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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Reference field type

New type of field has been introduced. It lets make references from one case to other case. When creating such a field on a form you need to choose procedure of referenced cases.

Here are some examples how you can use it:
  1. Reference from an invoice to an agreement.
  2. Reference from request to previous request. (In this scenario you references cases of the same procedure)
  3. Create procedure "Customer", so every case represents one customer. And then reference from other procedures to customers. (In this scenario "Customer" procedure is kind of dictionary, but with possibility to define own fields).
When users what to put a reference to a field he simply starts typing and list of matching cases names is shown:
Therefore it is important to give proper names to cases. The best way to do it is to create automatic rule changing case names on basis of field values. For example rule can put cusotmer's name, city and VAT ID into case name.

Thursday, April 4, 2013


There is new version of AMODIT available. There is one important new feature in this version: modification locking. This feature forbids editing same case by two persons simultaneously. It can be helpful if there are many users working on group of cases. When this feature is turned on, then opening a case by one user for editing will lock a case, so other users will be able to open this case just in read-only mode. They will be able to see who is editing the case at the moment.
Case will be unlocked when user exits from case. Additionally lock will expire after 30 minutes (or other time set in settings).

To turn this feature on you need to go to "System settings":

There is also one minor new feature in this version of AMODIT. It is ConditionalGet function. It gets values from one column of a table from selected rows. It has following syntax:

ConditionalGet ( "table (>table>table...)", "Field/column name", "Conditional field name", "Operator =, ==, !=, <>, <, >, <=, >=", "Conditional value/field name", "Separator" )

For example...


... will get values from column "email" from table "People" from rows where "city" is equal to "London" and will separate these values with semicolon. 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Manufacturer of AMODIT changed name to "AstraFox"

Datacom Software company, manufacturer of AMODIT, changed name to "AstraFox".
Rebranding process is in progress.

One of the steps is a competition to create a new logo. You can find it here: