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DataStar Release:

Release Date: 10th April 2022

Windows installer Chocolatey
MSI Installer Choco DataStar

DataStar.Tools is the new Command Line Interface (CLI) and replaces the DataStar.CmdLine application.


This release depends on Microsoft's .NET Framework 4.7.2 - this should be installed prior to upgrading. You can find the .NET Framework 4.7.2 by following these links:


FEATURE 179 Oracle Only - there is now an option to copy the Global Temporary Table create scripts to the clipboard.

FEATURE 180 A option has been added to the context menu in the component view so that you can navigate to the template.

FEATURE 181 A new attribute "As" has been added to the Lookup element, currently this is only supported by the Oracle scripts, but when specified if allows the template to control the name of the Lookup column.

FEATURE 182 It is now possible to define a Lookup column on fields where the column name is the same as the criteria column being looked up. If you define this construct DataStar will detect that lookup logic is not required. However it does allow the column to be treated as a reference only field so that it can be used to locate references to other components.

Resolved Items

DEFECT 168 When saving a template file the editor was giving a a validation error due to an error in trying to locate the validation schema. This was introduced in the previous release due to a packaging configuration change. The error has been fix in this release.

DEFECT 169 The options for connecting to Jira included single sign on which is not currently supported. A fix has been applied so that an error message is displayed if a user selects single sign on as an option.

DEFECT 170 When upgrading an existing version of the application an some components were not being updated. The work around required the application to be uninstalled so that a clean install could be applied. This has been fixed so that updates to an existing install are supported.

DEFECT 171 Using the X button on the tab to save a template caused a non-modal file save directory dialog. This then disappeared and caused the application to become unresponsive. A fix has been applied to ensure that this behaves as expected without locking.

DEFECT 172 When reconnecting to the same database session the application continue to show repeated connections of the same name in the connection drop down button. A fix has been applied to avoid these unnecessary duplications.

DEFECT 173 A bug was introduced in the previous release whereby the previous SqlServer Connections were not being saved. This has been resolved.

DEFECT 174 In the GIT connection settings, the GitForWindows connection option was added specifically to support SSH, this connection is now validated to ensure this protocol is being used.

DEFECT 175 When using GitForWindows the incoming changes failed to process any commits where there was a multi line commit message. This was an issue with the delimiters that were being used when accessing the Git log. A fix has been applied so that this is now supported.

DEFECT 176 The option to compare a component with the database version failed if the files were identical due to some housekeeping logic that ensures that temporary files are removed. This has now been fixed to ensure the house keeping is not applied while being used in a compare.

DEFECT 177 Oracle Only - Templates can define certain columns are requiring auto incrementing, the recent implementation for Oracle was not updating columns correctly where this feature was being used. This has now been corrected so that the Increment logic is created in the Oracle scripts.

DEFECT 178 Oracle Only - When specifying a default schema at the component or table level, this was not being inherited by the nested Lookups. A fix has been applied so that this is correctly inherited.

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