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Express Maintenance: Software Release Notes
1 Update User Interface to allow for larger font sizes.
2 General User Interface clean up.
3 Modified labels with Hub, Odometer and Daily to be consistent with Count.
4 Updated the email components to allow for enhanced security and improved functionality.
5 Revised the icons for all EM Products.
6 Modified the form startup sequence to address Rich View errors.
· Attached To - fixed the issues when updating the Unit Name so it would reflect the revised Unit name when inserting or looking at existing or new unit attachments for parent-child relationships.
· Added the ability to add or modify Vendors and Manufacturers in the Companies table from the Parts screen by selecting “<Manage Companies>” from the dropdown lists.
· Required a Work Order to be saved and have a WO number assigned prior to being able to add Downtime to a Work Order.
· Added the ability to enter a downtime value directly in the work order screen Downtime field without opening the downtime recording popup using the Downtime Data button. .
· Inside the Downtime Data tool all fields are disabled until the dataset is in insert or edit mode.
· Corrected the issue of selecting a Part by name or number that is listed in the Parts table more than once to apply the transaction to the part selected and not the top part in the list.
· Removed the Site/Location selection from the ER screen as the default is the Site/Location from the Equipment record selected. Should the user want to modify the Site/Location for the Equipment selected for the Request, it can be done in the Request Tab in the Work Orders screen before a work order is created. That Site /Location will stay with the WO and be in WO History without modifying the Equipment selected original Site/Location.
· Email Sender Password - Increased size of field to store encrypted value.
· Password - Increased size of field to store encrypted value.
· Email Password - Increased size of field to store encrypted value.
· Fixed bug in Application Settings that was preventing theme properties from being saved and applied correctly.
· Added password for ExpressRequest Web to Configuration.
· Altered SQL to add password for ExpressRequest Web to Configuration.
· Changed update code to only show the update form when database updates are required.
· Add method to extract database metadata prior to updates.
· Application Settings - Corrected problem causing wrong font size upon opening of the form.
· Database Updates - Added additional logging and messages to update the user of the progress and more detailed information of any errors.
· Database Updates - Moved the database backup functions outside of the main update procedure and so that it runs prior to any update code. Moved the database compare functions outside of the update code and separated the code to run pre-deployment and post-deployment comparisons.
· Registration - Corrected code that was preventing the Registration form from being displayed when accessed from the toolbar.
· Database Updates - Introduced code to query the default backup directory, check free disk space, estimate backup file size, and use the values to back up the database programmatically prior to altering the database with update SQL.
· Database Updates - Added components to compare the database to a Master ExpressMaintenance database and create a SQL script to alter the database so it matched the model database.
· Release Notes - Added a new form for Release notes and moves the current link to online release notes to the toolbar of the new form.
· Updating - Added a step counter to count each SQL script that is executed. If an update fails, the step index is shown to the user the update failure message.
· Notes Utility enhanced to reduce the size of notes stored in the EM DB to reduce overall DB size.
· Email Sender Password - Increased size of field to store encrypted value.
· Fixed "list index out of bounds" when viewing parts usage history.
· Fixed wrong field type in Parts Usage History.
· Work Orders - Changed the logic for automatically adding the date when a new work order is created from the Service Overview.
· Cost of Parts - Altered all fields use in calculating the Cost of Parts to show five decimal places.
Work Orders / Requests
· Changed the default date behavior for creating work orders from requests to match the behavior when creating work orders from service overview.
· Corrected the date search parameters for searching for a work order by status.
· Added code to make sure "<Manage Services>" exists as a service.
· Fixed filter when adding a Priority for Requests from the overview grid.
· Work Orders Overview - Add the ability to use Service as a search parameter, added a grid to show the Services for each Work Order.
· Corrected code causing multiple entries in the user activity log.
· Fixed Activity Log to record activities and display them correctly when using the filters.
· Added a database navigation control to the employee so the access settings could be saved.
Mobile Applications / Mobile Application Server
· Added Table for Connection properties to allow them to be stored and deleted for multiple data bases.
· Added fillable fields capability to the Work Order notes fields which used to be read only.
· Added the field and functionality lookup list for WO Group that was in EM but not in the MA.
· Added feature to auto email when WO’s are completed in the MA if desired, function disabled, will be activated in the next release.
Express Maintenance (22.214.171.124)
- Successful reconfiguration of Mobile App Settings
Express Maintenance (126.96.36.199)
- Work Orders and Services now work when a new Work Order is created
- The Configuration Table Display was fixed
Express Maintenance (188.8.131.52)
Express Request (184.108.40.206)
Tax-related fields can now calculate up to 5 decimal places. The number of decimal places can be specified in the Configuration setting.
Date parameters for Reports have been fixed.
Downtime tool in Work Orders that was not displaying downtime on save of the record has been fixed.
Express Maintenance (220.127.116.11)
Minor update for Express Maintenance release 18.104.22.168
Express Maintenance (22.214.171.124)
Express Request (126.96.36.199)
Express Maintenance Mobile APP (188.8.131.52)
Express Maintenance 184.108.40.206
- Date issue has been resolved “dd/mm/yyyy” for international users for Reports and Work Orders.
- Date formatting has been resolve inside of Report Builder
- Parts Analysis tabs have been fixed and are functional
- In this release, we’ve added the ability to specify the number of decimal places (2-4) for tax rates in the Configuration screen.
- Error message “Connection to remote server failed” has been resolved. The error message text now demonstrates a red font.
