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New Features Release 4.5
The new module feature enables the logical separation of user interfaces and application logic. It divides your application into smaller components, increasing reusability, improving runtime performance through dynamic loading, and improving maintenance. Interface descriptions are used for communication between the application and the modules to exchange data bidirectionally.
The new instance administration declares your Simplifier environment into a logical development, quality assurance and productive system and provides the foundation for customizing multiple backend systems within a connector and deploying transport request within the reworked transport system.
Multiple Endpoints for each Connector
By means of the new instance administration, it is possible to connect your Simplifier instance in a connector with the appropriate backend systems according to the purpose (development, quality assurance or productive system). In this way, you can easily connect a Simplifier test environment with your suitable test backend systems – Simplifier makes sure that the right backend system is addressed in the right environment.
OData v2 Connector
With the new release, it is now possible to configure OData backend services automatically using a wizard. This allows OData services to be used as data objects in the same way as other connector types, including visual mapping.
The new Proxy Connector allows the usage of any HTTP services that are not based on specific protocol architectures such as REST, SOAP or OData.
Our transport system has been reworked completely. The release of a transport request now freezes all content and enables a rollback to an earlier version. Furthermore, the content can now be transferred from one Simplifier instance to another via remote HTTP connection without time-consuming manual download and upload.
The import and export history ensures full transparency at all times and shows you when a transport was imported to which instance and where conflicts may have arisen.
The automatic assignment of a unique transport number ensures documentation in terms of Application Change Management.
Automated Application Testing
Our automated testing feature published in Release 4.0 has been revised. We introduced Journey and Page Objects analog to the OPA5 standard. Now you are able to group and run several test cases within one Journey. For this you can access reusable test runs from the Page Objects.
Mobile Action Audio/Video Call
Our audio/video call feature has been migrated from P2P technology to client-server technology. This allows audio/video conferences with multiple participants (P2P allows only 1:1). This requires a separate conferencing plugin, which must be installed on Simplifier.
New Features within Process Designer
The search in the Process Designer now allows you to search for variables, auto fields and parameters in the mapping dialogs as well as for their unique ids. Furthermore, descriptions, as well as function names of business objects or connector call names are searchable.
A new condition isSet or isNotSet now checks whether a variable is defined or not.
Errors in business objects or connectors can be handled further by using the ErrorMessage parameter in the mapping dialog.
A syntax check via ESLint via the ECMAScript 5 standard in script blocks or screen events is now optionally possible for older browsers.
New Features within UI Designer
Thanks to new screen events such as onBeforeFirstShow, onBeforeHide and afterShow, your app is now even more configurable and you achieve better runtime behavior.
Additionally, it is now possible to define a binding path to a data model directly to each widget property in the UI Designer.
Update to UI5 1.60
The Simplifier administration interface now uses the latest UI5 version 1.60. Furthermore, we have also adapted all widgets to the new version. Of course, all Simplifier apps can benefit from it.
Enhanced SOAP Connector
The SOAP Connector now also enables file transfers in the form of attachments. Besides that, you can design the header variables arbitrarily and add custom HTTP headers.
Enhanced SQL Connector
A larger input mask including syntax highlighting is now available in the SQL connector for entering SQL statements.
Furthermore, we offer a new transaction mode, in which all statements are executed bundled as one database transaction.
For MySQL, SQLLite and MSSQL databases, also the contents of the primary keys are given as output parameter generatedKeys.
Reworked SAP RFC Connector
The reworked SAP RFC Connector now also supports the ABAP TABLES parameters in function modules.
Redesigned Admin UI
The administration interface has been updated to UI5 version 1.60. Its appearance has been adapted to the new Simplifier logo and corporate design. Moreover, there is a convenient way to report bugs, that can be called from the menu right upper side.
Refactoring of Business Objects
By revising the business objects, we achieve up to 500% faster execution speed of server-side program logic. On top of that, we have optimized the usability and enable a jump to functions directly from the list view. The functions of the library numeral.js are now also available to format or calculate numbers.
For older browsers, a syntax check via ESLint via the ECMAScript 5 standard is now optionally possible.
Logs & Monitoring now allows you to measure the execution time of a connector.
The execution speed of Simplifier has been improved in 3 points:
- up to 500% faster execution time of server-side business objects
- up to 300% faster loading time of Simplifier application due to an adapted preload method
- faster loading time of the UI Designer as well as business object maintenance
Reworked SAML 2.0 Authentication
We have revised the SAML 2.0 authentication in the context of ADFS (Active Directory Federation Services).
Reworked App Permissions
The UI Designer authorization object has now been extended to Create, View, Edit and Delete.
A widget can now be deployed for multiple UI5 versions. The widget can be directly linked to the UI5 versions and will be generated accordingly. Via a filter in the UI Designer, only the compatible widgets matching the stored UI5 version of the application are displayed.