As with all other Prolink v.4.2 products, EDL now runs as a 64 bit application and service in Windows. This allows the service to take advantage of more memory when querying large resultsets and moving data.
The application has gotten a face lift including new icons, larger buttons, and is easier to read on newer higher resolution monitors.
EDL now supports the ability to load data from QCC to either QCQ or SQL formats and also supports the ability to load QCQ to SQL or vice version. Location and category information is also supported in Load Events.
Run either as Application or Service
EDL can run events either as an application or a service allowing users to learn about EDL's functionality before mastering running it as a Windows Service.
New Diagnostic Comparison screen
A new diagnostics comparison screen allows you to compare the source and destination databases in a Load Event to see if there are differences. This helps with troubleshooting if certain part files are not being loaded.
New Permission Checking screen
A new permission screen does a diagnostic check on the EDL service to ensure it can run on the network, create/remove files, access SQL Server, etc.
New Archive Events allow customers to keep the main database smaller and faster performing by archiving older data to a secondary database in another location. Rules can be set to maintain a certain amount of data history by time or number of records.
EDL now runs as a service and can load QCC to SQL without the need for the EDL application to stay running. You can simply set up the Load Events on a timer and they will run automatically.
EDL now supports a new Export Event which allows you to send the data to downstream systems via an XML file. Any changes that occur to records between runs of the Export Event are captured and the records are resent to the downstream system. This allows the downstream system to either replace them or compare and log the differences.