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Release 4.747 August 13, 2018 barney
  • Bug fixes
    • Spare point of sale invoices. Would print confusing wording about account outstanding on bottom on order pickup with a partial deposit used to cover supplied parts with difference made up with cash, when all it should print is change on tendered amount. Now fixed
  • Tweaks
    • Stihl Warranty Export file format changes. As requested by Stihl
    • Unit sales for power equipment : new system level config that reverts older behaviour of loose management of floor stock. Only appropriate for P/E only shops and for shops that do not use c9 in a full integrated way. Enabled on request.
    • Improvements to KTM/Husky image importer
      • Would timeout after 60 minutes. Think this this is linked to login changes to their system. Should now work okay. (c9 forces a periodic relogin to avoid timeout).
      • Skip/resume is dramatically faster and is able to restart from almost exactly where it left off.
Release 4.746 August 13, 2018 barney

Bugfix : payrun termination pay would not compute termination pay if final day landed during the prior payrun. Now fixed

Release 4.745 August 8, 2018 barney
  • Bug fixes
    • Recent changes to c9 inject serious performance penalty with DB performance as c9 is left open for long periods of time. Now fixed (cause backup status in top right of c9 normally refreshes every few seconds but a bug in it can cause it is slowly grow number of times it does this to point where it is doing checks 1000s of times a second. Connected to changes in v 4.742 "Low level bugfix: some timed events would not fire such as alert nags.", the implementation was faulty in terms of how backup status does its thing)
    • Point of sale based stock order. Under some very specific and tricky to replicate circumstances c9 would ask ask twice if your POS order is for stocking and would in effect apply the stock order twice if user selected yes both times. Now fixed.
    • Point of sale. Bug fixes relating to UOM parts which allow selling out of base component and barcode scanning/ importing when UOM part is already on invoice screen. Consolidated behaviour to default to UOM qty on import/scan.
    • Staff report. Could be wonky sometimes on reruns.  Obvious when there is only one staff record on the run : one second run would show no results at all.  Now fixed
    • Honda API invoice import. Was not coping with freight on invoices correctly. Now fixed
    • Complex low level bug that has been in c9 since the very beginning. First time some file based updates are done in c9 it might fail.  Only specific and rare things can do this and I don't have a concrete example of it happening and no documented instance of it over last 6+ years but noticed it while building new functions in this release and new function was misbehaving. It is entirely possible it might happen elsewhere in c9. ( FileRestore() function broken on first call due to incorrect assumptions about GETSTATE return results on corresponding FileSave() function)
  • Tweaks
    • Bill+Pay. Would not let you select an expense code. Now fixed
    • Orderbook add/modify part. Show current qtys on order in add/modify screen
    • Extended Drop shipping functionality in c9
      • on a per supplier basis can configure if drop ship is for select customers only or all customers
      • On a per supplier basis can configure to default to drop ship or not
      • In point of sale is a checkbox option that allows toggling of drop shipping on/off at point of sale (previously as locked to on)
      • Some more changes are needed to round out drop shipping 100% to make it more accessible/usable. Main missing ability is ability to modify existing parts or order in order book to fine tune where it will be drop shipped to.  To come at a later version of c9
Release 4.744 August 6, 2018 barney
  • Bug fixes
    • Fixed labour costs. Setting fixed item to $5 on save would round up to $5.05 / $5.10 depending on rounding setting in c9. Now fixed. (thought this was fixed in previous version, but didn't make the cut)
    • Browse dealer units, by open floorplan. Keyin of reference to jump to correct unit not working. Now fixed
    • Memorized list column widths (e.g. browse dealer units). When a new column is added, 'forget' length of last column to accommodate new column.
    • Finished jobs report ( old workshop job).  Some totals not clearing/resetting. Now fixed.
  • Tweaks
    • Profit summary report. One aspect of the report can run very slowly when querying a big dataset (e.g. a years worth of data). Database query planner misstep. Tweaked it dodge the planner issue
Release 4.743 August 1, 2018 barney

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

  • Tweaks
    • Sell units. Removed ability to let users to add a unit onto the floor to sell then and there: use case is too easily misused/abused. C9 now requires floor stock to be received in formally via purchase.
    • Warranty registration. Extended ability to manage electronic rego (Honda  + Stihl) to provide a manual rego workflow. In sold tab of all dealer units, unregistered units show up as red Sold. modift unit is a check box to toggle manual registration. For Honda + Stihl there is an option to record as manual pending on sale.
  • Bug fixes
    • Subtle general ledger bugs would result in DB errors and broken functionality such as unable to save cash till results. Any GL balance query where there are no GL entries before the start of the month of that query would cause a DB error. No data corruption or such things, just that database operations would fail.
    • Fixed labour costs. Setting fixed item to $5 on save would round up to $5.05 / $5.10 depending on rounding setting in c9. Now fixed.
    • Kawasaki Fiche import, tweaked to get working again with recent site changes
    • Bulk magician availability tweaks/fixes
      • Would stop as soon as it encountered a part belonging to a misconfigured/unconfigured supplier. Tweaked to deal with this
    • Honda Magician
      • Would not recover from a failure mode making magician query broken until open a new c9. Now fixed. (Important for dealer website querying).
      • Was sometimes misreporting wrong qty. i.e. sometimes reporting 'Dealer Stock Parts' qty, not Honda Australia qty. Now fixed