Diary event searching altered to better deal with items in the next month when displaying dates close to the month end.
The Diary saves some configuration settings relative to the "Day Planner" upon closing the Diary.
Application "Edit" window will now saves the window settings upon close.
Fixed XP Theme issue not flashing important buttons on the main edit window for your attention. Adjusted all screens to correctly display buttons as they were developed.
XP Themes can slow a computer down and it is a good recommendation to switch XP Themes off. This can be done by selecting "Start" and right-clicking on "My Computer" and then selecting "Properties" - "Advanced" and then the "Settings" button under "Performance". Select "Adjust for best performance" and press "OK". This will speed up your computer and you can still configure your Desktop to look attractive. If this does not switch XP Themes off then check your display properties by right-clicking an empty section of your Desktop and selecting "Properties". Select "Windows Classic" from the theme drop-down menu and "OK".
Fixed seed dressing field clearing when entry blank.
Fixed Diary button alignment when resizing the main edit window.
Fixed Seed Dressing check not clearing if entered dressing was not in your Dressing database.
Fixed database error when attempting to edit Fertiliser records within the Planner.
Added display columns for "Total Quantity".
Export options available on the "Product list".
Fixed grain storage average calculations.
Fixed Continuous Drier Records error if closing screen with a record in an edit state.
Continuous Drier Records calculate on-screen averages as you enter the display.
Seed, chemical and fertiliser products now support a default product "Price/Unit" and "Default Unit Value". This brings them in line with Misc. and Fixed cost products. These defaults will be over-ridden if stock control is used and will only affect new applications - they will not alter existing records. Please use with caution, as a default product price will carry on into a new season. Stock control is the best way to integrate costing information. This new option is provided for those with simpler requirements and speed.
Misc. and Fixed Costs now support a default "Cost Type". This is useful when sub-dividing costs by types of operations, etc. Labour, planting, harvesting, etc.
Fixed application add error due to 24.0.90 build error.
Fixed Planner batch edit error requester. Minor error with no ill effects.
Fixed the creating of a new season/year when using previous cropping details.
Added confirmation requester when Field Track decides to check the Internet for news, or updates using the "Field Track Direct" system. "Field Track Direct" displays a list of useful websites and also details the latest available version. This feature can be configured in your configuration settings under "Email".
Continuous Drier records defaults to a maximised window.
Continuous Drier records can now quickly review the previous season's records through the "Action" menu.
You can now search all application records for a 'current' product to display dates, fields and product prices. Useful to compare prices across seasons.
Fixed double-click "Use" option is several general note requesters. If the "Use" button provides options the double-click action will also present those options.
Fixed an incorrect calculation within "Stock Inventory". Cost/Area was incorrect when prices were changed.
Fixed display update issue when updating "Stock Inventory" prices in the "Standard" screen.
Corrected "Stock Inventory" updates when stock item price/unit equals zero.
Corrected manufacturer drop-down pick list in chemical product.
Corrected Map Measure "Get Area" when measuring boundaries.
Fixed "Chemical Tank Calculator" if required tanks is below one when adding entry to your operator list.
Corrected "Pricing Database" compare function to use the current season as the starting point instead of the computer's date.
Altered chemical tank calculator list columns in "General Calculators (Pro)" to present important information first by default.
Added water rate calculation to the chemical tank calculator in "General Calculators (Pro)". Based on your tank sizes and application area, Field Track can calculate a new water rate for you. It is up to the operator to decide if the water rate is acceptable. Pressing the underlined "Water Rate" label will recalculate the water rate.
Added a new fertiliser price comparison calculator to the "General Calculators (Pro)" section. Using the straight price you can calculate true cost and differences.
Added a previous year import to the "Storage/Equipment" records to allow the import of single records at a time. This will copy the selected record and add a copied entry for the currently displayed season.
Fixed an obscure 'List out of bounds' error when changing "Add/Edit" application window tabs.
Fixed seed "Dressing" drop-down list not redrawing and subsequent sub database requesting an update when dressing already existed.
Fixed "Advanced" screen layout updating.
Fixed area conversion factor in "Enterprise Review".
Cleaned up chemical tank mix calculator figures.
Fixed decimal place resolution in the Pricing Database.
Fixed editing of the growth stage pick list database and corrected sorting issue in Fertiliser records. Grow stage is sorted during the database query instead of on the window.
Corrected growth stage 29 and 30 details for new users.
Added SOLA number search in CSL Liaison database.
CSL Liaison database will now display weed/disease approvals for selected products. Due to the possibly slow nature of the massive amount of data, this information will only compile when specifically viewed, thus keeping the CSL database extremely fast.
CSL Liaison database more accessible from seed and chemical "Add/Edit" screens.
Added "Base Field" to field display grids, as well as a new field database entry field called "Base Field Name" to allow for additional grouping. "Base Field Name" entries will populate a list of used names for quick selection.
Added "Group" to field database to allow for additional grouping. Drop down list is self populating, as you enter your group names.
Reduced the default margins on some of the display grid "Quick" printouts.
Added extra "Group" detail field to chemical tank mix calculator. Also added grouping functions and four display grid layout save options to the right-click popup menu. "Shrink-To-Fit" option is automatically engaged when printing chemical tank mix calculator.
