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Release 4.812 February 27, 2020 barney

ETA Monday

Tweaks and fixes

  • Unit Profit report. Running report multiple times will incorrectly reprint the last subtotal computed from prior report run ontop of a newly generated report. Now fixed.
  • Added new GL sales code : grant income
  • Dealership details.  Make postcode entry a 4 character alpha, not a number. Numbers no good for NT as their postcodes start with 0. C9 will store it less the leading zero, which messes with single touch payrol
Release 4.811 February 17, 2020 barney

New version up that includes changes to Honda Magician check to work with SAP updates performed over the weekend.  Good luck.

Release 4.810 February 11, 2020 barney

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

NT Paperwork: Added Unit Sale forms / Contracts and particulars for unit sales in Northern Territory

Orderbook performance: This version includes significant CPU performance optimizations for order book find functionality. For large order books,  more than couple of thousand rows searching can take a second or two to update between keystrokes, even on reasonably modern computers. Now should be significantly faster.

Other Tweaks and fixes

  • Profit summary : would only report unit costs on sale of unit. Now reports on day the unit cost is raised.
  • Default Variation generation : Make 'LG' in description match for a size variation
  • Email order notifications : include a shop name + details at bottom of automatically generated email
  • (Experimental) : added Suzuki EPC importer using data supplied by Suz Aus.  Lots of issues still to resolve with the data itself so a long way away before it is ready for serious use.


Release 4.809 January 29, 2020 barney
  • Tweaks and fixes
    • Margin clerk key test can misbehave and falsely report below margin issue when certain conditions are satisfied, now fixed (Conditions:  max effective % limit in place. Part in question's retail price is significantly bumped beyond normal retail, part is discounted).
    • Husky EPC import broken because of dealernet website changes (again), probably means KTM/WP is broken too.  Should be good to go
    • Paperwork: Added QLD TMR letter of authority forms (x2)
    • Added Magician availability check for HD
    • Allow access to modify unit for workshop only c9 installs
Release 4.808 January 21, 2020 barney
  • Tweaks and Fixes
    • Web order processing emails would show  a column called 'items to ship' which would include items already invoiced which can mislead customers into thinking goods are about to be doubled up when things come off backorder. Tweaked the email msg to include a new column : goods already invoiced. Items to ship will show uninvoiced items ready to go.
    • Make BRP magician smarter. Cycle through available product lines until we make a match. Previously would only work for watercraft dealers / partnums
    • View sent email message. Allow window to be resized.
    • Save report as CSV file.  Would crash for statements which have individual invoices embedded. Now fixed.
    • Workshop print invoice.  Use  setup printer setting, "Display Print dialog infront of key reports" for workshop jobs invoiced. (previously only applied for spares invoices).
Release 4.807 January 16, 2020 barney

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

  • EPC import for Aprilia now working again
  • Added Magician check for PS Importers (Triumph)
  • Bank Rec : for unit record adjustments triggered by messing with trust receipt etc show the unit reference in reference field on the screen
  • View Unit. Colour code attachments button if unit has any attached documents/images.
  • Browse Layby  : show customer name (as well as cust code)



