What’s new in 3.2.0

What’s new in Datanect 3.2.0


You can now define perspectives

that you can apply to databrowsers to focus on your task.

Multi column sort

The databrowse allows you to sort multiple columns by holding the CTRL key.

Postgres types support

The support for postgres specific types is extended. You can UUIDs can now be used as dependency keys.

Bug Fixes

  • DN-306 NPE when saving a dependency tree

What’s new in 3.1.2

What’s new in Datanect 3.1.2

Progress and Cancel

You can now cancel a repository import and you will also see the progress.

What’s new in 3.1.1

What’s new in Datanect 3.1.1


  • DN-297: Can’t load postgres db

What’s new in 3.1.0

What’s new in Datanect 3.1.0

Binary Preview

Datanect integrates the Binary Preview view so that it can be used to preview blobs that are stored in a database.

The Binary Preview view can also preview binary data that is selected in any other view like the Entity Repository Explorer.

and if configured correctly (Preferences -> Link Intersystems -> Binary Preview) even in zip archives.

P2 Repository

Datanect and it’s tools can now be installed from a p2 repository.


Statistics View

Datanect provides a special properties view called the statistics view. It shows statistics of the selected entities.

What’s new in 3.0.0

What’s new in Datanect 3.0.0


  • Re-implemented based on Eclipse GEF.
  • Transitive dependencies

Entity Repository Explorer

  • Projekt setup support

Dependency Tree

  • Create and edit dependency trees
  • Browse dependency trees

Export Editor

  • The export wizard is replaced with the export editor.

What’s new in 2.3.2


What’s new in Datanect 2.3.2

Data Source Explorer

  • [DATANECT-286] NPE when importing DB2 database
  • [DATANECT-287] Add support for database aliases

Entity repository explorer

  • [DATANECT-287] Reload entity repositories does not work

What’s new in 2.3.1


What’s new in Datanect 2.3.1


Got to next and previous selection

You can now use the next and previous buttons to jump to
the next or previous selection.

Export to workspace

You can now choose a workspace location within the export

Data Tools Explorer

Import data sources from other systems

You can now use the import data sources button to import data
sources from other systems. Squirrel is currently supported.

First click on the import data sources button in the toolbar.

Select the data sources you want to import.

Check and configure.


What’s new in 2.3


What’s new in Datanect 2.3


Open long text, like CLOBs, in text editor

If an entity class contains attributes that contain long text you can now open the full text in a text editor. Choose Attributes-> Open with text editor -> <attribute name> from the context menu.

Datanect will load the complete attribute value and opens it in the text editor


Load performance for big tables improved

Entity Repository Explorer

Entity remote count

You can now select Count -> Entities from the context menu if you select:

  • Datanect Project
  • Entity Repository
  • Entity Namespace
  • Entity Class

Datanect will then count the entities in the remote repository and provide the result as an decorator.

The entity count actions are also available in the toolbar.

Keep user-defined attributes on repository reload

You can now select which uder-defined attributes to keep on reload.

License Management

Bug fixes
  • Update notification did not work.


Bug fixes
  • [DATANECT-277] – Excel export fails when cell value is greater then 32767


What’s new in 2.2


What’s new in Datanect 2.2

Log Console

RDBMS statement log

The SQL statements that are send to the remote repository
are loggen in the RDBMS console.


Attribute filters extended

The attribute filters do now allow the !, >, >=,
<, <= operators

Multiple attribute filters values

Mutiple attribute filter values can be used for integer

Null filter

You can now filter null attributes using

Copy cell value support

Selected cell values can now be copied into clipboard via
the context menu.

Copy cell value via double click

Double click a cell and select the text you want to copy.
Then press CTRL + C.

Attribute search

You can search an open tablebrowser’s attributes and
scroll to the selected now. Use CTRL + SHIFT + A


DATANECT-232: Derived attributes do not allow big_integer

DATANECT-243: When a derived attribute is deleted all
user-defined references that use them should be deleted too.

DATANECT-254: Selection is not propagated through
user-defined references.

DATANECT-256: Do not open another tablebrowser for the
same reference.

Entity Repository Explorer

Keep user-defined references on reload

When you reload an entity repository that contains
user-defined references, you will be asked which ones you would
like to keep.

Network Settings

Proxy settings

You can now configure a proxy server. You might need this
to activate a license or to check for updates. Use Window ->
Preferences -> General -> Network Connections

License Management

Bug fixes
  • [DATANECT-246] – License management should use proxy
    settings if set.

Check for available updates

The license management now provides a check for updates button.


Bug fixes
  • [DATANECT-242] – CHAR(10) is exported as CHAR(1)

Update notification

Check for available updates on startup

Datanect will automatically search for updates in the
background at startup and show you an available updates dialog
if updates are available.

What’s new in 2.1


Entity Management

Derived attributes

Datanect now allows you to create derived attributes.
Derived attributes are be defined in the entity repository’s
specific query language. For now only RDBMS repositories are
supported. You can specify them e.g. in SQL.

Derived attributes in user-defined references

Derived attributes can also be used as source or target
attributes in user-defined entity references. This extends your
options when connecting data.

Datanect perspective

Type search for entity classes

You can open the type search dialog for entity classes
find and open entity classes more quickly. The selected entity
class will be opened in the tablebrowser.


Full quallified entity class name

The tablebrowser shows you the full qualified entity class
as the tab’s tool tip now.


User-defined attributes

User-defined attributes can be created through the
tablebrowser’s context menu

Comma-separated values for integer filters

The tablebrowser’s attribute filters allow comma-separated
list for integer types.

Full quallified entity class name

The tablebrowser shows you the full qualified entity class
as the tab’s tool tip now.

Invert selection

You can now invert the actual selection in the
tablebrowser through the context menu.

Sort columns

You can now sort the tablebrowser’s column. The sort will
only be applied to the tablebrowser’s actual content. It will
not be applied to the remote repository. E.g. by using an order
by SQL. This feature is planned for a later release.

Bug fixes
  • [DATANECT-221] – Selection takes a long time for large
    entity sets.

Bug fixes
  • [DATANECT-200] – CHAR based entity attributes are cut to 1 char

Entity Repository Explorer

User-defined markers

The Entity Repository Explorer shows an user-defined marker on entity
classes that either contains user-defined references or derived

Manage derived attributes

You can now add or remove derived attributes through the
Entity Repository Explorer’s context menu.

Manage user-defined references

You can also add or remove user-defined references through
the Entity Repository Explorer’s context menu.

Other resources

The Entity Repository Explorer now shows all other
resources that you create under the Datanect project. This gives
you a more flexible way to work with Datanect projcts.

Bug fixes
  • [DATANECT-201] – Support for LUW DB


Bug fixes
  • [DATANECT-217] – Cyclic dependencies should be ignored
    if they are not contained in the export entity set.