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HL7Spy v3.1.2360 Released

  • Improvement – Custom Code – HL7Field.IsEmpty() is inconsistent with property HL7Component.IsEmpty and HL7SubComponent.IsEmpty. Should replace with IsNullOrEmpty()
  • Improvement – Custom Code – Add helper methods to set the number of Fields, Repeats, Components, and Subcomponents
  • Improvement – Custom Code – Custom Code Events- Speed up “Copy All To Clipboard” – L.B. from cdph.ca.gov
  • Improvement – Open Folder – Remove annoying “No files found meeting the specified criteria” messagebox when there are no matches
  • Improvement – Installer – Add MessageBox when the .NET Framework cannot be downloaded
  • Bug Fix – Hex Editor – Fix Application Unhandled Exception. [NullReferenceException] Object reference not set to an instance of an object
  • Bug Fix – Field Statistics – System.NullReferenceException: ‘Object reference not set to an instance of an object.’
  • Bug Fix – [ObjectDisposedException] Cannot access a disposed object. Object name: ‘OpenFolderView’.
  • Bug fix – Custom Code – void OnError(Exception ex) not being called when there is no opened tab – reported by A.L. from musc.edu
  • Bug Fix – HL7 Parser – Fix index out of range exception
  • Bug Fix – HL7 Receiver – fix issue with SSL and security access error to cert.PrivateKey.KeyExchangeAlgorithm

HL7Spy v3.1.2345 Released

  • Improvement – Application – Improve startup performance by disabling checks for code-signed assemblies
  • Improvement – Statistics – Processing statistics across 21+ million messages resulted in an out of memory exception  – Reported by Larry B. from cdph.ca.gov
  • Improvement – UI components – Many bug fixes, usability and performance improvements
  • Improvement – Export to xls, and xlsx – Warn user when more than 65536 rows for xls, or 1048576 rows for xlsx are being exported (maximum number of rows allowed)
  • Improvement – FTP/SFTP libraries – Fixes a number of issues with connecting to some FTP/SFTP servers
  • Improvement – HL7 Receiver – Show SSL certs from both LocalMachine and LocalUser
  • Improvement – HL7 Receiver – Show thumbprint in Certificate window
  • Improvement – Open Folder – Speed up scanning when there are thousands of files
  • Improvement – Open Folder – Open Folder – Remove annoying “No files found meeting the specified criteria” message-box when there are no matches
  • Bug Fix- Open Folder – Fix potential issue when the Scan/Stop buttons are pressed quickly one after the other
  • Bug Fix- Open Folder – Clicking “Stop” during folder processing leaves the tool in an unusable state
  • Bug Fix- Open Folder – Unhandled exception when choosing Regex search with invalid Regex expression
  • Bug Fix – HL7 Send – SSL enabled and Certificate/Thumbprint empty does not encrypt the data but sends the data as clear text – Reported by Rick O. from hc1.com
  • Bug Fix – HL7 Receiver – fix issue with SSL and security access error to cert.PrivateKey.KeyExchangeAlgorithm
  • Bug Fix – Field Statistics – System.NullReferenceException: ‘Object reference not set to an instance of an object.’ in some rare situations

HL7Spy 3.1.2306 Released

  • Improvement – HL7 SQL – Add a “Save” button to manually save the query text  – Requested by Larry B. from cdph.ca.gov
  • Improvement – HL7 SQL – Add an option to not automatically save the Query text when the user clicks the “Execute” button
  • Improvement – Statistics – Speed up calculation of “Selected To Single New Tab” and “Not Selected To Single New Tab” – requested by Jeff D. from hshs.org
  • Bug Fix – Fix issue where results from a SELECT INTO new tab results in the messages indexes in the results being incorrect and therefore showing the incorrect message in the editor when clicked on in the results grid – Reported by Jeff B. from mhg.com
  • Bug Fix – Custom Code – Fix issue with Custom Code not saving correctly. All being saved to file “00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000.xml”
  • Bug Fix – Custom Code – Compile to user temp directory instead of the one in ProgramData\HL7Spy\temp
  • Bug Fix – Custom Code – Fix up location of the Actipro CacheSplash window
  • Bug Fix – Do not show files from the User’s temp directory in the Recent File List
  • Bug Fix – Save Recent File List on Application Exit