Release 4.806 January 9, 2020 barney
  • Tweaks and Bugfixes
    • Receive spares involving units (typically for PE suppliers like Husky and Stihl). Where units are on backorder c9 would not yet you move forward and kept asking for unit particulars even though there are none to provide. Now fixed.
    • Triumph EPC import. Not working due to Login changes. Now should be working again.
    • Tweak to workaround a misconfigured email server just encountered.  Mail server reports it is happy with TLS1.0 on SSL handshake then cracks it when java tries to connect with TLS1.0.  Tweaked things in c9 so we can force a specific protocol (in this case TLSv1.2). Tweak needs to happen low level code.  [See com.c8systems.c9.notify.SampleSSLSMTPMail]
    • Point of sale credit. Would not memorize the other line description in many circumstances (or replace it with freight description). Now fixed.
    • Print Order Receive.  Print spares freight description if any
    • Added Part image / meta data importer for Whites Powersports
    • Print/email statement for individual customer under some specific scenarios system will grab default email not account email.  (Specifically : print individual statement, with option to print individual txns listed. There are spares invoices in the list. User selects email from preview screen, email will have default email, not account email addr).
Release 4.805 January 3, 2020 barney
  • Tweaks and bugfixes
    • Subtle issue with creating estimates. A specific sequence of add and view records involving attempts to add a duplicated standard reference can result in a estimate landing on the database with a estimate no# of 0.  After this happens estimates blows up and cannot work without manual removal of the broken estimate. Underlying issue is a bit subtle and potentially could cause bugs in other parts of c9.  Now sorted (Root cause : autoinc keys not regenerating for fresh records after a duplicate key error, not a problem as most code paths trigger PrimeRecord which resets autoinc, but for code paths that don't autoinc remains locked on).
    • New config option to print 2 copies on laybys. (One for customer and one to put with parts on layby)
    • Unit of Measure bugs & Workshop estimates
      • Unit of measure parts onto workshop estimates would not 'memorize' unit of measure. So if you sold liters to estimate and flipped it to a job, on flipping to job it becomes drums. Now fixed
      • Use quoted prices on import is broken with unit of measure. Assumes quoted price is drum price not unit price. Now fixed.
    • Shopify sync bug. If it has been more than 7 days since last sync then sync will miss records unsynced before 7 days.
      • Added further smarts to cope with very large # of unsynced orders
      • Added a manual hook into shopify sync to compel it to sync orders from a specific point, not just from what c9 thinks is the latest synced order. To permit manual resyncing of any sync gaps.
Release 4.804 December 16, 2019 barney

Includes database changes. You need to log all terminals out of c9 as part of update

  • Tweaks and fixes
    • Honda Public Dead Stock database check.  On clicking View Supplier open up web browser to Honda MPE site with the part number prepopulated
    • Profit Summary Report. Would incorrectly report parts merged in from other invoices for purposes of consolidating pickups as belonging to date period of invoice they are merged into. Now fixed.
    • SMS notification of parts going onto backorder.  C9 contains logic where if it detects part on same invoice has been alerted before it will not send alert again.  But this behaviour breaks down when dealing with usage pattern where new parts are continually ordered and merged onto an existing invoice over a long period of time.  So new logic : c9 also looks at creation date of parts placed on order too.  It will not send SMS if it detects a backorder notice sent on a prior receival where parts either match or were added after the part currently considered on backorder.
Release 4.803 December 10, 2019 barney
  • Tweaks and fixes
    • Deals: on deals list show the first unit being sold if any. Show that units reference, description & the base sale price.
    • Dispatching : provide a find button.  Works similar to orderbook find.  Will also search details deep in AusPOST system not just what you see on screen. e.g. will match tracking ids (partial matching too so no need to key in entire ID).
    • Added import part images for Link Int. Grabs web descriptions and images for link parts
    • Website forms. Added long labels for option lists. So can create form elements like so:
    • Fiche utils - browse units. Was showing units sourced from remote dealerships. Now filters these out and only shows locally installed EPC.
    • PDF Invoice import : made some low level tweaks to c9 to accommodate the supplier G-Moto.  Changes here also marginally improve a couple of other supplier imports: for Dunbier and Lusty. Previous PDF import would mess up spaces in descriptions a bit. New version does a better job of figuring out where spaces are. e.g. Old version of Lusty on invoice would import description as below.  Changes should not impact any other supplier.
    • % Surcharging : allow configuration of a minimum spend $ before surcharge kicks in.
    • This version of c9 bundles to a later version of TeamViewer QuickSupport : to keep things ahead of TeamViewer's deprecation schedule
    • Profit Summary report : option to filter parts results by OEM or Aftermarket parts
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