This release has only a few new additions.
But I really love these new features!
Read from the Bulk Data Updater Release Notes: JonasR.app/BDU/Releases
Calculate [almost] all types
The Calculate feature was quite nice but very limited as you could only use it for the target of text-type columns.
This is now improved!
See the docs for BDU and Calculate.
Bulk Data Updater can update these types:
- Text / String / Memo
- Boolean / Yes or No
- Whole Number / Int / BigInt
- Decimal / Double
- Picklist / OptionSet / Choice
- Custom / Lookup / Uniqueid
Still missing: Owner, State, Status, PartyList, CalanderRules, EntityName, ManageProperty, Virtual, Choices
- Calculations are now possible for almost all types of columns! #148
Closed issues with problems and ideas – thank you all! 😘
- #108 by @rwilson504
- #116 by @sbetzin
- #138 by @stonekw
- #108 by @rwilson504
- #157 by @MscrmTools
Bypass Custom Business Logic
🤓 This is great – and a bit scary… 😱
With one small checkbox, you can disable all custom plugins and other logic for all Updated, Assign, SetState, or Delete requests.
You have to know what it does, as skipping executing business logic can get unwanted consequences and you can miss things your solution needs.
Note: It is not only disabling “your own” logic but all others that are not from the “core” functionality.
You really should read this doc from Microsoft. You don’t have to read the code in there, but make sure you understand what it does.
💪 You get a lot of power, please be gentle… 🙏
- Bypass Custom Business Logic feature added #79
This is a great feature is a “recently” available from Microsoft.
Make sure you read this info from the Microsoft Docs to know what you really do…!
Thanks for the support by @LinnZawWin and @MarkMpn! 🙏
- Handle min version 9.2 is available for the Bypass Custom Business Logic feature. Fixed #159
For any on-prem, the first release (1.2022.4.1) – everything breaks the tool. The second release fixes it!
Lookup to Assign
You may have many users and teams… well, I don’t, my small demo environments are all small…
If users want to update Assign it may be a mess if you have a gazillion users.
So instead of two combo boxes (one for user, one for team), it is now changed to one lookup. I am actually using “my library” and it is very easy to implement the tool control, and it is a lot easier to use the lookup dialog for the users.
- Use Lookup instead of ComboBox for User/Team. #65
The Assign feature is now using the lookup dialog (from
Rappen.XTB.Helperlibrary) to easier find the right user or team.
Thank you @KazimGok and @leeh795 for this idea! 🤓
- Layout for status text
- Link to Release Notes are aiming for this specifical version
This is still developed by Jonas Rapp – Twitter – LinkedIn – GitHub.
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Janas, that’s wonderful, thank you so much for contributing and sharing!