Added Double-Click delete function to batch processing field list. Improved display of multi-line memo records in batch processing.
Added decimal place adjustment to "Enterprise Review".
Moved several options from the main screen(s) "View" menu to a new "Tools" menu.
If the area conversion factor in your configuration settings is "0.40468564" (exactly) the fertiliser analysis will also provide "Units/Acre" figures.
Added further options to the "Advanced" screen quick selection button menu.
Product list will try and attempt to deduce which type of product you wish to see depending on your currently viewed cost type.
Pricing Database will transfer the unit price, unit value and the supplier information back to the application if "Use" is selected.
Pricing Database can now customise the display grid, as well as display more than one season of records for price comparing. This feature is only available to "Professional" users.
Application Planner will create total quantity figures, which will allow products to be grouped to provide order quantities.
If the chemical product has a blank product type it will not clear the previously entered product type on the chemical "Add/Edit" screen. Check the information is correct before recording the application.
Added a selection database for chemical products where manufacturer, disposal methods, precautions and comments can be created for easier selection when creating a new chemical product.
Fixed "Harvest Records" error if neither the wet weight, or dry weight isn't entered.
Fixed Misc. and Fixed cost "Cost Type" drop-down list not filling correctly.
Expanded "Application Planner" so more entries can be edited directly on the Planner display grid. Rate, operator, notes, weather, as well as dates and times can now be edited on the grid.
Corrected Planner import specification file location default.
Fixed a few right-click "What's This" functions so they do not show when no help is available.
Altered 30 day usage trial to 30 days demo from install.
Some "Client" features have been changed to "Professional" features.
"Batch Information Only" will now honour your "Edit" settings when batch editing. A new "Edit" button will allow you to selectively update key information in the single record, or all records.
"Storage/Equipment" records are now enabled for PDA imports. Imported records will be tagged with the currently viewed season.
Corrected CSL Targets database import for new product information updates.
Fixed import wizard from automatically allocating spreadsheet columns to the underlying database. This mainly affected the nutrients analysis fields.
Altered the CSL database import when in demo mode. The weed/disease search database is not download and converted when in demo mode.
Creating a new year now offers more options. Crop types and varieties can be selected, as well as sale crop types. A "Use" option informs Field Track to create a season using the crop and variety details selected on a field by field basis. The sales crop entry will be entered into your new season field records regardless of the "Use" option.
Added new menu "Records" - "Global Sales Crop" option which allows you to alter your "Sale Crop" on a field by field basis and update your field records in a single process.
Added "Zero Costed" function to the "Quick Search/Filter" feature to list all fields with zero costed application entries.
Changed "Planner" import wizard to better automatically allocate information to database fields.
Extended the save options in the "General Calculator" section.
Added "Record Number" and removed "Spread" to/from the visible columns in the default "Application Planner".
Added extra Export features to the "Application Planner". Advanced export options will take the whole database, or your selected and ordered columns to the export wizard, helping save time in creating a specification file. This allows you to use the display customise tool to quickly design the information layout you wish to export. Ideal for speedy PDA exports. Some default display grid right-click options are also now mirrored in the "Export" button.
Fixed Chronological Display error when closing the window.
Fixed slight file requester confusion in Application Planner import system.
Fixed issues regarding adding new weather, note, or dressing entries into their respective databases.
Fixed minor issues when adding a screen layout and when saving the layout to disk file.
Fixed "Hazard Group" issues in seed dressing due to the changes made for CSL data in chemical records.
Improved "Pricing Database" and "Storage/Equipment" record add functions.
Fixed "Harvest Interval" application updates to correctly alter the application's and field's next harvest date. This is a selective update and may slow down the chemical application update procedure. A field's "Harvest Date" will alter for new, or edited chemical records correctly, however should a chemical application get deleted that affects the harvest date, the field will show the wrong harvest date until another chemical is applied, edited, or you specifically run the "Records" - "Reset Harvest Interval Date" menu option on the main Field Track screen(s). Using the advanced batch editing options to globally alter dates, times and weather of all applications WILL NOT alter the application's, or field's next harvest date under certain circumstances. If harvest interval is a key element to your business then running the "Records" - "Reset Harvest Interval Date" menu on the main Field Track screen(s) should be considered your first task when deciding a field's next harvest date.
Fixed a product database delete error.
Fixed weather database display when moving from weather log display.
Fixed "Main Income" edit screen sales crop add/edit system non function.
Fixed "Main Income" edit fields not honouring your configuration colour settings.
Fixed rare resource conflict which would crash Field Track to Desktop when opening, closing and then re opening some windows within Field Track.
Fixed "Standard" screen "Quick Search" feature not returning any fields upon its first search request.
Fixed a product delete error.
Fixed error when opening "Stock Balance" screen with no stock items listed.
Fixed "Application Planner" "Direct" import system incorrectly creating more than one 'Dataset Key' when importing records.
Added "Machinery Cost" database to the "Professional" version of Field Track where you can store and view costs recorded for any item, whether it is machinery, or not. Records can be viewed by season, or all records. Useful for any type of cost recording. Due to this change the "Machine Database" which is used when applying records has been altered so you can tag an entry as 'Listed', or not in your application records. This allows you to create machines, or cost entries not related to application recording and use the new machinery cost database facilities.
Misc. and fixed cost products can now store and use a default price/unit when applying records.
