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Version 14.0.3 (2018-11-06)

The database|NLS parameters data grid now has got both a new context menu item and speed button "Show ALTER SYSTEM script ...'. It allows you to create a script that sets the current instance settings by ALTER SYSTEM statements. That makes it easy to transfer this settings to another machine.

Most data grids including data content and SQL query result grids got both a new button and menu item "copy to clipboard". It copies the grid data into the Windows clipboard as a TAB delimited list. If the data set has less than 1000 records, the copy command places an additional HTML formatted copy into the clipboard. That allows you to either paste the data into a text editor as unformatted text or paste it as fully formatted table into applications such as MS Word or MS Outlook. There is no need any more to email screen shots of your data grids to your clients, send the data instead.

Added a new tab "NLS" to the "settings" dialog. It allows you to override national language support settings for use within KeepTool for all database connections.
You can keep some entries blank to use default settings (as before) defined by Oracle registry and environment variables.
Two buttons allow you to initialize using default settings from your Oracle client as a start for further changes, and to clear all entries.


Version 14.0.2 (2018-09-20)

In data grids, the scrollbar thumb is initially hidden now for a clearer view. It appears when the user hovers the mouse pointer over the grid or scrolls through its content. Hovering the mouse pointer over the scrollbar thumb or its movement path transforms the thumb to a traditional scrollbar. Moving the mouse pointer away from the scrollbar reduces it back to the thumb. The thumb disappears if the mouse pointer is stationary or the control is not scrolled for some time.
You can disable the new feature in settings | Behavior | Grid Scrollbars Always Visible. For remote desktop connections, the feature is always disabled.

Improved data grid to excel export performance.

Changes to Excel export options:

oThe existing checkbox "Data only Excel export keeps formatting" has been renamed to "Excel export retain grouping and calculated totals".
When checked, in-memory grid features such as column grouping and group/overall totals are retained as Excel formulas.
When unchecked, the export retains more visual attributes such as background colors.

oA new checkbox "Excel export all cells formatted as text" allows you to export data as text that are not supported by Excel such as dates before 01-01-0100.

New skin “The Bezier” uses scalable vector graphics based on SVG images.

It is the new default, when Hora is installed on a new machine.

Wibu CodeMeter runtime version 6.70 is included. It is recommended to update your network license server as well.

Settings dialog:

oAutoCommit option has been moved to the “Session” page.

oA new checkbox “Hide Trailing Time Zeros” on “Data Contents” page has been added. When checked, trailing zero seconds and zero times (00:00:00) are not displayed in data content and not exported to Excel.

Manage Role privileges dialog:

oData grids “available” and “grantable” privileges have been swapped. On the left side, you see now the granted privileges.

o“Contains” operator has been enabled for filter operator similar to other data grids.

The 5th button on the main toolbar allows you to gradually fade the green color of most recently changed objects. Its icon has been changed from a green checkmark to a green screen-painting-brush.

The users page provides two context menu items to create a expdp/impdp template for Oracle datapump export/import.
In this version, each datapump parameter is generated on its own continuation line.

A new Reverse DB checkbox "Wrapped PL/SQL" defaults to "True" and lets you decide weather to include wrapped PL/SQL code or skip those objects from reverse engineering.

The "arrange columns" menu item (data content) has been improved:

oPerformance enhancements for tables having a very large number of columns.

oThe dialog shows more column names at the same time using a multi-column layout.

oA new search box allows you to find columns names by entering a search string. All column names that do not match the search string are disabled and grayed, leaving the columns matching the search string in regular font.

The SQL Editor now remembers the width of the files-in-folder list on the left including the "hidden" status of the files panel.

DbDoc got 4 new checkboxes to optionally exclude technical content from the report, also available as command line options for batch reporting.

DbDoc report appearance has been enhanced using internal css styles.

System environment information dialog now shows installed anti virus products.


Version 14.0.1 (2018-07-25)

On Data Browser detail tab change, Hora preserves now splitter positions for each detail table separately.

Performance of data fetching in the Direct mode is improved.

Support for TIMESTAMP WITH TIMEZONE in Direct mode is improved.

When Hora has been idle for at least 15 Minutes, it executes now a dummy SQL statement to overcome any SQL*Net connection timeouts.

Performance enhancement for “Create table by file import” dialog when importing ASCII data. Configurable decimal and thousands separators.

Both data content and SQL result set grids are now able to pin rows to the top or bottom of the grid. First, click the check box to enable in memory grid mode. Now you can see a pushpin icon hot-tracking the current row. Right-click to open a context menu and pin it to either top or bottom of the grid.


