Release Notes 1.12

Modified on Fri, 1 Mar at 8:17 PM

New and Changed features


  • New feature to let a Business Object persist Bag properties to be used via a relationship from other Business Objects
  • If an rule must inject Target Objects into the migration stream, these Target Objects must now be defined as injectable in Studio

Engine Framework

  • Modified to accommodate changes to Target Engine (below)
  • Code generation is now multi-threaded and considerably faster

Target Engine

  • New InterfaceItem and TargetItem properties for manual rules and bags.
  • New feature to recover bag properties containing advanced object graph via a relationship
  • Requires refactoring of Visual Studio Target Engine projects, see below

Data services extensions

  • When validating from Studio, the Data Services extensions supplied by hopp (Sql Server, Oracle and DB2) will not validate any connection string containing references to secrets or constants. This reduces validation time as the validation will no longer wait for a connection timeout 


    Director Client integration  


    Error Log pages

  •  Each user has a dedicated page with the unexpected error logs with with the datetime of occurence in order to facilitate the process of bug or error reporting. The page is available in the Account section of the user:

  • Administrators have access to all users error logs page in Settings area:



Installation and Refactoring

Artifacts can be downloaded from the download page here:  Latest - version 1.12

  • Target Engine projects
    • Manual Rules and Bags in Target Engine projects accessing must be refactored if they
      • Access the BusinessEntity property or the SelectImportedBusinessEntity methods
      • Access the ImportedItem or RootImportedItem property
      • Use the generated TargetEntity wrappers to inject or modify Target Entities
      • Access relationships to recover Interface- or TargetXml
    • Rules and Bags in need of refactoring are easily identified as they will not compile after running the new code generation
    • Hopp tech may assist in this refactoring

  • TargetEngine- and SourceEngineGenerated csproj files
    • Upgrade from netstandard2.1 to net6.0
    • Upgrade Nuget package references
      • Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.SqlServer to version 6.0.16
      • System.Data.SqlClient to version 4.8.5

  • Database
    • Please back up all database before running refactor scripts
    • Run attached MigrationDb.10.sql in all Migration databases
    • Run attached Master.Db.03.sql in the Master database

    • Run attached ProjectDb.04.sql in all Project databases
    • Run the MigFx.PortalDb.Setup.sql script from the download page in the Portal database

  • Workstations
    • Reinstall Studio
    • Reinstall Engine Framework
    • Reinstall LIbraries
    • Reinstall Director client (minor fix in relation to local debug from Visual Studio)
    • Reinstall VsExtension (2019 or 2022 as required)
    • Reinstall DataServices Extensions (if installed)
      • Sql Server
      • Oracle
      • DB2
    • Even though the Director Client has been ported to the Portal, it should not be uninstalled. It is currently still used when deploying and debugging engines from Visual Studio

  • Master Server  
    • Reinstall Director Runtime

    • Redeploy Portal and all extensions

    • Edit Portal appsettings.json, add TrackPulse and FileTransferURN values:
    • "TrackPulse": {
        "Interval": 1000
      "FileTransferURN": "(not set)"

      FileTranferURN must be identical to the same app setting in the web.config of the Director.Client. Remember to duplicate any backslashes in the json value

  • Execution Servers
    • Reinstall DataServices Extensions (if installed)
      • Sql Server
      • Oracle
      • DB2

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