Added "Field Track Direct", which will attempt to connect to the Internet every 14 days to update the user of any information. This can be accessed through the "Help" - "Online Support" - "Field Track Direct". The feature can be adjusted, or switched off in the configuration settings under "Email Settings".
Added approval expiry date to CSL chemical database module. If no date is present the approval either has no expiry date set, or has full approval. Expiry date search function also included to list products with an approval expiry on, or before your selected date.
Added weed/disease search ability to the CSL chemical database system. This alteration requires a complete CSL database upgrade and data conversion times are extended to cope with the larger dataset. Weed/disease databases have a slightly more complex updating system and do not get updated each time you update your main CSL data. You can also over ride the weed/disease upgrade system to be sure the update takes as less time as possible. The weed/disease search system is built up of over 1100 weed/disease matches which cross reference over 339,000 crop type approvals.
Added the ability to check the Field Track website for update information regarding the CSL data.
CSL database screen will default to full screen.
Added email function to the "Help" menu to email Field Track support your database version numbers should they require checking.
Added a few extra records to the Zip based "Quick" auto back-up routine.
Improved "Network" installation option when trying to locate the Field Track "Data" folder. This feature no longer requires the special setup program.
Added CSL database import to seed and dressing records.
"Standard" screen "Search" button now provides a selection of options. Right-clicking the search button does an "All Fields" reset procedure. You can alter the default setting for the 'right-click' task between a field reset, or a "Quick Filter" request window.
Added an extra button in the "Advanced" screen to the field list grid, which provides a selection of often used features. Each feature is specific to the respective seasonal display grid.
Tidied up keyboard shortcuts on the "Standard" screen.
"Standard" screen, when running the "Professional" version of Field Track, will automatically display the display grid grouping panels.
Field Track will request confirmation that you want to close the program. This can be switched off in your "Options" - "Configuration" menu.
Adjusted "Application Planner" display grid to auto size for memo fields, as well as be row height adjustable.
"Application Planner" import option "Advanced Import Wizard Direct (Pro)" now checks your imported dates. If the application end date is blank, or is less than the start date, the end date is given the start date value. This allows you to only import a single date from a PDA file and Field Track will correct the dates to match. If an application spans two days then you will either have to import the end date directly, or edit the dates in Field Track.
Fixed an error when starting Field Track and your regional date settings are incorrect.
Fixed a couple of issues in the Assessor system when trying to tag a field with a default 'Owner'.
Fixed an odd "list out of bounds" error when entering chemical applications. Error occurred when swapping from the "Chemical Supplementary" tab and applying records.
Fixed chemical application "Assessor" error using the "Seller" database instead of the "Operator" database.
Fixed chemical "Assessor" not being picked up by the 'missing' database entry system.
Fixed "Buffer Zone" 'Yes/No' not displaying when editing a chemical product.
Adjusted 'Text-to-Speech' feature, so the speech can be halted.
Fixed display issue in Diary.
Fixed Harvest Interval checking, as well as missing harvest interval day count error when adding chemical records.
Altered the default button type used in Field Track. Where appropriate buttons will appear with a border by default. You can change these settings back to their original setting using the "Flat Buttons" option in your configuration settings under "General Settings".
Added "Buffer Zone" entries when adding a chemical application. If the chemical has a "Yes" buffer zone, then Field Track will add any combination of the chemical's buffer zone entries, the field's batch processing buffer zone entry and also the field's main buffer zone detail.
Added "Central Science Laboratory - Liaison" database module. This an additional subscription service only available to "Professional" Field Track users. The database module costs £100/year (in addition to the "FTUC" service). The CSL module details over 2100 chemical products and integrates into your product database. Information is updated weekly on a Sunday afternoon. The update procedure is a full database replacement system. This implementation is the first stage of the CSL Database module. Future releases will provide further function.
Altered several aspects of the chemical add/edit screens to better display any imported CSL information. Hazard group is now a memo rather than a drop down list. Precautions will now better expand when making the add/edit screen full screen.
Added 'Dated' application output to main report engine. This is a "Professional" feature only. You can now specify a starting and ending date and Field Track will create a report database called "REPORT-Dated" to the report collection. Useful for printing invoice type reports of only required records. Need to create a report of only records between two dates then you can use this system in the report engine, as the database will only contain records within your date selection. If your chronological records are date limited, these dates will be used if you go to the report engine directly from the "Chronological Records" screen.
Both types of field soil records can be accessed from with a field edit screen. Please refer to the manual regarding the two different types of soil records available for a field.
Added database repair option to the starting Field Track window's "Restore" option.
Added direct link to the web based "Field Track User Club" newsgroups under the "Help" - "Online Support" menu option for "Professional" users. Please contact us if you wish to use your news reader software to access the forums in a better manner. All forums are password protected. Contact us for details.
Improved all "General Back Up" restore functions to check if it appears valid back up data exists before attempting to proceed with the restore function.
"Standard" screen "Quick Filter" (Search) maintains its search settings for further alteration at a later stage.
"Storage/Equipment Records" will now auto size the grid to display all your note, or description information.
Zero cost/income items will have their total cost/income and cost/area figures highlighted in a different colour, as well as a bolded font.