HL7Spy 3.1.2295 Released

  • Improvement – Add Certificate Selector in HL7 Receiver
  • Improvement – Speed up HL7Spy Installer
  • Improvement – Update to latest 3rd party libraries. Improves speed and stability of application
  • Improvement – Remove file from the Recent File List if an attempt to open it results in a file not found error
  • Bug Fix -FTP Explorer – Fix issue when remote directory doesn’t start with /
  • Bug Fix – Custom Code – Unable to change default HL7 message encoding characters
  • Bug Fix – Custom Code – Fix issue where _global_ custom code does not display unless you click to another function and back
  • Bug Fix – Custom Code – Compile to user temp directory instead of the one in ProgramData\HL7Spy\temp
  • Bug Fix – Increase the size of the message selector in the Bulk Compare tool
  • Bug Fix – Fix tab stops in Open Folder, Save As, and other pop-up dialog boxes – Reported by Michael W.
  • Bug Fix – Fix potential duplicate key exception in BaseView.AddCommandKey
  • Bug Fix – Fix issue where a window’s OnLoad can be called multiple times
  • Bug Fix – Show proper error when the .NET framework cannot be downloaded

HL7Spy 3.1.2273 Released

  • Improvement – Remember the last directory where data was exported to and reuse it next time another export is initiated. Requested by Jeff D from hicgrp.com
  • Improvement – Remove all intermediate Export dialogs and show the standard Windows SaveAs dialog instead. Requested by Jeff D from hicgrp.com
  • Improvement – Clean-up exporting from the Watch List
  • Improvement – Custom Code – Add more overloads to HL7Message.CombineObxsToObx5Repeats for transforming many OBX segments into 1 with repeating OBX-5
  • Improvement – Add an application option to Auto Open Export Files, or to just open File Explorer and select the file
  • Improvement – Handle loading multiple files where one, or more, has an access denied issue
  • Improvement – When Exporting to Excel, PDF, etc., reuse the same File Explorer instance to navigate to the file rather than opening a new one each time
  • Improvement – Update shortcuts for Field/Component/Subcomponent statistics
  • Improvement – Speed up loading of xz, zip, gz, etc. compressed files
  • Bug Fix – Fix issue where vv is placed on versions of HL7 Standard in the Export to Xml tool
  • Bug Fix – Remove double MessageBox request to overwrite a file when Exporting to Excel, pdf, etc. Reported by Jeff D. from hicgrp.com
  • Bug Fix – Fix issue where Recent File List not saving properly
  • Bug Fix – Fix OpenFolder search issue where filtering is not working properly – Reported by Sandy D. from aurora.org
  • Bug Fix – Custom Code – HL7DateTime.TryParse returns the datetime as being in the local timezone even if not timezone is in the DTM string
  • Bug Fix – Issue with “Redact messages to new Tab” when when tab contains multiple sources. Reported by David R from AGFA
  • Bug Fix – HL7Query – Fix Unhandled Exception. [ObjectDisposedException] Cannot access a disposed object.
  • Bug Fix – Fix An exception that was thrown during handling the topic ‘MessageCollectionRemoved’
  • Bug Fix – F11 should show/hide the Ribbon Bar but does not
  • Bug Fix – EventBroker – [InvalidOperationException] Sequence contains more than one matching element
  • Bug Fix – FileExplorer – SFTP error when navigating a directory that contains a file marked as FIFO. Reported by Jeff D. from HSHS
  • Bug Fix – Split Tab – Fix Message Collection that is split shows up as empty in HL7Spy until re-opened

HL7Spy 3.1.2228 Released

  • Improvement – Randomize sample messages used for calculating global statistics – Requested by Jeff B from mhg
  • Improvement – Message Split Tool – Add support to split files based on their original file name
  • Improvement – Editor – Improve performance of loading many small files – Requested by Joe M. from vumc
  • Improvement – Custom Code – Support setting the unescaped value of a field. HL7Subcomponent.EscapedValue
  • Improvement – Sql Loader/HL7 Sql – Add Windows Folder Browser dialog to ExportForm. Requested by Jeff D. from hicgrp
  • Improvement – HL7 Diff – Speed improvements to the HL7 Differencing algorithm for large messages. Reported by Tony C. from MModal
  • Improvement – FTP Explorer – Add support for recursive searches. Requested by Barry V. from princetonhc
  • Improvement – FTP Explorer – Add additional logging information when in “debug” mode to help troubleshoot connection errors
  • Bug Fix – Error getting Authentication Info. Padding is invalid and cannot be removed. Reported by John B. from Cook Children’s
  • Bug Fix – FTP Explorer – Fix Connection Timeout string showing as blank

