Release Notes 2016-11-11

Version Information

OpenEdge ReleaseVersion Information
11.xRelease 11.3 #39111@2016-11-11

OpenEdge 10.2B

Note.: From this release on, we are reducing the frequency of the OpenEdge 10.2B based releases. OpenEdge 10.2B based released will be provided on request.

Release Notes

Following the release of the OpenEdge 11.6.1 Service Pack 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 11.6.1 with the 2016-04-01 release of the SmartComponent Library. Generally we recommend customers on OpenEdge 11 to upgrade to OpenEdge 11.6.1 quickly. 

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.

Survey about your demand for supported OpenEdge releases

Supporting many OpenEdge releases requires additional time from our end. Time that we'd rather spend on implementing new features. We are considering dropping support for OpenEdge 10.2B and OpenEdge 11.3 throughout the year and but will consider our customer version requirements with that decision. So please participate this short survey:

New Versions of Proparse .NET Assemblies

We have updated proparse with further enhancements in this release (support for ACTIVE-FORM and DBTYPE preprocessors. 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.

UTF-8 based deploymens 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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  • [SCL-1529] - Business Entity Designer generates invalid query name for DS-query with 2 tables and DB-prefix
  • [SCL-1531] - Issue in BufferDataSource with prefixing table name with DB
  • [SCL-1536] - Correct RETURN ERROR without error string
  • [SCL-1537] - Add explicit UNDO branch action in Data Access
  • [SCL-1540] - Routine CanFind Consultingwerk.OERA.Validate sent called routine GetMessage Consultingwerk.SmartFramework.MessageFormatter mismatched parameters. (2570)
  • [SCL-1542] - Trialcopy Mode should not show nag-screen for procedures executed from the PDSOE
  • [SCL-1545] - Web2 Grid does not show foreign field record of a n:1 relation

New Feature

  • [SCL-1423] - Implement ability to login to the session manager from the BusinessEntityTester
  • [SCL-1496] - Menu TreeView in SmartFramework menu should remember open nodes between sessions
  • [SCL-1517] - Angular JS Lookup needs support for query string to implement dependent lookups
  • [SCL-1519] - User-, Group and LoginCompany BusinessEntities should respect existing GUID-Value on creation


  • [SCL-1470] - BED: Generator feedback window
  • [SCL-1530] - Temp-Table Shape for Read-Only table should be indicating this graphically
  • [SCL-1532] - Add SourceColumn method to IBufferDataSource interface and BufferDataSource class
  • [SCL-1533] - Invoking the Trial Copy Form from the FrameworkSettings should ignore System.Exceptions raised when Assemblies are not available
  • [SCL-1534] - New Table Handler in Business Entity Designer: Smart Business Entity Names should not start with "Smart"
  • [SCL-1535] - Add comments with Annotation samples to Business Entity Templates
  • [SCL-1538] - Business Entity Constants Generator Plugin should not generate code when only change is comment
  • [SCL-1539] - GenericList should also use only a single temp-table on OE11
  • [SCL-1541] - Business Entity Designer should indicate on the design canvas if there are custom properties for a field or index.
  • [SCL-1543] - A CATCH Block to Business Entity Designer Form's OnLoad and OnShown
  • [SCL-1546] - FieldOrder should be shown in the Business Entity Designer's Field Editor Form