Corrected issues related to the Field Track domain changes. The Field Track website is now held at www.fieldtrack.net
Application Mix. items can now be directly applied to the field(s), or Planner records. When using the "App. Mix" button you either use the "Apply", or "Plan" button to apply the current product, as well as what you may have in your "Application List". If you only wish to apply your "Application List", then you will need to view the "Application List" and select the "Apply" option. The only change to this feature is the option to move the records to the Planner instead of only the field records.
Added extra batch update options to globally alter dates, times and weather. These options are available at the bottom of a batch update requester. This is another update process after your main batch update selection. For example, you can update the "Rate Only", however selecting "Alter Dates⁄Times⁄Weather On Batch" will run a procedure after your main update to make all the dates, times and weather information the same across the whole batch. Used for special occasions like updating your planner import records from an agronomist import file.
The Planner how has extra right-click options to also alter the dates, times and weather globally across a batch, or application mix. Dates, times and weather can be edited directly within the Planner display and this option allows you to alter the information across either the whole batch, or application mix. Used for special occasions like updating your planner import records from an agronomist import file.
Fixed error if working with Planner record imports after using Stock Balance system and vice versa.
Fixed currency display issues within Excel export files, however this is a temp. fix, as the defined "Currency String" is not honoured.
Altered core report engine database file locations to your "Data" folder to enable better⁄easier possible report design.
Added grouping totals to "Application Planner" display for several columns. For example, grouping the column "Product" will display the total quantity for easy ordering requirements.
Added backup override feature for Beta Testers and those using Field Track in a services manner. Field Track stores its backup settings in the "Data" folder, so sharing "Data" folders, or restoring someone else's Field Track data on your system can present problems with backup settings from other clients, or when testing Field Track. You can force Field Track to ignore any automatic backup settings by editing the "Config.ini" file within the Field Track folder (where the "Fieldtrack2.exe" file resides) by adding the line:
BackupOverride=1 (Backup override engaged - no auto backups made)
BackupOverride=0 (Backup override disengaged - auto backups made as per settings)
Your "Config.ini" file would thus look something like:
Fixed Fertiliser "Product" and "Reason" not storing new items through the "Quick Add" requester system.
Altered Chronological Display SQL code to make the database sort by field, date and start time automatically, so exporting the underlying database maintains correct ordering. This feature may create a slowdown on the procedure. The Chronological display is the main export point to transfer information to your PDA system(s) for read only purposes.
Added "Temp. Min" and "Temp Max." to the "Weather Log" system. Included extra graphs to cover these new fields. Check the grid customise option if the grid columns do not appear.
Updated core Import⁄Export engine.
Changed default Import⁄Export "Specification" directory to Field Track's "Data" folder. Be sure to move any *.smi, or *.sme files to your reference "Data" folder, otherwise Field Track will not be able to find them.
Added several databases, as well as the Import⁄Export "Specification" files to all the back-up routines.
Added the ability to save your field reference database when importing Field Track and "Farmade Work Planner" files. Field Track uses the field's name as the matching reference when importing Planner records. If Field Track cannot find the field it will ask you to select the correct field. This information is saved to a database, so should the same field name difference crop up again Field Track knows what to do. This database is normally cleared after every import operation. You can tell Field Track to save this database to a disk file for later use. It is important to realise that Field Track uses a core field area to calculate costs⁄area, so reusing the reference database can lead to errors if field areas change after the database is saved for later use. You can delete (reset) the database by deleting the saved file. Field Track will automatically delete the file every year. Access these new options under the "Import" button in the Field Track Planner system.
Added "Dressing" column available in "All Application" grid customise options. It should now be possible to create a useful ACCS quick report using the "All Application" grid display.
Fixed display errors in "Storage⁄Equipment Records".
Added the ability to alter the row size and amount of preview lines (1 - 20) displayed in the "Storage⁄Equipment Records".
Altered and renamed "File" menu options in "Map Measure" to make it more obvious which option is used to load a map.
Added "Angle" object to "Map Measure". This feature can be used to measure angles.
Added variable 'Tolerance" setting for use with "Get Area" in "Map Measure". Tolerance specifies the colour difference of the starting pixel and testing one. The default is 25.
Added the ability to calculate the circumference based on "Length⁄Perim", or "Drag Length in "Map Measure".
Fixed error in "Farmde Work Planner" when correcting field names.
Added new "Professional" feature to aid altering stock control balances. Each list of stock items can be 'right-clicked' to produce a "Stock Balance". This feature can be used within Field Track, or through an outside source like a PDA. Export and import options exist for many file formats. "Update" function will check each entry in the adjustment column with the stock records. If different, Field Track will add either a stock purchase, or sale to enable the final stock level to balance. No alteration is made to the costings, only the stock balance. It is up to the user to decide how to deal with any stock balance changes.
"Professional" users can use PDA devices to export and import records to and from the Application Planner system. Please refer to the "What's New" help file, or the latest help file, as this is an advanced feature.
Fixed error in "Storage⁄Equipment" records when an entry has a null value for cost and 'All Season' setting.
If no field "Map Size", or "IACS Area" measurements are given when creating a new field, Field Track will enter them in the same as "Area Cropped" by default.
Fixed "Secondary⁄Misc. Income" add system from errors. Unknown and rare glitch related to the status of a field's IACS setting.
