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Release 5.2.33 July 19, 2022 barney
  • Tweaks and fixes
    • Unit line report : profit figure would not show negative (-) sign for negative profit lines. Now fixed
    • Auto/manual alloc settings. Always auto alloc depositor balances because of strict business rules around deposit management, manual alloc will almost always result in txn failure on usage of deposits. (withdrawals can never be unallocated).
    • Modify Deals screen : ppsr button floats in an awkard position when the window is maximized. Fixed.
    • Orderbook Bulk move function originally added to help manage KTM's weird stock ordering rules... tweaked so it will respond to attributes on either stock or master file. For dealers who manually manipulate / manage stkordcat attribute on stocked items in lieu of waiting for them to ever issue an updated price file.....
    • Split payment fixes
      • Modify existing txn which is split. Amount the split is incorrectly calculated as double the actual txn amount which messes with attempts to adjust splits. Now fixed.
    • Split payment ux tweaks /fixes
      • Due date on payment screen doesn't show last edited split due date
      • Split payment screen. On inputting a split figure, if on update a new line is added for residual, then highlight that new line. Track what has been explicitly edited and make it visually obvious so there is ever only one residual entry
    • Purchase unit : check if inputted invoice lives on a previously purchased invoice.
    • Deals : print part picklist , similar to same function in modify jobs.
    • Online giftcard tweakage
      • View web order : more clearly delineate giftcards purchaseed and giftcards used for payment
      • Reprint print a4 invoice with issued giftcards. The giftcards would display on preview but when spooled to printer would not print. Now fixed
      • View invoice, show $ figure and qty of barcodes issued if any
    • Modify job. If while modifying a job you click on view unit, changes you are working on would revert. Now fixed.
    • Add payment :  debtor payments incorrectly required a clerk key with credit/refund permission , when this permission is only needed for refunds / debt writedowns. Bug introduced on migration to 5.2.  Now fixed.
  • Magician and importer integrations
    • KTM parts images : working again. Note KTM modified their website to throttle/rate limit traffic. As a result importer is now significantly slower and less reliable.
    • Ron Angel Magician , working again
    • Added magician query for GA Spares
    • Polaris has been removed entirely from c9. Their new dealer portal cannot be integrated into.

C9 now supports giftcards integrated into c9 enabled websites.

This allows users of your website to:

  1. Purchase giftcards off the website
  2. Use giftcards to pay for web purchases


Release 5.2.32 July 17, 2022 barney

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

Online Gift cards

This version of c9 includes changes to help facilitate usage of giftcards online. Both buying and selling. A followup post / email will be sent on how to get onboard with this and add it to your website. Specific scope of changes in c9 itself:

  • Sync giftcards purchased online into c9 point of sale and add them to bill of goods on point of sale
  • sync giftcards used as part of payment options online, and prep them to be used as payment on online orders
  • 'safe' giftcard mode. Make sure giftcards are not consumed online same time they are used in store. Requires c9 POS to be online all the time when utilising giftcards. New option in setup to enable it. It is possible to use giftcards online without it and there will be no ongoing double spend problems, but enabling it can make UX a bit smoother by more actively detecting when a giftcard has been 'reserved' / 'consumed' online but not yet processed in c9.  The main point of this change will become more obvious in time, where future version of c9 will support sharing giftcards across multiple c9 instances (for dealerships how have more than one shop). In such scenarios, central authority on where giftcards are managed is more diffuse, and double spend problem is in fact a problem in this setup, so requires more aggressive controls in place to handle it. Inclusion on this version is mainly as a proof of concept to confirm feasibility of safe / accurate consumption of giftcards where consumer/acquirer is a different system from the holder/issuer of the giftcard.

Other changes

  • Pay slips : gross figure previously would subtract voluntary super. Now fixed to not do this.
  • Unit sales : for sales on account with a deposit print balance owing figure on them, so to not confuse finance companies too much
  • Loose mode units: a couple of dealers run c9 in a mode where floor units can be quickly added during sale. This mode conflicts with recent changes to protect against simultaneous selling/modification of units. Now fixed to support these dealers.
  • Reworked deals screen for finished / cancelled deals to display a view deal screen. Accessing commonly request things from here:
    • Print deal/ print resulting invoice
    • view customer details
    • View deposit history
    • (New) view deal attachments
  • deals : option to attach images etc to deals
  • merge parts on pickup : merge freight to charge figures
  • Payment methods: this code has been heavily reworked as part of processing importing of giftcards used online. Some subtle variations, for example it is generally better at memorizing selected payment methods, including giftcards and banks, when you come out and come back in to redo a payment.
  • Txn allocation : if you delete or wind down a txn c9 is supposed to automatically juggle allocations of adjunct txns. Under some narrow circumstances this doesn't always happen. v4 c9 used a very brute force/greedy check everything approach, v5 is a bit more refined and only allocates where needed. But some scenarios were overlooked. Now fixed. The underlying logic has been heavily rewritten as part of this: a little more efficient/faster ( doesn't open/edit sibling txns, but can manipulate allocations of linked journal entries without loading entire posting).
  • Txn adjust aging tool. Could crash with an error in some circumstances with fairly complex aging adjustment requirements ( ConcurrentModificationException ).  Too technical and obscure to explain why and how, so just a note to say it is fixed here.

A new pricefile for KTM/HQV and GAS is about to drop onto c9 repo.

The file isn't an officially provided file, but is a frankenstein file created by mashing together 4 different sources of data. (Previously provided files, file from SAP, a separate supers file from the factory, and EPC diagrams sourced from 3 key c9 clients).

Install with caution, any errors or complaints : contact KTM and press them to provide a price file that actually works. Isn't rocket surgery this stuff.

Polaris have a new IT system.

Their currently provided price file is not suitable for importing. It lacks part descriptions, it lacks supercessions and it encodes pricing in a very awkward way.

We have managed to mash together a rough as guts price file as a temporary workaround. It mashes descriptions from online EPC and supers from prior files. It is imperfect but you might find it to be better than nothing. Use at your own risk.

Price file is now in c9 repo. If you cannot access Polaris in repo contact us.