BarTender 2020 Preview 1 - Release Notes Follow

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Jasper Wen

With the release of BarTender 2020 Preview 1, Seagull Scientific continues to enhance your design and printing experience and provide easier ways to manage and administer your operation.

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You can find the complete list of features that were added or improved in BarTender 2020 Preview 1 below.

New Features

  • Added support for single sign-on and Print Portal using IIS Windows authentication and ADFS
  • Added an option in Print Portal to require user authentication after a set amount of time
  • Added functionality to better organize folders and documents in Print Portal
  • Added a configurable option in Print Portal to return to the document selection page after printing
  • Print Portal now supports the "Repeat data entry until cancelled" BarTender Designer print option
  • Added an option to password protect the Print Portal administration page
  • Added predefined stocks for Toshiba TEC
  • Added a record index in the database connection setup record browser
  • Added the ability to display the current record set on a data entry form when prompted on every record
  • Added additional Integration logging options
  • Added syntax highlighting for Integration embedded PowerShell script
  • Added support for embedded sample data in Text and XML database connections
  • Made improvements to the /D BarTender command line parameter to support text, XML, JSON, SAPIDoc, and Excel database connections
  • Added an option to turn off printer redirection in Administration Console
  • Added support for Excel online database
  • Added support for JSON database connection
  • Added support for Google sheets database connection
  • Added the ability to display the database file name as print job fields
  • Added adjustable stock width support for continuous inkjet printers
  • Added printer clock support for abbreviated days of the week
  • Added 1-digit year printer clock support for Videojet 1860 printers
  • Added queue prioritization support for non-transactional message queue (MSMQ) Integrations and send message queue (MSMQ) action
  • Added weighing scale data entry form support for Print Portal (only supports scale configured and connected on the Print Portal server)
  • Added an option called "set as template for new users" to the users and groups context menu for configuring default BarTender permissions more easily in Administration Console
  • Added the ability and "depends on" option to filter query prompt values for data entry controls based on another data entry control and query prompt
  • Added Librarian document revision number as a print job field data source
  • Added an option to remember record picker filter conditions
  • Added a back button for data entry forms
  • Added support for image capture in Print Portal
  • Added the ability to set a barcode's X dimension using ActiveX automation