Altered code when starting a new install, or upgrading old Field Track database files in an attempt to resolve upgrade issues for Windows ME users.
Email system will now attempt to send emails to Field Track directly if no SMTP server name is given.
HTML help file code altered to try and resolve none display issues on some Operating System installations.
Fixed "Screen Layout" system to correctly save display grid settings.
"Distributor Development Kit" support added to download and display 'Information News' files, as well as company and support web links.
"Field Reports" can now selectively send all, listed, or selected fields to the main report engine. Use this function to better limit reports to only required fields. Records presented to the main report engine will also be limited in the planner and income reports to selected fields.
Fixed product 'Quick Add' functions when entering new products as an application. Unrecognised product entries will flash a red line of text along the bottom of the application window. Clicking on this will enter a quick add function to give you the option to add your data to the Field Track support databases.
Attempted to resolve an obscure Windows DLL issue when no licence file was found.
Added weather override entry to "Batch Processing", so the weather detail can be altered, as well as dates and times.
Added MAPI (email) function to registration process. If the SMTP server is not configured the registration system will attempt to use the Windows MAPI system to place registration details into the default email software.
Fixed field list issues displaying soil information.
Added field name to general soil sample records for better reporting.
Version 188.8.131.52 - 49
Fixed "Enterprise Review" confusing Fixed Costs with Misc. Costs, as well as not clearing the variables when calculating more than one enterprise.
Fixed and tested multi-span Zip back-up system. Be sure to use good⁄new floppy disks when backing up to floppy disk. Field Track will require some degree of free space on the first floppy disk, as it writes a control file, thus when restoring it can read the first disk in the set without requiring the last disk to be inserted first.
Deleted the 'Costs⁄Area' display grid totals when grouping. They were adding the per area totals. An average was considered but was not deemed accurate enough.
Added display grid grouping totals for secondary and misc. incomes.
Improved "Year-On-Year" averaging results.
Fixed 'Main Income' figures not updating when editing, or deleting main income entries in both the "Standard" and "Advanced" screen displays.
Improved XP's text-to-speech facility to stop when the window is closed.
"Enterprise Review" screen added to the "Professional" version of Field Track. This feature is available under the "View" menu and allows you to compare field information. Similar to old "Enterprise Management" feature.
Fixed issue in adding a new seed "Dressing" to the dressing database.
Fixed chemical "Disposal Methods" entries not been saved in the chemical product database.
Added "Continuous Drier Records" to the quick Zip back-up feature. Please note that your "Auto Back-up" system, when set to Zip file format also has another option: "Back-Up All Files". You can alter this in your configuration settings. This setting will compromise your back-ups by only backing up some of your files, thus making a quicker back-up. If you use this feature it is recommended you also do a back-up from within Field Track at key times. A manual back-up will back-up everything.
Improved decimal place details in the "Application Mix" list for price and rate figures.
Added a save to XLS and HTML file option when right-clicking the display grids on the "Standard" screen. Options only available to "Professional" users and allows you to quickly save off common files of the display grids for emailing.
Added "Show Header Band" option to display grid options. This feature adds a detail header band to the display grids. Useful for when printing, or saving the display to a disk file (XLS⁄HTML).
Changed the default "Field Track Report" compressed file extension from "Zip" to "FTR", as it may have been possible to load in any Zip file and thus corrupt the report database. You can force Zip files if required.
Added "View" menu option "Year-On-Year Averages (Pro)". This is only available to Professional users and allows you to do year on year averaging for crop type, variety, holding farm, or field owner. You can selectively restrict what you average, as well as decide the starting year and how many years previous to calculate your averages. The maximum previous year count 20. This feature can be slow if you decide to average a lot of information across many years. The result is a display of the average figures in each year, as well as an average for the whole span of years.
Improved speed within the field delete option on Win2K⁄XP machines.
Fixed an application delete error. If the field had no other similar costs an error would display and the field's costs and gross margin figures would not be updated correctly. The application would get deleted however.
Corrected an error if the stock link references a stock inventory that does not exist. The link is deleted and no price alterations are made to products linked to non-existent stock inventories.
Fixed an edited seed requesting a product if not entered.
Fixed issues when using Misc. Cost and Fixed Cost products from stock.
Fixed 'Standard' screen not viewing 'Spread Events' correctly.
Fixed Soil Records, Diary, Crop Planner and Forecaster Calculator screens for XP Themes.
Fixed Map Measuring window not minimising Field Track correctly.
Fixed error when going from field's picture database to the Map Measuring system more than once.
Fixed error when accessing certain features outside the Planner after first deleting entries in the Planner system.
Field Track registration files renamed to text files to counter Outlook Express' default anti-virus settings. Outlook Express users could not easily transfer registration files to the Field Track installation folder. Files renamed to "FTracklic.txt" and "FTrackPROlic.txt".
If seed "Product" is left blank when adding a seed, the crop type will be copied into the product field.
Resolved application "Cost⁄Area" totals on the main screens when dealing with part field applications. All application costs now calculate their figures based on the field's cropped area. This fix requires a major upgrade of your main database files. The upgrade procedure makes a "General Back-up" of your data files before making any changes. Issues are attached with this alteration. If a field's core "Area Cropped" changes the applications against this field will still calculate on the old areas. You can alter the application's 'Whole Field Area' by clicking on the application's "Area Applied" label and updating. Changing the field's "Area Cropped" with applications on the field is not advised. You will be warned if records are listed on a field when you change the "Area Cropped".
