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DaDaBIK 9.2 is out and now also supports Microsoft SQL Server!

Dear all,
I am glad to announce that the new DaDaBIK 9.2 Monterosso is out. This release provides some bug fixes and two great improvements.

You can buy your license here.

As usual, if you are in your free upgrade timeframe, you can request your free copy from the upgrade page. If you have a DaDaBIK ENTERPRISE/PLATINUM license and you are out of your free upgrade timeframe, you can also get DaDaBIK 9.2 by purchasing a maintenance license (€65 / €85).

Let's talk about the first new feature: if you use DaDaBIK since long time you probably remember that, many years ago, we used to support (together with MySQL and PostgreSQL) Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle databases.

The support of both MS SQL Server and Oracle was then discontinued due to the lack of interests from our users. Times, apparently, has changed: in the last months I have received several emails from customers (or potential customers) who would like to use DaDaBIK with MS SQL Server in a corporate environment so I decided to reintroduce the support for it, also considering that, respect to some years ago, Microsoft has certainly increased its interest for the PHP world.

Microsoft, in fact, released in 2017 a stable pdo_sqlsrv driver, which is the piece of software we rely on to connect DaDaBIK to MS SQL Server from both Windows and Unix-like systems (you can find details about the requirements in the documentation).

The other improvement is a small but powerful new search operator, a long-awaited and heavily-requested feature: the BETWEEN search operator. You can use it with date* an text field types. When you select between from the search operator menu, an additional textbox appears and allows you to specify the interval between two dates, two numbers or even two generic strings. A typical use is for searching in the interval between two dates. For an example, start the demo n.3 (ERP application), choose invoices -> search -> date -> between and then type 2016-12-01 and 2016-12-31.

As usual, you can find the complete list of the fixed bugs and new features in the change log page.

Enjoy! :)


Eugenio Tacchini
DaDaBIK founder