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RecordEditor 0.95b and ReCsvEditor 0.95b

The RecordEditor is Data file Editor for Fixed Width (Text, binary, cobol), Csv and Xml Data files.
For Fixed width files, it can import Cobol Copybooks.

Changes in 0.95b

  • The Xml CobolName tag for fields is now imported into the RecordEditor
  • For Generic-Csv and Open Basic Csv dialog's, Embedded <new-Line> character in fields are now supported. Also field quotes can now be any individual character (or multiple characters).... read more
Posted by Bruce Martin 2013-10-03

RecordEditor 0.95

The RecordEditor is Data file Editor for Fixed Width (Text, binary, cobol), Csv and Xml Data files.
For Fixed width files, it can import Cobol Copybooks.

Changes in 0.95

This version consists of Script changes and a general cleanup getting ready for the next production version

  • Minor enhancements to script editor. Minor script enhancements.
  • Added Open Basic Csv and New Basic Csv options to File menu. These 2 option will not update Recent files.
  • Several problem fix's related to creating Unicode Csv files.
  • Fixed several Cobol-Editor & Copy-Utility bugs.... read more
Posted by Bruce Martin 2013-08-05

RecordEditor 0.94.4

The RecordEditor is Data file Editor for Fixed Width (Text, binary, cobol), Csv and Xml Data files.
For Fixed width files, it can import Cobol Copybooks.

Changes Version 0.94.4:

  • Added basic Script-Editor to the Script-Run dialog
  • Extra Functions / Methods for use in Macro Scripts, More example scripts and Script-Documentation.
  • Problem fix's and general cleanup.
  • New Script HeadefFooterTabs.js that creates seperate header/detail/footer views for Header, Detail, Footer files.
  • Updates to How to documentation. ... read more
Posted by Bruce Martin 2013-06-17

RecordEditor 0.94.2

The RecordEditor is Data file Editor for Fixed Width (Text, binary, cobol), Csv and Xml Data files.
For Fixed width files, it can import Cobol Copybooks.

Version 0.94.2
* Fix for UTf-8 for exporting Record-Layouts as Xml files
(https://sourceforge.net/p/record-editor/bugs/4/)
* Several other problem fix's

Download Page: https://sourceforge.net/projects/record-editor/files/Current_Test_Version/Version_0.94.2/
Website: http://record-editor.sourceforge.net/

Posted by Bruce Martin 2013-05-24

RecordEditor 0.94.1

The RecordEditor is Data file Editor for Fixed Width (Text, binary, cobol), Csv and Xml Data files.
For Fixed width files, it can import Cobol Copybooks.

Version 0.94.1
* Support for Records (> 32kb).
* Add Tree Combo for field types.
* New Types where the Decimal point is ','.
* New Cobol Dialects which partially support the Cobol DECIMAL-POINT IS COMMA clause.
* Change file structure option.
* Export with different file structure.
* Large number of Problem fixes across a few area's (Cobol, error handling,message handling) ... read more

Posted by Bruce Martin 2013-05-08

RecordEditor 0.94

The RecordEditor is Data file Editor for Fixed Width (Text, binary, cobol), Csv and Xml Data files.
For Fixed width files, it can import Cobol Copybooks.

Changes:
* New Text Editor view
* 4 more positive type (for Cobol)

Download Page: https://sourceforge.net/projects/record-editor/files/Current_Test_Version/Version_0.94/
Website: http://record-editor.sourceforge.net/

Posted by Bruce Martin 2013-04-08

Protocol Buffer Editor 0.92

Sister project Protocol Buffers Editor has released version 0.92. The Protocol Buffers Editor wraps Protocol-Buffer Objects in there RecordEditor Equivalents and calls the RecordEditor-Engine to do the Editting.

Changes:

  • Change to use Protocol Buffers 2.5.0
  • All screens for a File are now displayed as Tabs rather than as seperate screens.
    The tabs can be undocked (and redocked) if required.
  • Added Child screen option to List Screens
  • Added Hints dialogue
  • Enhanced HTML Export, option to open exported file with default programs
  • Highlight change fields in compare
  • Minor GUI changes
  • Enhanced Help menu (can open Manual / Forums etc).
  • Problem fixes including Paste Prior issue, 64 Mb exceeded issue (there are
    likely to be problems with big files though)... read more
Posted by Bruce Martin 2013-03-20

RecordEditor 0.91.1

The RecordEditor is Data file Editor for Fixed Width (Text, binary, cobol), Csv and Xml Data files.
For Fixed width files, it can import Cobol Copybooks.

Changes:
Changed location of icons to avoid problems with Windows 7 - 64 Bit (installer fix)
Changes to language setup
* Fixed HTML/Help display error when there was a space in the file name

Download Page: http://sourceforge.net/projects/record-editor/files/Current_Test_Version/Version_0.91.1/
Website: http://record-editor.sourceforge.net/

Posted by Bruce Martin 2012-11-20

RecordEditor 0.91

The RecordEditor is Data file Editor for Fixed Width (Text, binary, cobol), Csv and Xml Data files.
For Fixed width files, it can import Cobol Copybooks.