Improved "Planner" default import⁄export to include note fields. Engaged advanced import system for Professional users.
Restoring back-up records now closes Field Track after it has completed the operation. Restart Field Track to use the restored records.
Upgrade files separated, so you can decide which upgrades to download.
Improved "Soil Records" database upgrade. System corrects blank links between soil and field records, as well as fixes blank "Base Field" numbers in your field records. Only affects users who have not already upgrade to version 184.108.40.206, or 220.127.116.11.
Added option to "Soil Records" to search for orphaned records.
Fixed creating new field not entering in the correct "Base Field" number. This has a knock on effect with soil records and cropping history. The field's "Base Field" number links the same field across several years, or split fields to a single field.
Fixed "Soil Records" with regard to no field "Base Field" number. Records with no base field number are orphaned records and need correcting to the right field. All orphaned soil records will be displayed. Both the soil records and the field in question needs to be corrected to the correct field "Base Field" number.
"Soil Records" can now customise grid to display the record's field "Base Field" number, which can be edited. This will be displayed by default if you access soil records of a field with no "Base Field" number.
Fixed several issues in "Harvest Records" for better data entry.
Fixed "Soil Records" with regard to a better data entry system if using the keyboard. RETURN and TAB keys work better. Each record row size can also be adjusted, as several database fields are in fact 'memo' fields and the RETURN key acts as a linefeed which can be confusing when only displaying a single line of the record's grid row.
Fixed "Soil Records" with regard to correcting an incorrect upgrade process where the soil records were based on the internal field's database code instead of the field's "Base Number" record. If an old soil database version is dectected all soil records are corrected. Soil records will now display regardless of year and will be based on the field's "Base Number", which never changes from one year to the next.
Added a new Continuous Drier record system. Field Track now supports two sets of harvest record data. Logs can be stored of wet grain coming in, as well as batch drying. The new "Continuous Drier Records" allow a continuous record to be created and linked to stores and fields.
Added export function to "Continuous Drier Records", which uses a text file system to transfer records from one machine to another. The assumption is made that both computers hold the same Field Track data, so field code references are the same. Export function exports all the currently viewed records. Import function appends records to existing database. This is not an append⁄replace option. If the record already exists then it will be added again.
Added export function to "Harvest Records", which uses a text file system to transfer records from one machine to another. The assumption is made that both computers hold the same Field Track data, so field code references are the same. The export function uses the system date format, however import and export wizards are provided to better tailor the export⁄import. Export function exports all the current season records. Import function is an "Append⁄Update" function. If the record exists it is updated. If no record exists it is created.
"Harvest Records" delete function altered to provide a delete all season records. Mainly provided to delete a bad import function.
Added quick print feature to "Harvest Records".
Applying Fertiliser Planner records would give an error and not apply the record(s), however it would delete the Planner record. This is now fixed and code has been added that should Field Track generate a fault in applying a Planner record it can safely recover and not delete the unapplied Planner record.
Added an email system for users to refer friends to Field Track. If the friend purchases Field Track "Client" then the referrer will receive a year's free "FTUC" membership.
"Check For Update" will now download the latest "Field Track Web News" file and display it on the starting update screen, as well as while you download any update.
Fixed "Chronological" display to enable sorting by field's "Present Crop". Future updates will resolve other sorting issues still to address in the "Chronological" record display. Only for "Professional" users.
Improved accuracy of Secondary and Misc. Income figures.
Fixed misplacement of Secondary and Misc. Income total and per area income figures.
Removed a debugging message when editing Sec.⁄Misc. Income records.
Fixed the "Right" Sec.⁄Misc. Income 'Add' not receiving the field's area.
Fixed the "Right" Sec.⁄Misc. Income 'Delete' function.
Fixed "Analysis Code" entry requester not adding new entries.
Version build number reset to a continuous reading. The build number will always increase correctly regardless of major and minor version numbers.
Added MS Excel and HTML file save options to the "Pricing Database".
"Pricing Database" can now import data from a previous season using the new "Import" button. You can selectively decide which information to import. Some defaults are preset.
Added "Store" record field in "Storage⁄Equipment Records" to complete the link for ACCS records.
Added "Discharge" rate for harvest drier records for continious driers.
Added the ability to display a bitmap image of your harvest store locations. Five images are available and must be stored in your "Data" folder and called "Store 1.bmp", "Store 2.bmp" respectively up to "Store 5.bmp". Note the space between "Store" and the respective number. Images can be accessed at key times if you forget which store names are which. You can create a picture of the store to remind you.
Added a new "Records" menu option: "Store To Field Records". This allows you to select a harvest store and see all field records, as well as "Storage" records linked to this store. Limited printing is currently available to "Professional" users only.
Added "Export" options to the "Chronological" system, so you can export all your field application records.
Fixed a rounding error in the application add system. Also altered stock control with similar fixes. New, or edited applications will have more accurate total product usage and costs. Price and rate, as well as some other figures will generally work to a decimal place of 8 for better accuracy.
Fixed a fault when trying to edit prices when an application's stock link is removed (unlinked).
Added field cost graph to left and right application list graphs on the "Advanced" screen.
