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AutoID Heater with incremental counter for groups of input values

The AutoID Heater has been extended with a powerful new function. Consecutive numbers (Auto IDs) can now be generated during a series of identical input parameter values. The count is reset with the first different input parameter value and continues to increment until the next change of input value. Unlike the “GroupBy (Heater)” this function does not summarize (group) the records on the WRITE side, but instead outputs them one to one.

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Oracle Adapter supports spaces in field names

Although rare in Oracle field names, when spaces did crop up they were more than irritating, because they prevented the whole table from being read or written with the Oracle Adapter. As of this version field/column names containing spaces are processed normally by the Oracle Adapter. This feature is automatically applied, no configuration change is needed to enable it.

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Aggregation functions Min/Max across the entire run

Aggregation functions Min/MaxAggregation functions Min/MaxWith this version the Min and Max Heaters, each of which determine the lowest or highest value for a record or row, is extended with two powerful new features.

The first of these is an option to determine the lowest or highest value for the entire process of a run, as an alternative to the existing ability to find the lowest or highest of each grouped data set. This makes it possible to add the lowest or highest value in header and footer rows of CSV text files, for example.
The second feature now makes the Min and Max Heaters also capable of delivering the highest or lowest of the FlowHeater data types Date, Time and DateTime. In so doing the Heaters automatically detect the incoming data type and process them appropriately.

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Dynamic storage of Parameters

Dynamic storage of ParametersDynamic storage of ParametersHow can we setup import/export Definitions that when run will automatically process only newly added records/rows? This is something that has often been asked, yet only with a relatively complicated workaround was it possible. In this version of FlowHeater a powerful function now extends the Parameter feature that makes it possible to store the last used value of a Parameter automatically and restore this for use in the next run. This enables the definition of simple filter conditions or the construction of dynamic SQL WHERE clauses that only select new records.

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