BarTender 2022 Preview 1 - Release Notes S’abonner

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Jasper Wen

With the release of BarTender 2022 Preview 1, Seagull Scientific continues to enhance your design and printing experience. Preview 1 also has new ways to connect to and use data as well as an enhanced Print Portal and Print Station experience.

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You can find the complete list of features that were added or improved in BarTender 2022 Preview 1 below.

New Features

  • Print Portal is now available in Professional and Automation Edition as well as Enterprise Edition. Note, there are some specific features that may still require the Enterprise edition (See Updates to Print Station and Print Portal for more information).
  • Updated the Print Station UI to have a more modern look. (See Updates to Print Station and Print Portal for more information)
  • New Print Station user interface now supports enhanced file search, grouping, and sorting options
  • Improved Print Station's performance
  • Added Print Station support for Librarian files, revisions, and workflows
  • Added the ability to incorporate custom branding, colors, and folders in Print Station
  • Added native support for SAP HANA
  • Improvements to performance with database connectivity
  • Added support for binary database fields when defining multi-database joins
  • Reintroduced the ability to skip the Print Dialog in Print Portal
  • Added the ability to customize folder icons in Print Portal
  • Removed Print Portal's dependency on the BarTender System Database
  • Added the ability to edit named data sources via URL automation
  • Added the ability to create filters and queries before records are displayed in BarTender
  • Added parameter to set to keep at least one Print Engine alive at all times to reduce initial print times when automating via Integrations or the Print Scheduler API

Bug Fixes

Administration Console

  • Fixed an issue where the Administration Console UI wouldn't update after restarting the License Server on a new port
  • Fixed an issue where in some cases, the integration runtime in the Administration Console would show a negative number
  • Fixed an issue where in certain situations, web service and database integration information would disappear in Administration Console if an error occurred

BarTender Designer

  • Fixed an issue where BarTender Designer would hang when picking certain IP addresses when setting up a "Read from Network Socket" action
  • Fixed an issue where in some cases, Designer would crash when double-clicking on a file created in earlier versions of BarTender
  • Fixed an issue where using reserved names and keywords for variables and Named Data Sources throws an unhelpful error message
  • Fixed an issue where the Execute SQL action returns field names with the data instead of simply the data
  • Fixed an issue where a conditional printing based on time fails to trigger
  • Fixed an issue where a Named Data Source using an overridden database record value could not be used as an Offset Transform
  • Fixed an issue where in some cases, a data sourced Copies count in the Print Dialog would not fill if sourced from a database and no record was selected on a data entry form
  • Fixed an issue where in some cases, Test Print would print all records and copies instead of a singular label
  • Fixed an issue where in some cases, background and picture objects would disappear on the WYSIWYG
  • Fixed an issue where in some cases, the wrong serialization sequence would be printed
  • Fixed an issue where in some cases, embedded PDFs used as background images would not scale properly
  • Fixed an issue where switching to a printer that doesn't have a user-defined size, the page size might change unexpectedly
  • Fixed an issue where in some cases, the font size could not be specified from the toolbar
  • Fixed an issue where using an image with a white background as the label's background image would cause the background to render gray in Print Preview
  • Fixed an issue where adding two actions with similar names in the Search and Replace transform dialog would disable the OK button
  • Fixed an issue where when creating new layers, the settings are copied over from a highlighted label instead of starting with the default settings
  • Fixed an issue where the validation warning 2606 Strip and Continue would appear twice
  • Fixed an issue where using the VBScript function FormatNumber() may cause the VBScript engine to crash

BarTender SDK

  • Fixed an issue in ActiveX where the BtVersion enumeration did not contain all the version numbers
  • Fixed an issue in the .NET SDK where when replacing an existing text database, the database fields may get mixed up

BarTender System Database

  • Fixed an issue where in some cases, the System Database Wizard would fail to create the proper tables in an empty existing database if it was not created by the Wizard