Fixed an odd error when selecting a previous Application Mix from your App. Mix database and applying it to your field records.
Restructured the "Help" menu to provide more online links to assistance. Direct links exist to the website's FAQ, Support and Online Forum pages.
Added field specific graphs to the end of the Application grids on the "Advanced" screen, which will graph chemical type, as well as, fertiliser and chemical reason costs. These can be found to the far right of the application pagecontrol, as a new tab called "Graphs"
Fixed application date and time checking, so a finish date greater than the start date will correctly accept a finish time earlier than the start time. Originally the time check was not taking account of the dates.
Application "Add" default dates and times now correctly adjust if the time is close to midnight. All applications create a start and finish time with a 30 minute time span. If this occurs close to midnight the finish date will adjust accordingly. Double clicking on the "Start Time" automatically adjusts the finish time to 30 minutes later.
Added a "Frequently Asked Questions" option to the "Help" menu, which will strike up you default web browser and take you to the FAQ page on the Field Track website..
Clicking on the underlined date label in an application add window will make all application types in an "Advanced Edit" setting have the same dates and times.
Made a couple of minor changes to the "Pricing Database", so it is slightly easier to use and defaults to full screen.
Added right-click options to diary items. "Toggle Flashing" switches the flashing feature on an off. "Repeat Daily⁄Monthly" allows you to create repeated items every x days, or months and how many repeated items you want. For example you can repeat an event every 1 month and have it repeat 12 times to add an exact copy of the diary item every month for a year. Options also exist to cut, copy and paste items.
The Field Track Diary can now be accessed from the Storage⁄Equipment Records and the main Application Add⁄Edit screens.
"Professional" users can access a diary check feature when Field Track starts in the "Configuration" settings under the "Email⁄Diary Settings" tab. This allows you to have Field Track check your diary for events on, or around today's date. The default is "0", which checks for events on today's date. An entry of 2 will check for events 2 days before and 2 days after today's date. If any events are found they will be displayed in a list for you.
Added a weather recording system for "Professional" users. The records are part of the Diary database, however can be accessed from the main screen(s), as well as elsewhere within Field Track. An import facility is provided.
Fixed "Stock Inventory" not updating the display when adding a new "Stock Item" and first purchase.
Reverted all application inputs back to displaying the start and finish times to the second. This is generally unimportant, however all times are stored to the database to a resolution of one second (in fact millisecond) by default. Due to stock control you need to be sure that a stock item's "Close" date and time is exactly correct compared to an application's start date and time. One second out either way will affect which records get updated relative to stock control. It is important, when times are so close, you can see the differences.
New "Stock Item" "Close" date defaults the application's start date and time if stock inventory is accessed through application records.
Added new calculator to "View" - "General Calculators (Pro)" menu option. "Chemical Tank Calculator" allows you to enter your water rate, application rate, tank sizes (main and secondary), as well as total area. This calculator will detail how much chemical each tank requires, the number of full tanks required and what remains to be applied. Results can be labelled and added to a list, which can be then printed.
Fixed "Standard" interface "Create Split Field". The error created a field with no season tag, thus it never appeared on the field list. Added code to delete any fields with no 'Season' tag when looking at "Detailed Cropping History", as a check to keep the field list 'clean'.
Fixed "Spread Event" delete function. You can now delete "Spread Events". This option is limited to the spread database and affects nothing else.
Fixed application delete error when dealing with applications that also have "Spread Events". Delete is now fully functional and "Spread Events" are deleted if the core application is deleted. Also fixed an issue where "Fertiliser" applications were not going to the "Spread" database correctly.
Fixed "Restore" progress bar if no data is found when opening Field Track.
Speeded up ZIP back-up when backing up all records and the manual file back-up option. ZIP now no longer backs up your report databases when doing a record back-up.
"Print" - "Load Report To Database" will now load in add-on Report Zip files directly. Imported report files will go to the "All Folder" listing ready for better placement and now show their correct file sizes in the Report Explorer.
Email function now creates a log file in your Field Track folder called "Email.txt". This file may help in tracking down any errors in the email system, should one present itself. The file is deleted and re-created each time the email system within Field Track is used.
"Farmade" Planner import will now hunt down the field's default operator, sprayer, assessor and the field's "Owner" details. A "Farmade" Planner import assumes a "Chemical" application. This operation will slow down the import procedure slightly.
Fixed "Total Product" field calculating the "Price⁄Unit" to only 2 decimal places. System now correctly gives 4 decimal places.
Fixed "Advanced" screen left fertiliser application list swapping the actual costs with the budget costs.
Resized the "Stock Inventory" window to 480x640 by default.
Added a "Yield" option to Main Income. You can now decide if main income is based on yield, or area. Same calculation but makes better your figures for field differences. This option is in the main configuration system. "Area Based" is the default. If this option is changed all main income sale crop types require to be re-selected to have the new calculation used. Changing this setting does not alter the currently calculated Main Income figures. To have the figures recalculated it is only required you re-select each of the "Sales Crop" types, as all field with the same "Sales Crop" will also get recalculated. It may also be an advantage to use the field display grid and add columns for "Sale Crop", "Main Income", "Main Income⁄Area", as well as "Main Income Percentage", so you can better understand how the figures work. It is advised you keep an eye on these figures, as some changes will, or will not affect them. If you group your fields by "Sales Crop" you will also see that percentages and total income balance.
