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Release 4.722 March 26, 2018 barney
  • Bug fixes
    • Latest version provides visual backup and verify status. Verify check does not update properly. Currently only refreshes verify status on opening a c9 terminal and never updates. Now working better.
    • clicking on main menu tab across the top can crash c9 under some specific usage patterns. Now fixed
  • Tweaks
    • F12 customer pickup involving parts which are mapped to units (i.e. power equipment). Pop a screen to confirm assigned unit. Previously c9 would semi-randomly invisibly assign a unit to sell.


Release 4.721 March 16, 2018 barney

This release includes a new experimental feature which allows doing a 'fuzzy' comparison of supplier PDF statement against supplier txn list within c9. On completion of comparison c9 will provide a report of possible issues and discrepencies, missing records, extraneous records, mismatched amounts + dates so you can quickly zero in on any mismatches between what supplier says you owe and what c9 things you owe. The feature, at the moment at least, only does a report and compare. It makes no attempt to auto import results or anything.   At this time the feature only works for Husky (Might work for KTM too, untested) . If you are interested in getting this feature working for your supplier(s), send an email to barney with some PDF samples from your suppliers to get working, just like invoice importing.

  • Functional Tweaks and fixes
    • Mojo MC EPC import. Previously was not pulling qty on diagram data. Now grabbing this.
    • BBI part image import. Strip trailing digits from supplier designator.
    • Complete job. For internal jobs was incorrectly showing extraneous customer details. Now fixed (Screen design issue)
    • Unit sale : when tweaking sale/discount price draw a bar around base price if it is price locked.
    • Order E-refs from other dealers running c9
      • On scanning e-ref, map to a customer same way magician supplier mapping works
      • On printed orders, show E-Ref in barcode form
    • Customer birthdays. Option to automatically send a birthday wishes SMS to customers on their birthdays.
      • Only sends to customers which have marketing+SMS flags enabled
      • Configured via Setup -> Daily notifications tab (same tab used to configure workshop daily messages)
  • System tweaks
    • create new database unable to create a user for Postgres 10.  Tweaked to work with both 8.4 and 10
    • Online backup provides realtime visual feedback of backup status in c9 itself.
Release 4.720 March 7, 2018 barney

Includes DB changes. You need to log all terminals out during upgrade

  • New features + Tweaks
    • Business - new report Business Activity Statement.  Simplified view of information needed for BAS. Also Records payment of BAS.
    • Tweak setup to allow longer bikesales integration usernames
    • Workshop price tweaks. Include option to discount/price parts to cost plus (plus being 17% by default. Same as F7 option in spares).
    • Account txn/receipt print. Show txns related to printed txn. i.e. for a payment show all the invoices the payment covers
    • Added support for Import WP Suspension diagrams + parts kits & images
  • System level changes & fixes
    • recent AusPOST integration changes made c9 more brittle. If AusPOST API call fails and AusPOST sends no data back c9 will crash. Now more resilient to such errors.  An error like this from AusPOST will still cause operation to fail, but c9 should no longer generate a system crash.
    • Add new staff. Adding a staff member with a bank account number would failed now fixed. (Workaround involved adding staff without bank account and then modifying to set bank account.  Caused by how sensitive details are encrypted in the database).
    • Reserve orders.  When raising new invoices on reserve forcefully create a new reserve order if existing active reserves are older than 3 months.  Previously continuous traffic could keep a reserve order open indefinitely impacting performance. i.e. an order open for 5+ years with 30k parts on it will slow c9 down. Forcefully cycling new orders keeps c9 running quickly
Release 4.719 March 5, 2018 barney
  • Magician
    • Ficeda + Yamaha tweaks
      • Previously was only showing qty at Sydney warehouse. Now show qty at most stocked warehouse
      • If not stocked. Show BO qty and ETA for warehouse with an ETA of the longest wait
  • Tweaks
    • Orderbook. Memorize column widths
    • Select job / select customer : quick access and application of filter. Change to filter on opening window with either tab or Alt+F key. Pressing enter key on filter will refocus back in the list of results. For accounts, enter key/refocus also applies the filter.
    • AusPOST integration.
      • For international shipments, force minimum price for items to $1 on customs declaration
      • Encode info to / from AusPOST using UTF-8 extended character encoding
  • System level changes
    • Online backup bugfix.  Incremental restore process would not restore archived data on database recovery. Fixed in this version.
    • Under some specific network error failure conditions it is possible for bad data to creep into the database. Now fixed. (Inserting of customers without customer reference being advanced due to sequence error. Would result in a customer with an ID of 0 making it into the DB)
    • Import fiche diagrams. Allow importing of extended Western Euro characters allowed under ISO-8859-1 charset. Trans-iterate everything else to ISO latin. Same for importing spares images / descriptions and a few other areas in c9
Release 4.718 March 2, 2018 barney

Another bug, related to character set low level system changes. System would throw an error trying to delete some elements in c9. e.g. trying to delete a text/image element off a webpage.