HL7Spy 3.1.2173 Released

  • Improvement – HL7 Sender – Add logging of SSL info
  • Improvement – Editor – Add custom framing options to File SaveAs – requested by Joe E./li>
  • Improvement – General – Miscellaneous performance improvements/li>
  • Improvement – General – Update 3rd Party libraries/li>
  • Bug Fix – File Browser – SSH Private Key not functioning correctly- reported by Jeff D.
  • Bug Fix – HL7 Transform – Fix issue with edits not being picked up until a new row/column is selected
  • Bug Fix – HL7 Transform – Cannot delete transform
  • Bug Fix – Editor – Loading many small files compressed in 7z format is very slow – warren K.
  • Bug Fix – Editor – Fix issue with some HL7 Standard Table values not showing properly. Reported by Paul R.
  • Bug Fix – Editor – Copy/paste of Unicode characters incorrectly interpreted as ASCII
  • Bug Fix – Sql Loader – Fix database selection issue when the item selected is the first item in the list

HL7Spy v3.1.2119 Released

  • Improvement – HL7 SQL – When exporting to Excel do not show the count column. Requested by Cleveland Clinic
  • Improvement – SQL Loader – When exporting to Excel do not show the count column. Requested by Cleveland Clinic
  • Improvement – Compare Tool – Show differences in grid rather than as text. Requested by Cleveland Clinic
  • Improvement – Compare Tool – Issue seeing small changes like the period and space characters. Requested by Cleveland Clinic
  • Improvement – Windows Registry no longer required for install. Requested by optum.com
  • Bug Fix – HL7 SQL – HL7 datatype interpretation does not work when lower case segment names are used in the query – Reported by mhg.com
  • Bug Fix – Custom Code – HL7 Anonymizer creating empty fields where in 2.x it did not. Reported by manifestmedex.org
  • Bug Fix – HL7 SQL – Add missing DISTINCT button in HL7 SQL
  • Bug Fix – Field Statistics – Fix tooltips for next/prev buttons – Reported by jb
  • Bug Fix – Compare Tool – issue where Compare tool launched from HL7 SQL tool does not display if the Compare window has never been selected
  • Bug Fix – Sql Loader – Fix issue where Database field is disabled when first displaying the DbConnection form
  • Bug Fix – Custom Code – Copying a field to itself produces incorrect results

HL7Spy v3.1.2036 Released

  • Improvement – Add ok button to close HL7TargetSelection popup
  • Improvement – Support for compressed file types: 7z ACE ARC ARJ B1 Cab cfs cpt dar DGCA LHA LZX RAR rzip sit SQX UDA Xar zoo ZIP ZPAQ – Requested by WK from New Mexico Health Information Collaborative
  • Improvement – HL7 Mllp Server performance impromements
  • Bug Fix – Fix name if it is ‘[no name]’ and there is only a single archived item
  • Bug Fix – Fix Don’t create empty file tabs when a bad password is entered
  • Bug Fix – Fix issue with Bulk Difference Report exporting results horizontally instead of vertically. Reported by RP from Cleveland Clinic
  • Bug Fix – Fix issue with Interpret data types not working HL7 SQL – Reported by RP from Cleveland Clinic
  • Bug Fix – Fix ArgumentOutOfRangeException in Export to Excel function
  • Bug Fix – Do not associate .zip/.txt files with HL7Spy because some user don’t know how to change the association

HL7Spy 3.1.2003 Released

  • Bug Fix – Fix issue with pasting/editing hl7 messages not clearing the error indicator
  • Bug Fix – Defect Connexion.Core.HL7 – Setting a repeated field with another repeated field that contains \R\ is not handled correctly. Reported by Len F., eHealth Queensland
  • Bug Fix – Line numbers not showing properly while editing the hl7 message
  • Bug Fix – Fix object disposed exception when closing a tab while a query is executing
  • Improvement – Add ok button to close HL7TargetSelection popup