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DaDaBIK 7.3.1 is out

Dear all,
DaDaBIK 7.3.1 is out. This version fixes a couple of bugs related to version 7.3 and clarify in the documentation a known bug. See the change log for all the details.

If you don't want to go through the upgrade process, you can also apply the patches explained here here and here. If you just apply the patches, your DaDaBIK installation will still appear to be a 7.3 but this doesn't affect how the application works.

I am working a lot on DaDaBIK 8, thanks to everybody who contributed to the DaDaBIK 8 Desiderata. Now most of the features that will be included in DaDaBIK 8 are clear in my mind. I still have some question marks about the graphic interface, therefore I wrote a post here to discuss the changes with you. It would be VERY useful if you comment the post writing what you think.

Have a great summer,

Eugenio Tacchini
DaDaBIK founder




The new DaDaBIK 7.3 is out, an important vulnerability fixed

Dear all,
DaDaBIK 7.3 is out. This release fixes some bugs and add a few new minor features.

In particular, it contains a fix for an important SQL injection vulnerability which allowed an authenticated attacker to see unauthorized data, even coming from a different database. It is very important for you to read all the details in the changelog. The fix for this vulnerability is also available as a separate patch here.


In the changelog you will also find the other bugs fixed and the new features, including the possibility to change the language on the fly and an improved installation procedure ( meaningful error messages, $site_url and $site_path not required anymore, ...).


As usual, if you are in your free upgrade timeframe (1 year for DaDaBIK Enterprise, 6 months for DaDaBIK PRO), you can request your free copy from the upgrade page. The upgrade process has been redesigned, you can now download the new new version by yourself, without waiting for an email.



If you have a DaDaBIK ENTERPRISE license and you are out of your free upgrade timeframe, you can also get DaDaBIK 7.3 by purchasing a maintenance license (€65), which also provides you with an additional year of free upgrade (email support@dadabik.org to get the instructions).



Finally, DaDaBIK 8 is still under heavy development and the DaDaBIK 8 Desiderata document is still available for you to vote for the next features to implement and propose additional features. Please take a few minutes to add your contribute.


Best,

Eugenio Tacchini
DaDaBIK founder




The new DaDaBIK 7.2 is out: a severe bug fixed, improved performances and a trial version

Dear all,
DaDaBIK 7.2 is out. It is mainly a maintenance release, which fixes several bugs including a severe bug related to files upload: in some situations, DaDaBIK linked a record not with the file uploaded by the user but with another one, having the same original filename. You can read all the details and the list of changes here.

We have also improved performances: a results grid is now shown faster than before; the more records per page you display, the more you will notice the difference: for example with 100 records per page the amount of time needed to display a results grid has decreased by about 37%.

Finally, we have now a trial version that you can download for free, it has some feature limitations, it expires after 15 days and you don't get the full, unencrypted source code as it happens with DaDaBIK Pro and DaDaBIK ENTERPRISE. You can see the differences between Trial, Pro and ENTERPRISE here.

As we did for v. 7.1, to promote the adoption of the new DaDaBIK 7.2 Enterprise, for just 7 days (until March 23th) IT WILL BE ON SALE AT €95 instead of €160.

You can buy DaDaBIK 7.2 here.

As usual, if you are in your free upgrade timeframe (1 year for DaDaBIK Enterprise, 6 months for DaDaBIK PRO), you can request your free copy from the upgrade page.

If you have a DaDaBIK ENTERPRISE license and you are out of your free upgrade timeframe, you can also get DaDaBIK 7.2 by purchasing a maintenance license (€65), which also provides you with an additional year of free upgrade (email support@dadabik.org to get the instructions).


Best,

Eugenio Tacchini
DaDaBIK founder




The new DaDaBIK 7.1 is out, at a special price for just one week

Dear all,
DaDaBIK 7.1 is out. This version introduces a new, long awaited, form field type: the RADIO button.

The new field type (select_single_radio) works very similar to select_single: you can fill the options using pre-defined values or values coming from a lookup table. You can also set cascade radio buttons and allow users to add custom values on the fly by clicking on the "other" option. DaDaBIK users asked for it many times and it's now finally here. You can see an example in our online demo (movies library demo -> movies table, look at the format field)

As we did for v. 7.0, to promote the adoption of the new DaDaBIK 7.1 Enterprise, for just 7 days (until Dec 21st) IT WILL BE ON SALE AT €95 instead of €160. You can buy DaDaBIK 7.1 here.