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue so printers in Print Portal are now listed in alphabetical order
  • Addressed Print Portal and Librarian performance issues
  • Made performance improvements to Print Portal user authentication
  • Made improvements in Print Portal to be fully compatible with HTTPS
  • Made improvements in Print Portal to better support touchscreen devices
  • Made improvements to better detect data types for database fields and text databases
  • Made improvements to data entry forms and input in Print Portal
  • Made performance improvements to all BarTender file -> open dialogs
  • Fixed an issue with socket Integrations that caused the "terminate connection when done" option to not be available
  • Fixed an issue in Print Portal that prevented searching and data input using a dropdown record picker
  • Fixed an issue in Librarian that caused "list files" folder permission to not be applied correctly
  • Fixed an issue that caused Administration Console to take a long time to load
  • Fixed an issue that caused Process Builder to not properly inherit permissions correctly as an interactive user
  • Fixed an issue that caused an unhandled exception when the alignment is set to left, center, or right for a data entry list control
  • Fixed an issue that caused BarTender installation to fail when upgrading from BarTender version 9.4
  • Fixed an issue that caused records to be not select able in the select records dialog when the "allow record selection dialog to override copies" option is enabled
  • Fixed an issue where all records may not be deselected in the select records dialog after enabling the option
  • Fixed an issue that caused empty records to be added for each serial number using the insert database record document action
  • Fixed an issue that caused BarTender Designer to hang when exporting a printer code template with certain GS1 AI codes
  • Fixed an issue that caused Integration and printing to fail if not all database fields referenced in the BarTender document are also contained in the database
  • Fixed an issue in Print Portal that caused multiple column data entry list controls to not display correctly
  • Fixed an issue that caused the "remember this printer redirection" option to fail when opening documents saved with a nonexistent printer
  • Fixed an issue in Integration that caused the transform text to record set action to fail when using an Integration variable and XML database
  • Fixed an issue where BarTender Designer may crash when named data sources are contained on both visible and hidden layers
  • Fixed an issue where a table contained in a non-printable layer will still be printed
  • Fixed an issue that caused the following characters "<", ">", "_", "/", and "\" to not display and print correctly when populated from an Excel file
  • Fixed an issue that caused database Integrations to not run in some rare situations using a database view
  • Fixed an issue where tables did not populate correctly when using multiple templates
  • Fixed an issue in Print Portal that caused a prefix to print twice when using serialization and printing to PDF
  • Fixed an issue that may cause database fields to be mapped incorrectly when opening documents designed in older versions of BarTender
  • Fixed an issue where BarTender could not connect to PostgreSQL database versions 11 and higher
  • Fixed an issue where BarTender did not log all print job information for text file logging
  • Fixed an issue where changing a database alias name may cause incorrect database records to be returned
  • Fixed an issue where changing the Windows printer name caused the printer to no longer be available in Print Portal
  • Fixed an issue that caused Integration to use the wrong relative file path when using the SAP AII to BTXML transform action
  • Fixed an issue that caused Print Portal to not remember the last saved serialized number in some rare conditions
  • Fixed an issue that caused form actions to not work in Print Portal
  • Fixed a rare issue that may cause high CPU usage when idling in BarTender Designer print preview
  • Fixed an issue that caused the database connection setup filter dropdown to hang when loading a database field with many records
  • Fixed an issue that caused word processor and markup language text to not display correctly in History Explorer and Reprint Console
  • Fixed a rare issue that could cause a QR Code to get stuck in binary encoding when configured using manual mode
  • Fixed an issue where Administration Console is unable to connect to the BarTender System Database when a local or domain account is set to run the BarTender System Service
  • Fixed an issue where single quotes, double quotes, and semicolon characters were not allowed in the password for SQL Server database connections using SQL authentication
  • Fixed an issue where BarTender could not connect to MySQL database versions 8 and higher
  • Fixed an issue that caused MySQL ODBC system DNS settings to not update correctly
  • Fixed an issue that caused conditional printing to fail when using the multiple records per item option
  • Fixed an issue that caused images to not display and print in a layout grid or table when sourced from a database
  • Fixed an issue that caused the deactivation parameter to fail when performing a BarTender silent uninstall
  • Fixed an issue with database Integrations that caused the Integration service to crash when connecting to an Access database without sufficient permissions
  • Fixed an issue that caused print jobs with tables to not get logged to the BarTender System Database
  • Fixed an issue in Print Portal that caused data entry control dropdown list to not display when populated from a database
  • Fixed an issue that caused auto fit text objects to not get clipped properly when locked
  • Fixed an issue that caused Print Portal to throw an exception when using a record picker
  • Fixed an issue that caused database aliases defined using custom SQL to display as the original database field name
  • Fixed an issue that caused overhanging background images to get clipped
  • Fixed an issue that caused a "printer not found" error when printer redirection is enabled
  • Fixed an issue that caused Print Portal to throw an exception when printing a BarTender document containing an image on the data entry form
  • Fixed an issue that caused database joins to fail when using a Data Builder file
  • Fixed an issue that caused a "database field not found" error when the printer is sourced from a database field
  • Fixed an issue that caused PDF images with underlays to render and print incorrectly
  • Fixed an issue in History Explorer and Reprint Console that caused searching for print job data to fail when connected to a large BarTender System Database
  • Fixed an issue in BarTender Designer that caused images to get clipped in print preview when printing to PDF
  • Fixed a rare issue in the BarTender Licensing Wizard that caused the deactivation code to be missing
  • Fixed a rare issue that caused performance optimizations to be disabled when media handling is enabled
  • Fixed an issue that caused some language independent dates to print incorrectly when using a date picker
  • Fixed an issue in the Print Scheduler SDK that caused the QueryDocumentAction request parameters to return a fault
  • Fixed an issue in BarTender Designer that caused the print preview to display incorrect serial numbers when serializing per page
  • Fixed an issue that caused word processor text to get clipped when right aligned or justified
  • Fixed an issue that caused borders to get clipped when exporting print preview image to file using BTXML
  • Fixed a rare issue that may cause BarTender Designer to crash when double clicking on a BarTender document to open
  • Fixed an issue that caused the DesignObject.ExportToFile method using ActiveX automation to fail and throw an exception
  • Fixed an issue in Integration Builder that caused the /DD parameter to fail when using BarTender Command Line action
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Seagull Medical Devices font "Sterile EO" symbol to display and print incorrectly
  • Fixed an issue that caused the BarTender SDK LabelFormatDocument.Print method to return duplicate response messages
  • Fixed an issue that caused Print Portal to print blank labels when no data is entered for a query prompt linked data entry control
  • Fixed an issue that caused text objects linked to data entry controls on page templates to print with sample data
  • Fixed an issue in Print Portal that caused the selected records field to not be available for the select records dialog
  • Fixed a rare issue in Print Portal that may cause Internet client printing and large print jobs to fail
  • Fixed an issue that may cause additional database fields to be returned when not specified in a custom SQL statement
  • Fixed an issue in Print Portal where the next button for multiple data entry forms was missing
  • Fixed an issue that caused a "\" character to be added in the data source name when the name contains "[" and "]" characters
  • Fixed an issue that caused database join settings to be lost when a new table is added
  • Fixed an issue in Integration builder that may cause duplicate messages
  • Fixed an issue that caused the image preview on a data entry form to not dynamically update
  • Fixed an issue that caused the data entry form to appear too many times when prompted on database record and using end of job templates
  • Fixed an issue that caused WMF images to render and print incorrectly
  • Fixed an issue that caused the "Enable text input box" option for data entry list controls to not be saved

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