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Version 3.22 of the Keelio Software products has been released!
8/16/2010

Version 3.22 contains several important bug fixes with the Template Transformation data flow component.  Anyone using the component is recommended to upgrade to this latest version.  Due to issues discovered during this release we have pulled 3.20 and 3.21 from the website and they will no longer be available as they can cause data loss when using the template transformation.

This release contains the following updates:

  1. Data loss would occur during buffer transitions when using the template transformation due to the way buffer state was maintained.  This occurred in both the 3.20 and 3.21 versions of the component.
  2. AccessViolationException could occur when using the template transformation.  Turns out this appears to be an SSIS bug that can't be easily remedied and is not specific to our components but can occur with out of the box components as well.  To tackle this issue we have built in a safeguard which should protect users for the majority of cases of this bug when using the template transformation by setting an in memory buffer.  The buffer size is user selectable and data is written to the downstream pipeline when the buffersize has reached a defined memory limit.  This limits the number of times we set data in the pipeline buffer and therefore minimizes the occurance of AccessViolationExceptions.
  3. Primary key detection may fail in random scenarios in all components that use primary keys (XML Merge, XML Transformation, and Template Transformation).  This was due to the way the keys were stored in memory and will no longer occur as we have moved to a known safe key storage technique.
  4. Base64 and Hex encodings have been added to the template transformation component by utilizing specialized escape lists (read documentation for more information).
Version 3.21 of the Keelio Software products has been released!
7/11/2010

 Version 3.21 contains several important bug fixes with the Template Transformation data flow component.  Anyone using the component is recommended to upgrade to this latest version.

This release contains the following updates:

  1. Template transformation issue where columns could not be removed properly after adding them in either the standard editor or the advanced editor.
  2. Fix for template transformation error that would occur if no rows enter the component.
  3. Updated samples installer that now guides you through install process based on what samples you have installed and you can now select which samples you wish to setup instead of being forced to setup all samples.
  4. Documentation updates.
Version 3.20 of the Keelio Software products has been released!
5/25/2010

This release contains a new component that will replace both the XML Destination Adapter as well as the XML Transformation adapter and is called the Template Transformation.  This component can do all of the things that the XML Destination and XML Transformation components can accomplish but can also do many more things that customers have requested. 

The XML Destination adapter and XML Transformation components will still be supported.  However they will be removed from all future versions of the product as of November 1st, 2010.  If you wish to upgrade to versions that are released past that date you will need to convert your existing integrations to utilize the new template transformation task.

Template Transformation Features:

  1. Very low memory utilization. The component can write data to the downstream pipeline almost immediately therefore there is no longer memory constraints with our tool as we can offload the data as soon as it hits the component. This has essentially reduced the memory footprint on most documents by around 98%.
  2. Much more granular control on how you create documents. Customer feedback necessitated the change to make this more of a template tool as the other XML creation components restricted you in many ways in the way you generate your XML and therefore failed in many customer situations unless you wrote XML "fixup" code after the initial document had been created.
  3. There is usually no need to ever use the XML Formatter tool any longer as you can design your templates in a way that would make it so that the XML data always comes out formatted properly. This will also increase the performance of your integrations due to one less step the integration has to perform.
  4. Built in XML and HTML escaping. Previous components only had XML escaping.  In fact now the escaping is completely user customizable on a column by column basis.
  5. Built in XML data cleansing to remove characters outside of the valid XML range as defined by the W3C. No data cleansing was performed in the previous components.
  6. Ability to create non-XML based documents.
  7. Faster XML creation using the tool, instead of defining many XML nodes and levels you can now use one of the many free XML editors available and define the structure of your XML within that editor and copy and paste in the XML fragments into the template transformation tool instead of defining all of the rigid levels and nodes as you had to do in the previous versions of the component.

This release contains the following additional updates:

  1. Dynamics GP 2010 support.
  2. Automatic document numbering for many document types within the Dynamics GP eConnect task as defined in the eConnect SDK.
  3. SQL 2008 R2 tested.
  4. All samples have been rewritten to utilize the new Template Transformation component.
Version 3.18 of the Keelio Software products has been released!
2/23/2010

NOTICE: This release contains several very important changes that will affect the compatibility with previous packages.  Be sure to read the update instructions in the Upgrade Notices document as you will be required to run a conversion tool if you are upgrading from a previous version of our products to this version.

UPDATE: 3/12/2010 - 3.17 has been replaced with 3.18 after finding a bug in the XML Transformation component that caused certain scenarios for depth levels to not work properly.

This release contains the following updates/fixes:

  1. New Dynamics GP Next Document Number Transformation component.  This will allow you to get next document numbers from Dynamics GP within the data flow of SSIS.
  2. Consolidated Dynamics GP components.  There are no longer components seperated by version of Dynamics GP, instead there is just one version of each component and you select the version of Dynamics GP you want the component to run against.  This will greatly simplify upgrades of SSIS packages from version to version of Dynamics GP.
  3. Many documentation updates in the user manual.  Upgrade notices are now in their own document included in the download.
  4. Several new XML SSIS Toolkit samples have been added.
  5. XML Transformation and XML Merge components now have a buffer option to allow for streaming to a file instead of relying on everything to be in memory.  This should only be used in scenarios where your server does not have enough memory but it has a considerable performance overhead.
  6. Updated Project Converter tool for the Dynamics GP component updates.
  7. General GUI cleanup.
  8. Consolidated all GP Samples and made installer program ask which version of Dynamics GP you are using to setup the samples accordingly.
  9. New XML Formatter option to use XDocument (LINQ) parsing which is faster and requires less memory then the old way of parsing (XmlDocument).
  10. General speed improvements throughout all of the code which has also reduced the library size considerably.
  11. Value type option in style drop down in XML Transformation and XML Destination adapters that allow you to add values after lead elements that have attributes.
Version 3.16 of the Keelio Software products has been released!
10/11/2009

This release is a maintenance release containing the following fixes:

  • Dynamics GP eConnect and Next Document Number tasks were found to leak connections (keep open connections to the database server).  This issue has been corrected.

As with previous releases, be sure to read the manual for important upgrade documentation.

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