Release Notes 2024-01-15

Version Information

OpenEdge Release

Version Information

11.7.17, 12.2, 12.7, 12.8

Release 11.7 #78751@2024-01-15

Security Bulletin - log4j CVE-2021-44228

Further details: log4j CVE-2021-44228

OpenEdge 12.8 support!

We are pleased to announce that we are not aware of any issues using the SmartComponent Library on OpenEdge 12.8. We hereby declare OpenEdge 12.8 fully supported for the SmartComponent Library as of the release of  January 15th 2024.

OpenEdge 12.7 support!

We are pleased to announce that we are not aware of any issues using the SmartComponent Library on OpenEdge 12.7. We hereby declare OpenEdge 12.7 fully supported for the SmartComponent Library as of the release of  May 10th 2023.

OpenEdge 12.2 support!

We are pleased to announce that we are not aware of any issues using the SmartComponent Library on OpenEdge 12.2. We hereby declare OpenEdge 12.2 fully supported for the SmartComponent Library as of the release of April 09th 2020.

Introducing the SmartComponent Library developer forum

Got questions about using the SmartComponent Library? Wish to discuss feature requests with other users of the SmartComponent Library? To facilitate networking in the growing number of SmartComponent Library users and developers, we've added a developer forum on our new home-page. The developer forum can be found at: 

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Release Notes

Following the release of the OpenEdge 11.7 Release we have completed our testing of the SmartComponent Library on this release of Progress and are proud to announce formal support for the SmartComponent Library on OpenEdge 11.7 with the 2017-04-24 release of the SmartComponent Library. Generally we recommend customers on OpenEdge 11 to upgrade to OpenEdge 11.7 quickly. Starting the 2017-07-14 release we are supporting OpenEdge 11.7 Service Pack 1 (11.7.1).

Starting the 2015-10-09 release the Business Entity Designer will feature a start page with links to most recent release note articles on this site.

With SCL-751 we have adopted native Enums for OpenEdge 11.6. To activate this feature customers must add a definition to products.i. SCL-751 provides details for this.

With SCL-1113 we have modified the templates for SmartWindowForms and SmartTabFolderPages generated from the Business Entity Designer. We have removed the initialization of the viewer controls SmartTableIOState property (value was set to "NoDataSource" within the InitializeComponent method). Customers using their own set of templates should adopt the same fix to their templates.

New Versions of Proparse .NET Assemblies (30 December 2018)

We have updated proparse with further enhancements in this release (see Please download the .NET Assemblies ZIP file from our ESD and replace the in your environment with the latest one. The new assembly reference is:

<assembly name=", Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=cda1b098b1034b24"/>

As proparse is used by our Business Entity Generator, this new version of the Assembly is also relevant for customers not doing GUI for .NET development and require support for parsing new ABL language constructs.

This version of proparse provides additional debug information when errors are thrown from

New Version of the Consultingwerk.SmartComponents Assemly (09 January 2019)

To support the new SmartFilterControl and the "Filter" link between the SmartFilterControl/SmartDynamciFilterControl and a SmartBusinessEntityAdapter or SmartDatasetChildAdapter we have updated the Consultingwerk.SmartComponents.dll. The new Assembly reference is:

<assembly name="Consultingwerk.SmartComponents, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=10603cb31df311b3"/>

Customers need to update this Assembly in order to compile the latest releases of the SmartComponent Library.

Hybrid Realm now using IAuthenticationService

We've updated the SmartHybridRealm class used for http authentication to leverage the IAuthenticationService. It is therefor required that for AppServers requiring http Authentication (e.g. REST or Web) the correct IAuthenticationService implementation is registered (using service.xml files).

Customers relying on the previous behavior should ensure that the Consultingwerk.SmartFramework.Authentication.AuthenticationService is regsitered as the IAuthenticationService. This implementation will auhtenticate users against the password stored in the SmartUser database table. 

When users with no Login Company set should be able to login using the SmartHybridRealm, it's required to set the Login Company Tennant Domain (similar to the field in the Login Company Maintenance) in the .restapplicationsettings / .applicationsettings, e.g.:

 "DefaultAuthenticationDomain": "consultingwerk" 

This is required as the Hydrid Realm Interface from Progress does not provide the domain name to the authentication method. 