Changes:

* Updated Group Filter
* Editor's for GetText PO files and SwingX JXTipOfTheDay properties files
* More Foreign-Languages changes

Download Page:https://sourceforge.net/projects/record-editor/files/Current_Test_Version/Version_0.91/... read more

Posted by Bruce Martin 2012-11-06

ReCsvEditor version 0.90

Version 0.90 of syster project reCsvEditor has been released.
Changes include:

* Related screens are now displayed as tabs on the one screen (default).
There is still the option to display each view in its own screen.
* Different views can be docked / undocked with each other as needed.
* List screens can now have a Record Screen where the current record is displayed.
* Support for foreign languages via GetText po files / resource bundles produced via GetText.
There are sample language files generated using Google Translate.
* Filter - added And / Or operators, also added Starts With operator.
* Enhanced HTML Export.
* Option to Open Exported file.... read more

Posted by Bruce Martin 2012-09-04

RecordEditor 0.90

The RecordEditor is Data file Editor for Fixed Width (Text, binary, cobol), Csv and Xml Data files.
For Fixed width files, it can import Cobol Copybooks.

Changes:
* Group filter function
* Enhanced find
* Child views can be either displayed as tabs on the main screen or undocked to seperate windows
* List views can have a "child" record screen
* Type name added to record screen
* New foreign language values related to the new functions... read more

Posted by Bruce Martin 2012-08-14

RecordEditor 0.89.3

The RecordEditor is Data file Editor for Fixed Width (Text, binary, cobol), Csv and Xml Data files.
For Fixed width files, it can import Cobol Copybooks.

Changes:
* Problem fix's (mainly related to Foreign languages & Combobox's)
* 100 extra strings for translation
* improved html handling in sample (Google Translate) translations

This version marks the end-of specific changes related to Foreign Languages.... read more

Posted by Bruce Martin 2012-07-29

RecordEditor 0.89.2

The RecordEditor is Data file Editor for Fixed Width (Text, binary, cobol), Csv and Xml Data files.
For Fixed width files, it can import Cobol Copybooks.

Changes:

* The RecordEditor can now has a very basic po file parser (po file must use encoding=utf8)
and can use po file directly.
* Action / Action-Descriptions are now text rather than using a lookup key. This is to allow Automatic translation
* Minor improvements in the language selection screen
* The Help system will look for html files in <HelpDir>/<2-char-language-code>/, followed by <HelpDir>/.
This would allow for localised help files.
* There are now sample po files in several languages (German, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Japanese)
created using Google-Translate. They all need a human translator to work on them. ... read more

Posted by Bruce Martin 2012-07-09

RecordEditor 0.89.1

The RecordEditor is Data file Editor for Fixed Width (Text, binary, cobol), Csv and Xml Data files.
For Fixed width files, it can import Cobol Copybooks.

Changes:

* Support for foreign languages (via GetText po translation files).

This is an initial trial release with support for foreign languages

Download Page: https://sourceforge.net/projects/record-editor/files/Current_Test_Version/Version_0.89.1/... read more

Posted by Bruce Martin 2012-07-02

RecordEditor 0.88a

The RecordEditor is Data file Editor for Fixed Width (Text, binary, cobol), Csv and Xml Data files.
For Fixed width files, it can import Cobol Copybooks.

Changes:

* Problem fix wi"File" Export, issue with Help menu

Download Page: https://sourceforge.net/projects/record-editor/files/Prod/Version_0.88a/

Website: http://record-editor.sourceforge.net/

Posted by Bruce Martin 2012-06-19

RecordEditor 0.88

The RecordEditor is Data file Editor for Fixed Width (Text, binary, cobol), Csv and Xml Data files.
For Fixed width files, it can import Cobol Copybooks.

Changes:

* Enhanced HTML export
* Open exported File with default application
* Highlight changed fields in the Compare screen
* Minor Gui changes
* Minor changes to Help Menu (open manual / open forums etc)

Download Page: https://sourceforge.net/projects/record-editor/files/Prod/Version_0.88/... read more

Posted by Bruce Martin 2012-06-12

RecordEditor 0.86

The RecordEditor is Data file Editor for Fixed Width (Text, binary, cobol), Csv and Xml Data files.
For Fixed width files, it can import Cobol Copybooks.

Changes:
* Filter - And / or operators, extra selection lines + Start With operator
* Find - Start With operator, minor changes
* Minor Gui changes

Download Page: https://sourceforge.net/projects/record-editor/files/Prod/Version_0.86/

Website: http://record-editor.sourceforge.net/

Posted by Bruce Martin 2012-05-31

RecordEditor 0.85

The RecordEditor is Data file Editor for Fixed Width (Text, binary, cobol), Csv and Xml Data files.
For Fixed width files, it can import Cobol Copybooks.