As usual, if you are in your free upgrade timeframe (1 year for DaDaBIK Enterprise, 6 months for DaDaBIK PRO), you can request your free copy from the upgrade page.

If you have a DaDaBIK ENTERPRISE license and you are out of your free upgrade timeframe, you can also get DaDaBIK 7.1 by purchasing a maintenance license (€65), which also provides you with an additional year of free upgrade (email support@dadabik.org to get the instructions).

There are also a couple of other new features:

1) Custom formatting functions now take in input, for select_single/select_multiple fields having more than one linked field, each linked field value singularly. This allows you to have more control on the output e.g if you have, as linked fields, the name and country of a customer, you can format the value setting the the country between parenthesis, to get something like: John Smith (USA)

2) An additional button is now displayed in the EDIT form right after SAVE and BACK: SAVE+BACK; in one click you save the content of the form and you come back to the results grid, making repetitive data entry operations faster.

Finally, the Danish language is now available.

This version also fixes some bugs, the most important fix is related to a problem with the Form Configurator which could retrieve and consequently save the wrong values for the "form presence" ("Field present in the insert form?" etc) parameters. Please read the changelog for all the details.

I hope you will enjoy this new version.

Merry christmas, happy holidays and happy new year to everybody!

Best,

Eugenio Tacchini
DaDaBIK founder




DaDaBIK 7.0 is here, a faster and powerful Web applications builder. Security alert issued for previous versions

Dear all,

I am very glad to announce the availability of DaDaBIK 7.

To promote the adoption of DaDaBIK 7 Enterprise, for just 10 days (until Oct 15th) IT WILL BE ON SALE AT €95 instead of €160.

Let's briefly explain what's new in this major release. First of all, the engine of DaDaBIK has been optimized: the display of results grids is now much faster if you have select_single or select_multiple fields in your grid, especially if granular permissions are enabled and if your database is big in terms of number of tables/fields. Example: for a DaDaBIK application having 18 tables installed, the display of the results grid is about 43% faster than before for a table having four select_single fields in the grid.

Since many times potential customers wrote me asking about the performances of DaDaBIK when dealing with huge tables, there is now an online demo which shows how DaDaBIK performs with a one-million-records table in join with other two tables (see on-line demo, Invoicing system demo, table "reviews").

All three online demo have also been updated and show the new features available in DaDaBIK 6 and 7. From the invoicing system demo, you can also see an example of custom PHP page (see "Sales report", top right corner), where DaDaBIK and Chart.js have been used together to produce a graphic data report.

Other new features include:

Cascade dropdown lists

A long awaited feature: It is now possible to populate a dropdown menu (select_single) according to what the user selected from another dropdown menu. For example you can have two menu: country and city; when the user selects the country, the system automatically populates the content of the city dropdown with the list of the cities related to the country selected.

Custom required functions

Until now, you could only set a field as "required" or "not required"; it is now possible to specify, for each field, a custom PHP function to use in order to evaluate if the field is required or not; in particular, you can specify the requiredness of a field according to the value of other fields in the form.

Permissions copy

From the admin area is now possible to copy all the permissions from one group to another in one click (DaDaBIK Enterprise only).

DaDaBIK 7 also includes many bug fixes, including an important security fix and another important fix related to a bug which can lead to data loss in case you use the "duplication check" features. You can find the whole list of changes and fixes in the changelog and you are strongly advised to read it.

As usual, if you are in your free upgrade period you can download the upgrade from here. We have also provided the security fix as a free patch (here the instruction to patch your installations).

We don't provide anymore a "Basic" version of DaDaBIK, DaDaBIK Basic was too limited and many times in the past customers who bought DaDaBIK Basic needed an upgrade to Pro / ENTERPRISE. If you purchased DaDaBIK 6.3 Basic within the last two months, reply to this email to get the instructions to download DaDaBIK 7.0 Pro with some limitations enabled.

Enjoy DaDaBIK 7!

Eugenio Tacchini
DaDaBIK founder

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