Web Handler overview

This is an overview of the web handlers supported by this release

handler1=Consultingwerk.OERA.JsdoGenericService.WebHandler.CatalogWebHandler: /Catalog/{EntityName}
handler2=Consultingwerk.OERA.JsdoGenericService.WebHandler.CatalogsWebHandler: /Catalogs/{PackageName}
handler3=Consultingwerk.OERA.JsdoGenericService.WebHandler.CountWebHandler: /Resource/{EntityName}/count
handler4=Consultingwerk.OERA.JsdoGenericService.WebHandler.ResourceSubmitWebHandler: /Resource/{EntityName}/SubmitData
handler5=Consultingwerk.OERA.JsdoGenericService.WebHandler.InvokeMethodWebHandler: /Resource/{EntityName}/{MethodName}
handler6=Consultingwerk.OERA.JsdoGenericService.WebHandler.ResourceWebHandler: /Resource/{EntityName}
handler7=Consultingwerk.OERA.JsdoGenericService.WebHandler.BusinessServicesWebHandler: /BusinessServices/{OutputFormat}/{PackageName}
handler8=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.SmartMenuWebHandler: /SmartMenu/{MenuStructureId}
handler9=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.SmartMenuStructureWebHandler: /SmartMenuStructure
handler10=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.SmartRoutesWebHandler: /SmartRoutes
handler11=Consultingwerk.Web2.Services.SmartViewsHandler.SmartGridWebHandler: /SmartViews/Grid/{EntityName}/{ViewName}/{DetailTemplate}
handler12=Consultingwerk.Web2.Services.SmartViewsHandler.SmartGridWebHandler: /SmartViews/Grid/{EntityName}/{ViewName}
handler13=Consultingwerk.Web2.Services.SmartViewsHandler.SmartGridWebHandler: /SmartViews/Grid/{CustomViewName}
handler14=Consultingwerk.Web2.Services.SmartViewsHandler.SmartViewerWebHandler: /SmartViewer/Viewer/{EntityName}/{ViewName}
handler15=Consultingwerk.Web2.Services.SmartViewsHandler.SmartViewerWebHandler: /SmartViewer/Viewer/{ObjectName}
handler16=Consultingwerk.Web2.Services.SmartViewsHandler.SmartFormWebHandler: /SmartForm/{FormTemplate}/{EntityName}/{ViewName}
handler17=Consultingwerk.Web2.Services.SmartViewsHandler.SmartFormWebHandler: /SmartForm/{FormTemplate}/{ObjectName}
handler18=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.SmartMessageWebHandler: /SmartMessage/{MessageGroup}/{MessageNumber}
handler19=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.GetImageWebHandler: /Image/{FileName}
handler20=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.SmartValueListWebHandler: /ValueList/{ValueList}
handler21=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.SmartAttachmentsWebHandler: /Attachments/{Table}/{KeyValues}
handler22=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.SmartAttachmentWebHandler: /Attachment/{Guid}
handler23=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.SessionContextWebHandler: /SessionContext
handler24=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.ContextPropertiesWebHandler: /ContextProperties/{PropertyName}
handler25=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.ContextPropertiesWebHandler: /ContextProperties
handler26=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.SessionInfoWebHandler: /SessionInfo
handler27=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.FileSearchWebHandler: /FileSearch/{FileName}
handler28=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.ExecuteAblWebHandler: /ExecuteAbl
handler29=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.SmartLanguagesWebHandler: /Languages
handler30=Consultingwerk.OERA.RestResource.RestEntitiesWebHandler: /Entities
handler31=Consultingwerk.OERA.Swagger.SwaggerWebHandler: /Swagger/{EntityName}
handler32=Consultingwerk.OERA.Swagger.SwaggerRestEntitiesWebHandler: /SwaggerEntities/{OutputType}
handler33=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.SmartTokenSecurityCheckWebHandler: /TokenSecurityCheck/{ObjectName}
handler34=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.SmartTokenSecurityCheckWebHandler: /TokenSecurityCheck
handler35=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.SmartEntityTableMappingHandler: /EntityTableMapping/{EntityName}/{TableName}/{UiTypeCodes}
handler36=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.SmartTreeRootNodeWebHandler: /SmartViews/TreeRootNode/{rootnodeid}
handler37=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.SmartTreeChildNodesWebHandler: /SmartViews/TreeChildNodes/{parentnodeid}
handler38=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.SmartSecurityCheckWebHandler: /IsRestricted/{SecurityRealmCode}/{SecurityItemGuid}
handler39=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.SmartFieldSecurityCheckWebHandler: /RestrictedFields/{TableName}
handler40=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.GetImageNamesHandler: /ImageNames
handler41=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.ExecuteQueryWebHandler: /ExecuteQuery
handler42=Consultingwerk.Web2.WebHandler.TranslationProviderWebHandler: /GetTranslation

UTF-8 based deployments available

Starting August 14th 2016 we ship our source code also as UTF-8 encoded. The ZIP files ending with contain the source code encoded with that code page. The source code in the remaining archives is still encoded in ISO8859-1. Also on Github there is a new branch containing the OpenEdge 11 based source code in UTF-8.

Related article (Progress K-Base): How to get Progress Developer Studio to save in UTF-8 encoding

New Feature Documentation

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Overview of included tickets


SCL-4342 Resolved exception in SetSize method of ComplexInput...ToFromControls


We have fixed an issue which might resolved in an Exception being thrown during the initialization of a complex input prompt with one of the ComplexInput...ToFromControl controls.


