||What's New In SPEED Ferret 4.1|
Support for Access 2002 and SQL Server 2000
SPEED Ferret 4.1 provides new drivers to support the following project types:
In addition to the new platforms listed above, SPEED Ferret 4.1 retains full support for these project types:
Improved Project Interface
SPEED Ferret 4.1 makes it easier to create and maintain your project definitions.
Improved Substitution Sequencing
When you use a substitution list to perform multiple replacements, the substitutions are now performed in decreasing order of the length of the search strings. This automatically prevents unintentional substring replacements of the type that might occur when replacing grand with large prior to replacing grandfather with grandmother.
SPEED Ferret 4.1 has been internally restructured to improve performance.
Verification Error Override
SPEED Ferret verifies replacements by reading back the modified properties and comparing them to their expected values. Sometimes when SPEED Ferret assigns a new value to a property, the value is reformatted by the program that stores it. For example, Microsoft Access sometimes reorders the fields in a WHERE clause. This causes SPEED Ferret to report a verification error, because the actual and expected values of the property do not match.
The Save Replacements and Undo Replacements dialog boxes now provide an option to Ignore Verification Errors. It is recommended that you employ this option only after you have attempted the replacements and reviewed any verification errors to ensure the errors are benign
A new profiling system tracks the number of invocations and total execution time for almost every subroutine in SPEED Ferret. This feature is normally disabled, and is mainly intended for our own internal use. But if you should happen to encounter a performance issue, this feature will allow us to more effectively troubleshoot the problem.
To enable the performance profiler, go to Tools>Options>Diagnostics. SPEED Ferret runs more slowly when profiling is enabled, so you should not use this feature routinely.
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