Release Notes 2024-05-20

Version Information

OpenEdge Release

Version Information

11.7.17, 12.2, 12.7, 12.8, 12.8.1

Release 11.7 #80245@2024-05-20

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: 

A login is required to participate in the forum. Don't be shy - create your account today!

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-4352 Resolved issue in Telemetry data viewer when telemetry files are deleted


The Telemetry Data Viewer no longer errors when telemetry data files are deleted while the tool is opened.

SCL-4443 Grid rendering failed when Button Column is not the last column in the Grid


We have resolved an issue in the rendering of Angular grids that occured when a button column was used, but not as the last column in the grid.

This issue is resolved now.


SCL-4436 DataAccess:ParentRelationSourceQueryString now considers different data-types of relation fields


We’re now using required data-type conversion routines when the join fields are of different data-types.

SCL-4439 DatasetModel/TableModel error in UseDatasetQuery when parent and child field are of different data-type


We’re now using required datatype conversion routines in the DatasetModel/TableModel when joined fields are of different data-types.

SCL-4440 Implemented Controller that enforces numeric values in an UltraTextEditor


We have implemented the Consultingwerk.Windows.Util.UltraTextEditorNumericEntriesController class. This class can be used to control entries in an UltraTextEditor and enforce only numeric values. This is useful in particular with the SmartLookup controls, as those by default allow any character which may cause issues when bound to numeric fields.

The Lookup enderin in the repository now supports using this controller through the new NumericType property.

SCL-4444 TabOrderManager with improved logging


We have improved the logging capabilities in the TabOderManager to support logging of identifiers of the Controls referenced in the log messages.

SCL-4446 Implemented a multi-selection lookup control


We have implemented a new SmartComponet: Consultingwerk.SmartComponents.Implementation.SmartMultiSelectionBusinessEntityLookup

This Control extends the SmartBusinessEntityLookup with multi-selection capabilities.

SCL-4447 Implemented support for customizing rendered tabfolder instances


Developers can now register a service implementing the Consultingwerk.Windows.Framework.Repository,Rendering.IRenderedTabFolderCustomizer interface to customize a rendered tab folder instance.

SCL-4449 Made display of Swagger files more robust in JSON Navigator Form


We have made the display of Swagger files in the JSON Navigator Form more robust, especially when dealing with codepage issues.

SCL-4450 Added File LRU to JSON Navigator Form


We have added a File LRU menu to the toolbar in te JSON Navigator Form.

SCL-4451 ServiceLoader now supports disabling loading of a service


When multiple service.xml files are loaded using the ServiceLoader (e.g. from the JSON startup file), a later referenced service.xml file can disable a service loaded in an earlier referenced file.

SCL-4454 Added JSON schema reference to repository generated JSON layouts


Repository generated JSON layouts for Angular now reference the JSON schema hosted on

SCL-4455 Path-based methods in JsonHelper now support paths with [] that represent no array's


The Path based methods in the JsonHelper class now support path’s involving square brackets not representing array elements. When letters are present between the square brackets representing the JSON path we’ll interpret the full path section as an attribute name and not an attribute and a JsonArray element.

SCL-4458 Support for Angular server-side event handler (UiControl)


We have implemented the backend routine that allows the Angular client to call into server-side event handler (Application Services) to receive UI Control instructions based on the CommonUi UiControl class.

SCL-4461 Update Editing conversion now supports inserting generated code into Business Entity


The migration of UPDATE EDITING Statements to Business Entity Validation in the Proparse Tree View Form now supports inserting the migrated code into the ValidateData method of the selected Business Entity.

SCL-4462 Added the MetaDataCustom field of the AttributeBusinessEntity to the import SkipList


We have added the MetaDataCustom field oft the AttributeBusinessEntity to the SkipList during the import of SmartFramework Data phase of the SmartDB upgrade and migration utility. This will preserve settings made by customers to this field and not overwrite them with the empty values we typically ship for this field.

New Feature

SCL-4031 Implemented Expression Evaluator


Based on we have now implemented an runtime evaluator for ABL expressions: Consultingwerk.Framework.ExpressionParser.AblExpressionEvaluator

SCL-4442 Added Rendering support to EntityJoin property of MetaDataSource / SmartBusinessEntityAdapter


Support was added for rendering the EntityJoin property of the SmartBusinessEntityAdpater. When no value is given to this property, we preserve backwards compatibility by assuming the YES for all EntityTable entries (like previously).

SCL-4445 Implemented ability to lock a Windows GUI client when it's outdated


The new Consultingwerk.Windows.Framework.ClientLockController implementing the IClientLockController interface now supports locking a client session (disabling most UI activity, allowing the user mostly to exist the session in a clean fashion).

Customers can use this service to implement custom checks if a GUI client session needs to be updated at runtime.

There is no functionality available to unlock the client session again.