SCL-4281 Implemented support for enum values in generated TableQuery classes


Temp-table fields that have a datatype of CHARACTER, INTEGER or INT64 and that have a custom field type (a field property named ModelClassGenerator.CustomPropertyType) will have query predicate classes generated by the Business Entity Designer’s TableQueryBuilderGeneratorPlugin plugin that allow the use of enumerations as values in table queries. A predicate class is generated per field.

These query predicates allow table queries to be constructed using enum values. These values can be specified as object references, CHARACTER values (ie labels), or INTEGER or INT64 values (enumeration value). These values are validated as being members of the enumeration type specified in the field property value. The OOABL types that are supported are either native ABL enums or classes that inherit Consultingwerk.Enum .

If CHARACTER, INTEGER or INT64 values are specified in the query predicate, the input values are validated against the actual enum members. Mapped character values (see ) may be used.

For example,

/* The OrderStatus field is a CHARACTER field, that has a custom field type of OrderStatusEnum */

define variable oQuery as OrderQuery no-undo.

oQuery = new OrderQuery().

/* The Partially Shipped value maps to the PartiallyShipped enum member*/
oQuery:OrderStatus:Ne("Partially Shipped").

message oQuery:ToQueryString(true).  // for each eOrder where eOrder.OrderStatus NE "Shipped" and eOrder.OrderStatus NE "PartiallyShipped"

/* 'Blue' is not a member of the order status, and will cause an exception to be thrown. */

SCL-4299 Implemented support for QueryExpressionsWithSort for Business Entity count operations


When any QueryExpressionsWithSort values are provided to the CountResultRecords method as part of the Consultingwerk.OERA.ICountRecordsRequest parameter, the first item in the array is used to build the query for the count operation. Only the filter (“where”) expression is used to construct the query; any sort expressions are ignored.

SCL-4337 ValueListHelper:From... methods now support optional parameter to TRIM the values that are used for SUBSTITUTE


The ValueListHelper:From… methods now support an optional parameter that allows to specify if the values passed to the SUBSTITUTE function should be TRIMmed before.

The SmartComboEditor and the MetaComboBox provide a new property TrimValues that controls this behavior.

SCL-4340 Added search by Context using drop down of existing context's (started in SmartTagFormLogic) - to SmartTag maintenance form


We’ve added a filter based on existing tags to the SmartTag maintenance form.

SCL-4341 Added filter by SmartObject tags to Open Object Master Form


We’ve added a filter based on the SmartObject Master Tags to the Open Object Master Form.

SCL-4343 Moved admnhlp.i include to src/prodict


We have moved the admnhlp.i Include file of the Progress ADE source code to the src/prodict folder. Recently we had moved the include file ot the Consultingwerk\Studio\ProdictDumpHack folder - which was causing build issues when compiling other ADE launchers in environment with the modified version of the data dictionary dump routines have not been available in the PROPATH.

SCL-4344 ComplexInputDateToFromControl:AssignPropertyValue now uses the Value property instead of the Text property


To avoid issues caused by differencing data formats between the AVM and the .NEW runtime, the ComplexInputDateToFromControl:AssignPropertyValue method now sets the Value and no longer the Text property of the UltraDateTimeEditor.

SCL-4345 When replacing an instance in the object master designer, developer now has the option to modify the instance name as well


When an instance is replaced with an instance of another object master and the original instance had the same name of the original object master, the object master designer now prompts the developer if he wants to rename the instance to match the new object master name.

SCL-4346 Added more details to the Annotation builder status window


We have added more details or respectively increased the update frequency of the screen update for the annotation builder status window.

SCL-4348 Resolves Swagger issue caused by Dynamic Business Entity


We have resolved an issue when generating the Swagger documentation for a dynamic business entity with a Character field:

