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DaDaBIK 9.3 Monterosso is out

Dear all,
DaDaBIK 9.3 is out!

The most important things released with DaDaBIK 9.3 are 1) a bug fix related to pagination and 2) an improvement that will make your DaDaBIK upgrades easier.

The bug fixed
When you displayed a recordset in DaDaBIK and the number of records required pagination (number of records > records per page), it could happen that, if you are browsing, page by page, the recordset, you saw the same record twice and, even if you read all the pages, you didn't see all the records belonging to the recordset. In other words, the "slice" of records you see might not be the one you expected. This could happen if you were NOT sorting the recordset by a unique field (more precisely, a field containing no duplication in the recordset).

Let's make an example: you have 100 customers and you show them in DaDaBIK sorted by city. Let's say you have more than one customer living in Roma. You set records per page to 10 and you click from page 1 to page 10 to see all the customers: it could happen, for example, that you saw TWICE the customer having id 34, living in Roma (in two different pages) and you didn't see the customer having id 88, also living in Roma.
The 100 customers could be the results of a search or not (just table browsing), this doesn't impact on this issue. Please note that even if you don't notice this issue, it may arise under particular circumstances (it depends on the DBMS's query execution plan).
The fix for this bug relies, as many other features in DaDaBIK, on the existence of a primary key in your tables.

The improvement
I know that upgrading DaDaBIK could be annoying if you don't keep track of the config.php parameters that you modified. I am thinking about moving most of the config.php content from the file to the database in the future, but I am still not convinced about this solution so I decided to try a different strategy: starting from DaDaBIK 9.3 you can leave config.php untouched and edit the new config_custom.php file instead, adding there only the parameters you need to set. This should make your upgrades easier: you can just keep your config_custom.php file and replace the config.php file with the one coming with the new release.

There are a few other bugs fixed and improvements; you can find the complete list of changes in the change log

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 9.3 by purchasing a maintenance license (€79 / €99).

Best,

Eugenio Tacchini
DaDaBIK founder