Changes in version 0.85:

* Enhanced Record Selection Edit screen + problem fix's
* Minor layout editor changes + problem fix's
* Many minor GUI changes mostly related to Windows and Nimbus Laf
* New FileWizard reader for use when the file is not recognized.
* Minor updates/fixes for the Find function ... read more

Posted by Bruce Martin 2012-05-15

RecordEditor Version 0.80.6

RecordEditor 0.80.6

The RecordEditor is Data file Editor for Csv, Fixed Width (Text, binary, cobol) and Xml Data files.
For Fixed width files, it can import Cobol Copybooks.

** Rewrite of the Save As / Export functions. Changes include
- New SaveAs function
- Old SaveAs has become Export
- You can now specify the Xsl Transform Jars on the Export optioiExport option.
- When using Export AS Csv / Xml / Velocity etc, only the relavent panel is displayed.
The old Tab format is available as an Option (Edit Option>>>>Properties>>>>Other Options)
- New Export via Script (Jython, JRuby etc) option
- Option to Edit saved/exported File (if it is in a supported format: Xml, Csv, Fixed)
** Updated startup procedure (Windows UAC related).
** Copybooks and sample files have moved from the install directory to the user directory (UAC related).
** Option to set the size of the screen when the program starts (Edit Options >>>> Looks >>>> Screen properties)
** Layout Editor changes
- Support for using a Record-Layout multiple times in a Layout-Group.
- Extended Record Selection: More complicated record selection criteria can be entered. You can now: ~ Test multiple fields ~ Use >, >=, <, and <= comparisons ~ Use And and Or boolean operators
- Fixed a number of bugs in the Layout Editor.
** Delete key will delete selected records on the Line List screen
** Escape key will close most utility screens and the Single record Display
** Fixed several issue's on the Layout screen.

Download Page: https://sourceforge.net/projects/record-editor/files/Current_Test_Version/Version%200.80.6/... read more

Posted by Bruce Martin 2012-04-30

RecordEditor Version 0.80.2

The RecordEditor is Data file Editor for Csv, Fixed Width (Text, binary, cobol) and Xml Data files.

Changes in this release include:
On the SaveAs/Export screen there is
- Option to edit the output file (only if the recordEditor can work out the structure)
- Option to keep the screen open
- New Xsl transform option. You can use an external tool (e.g. saxon) but it must be allocated at RecordEditor Startup.
- Velocity / Xslt opotions now remember the extension last used with a particular Template ... read more

Posted by Bruce Martin 2012-03-13

RecordEditor Version 0.80.1

The RecordEditor is Data file Editor for Csv, Fixed Width (Text, binary, cobol) and Xml Data files.

Changes in this release include:
Tree (including Xml)
- New Tree Csv-Export
- 2 Tree Variables (root & nodeList) provided to Velocity templates
- 2 new Velocity Templates (zXmlStyleSheet1.vm & zXmlStyleSheet2.vm)

Cobol
- New option to import all Cobol Copybooks in a directory
- Reintroduced Batch load of cobol copybooks (see runCobolBatchLoad.Bat). This tool
allows single files to be loaded or whole directories

LayoutEditor
- A child record can be used multiple times in a Group record... read more

Posted by Bruce Martin 2012-03-05

reCsvEditor Version 0.69.2e

reCsvEditor is a Csv File Editor

Changes in this release
* Support for Fields names being on lines other than the first line
* Improved file structure detection
* Support for default column Values (Edit >>>> Update CSV columns)
* Fixed problems in load File_Description

Home Page: http://recsveditor.sourceforge.net/
Download Page: https://sourceforge.net/projects/recsveditor/files/reCsvEditor/

Posted by Bruce Martin 2011-03-07

RecordEditor Version 0.69.2d

RecordEditor v0.69.2d is available for download

RecordEditor - Editor for fixed width Files (also serves as the base for
Protocol Buffer & Avro Editors)

Changes in this release
* Fix for error when saving Empty Files
* Changes for Metal LAF
* Csv related changes

Download Page: https://sourceforge.net/projects/record-editor/files/Current_Test_Version/Version%200.69.2d/

Posted by Bruce Martin 2011-03-01

reCsvEditor Version 0.69.2d

The initial release of sister project reCsvEditor is now available.

reCsvEditor is a cross platform CsvEditor (written using java 6). It allows for a wide variety of field separators, adding / changing columns, changing seperators etc. It can also edit large files if needed.

Home Page: http://recsveditor.sourceforge.net/
Download Page: https://sourceforge.net/projects/recsveditor/files/reCsvEditor/

Posted by Bruce Martin 2011-02-23

RecordEditor Version 0.69.2c

RecordEditor Version 0.69.2c is available for downloading. Changes in this release include

* For simple CSV files - options to add, delete, nove and rename columns. Also Field Seperator and Quotes can be changed.
* Updated Save-As/Export disalogue - Improved CSV export and New Fixed-Width export option
* Update Option Screen, also most options now take affect immediately.
* Update Generic CSV dialogue to support Unicode CSV files.
* Updates for Nimbus also making Nimbus the default Look and Feel for Linux / Unix... read more

Posted by Bruce Martin 2011-02-15