reports.
  • Optionally add Collection Event data and Determination data (all or current only) to Specimen Reports.
  • On system configuation form, reorder content under Tag colour/grid options to put Column Header sort first and reduces spacing between the 3 available options. Removes the dark grey background.
  • Adjust Entity form header text style.
  • Addition of AGM flag to Entity data to indicate "Award of Garden Merit" - also exported to XML in the RHS module (using the existing 'Awards' attribute which was previously empty).
  • Showing/Hiding Entity/Species data on forms and creating default dets for species data in living accessions based on the Entity operational mode option now possible.
  • Adjusts Report Data Preparation to use property names as column names and adds column headers as a caption - except linked data columns which uses the column header with spaces and periods removed as the column name and the column header untouched as the caption.
  • Addition of a determination history grid to living collections module menu.
  • Grid views respect a new Entity operational mode setting Entity/Standard/Mixed mode.
  • Changes to Start up and sign-out allowing main window to be opened and login to be shown within the main window at start-up and sign-out.
  • Implemented restrictions on garden access based on garden assignment in user profiles
  • Family APG System, Family local reference code and family museum (institute) code are visible in genus data. These fields plus the genus location reference code, genus store number and genus museum code are available to view in the species grid
  • Garden assignment (in user setup) is now respected within the living collections module and associated lookup dialogues (plants, acquisitions and garden locations) and editors now include a garden specific filter which defaults to a user’s assigned garden.
  • Adds sharing to Tag Groups, with permission to allow/disallow sharing.
  • Adds garden name filter to Botanic garden locality selector
  • Adds navigation and pause buttons for background image slideshow and improves handling of Bing image of the day.
  • Collection Event data is now available to reports opened from a specimen grid. Progress feedback now shown in the UI during the data preparation phase for reports run from any data grids.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixes issue in RDE Living where Garden name was set to be read-only and had an incorrect lookup to garden localities. Adds new toolbar button to autofill empty gardens from a selected record with a non-empty garden name.
  • Fixes some issues with adding a new det and setting it as the current determination (also adds feedback during updates to Identification records).
  • Fixes error thrown when deleting propagation data with associated stratification and/or emergence records.
  • Fixes refresh issues when changing name in the living accessions grid, plus sets the current determination when adding a new name.
  • Disallows access to Project Member configuration data when a user is not yet logged in (affected the Main Window and RDE and Map modules).
  • Fixes issue where newly added garden localities were not visible due to the appropriate botanic garden id not being inserted into the new record at creation.
  • Fixes bug in display of Taxon Descriptions for species (same references appeared to be linked to other records with similar names.
  • Clears Tags on transfer tags bug when no records to tag tags were not cleared from the grid where there were no matching records to tag.
  • Fixes issues with living collection accession and plant id rule setup.
  • Fixes missing Genus grid property – Genus Number (nullable int).

  • Release 8.0.2 (7 September 2020)


    The following release notes apply to BRAHMS v 8.0.2.12579

    Added Features

    • Editing plant events is now linked to permissions. Database admin can restrict which events a user may edit, optionally allowing editing of event notes where general editing is not permitted.
    • Direct printing of certain label types is now available from the plant label requests forms. Direct printing does not register label requests in the Label Requests table.
    • Plant Habit field to add to the Add Plant form.
    • The Add Plants Form now includes Plant Acquisition received as and quantity fields.
    • Determination details are now available in main grid of specimen RDE files allowing direct entry, or match transfer import of primary determination information for the specimen.
    • Added ability to create new author/collector (etc.) name combinations directly in the assembled name strings grid.
    • An RDE for common names has been added.
    • The RDE species lookup copy to rank option now always defaults to ‘All Ranks’.
    • Adjustments to the Active Directory User addition. It is now possible to load and select, or type, the short domain name prefix to be added to a user’s SAM Account Username to match what is used when a user logs in.
    • A new tool added to the Families grid to add an Indet. Species record for all families to represent any name only identified to the family level.
    • The Find and Replace tool now respects Data Grid filters and also adds an edit history record for all changes.
    • A new Entity selection tool added. This allows selection of the correct entity using any of its linked species and/or common names. It does not currently work for hybrid formula names.
    • Additional views for production propagation and trial propagation via a filter mechanism for the propagation records table are now available.
    • All plants derived from an acquisition being propagated are now displayed on the propagation form Plants Tab. Plants added from a propagation (i.e. have a propagation number) are displayed in bold.
    • A right-click context menu has been added to all data grid views providing quick access to commonly-used Grid Data menu options.
    • Feedback on export tagged records progress is now given.
    • Ability to restrict Custom field addition now available in user permissions.
    • Ability to restrict Find/Replace tool use now available in user permissions.
    • RDE Autofill of a default acquisition number for new Acquisitions is now available in the Plant RDE file.
    • Addition of a new tab to the Plants form displaying Zoom records and ‘Go to Record' buttons for the related Acquisition, Collection Event (wild origin) and species.

    Bug Fixes

    • SQLite Acquisitions summary recalculation caused an error.
    • Occasional edit mode error when a new record is being added.
    • RDE first record added did not correctly use lookups unless file was closed and re-opened.
    • “Supplied as” registered as an Acquisitions lookup did not work in RDE files.
    • When grid row filters were used in combination with other filters (e.g. summary tool and quick filters), the filters remained applied but the row filter text was lost.
    • Specimen grid view was reported as slow to respond.
    • Web Connect image uploads would cause an error if the file existed already.
    • Using System > Manage Database Projects > Edit was not saving edited Project titles/Descriptions.
    • When creating a new SQLite database, the new name was not correctly stored in the connection string.
    • Using the Edit Lookup values tool from the edit menu in RDE caused system freezes.
    • Filtering on some dynamically calculated fields in some grids caused an error.
    • The species tool to tag synonyms of tagged records caused an error.
    • On the species form, it was not possible to add a space to range notes text.
    • In RDE files (specimens), the species lookup option ‘Go to Accepted’ was not working.
    • RDE manager ‘Update all’ caused an error.
    • Fixes to specimen RDE Type-species re-import caused by 'IsNewType' flags not being reset prior to analysis.
    • Fix bug in Move Plants form where saving the record caused a conflict due to altered Last Modified On/By data.
    • Fixed issue with linking dets to specimens via the specimen grid link dets function.
    • Fixed bug in RDE Description during total records count causing an error when no data-source was present.
    • Fixed bug when checking for a restricted Living Collection Event and no restrictions existed.
    • Removed incorrect read-only restriction from “Received As Taxon” in the Living Accessions grid.
    • Fixed bug in RDE import of living collections where the generated Plant ID did not respect the current plant id configuration rules for the destination database.