Database Connections

  • Fixed an issue with text-based databases where having two columns with the same name would cause Designer to crash
  • Fixed an issue where moving a label and database to a new computer would yield Warning 2201 and print blank field values
  • Fixed an issue where no image displays if using an Encoded Picture Data data source set by a database field containing binary image data
  • Fixed an issue where filters could not be defined if the sheet name contained international characters
  • Fixed an issue where Excel Online spreadsheets would take longer than expected to load
  • Fixed an issue where the SQL Server connector would visually omit the underscore from a server name in the UI
  • Fixed an issue where filters could not be defined on a Primary Key Field when connecting to an Oracle database
  • Fixed an upgrade issue where having dots in a database field name would cause issues with referencing field names and join conditions in Designer and in the Record Picker
  • Fixed an issue where when using a prefix on a query, the prefix shows up in the dialog and causes no records to be found
  • Fixed an issue where the Records Per Item feature would reset if the connection to the database is temporarily lost
  • Fixed an issue where in some complex cases, a SQL Server join condition would fail
  • Fixed an issue where automatically-generated field names would not properly sort
  • Fixed an issue where an Excel database using Excel Named Ranges could not be browsed
  • Fixed an issue where in some cases, using a query prompt with an Excel database and connected using OLEDB would yield an "unknown error"
  • Fixed an issue where the database dialog could not import an XML database if it contained a DateTime type.

Data Entry Forms

  • Fixed an issue where a template preview would not update after selecting a record from a Record Picker linked to an Excel database
  • Fixed an issue where in certain cases, BarTender would show the previous search data on a second data entry form instead of the record selected
  • Fixed an issue where the "Remember value for next time" setting does not work for multiple column drop-down list data entry form objects
  • Fixed an issue where when using "Enter Key is Pressed" as the method to change focus on a data entry form, the next data entry control would not highlight the first time the enter key is pressed
  • Fixed an issue where the preview of template image on a data entry form would fail to properly display some print job fields
  • Fixed an issue where saving a document as an older version would randomly change the Data Entry Form size

Grid and Table objects

  • Fixed an issue where manually linking a Table Object to a database data source does not display or print table data
  • Fixed an issue with table objects where in some cases, the column didn't show the field name and data if the previous records were empty
  • Fixed an issue where the Table Data Field function "List" reverts to "Sum" function after closing the properties dialog
  • Fixed an issue where serialized data would not properly update if placed inside a layout grid object that was split across multiple pages

History Explorer/Reprint Console

  • Fixed an issue where in some cases, reprinting a label threw an out of range error message if using serialized Global Data Fields that have reached the maximum allowed value
  • Fixed an issue where in some cases, serial numbers wouldn't properly show or print properly in Reprint Console and History Explorer

Integrations

  • Fixed an issue where /PRNFILE did not work when used in Print Command Script or Bartender Command Line integration actions
  • Fixed an Integration issue where table objects would show incorrect data if split over a page break
  • Fixed an issue in Integration Builder where the Command action would not run if the filename had a space in it and the "Run as a batch" option was ticked
  • Fixed an issue in Integration Builder where the BarTender Command Line action would fail to read UCS-2 encoded trigger files and pass the data to the document during print time
  • Fixed an issue where Integration Builder could not import document settings when the document contains a Named Data Source linked to an external file
  • Fixed an issue in Integration Builder where no context menu would show up if no integrations were present in the integration pane
  • Fixed an upgrade issue where when importing a Commander Task List, HTML characters in the Search and Replace action are being replaced by their ASCII equivalent
  • Fixed an issue where Integration Builder could not use a Global Data field for a Print Job Name
  • Fixed an issue where having comments in a BTXML script would throw a false "Failed to run BTXML" error message in Integration Builder
  • Fixed an issue where in some cases, having the "Use Windows Dialog" key set would cause Integration Builder to be unable to save new files
  • Fixed an issue where Integrations could not use data-sourced copies

Print Portal

  • Fixed an issue where changes to printing preferences do not apply to client printers unless BarTender Client Print Service is manually restarted
  • Fixed an issue where Print Portal would hang if the System Database wasn't configured
  • Fixed an issue where the connection to the BarTender Client Printing Print Server would be lost sometimes on restart
  • Fixed an issue in Print Portal where all records would be selected in a record picker when the default selection option was set to 'no records'
  • Fixed an issue where using local users for folder permissions in Print Portal would cause the folder to disappear
  • Fixed an issue in Print Portal where the Record Picker would be empty if the source was an embedded data table

Print Station

  • Fixed an issue in Print Station where the "navigate to start page" sometimes did not work

Known Issues

Print Portal

  • When printing from Print Portal, it doesn't properly log the correct user that printed in History Explorer.

Print Station

  • Print Station is currently unable to conditionally execute a Form Action. This issue does not affect BarTender Designer.
  • Print Station currently cannot be automated via command line.

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