Ephesoft Transact 2019.2 Service Pack

Summary

A service pack has been deployed on November 19, 2019, that affects Ephesoft Transact 2019.2.

The service pack has been deployed to help correct issues discovered by our customers using Ephesoft Transact 2019.2. The service pack has been created to simplify deployment and correct these issues.

The deployment of this service pack benefits customers by resolving the issues outlined in this announcement.

To obtain the Ephesoft Transact 2019.2 service pack, contact tickets@ephesoft.com.

For information, refer to Install & Upgrade – Single Server.

Details

This announcement provides an overview of these customer reported issues and includes the Ephesoft Transact support ticket numbers for reference.

Test Extraction and Classification Performance (Support Ticket: #EPHE-298932)

When performing Test Classification or Test Extraction in Batch Class Management, performance problems would occur when additional images were added for training purposes.

We removed the redundant database and I/O operations, improving the algorithm for Test Classification and Test.

FuzzyDB (Case#: 00003468)

If the primary key column in a FuzzyDB lookup is also mapped to an index field and marked searchable, the primary key ID was included twice in the SQL query used to generate the FuzzyDB Lucene indexes. This caused an error when Learn DB was clicked.

When the primary key is mapped to an index field and marked as searchable, it is only included once in the SQL query when Learn DB is clicked.

File Locking Errors (Case#: 00004058)

PathLockService errors displayed in the log file. This did not impact functionality, but the errors made it look like something was wrong. These errors no longer display in the log files.

Barcode Extraction Index Fields (Case#: 00004669)

If data was not extracted when processing barcodes, the corresponding Value entry for the index field was not created in the batch.xml file.

If data was not extracted when processing a barcode, a blank Value entry will now be created in the batch.xml file.

When deleting a page from a multi-page document using the Shift + Del shortcut key in Review or Validation, the system will move to the previous document instead of remaining in the document from which the page was removed.

The system now continues to display the same document from which the page was removed.

Deleting Pages in Review and Validation (Case#: 00004765)

When deleting a page from a multi-page document using the Shift + Del shortcut key in Review or Validation, the system will move to the previous document instead of remaining in the document from which the page was removed.

The system now continues to display the same document from which the page was removed

OCR Processing (Case#: 00001730)

When processing batches using the RECOSTAR_HOCR plugin, batches would occasionally stall.

We made improvements to the ProcessUtils core implementation to read process streams asynchronously and implemented a timeout to avoid blocking when RecoStar is writing to the stream.

EText Processing (Case#: 00004887)

EText processing uses iText to determine if a page is EText compatible. In some cases, pages weren’t correctly being identified as EText compatible.

Ephesoft Transact now uses a newer version of iText (5.4.1) provided in this release.

Email Import (Support Ticket: #EPHE-26951)

Emails that contain the <pre> HTML tag were not being imported. We added a new property to the dcma-mail.properties file to allow users to enable the ability to process emails that contain the <pre> HTML tag.

Web Scanner (Support Ticket: #EPHE-28502)

When using the Web Scanner to scan documents in black and white, the thumbnail images would appear correctly, but the larger preview images would not.

The preview images are now displayed correctly.

Validation and Extraction (Case#: 00003510 and 00003511)

If the user clicks Validate multiple times in Validation, sometimes the batch would go to error.

The Validation screen no longer recognizes multiple clicks on Validate.

After Validation, index field values could be lost from the batch.xml file when working in a clustered environment. The batch.xml files are now updated correctly in a clustered environment

Advanced Reporting (Case#: 00006132)

In Advanced Reporting, the Duration value was calculated incorrectly. The Duration value is now calculated correctly.

Table Extraction (Case#: 00004133, 00001213, and 00002886)

When performing table extraction using EText processing, table data would occasionally appear overlapped with other content. Table data is no longer unnecessarily rotated in this scenario.

When performing table extraction using EText processing, some text areas were not being identified. A new property was added to the default RecoStar project file (.rsp) that fixes this problem. Old projects that were created with an older version of the default .rsp file will need to be edited to include this new property.

During table extraction, regular expressions that used multiple strings and characters without closing brackets ( ] ) would cause batches to error.  Metacharacters and escape characters in regular expressions in table extraction have been corrected.

Export Image Quality (Support Ticket: #EPHE-24614)

Using the Optimized Tiff Conversion Switch in the IMPORT_MULTIPAGE_FILES plugin in the Folder Import module together with the Compression Switch in the CREATEMULTIPAGE_FILES plugin in the Export module resulted in image files of a lower quality than those created in earlier versions of Ephesoft Transact. The combination of these settings no longer causes image degradation.

Color PDF Files (Support Ticket: #EPHE-28511)

In the CREATEMULTIPAGE_FILES plugin, if the Compression Switch is on, and the Colored Output PDF option is set to TRUE, color PDF files were not being generated. Color PDF files can now be generated when the Compression Switch is turned on.

Export (Case#: 00002775)

When RecoStar is used to create export files, files being processed were put on hold in favor of new files that arrived. Documents are now being processed in the same order in which they arrive in the Export module.

Greek Characters (Case#: 00003351)

Greek characters were not created properly while building searchable PDF files using the ITEXT-SEARCHABLE option in the CREATEMULTIPAGE_FILES plugin. Greek characters can now be created in searchable PDF files.

ImageMagick Version Update (Case#: 00002966)

Security vulnerabilities were reported with ImageMagick version 7.0.8-53 used in the Ephesoft Transact 2019.2 release. Ephesoft Transact now uses a updated version of ImageMagick (7.0.8-64) provided in this release.