EM Mobile Client Application (MA) 220.127.116.11
Down Time - Moved the opening of the dataset to a location in the code to assure it will be open when needed
Express Maintenance + Express Request
1. Refresh button added to the Mobile App
2. Fixed attachment tab in Equipment
3. Logic corrected when a Work Order is deleted the attached parts are added back into inventory
4. The date format is corrected to work with either Month/Day/Year or Day/Month/Year to fix errors when creating Work Orders
5. Added the Calculations tab back into the Report Builder
- Corrected the Adobe PDF writer issue. The Report writer no longer cuts off the first line of Work Order Notes text when converting to or emailing as a PDF
- The ability to turn off the Buttons for SQL Statements and User Activity has added. They are now options under Employee Access Settings.
- Inactive Parts will no longer show when searching for Parts in the Purchase Order table.
- Webhelp link has been updated.
- Registration screen has been updated.
- Several Work Order Report Errors have been fixed. “Error from this update”
- The Tax now goes to a maximum of 4 decimals in all Tax fields.
Express Maintenance Mobile
- A Refresh button has been added to each page that contains a list to update current lookup.
Resolved screen overlay and sizing issue
a. Increased the size of columns from 80 to 100 characters to eliminate insert errors when data was greater the 80 characters.
b. Masked email test password on email test form and added a Show/Hide button.
c. Fixed the ownership field in the unit warranty tab. It was clearing when a lease term was selected.
d. Fixed the inability to change Request email options in Configuration.
e. Added Tech Notes to Work Orders
Increased the size of columns ActivityLog2.OldValue and ActivityLog2.NewValue from 80 to 100 characters to eliminate insert errors when data was greater the 80 characters. Added column Defaults.UpdateServerParams to store encrypted connection parameters for the update server.
Remove create “etuser” from Configuration. The code was raising an error and was not consistent with create “etuser” methods in Databases & connections.
Fixed code to get the SQL Version of the server in Databases & connections.
Began changing the update code to use MAS server.
Masked email test password on email test form and added a Show/Hide button.
Fixed the inability to change Request email options in Configuration.
Altered the SetViewCount function to now present the record number and number of records (example: 1 of 100).
Created a lower tab control and moved Services and Parts to separate tabs. Added a tab for Attachments with standard options such as select, open, etc.
Added Unit Number to upper section of work order with option to select by number or by name. Adjusted Unit Name and Number lookup components to work properly with one another allowing for lookup by either one.
Work Orders / Create Work Order
Added Time to the Scheduled Date prompt to allow for Date or Date and Time.
Adjusted to use the Requested DateTime on work orders created from Requests when no Scheduled DateTime is selected per requests from Gary’s list.
Added code to populate the AssignTo field of the request if there is no value and a technician is assigned at the time a work order is created. See item #4 in notes below.
Work Orders / Overview
Changed the Status list in overview from Scheduled to ‘Open’.
Changed the Status list in overview to include ‘Created’ as an option to search the date range. Added lookup field on Units table to include Unit Criticality field column in overview.
Changed the date fields in the grid to include DateTime rather than just Date.
Work Orders / Service Overview
Changed the column caption from Scheduled Date to Due Date.
Parts Inventory / Data View
Changed the Units tab caption from Units to Equipment. Corrected issue of the image menu button not functioning.
Units (Equipment) / Data View
Corrected issue of the image menu button not functioning.
Admin / Employees
Corrected the issue of the RecordNumber column not being properly linked to the data field. Corrected issue of the image menu button not functioning.
Changed code so that when new user access settings are created, Work Orders / View Pay Rates defaults to ‘N’ for no access. See item #1 in notes below.
Corrected issue of Site Limit and Site Limit Parts columns not being linked to data field in the Employee Overview grid.
General – Incorporates new version and features of Report Builder.
General – Imports 5 new reports used by the Mobile App.
General – New fields to accommodate the new Mobile App settings and licensing.
General – Update includes the new Mobile App Server software for communicating with mobile devices.
Administration / Defaults / Configuration – New Mobile App Settings section and fields for Mobile App Setup.
Maintenance / Work Orders – Corrected issue of one of the user defined service fields having the incorrect column heading.
Maintenance / Units – Corrected issue of older attachment hyperlinks not working.
ExpressRequest – Added ability to view notes of a work order services when viewing assigned work order.
Express Maintenance: Email Setup
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Update File | 06/04/20
Update File | 06/04/20
The Mobile Application
Download the Express Maintenance Mobile Application for Windows, IOS and Android
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Express Maintenance Mobile App
Windows Update File | 06/08/20
Express Maintenance iOS Mobile App
Marketplace Links | 03/23/20
Express Maintenance Android Mobile App
Marketplace Links | 03/18/2020
Please follow these steps to install and begin using the Express Maintenance Mobile App.
- Click on the link above that is applicable to your mobile device.
- Download the app and install on your mobile device.
- Run the Mobile app titled ‘Maintenance’.
- The first time you run the app the Settings screen will appear.
- You must enter the Mobile Server, Mobile Port and Mobile Access Code provided to you by your system administrator. If you were provided a barcode version of this information, click the ‘Scan’ button and scan the provided barcode.
- Once settings are entered or scanned, click the ‘Connect’ button. You will not be required to enter this data in the future as it is saved by the app.
- The app will connect to the designated Express Maintenance Mobile App Server and you will be presented with a login screen. If the app fails to connect to the Mobile App Server, first read the Mobile App Setup Guide. If problems persist, you will need to create a ticket or contact the MAS support team.
- Enter your login and password and click the ‘Login’ button.
You are now ready to use the Express Maintenance Mobile App. Go Mobile!