Added a right-click "Check Stock Figures" to the Stock Item list in Stock Inventory. Field Track decides if it should check the figures, or not. You can force it to do this routine if you consider the stock levels incorrect.
Added access to the "Stock Inventory" system in a main application Add⁄Edit window by clicking on the Stock Code. Correct access to Stock Inventory is usually through the "Product Database".
Fixed "General Calculator" fertiliser requirement figures. Altered all figures to 4 decimal places. Added extra details for fertiliser requirement calculation. "General Calculations" 'Print' function now dumps the window, as an image, to the printer.
Fixed "Sales Crop" and "Main Income" details clearing when moving from a field with a "Sales Crop" to one with none.
Fixed Add⁄Edit Income window to better update the status of the "Add", or "Update" buttons when changes are made.
Added field's "Yield⁄Area" to the bottom of the "Main Income" display.
Added access to the "Field Track General Calculator" from your fertiliser, chemical, misc, and fixed cost Add⁄Edit windows. Feature available to the right of the "Rate Applied" field.
Fixed "Pricing Database" Add⁄Update not storing the unit value and pack size entries.
Added some extra checking for blank 'Product' fields when editing an application.
Added a "Group" application edit button. This feature allows to you alter the price of all products of the same name in the season, or between two dates. Used mainly for those users that use buyers groups and want a basic way to quickly alter the price of many products of the same name. This feature is not functional if the application is controlled by stock control. No stock product applications will be affected. Applications spread across more than one year could be affected without altering the remaining spread events. You will be asked for two dates, or use the "All In Season" check to affect all records with the same product name across the whole season - minus any linked to stock control. The application you are currently editing *WILL* edit all the details, so be careful not to alter the rate, as only the visible application will take this change... Use this function with care, as it does not have a lot of 'checks' in place. You have two 3 options that will back you out of this feature. 2 questions and one "Cancel".
Fixed "Pricing Database" update error.
Fixed right-hand side Main Income system in the "Advanced" screen not setting the field's "Sales Crop Type".
Fixed an error when entering a "Main Income" when the field was not set-up with a "Sales Crop Type".
Changed application time fields to automatically move onto the next time unit, as you type. They also now only display the hour and minutes and not the seconds. However, this is not the case in the display grids.
Added further checks in the "Check For Update" option to improve possible upgrades going to the wrong folder when application restarted.
Internet upgrade wizard should be able to minimise Field Track while it downloads the update.
Added Map Measuring abilities to the "Picture" database, as well as standalone in the "View" menu. This is a "Professional" feature only.
Field's can now store pictures and integrate with the map measuring features.
"Map Measure" has a new "Get Area" feature which will attempt to draw around a field in the background. It is important the field's image is completely closed off with a different colour. This feature requires images to be more than 2 colours. If Field Track believes the background image is only 2 colour it will convert it to a 24bit image.
Added index to picture database to speed up record listing. This is check and correct, as you load Field Track.
Added an "Update Database Details" option to picture records so the picture's name and details can be updated.
Added a "Packs Reuired" to the "Quantity Calculator" using the "Pack Size" field.
Added a new "General Calculator" under the "View" menu. This feature currently provides a Fertiliser and Product Price Compare feature, as well as a few calibration tools - to be expanded in the future... (Professional Users Only).
Clicking on the wet, or dry yield in "Harvest Records" will display the CWT⁄Acre figure. This feature assumes Ha the default area measurement. Calculation is simply your Tonnes⁄Ha multiplied by 8.
Fixed "Check For Update" by resetting the default current working directory.
Fixed the zeroing of stock opening balances.
Fixed a stock location delete error.
Fixed the field's owner default "Assessor" not displaying.
Fixed a new year creation error.
Removed date and time difference checking in the "Batch Processing" system.
New applications will default to a 30 minute start and finish time difference by default. Double clicking on a Start Time will also make the Finish Time 30 minutes later than the entered Start Time.
Added grid display customise option to the Stock Inventory list.
Fixed "Planner" edit system regarding "StockDate" database field error.
Fixed some application display grids in the "Standard" screen not resizing correctly.
Changed the installation "Create⁄Upgrade" options to better describe their function.
Addressed a few XP Theme issues.
Fixed a "Missing Database" window requester error which was not releasing the memory used and presenting an error.
Fixed the default Auto-Backup CAB file, as it was producing a file Field Track could not restore correctly from.
Field Track inbuilt help functions will revert to normal help file reading if the HTML help system fails. You will need to download a normal help file package from the Field Track website to fully engage this system if your current help system does not function correctly: www.fieldtrack.com⁄Downloads⁄Helpfile.exe
Fixed a "Batch Processing" field list delete function error.
Added Field Track "Forecaster" tool to the "View" menu. This is a "Professional" feature only and allows you to create basic cropping plans for several seasons and see the differences in gross margins.
Added a "File" menu option "Fix 1900 Dates" which will route out all "Pricing Database" entries and "Application Records" with dates 1900, 1901, 1902, or 1903 and will add 100 years to them. The "StockDate" does not get changed, however this will not normally be a problem.
Interim fixes for the "Planner".
Field Track 2.0 released 16th April 2003.