2024-01-12T06:07:28.446+0100 098428 027788 1 AS-4 ROOT:w:0000000d APPL           An Progress.Lang.SysError has occurred:
2024-01-12T06:07:28.446+0100 098428 027788 1 AS-4 ROOT:w:0000000d APPL           Invalid handle.  Not initialized or points to a deleted object. (3135)
2024-01-12T06:07:28.446+0100 098428 027788 1 AS-4 ROOT:w:0000000d APPL           GetEnumValues Consultingwerk.OERA.Swagger.SwaggerTempTableSchemaExporter at line 952  (c:\work_stream\SmartComponentLibrary\Develop128\ABL\Consultingwerk\OERA\Swagger\SwaggerTempTableSchemaExporter.r)
2024-01-12T06:07:28.446+0100 098428 027788 1 AS-4 ROOT:w:0000000d APPL           AddKeyFieldsAsQuery Consultingwerk.OERA.Swagger.SwaggerHelper at line 2910  (c:\work_stream\SmartComponentLibrary\Develop128\ABL\Consultingwerk\OERA\Swagger\SwaggerHelper.r)
2024-01-12T06:07:28.446+0100 098428 027788 1 AS-4 ROOT:w:0000000d APPL           SetQueryParameters Consultingwerk.OERA.Swagger.SwaggerRestEntitiesGenerator at line 4413  (c:\work_stream\SmartComponentLibrary\Develop128\ABL\Consultingwerk\OERA\Swagger\SwaggerRestEntitiesGenerator.r)
2024-01-12T06:07:28.446+0100 098428 027788 1 AS-4 ROOT:w:0000000d APPL           GetFilterParameters Consultingwerk.OERA.Swagger.SwaggerRestEntitiesGenerator at line 1534  (c:\work_stream\SmartComponentLibrary\Develop128\ABL\Consultingwerk\OERA\Swagger\SwaggerRestEntitiesGenerator.r)
2024-01-12T06:07:28.446+0100 098428 027788 1 AS-4 ROOT:w:0000000d APPL           GetParameters Consultingwerk.OERA.Swagger.SwaggerRestEntitiesGenerator at line 1612  (c:\work_stream\SmartComponentLibrary\Develop128\ABL\Consultingwerk\OERA\Swagger\SwaggerRestEntitiesGenerator.r)
2024-01-12T06:07:28.446+0100 098428 027788 1 AS-4 ROOT:w:0000000d APPL           GetPathOperations Consultingwerk.OERA.Swagger.SwaggerRestEntitiesGenerator at line 1682  (c:\work_stream\SmartComponentLibrary\Develop128\ABL\Consultingwerk\OERA\Swagger\SwaggerRestEntitiesGenerator.r)
2024-01-12T06:07:28.446+0100 098428 027788 1 AS-4 ROOT:w:0000000d APPL           GetServiceOperations Consultingwerk.OERA.Swagger.SwaggerRestEntitiesGenerator at line 2083  (c:\work_stream\SmartComponentLibrary\Develop128\ABL\Consultingwerk\OERA\Swagger\SwaggerRestEntitiesGenerator.r)
2024-01-12T06:07:28.446+0100 098428 027788 1 AS-4 ROOT:w:0000000d APPL           GenerateSwaggerRestfulAnnotations Consultingwerk.OERA.Swagger.SwaggerRestEntitiesGenerator at line 1225  (c:\work_stream\SmartComponentLibrary\Develop128\ABL\Consultingwerk\OERA\Swagger\SwaggerRestEntitiesGenerator.r)
2024-01-12T06:07:28.446+0100 098428 027788 1 AS-4 ROOT:w:0000000d APPL           GetSwaggerRestfulServices Consultingwerk.OERA.Swagger.SwaggerRestEntitiesGenerator at line 2423  (c:\work_stream\SmartComponentLibrary\Develop128\ABL\Consultingwerk\OERA\Swagger\SwaggerRestEntitiesGenerator.r)
2024-01-12T06:07:28.446+0100 098428 027788 1 AS-4 ROOT:w:0000000d APPL           GenerateJson Consultingwerk.OERA.Swagger.SwaggerRestEntitiesWebHandler at line 1041  (c:\work_stream\SmartComponentLibrary\Develop128\ABL\Consultingwerk\OERA\Swagger\SwaggerRestEntitiesWebHandler.r)
2024-01-12T06:07:28.446+0100 098428 027788 1 AS-4 ROOT:w:0000000d APPL           HandleGet Consultingwerk.OERA.Swagger.SwaggerRestEntitiesWebHandler at line 894  (c:\work_stream\SmartComponentLibrary\Develop128\ABL\Consultingwerk\OERA\Swagger\SwaggerRestEntitiesWebHandler.r)
2024-01-12T06:07:28.446+0100 098428 027788 1 AS-4 ROOT:w:0000000d APPL           HandleRequest OpenEdge.Web.WebHandler at line 69  (OpenEdge/Web/WebHandler.r)
2024-01-12T06:07:28.446+0100 098428 027788 1 AS-4 ROOT:w:0000000d APPL           HandleRequest OpenEdge.Web.InternalWebRouter at line 136  (OpenEdge/Web/InternalWebRouter.r)

SCL-4351 SmartWindow's MapEnterKeyToTab no longer traps ENTER on SmartFilterControl


We have resolve an issue that was causing the SmartFilter no longer execute the filter when the SmartWindow’s MapEnterKeyToTab feature was used. The Enter key is not executing the SmartFilter’s selection also when the MapEnterKeyToTab feature is used.


SCL-4349 Implemented support for rendering enabledState property on a Button in an Angular viewer


We have implemented rendering of the enabledState property based on a Button instance’s properties EnabledForAdd, EnabledForUpdate and EnabledForCopy.