Version 14.0.0 (2018-06-25)

Internal file names of the executables have been consolidated with the application names as seen in the appropriate Window captions.

The new data-aware Excel export is optimized for subsequent analysis of grid data within Microsoft Excel. The following data shaping options that are applied within the grid control (when using the “in-memory mode”) are retained in the output XLS and XLSX documents.

oData grouping - with the capability to collapse/expand groups within a worksheet

oTotals and group summaries - with the capability to modify/change formulas

Merged Column Grouping (when using the “in-memory mode”):

This release introduces a new data grouping mode that enables you merge grouping columns, allowing for a more compact row list. Pressing and holding the Ctrl key while dropping a column header adjacent to another one located in the Group By box merges the two columns.

Editor syntax highlighting now supports new Oracle 12c Release 2 reserved words.

In-Memory table support
Added a new “In-Memory” band to the “tables overview” grid for Oracle 12c databases. A new context menu item “In-Memory” allows you to enable in-memory table mode and change attributes. Both Hora’s show DDL menu item and Reverse DB engine output include appropriate code to enable in-memory table mode.

New page Additional | Editions.

Each filter row now allows you to select an operator such as “=” from a drop-down menu, depending on the data type of the column. This feature had been introduced earlier for data content and is now propagated to all grids having a filter row.

Database page now shows server platform name, database role and open mode from v$database.

More options for SELECT and CURSOR FOR LOOP SQL generation including ORDER BY option and optional BEGIN-END block encapsulation.

Added a search box to the “select columns” dialog. Now you can search for column names when creating a select, insert or update statement. Column items that do not fit the search mask are temporarily disabled.

Optionally, DB Compare now ignores

oIdentity options for Oracle 12c identity columns.

oScheduler start date

We added a new menu item “Open in SQL editor” to the SQL page. It allows you to open the current file in separate SQL editor while passing the current database connection.

The data content browser now supports master/detail views like the master/detail view on the data tables/data content view.

Added a “Show DDL” menu item to the access control lists (ACL) view on the database page.

Added a new filter row to the list of tables on the left side of the query builder dialog.

A new data grid on the Database page shows the content of the DATABASE_PARAMETERS view.

Added “rename” context menu items for sequences and table constraints;

Added two context menu items to the “Redo/Flashback | Redo log groups” page that allow you to add a new group or drop an existing group.

Support for PDB operations “save state” and “discard state” on Oracle 12c Release 2 databases. That allows you startup PDBs automatically.

Reverse DB now allows you to export table data as SQL scripts. In a subfolder you find an insert script for each selected table along with two scripts to disable and enable constraints and triggers before/after the data import.

DB compare now re-orders the columns of the table on the right in accordance to the order of the column names of the table on the left. As a result, different column order between tables is not displayed as a change any more.

Up to Oracle 12c release 1, the dialogs for adding a (virtual) column, check constraint and functional index now make sure the REGEXP_REPLACE() function is not used although it is not deterministic (See Doc ID 20804063.8). Starting with Oracle 12c release 2, Oracle performs this check itself.

The connect dialog shows NLS_LANG parameter of the currently used Oracle Home in the expandable section of the dialog.

KeepTool 14 comes with a new set of program icons and splash screens.

The “File” and “Database” main menu items of Hora and SqlEditor have been consolidated.

For Oracle 12c databases, the list of database parameters shows a new column that indicates if the parameter is changeable for a PDB.

New “Compile Java” menu item and button.

Enhancements for high DPI monitors.

PL/SQL call interface generator now creates extra code for Boolean parameters that allows you to use substitute ‘Y’ and ‘N’ string values.

Filter by selection commands in both tables|data content and data content browser now add a N’ prefix to string literals when filtering NVARCHAR2 or NCHAR columns. That allows you to filter by Unicode literals.

Schema page now shows erroneous PL/SQL source line in conjunction with error message.

Direct TCP/IP mode now supports

oOracle 12 Extended Data Types


Hora’s Java page now shows methods including arguments and Oracle JVM properties.

New Hora menu item Tools | Oracle Client | Explore Oracle Home … runs a Windows explorer and opens the Oracle home directory of the Oracle client Hora is currently using.

XML Schema page now shows time stamps for XML schema objects.

New menu items XML Schemas | Register XML Schema and Delete XML Schema.

New detail sheet “XML Elements” on XML DB page shows XSD structure and mapped SQL names and data types.