Brief Overview of New Features in 1С:Enterprise version 8.2.14
Version 8.2.14 is a major update of 1C:Enterprise platform. While there were many significant modifications and updates in the platform, the update provides for smoother transition to the new technologies. All the software mechanisms were implemented so that not to break normal operation of existing solutions.
Backward compatibility is also supported: after migration on version 8.2.14 it is possible to keep working with information bases ver. 8.2.13 or earlier.
Further Development of the Comparison and Merging Mechanism
The capabilities for comparison and merging configurations are significantly extended. The new functionality allows solving all tasks relating to development of applied solutions for managed application mode. It also simplifies modification of solutions in standard mode.
There are new objects available for detailed comparison and merging:
Configuration objects' properties
Event subscription content
Functional option content
Role (rights, access restrictions, templates used in access restriction conditions)
At that, the visual representation of differences between objects being compared is made clearer and more convenient.
Further Evolution of Development Tools
New mode for extended syntax check of modules allows checking method calls and objects' properties calls, control for correctness of string constants used in method parameters, check types' names and analyze variables.
When a string constant is defined, which is a method parameter, a context tooltip appears allowing to choose a constant from a list, without typing it manually. For example, in the operator opening a form the platform offers to choose for its parameter, sequentially, one of the configuration objects, first, and then one of existing forms of the object (or auto-generated one).
Managed form editor is improved for easier modification of forms. In particular, form items selected in the list of form items are simultaneously selected in the preview window respectively. It is also possible to move to the related event handlers and commands using the context menu.
Editing templates used in the conditions of right restrictions are made more convenient and easier.
The mechanism of distribution and support is improved to make creation and use of configuration-libraries simpler. Such configurations are not independent applied solutions, but they implement some standard functions that can be integrated in other applied solution.
External Data Sources
It often happens that 1C:Enterprise applied solutions have to get data from external databases which are not 1C:Enterprise-based. To interact with such data sources the platform uses ODBC interface that is independent on DBMS supplier or software/hardware platform.
In an applied solution's structure an external database is described as one of the configuration's objects. After that, the database's tables become available just as the data of the information base of the applied solution itself. They can be used in forms, catalogs and in the data composition system's reports; they can be accessed by means of the query language.
Further Development of the Data Composition System
Analytical capabilities of the data composition system are improved, including:
Better interactive operation with report details;
Several resources can be displayed in building diagrams;
Arbitrary analytical functions can be created (for example, for ABC-classification, or for calculation of a position in a series).
Changing settings of the data composition system's reports is now more convenient for users.
Improved Managed Application Usability
A new interface option is added for managed application – single window with tabs. This option allows managed application to be used in wider range of tasks. In this mode, running commands from the navigation panel or switching between desktop sections does not overlap a current form.
Another implemented possibility allows hiding all command bars with a single click; there is a special functional menu to navigate across an applied solution, accessible separately. This can be useful for smaller resolution screens, e.g. for netbooks.
Operation on iPad (beta)
Mobile computers can be used to run 1C:Enterprise applied solutions over Internet. However, mobile devices' browsers have some features and limitations that put them aside desktop versions.
For such tasks there is a special Web-client (beta-version) developed for iPad mobile browser. 1C:Enterprise interface was re-designed for touch control, touch-input is also implemented.
Data Separation (beta)
New mechanism in 1C:Enterprise 8 – data separation.
This mechanism allows storing data of two or more independent business units (companies) in one information base. At that, the configuration stored in the same information base is used for operating on the data.
The mechanism allows complete or partial data separation. For example, some information can be shared between all companies (e.g. bank catalog); while other is kept individual, visible and accessible only for a particular company, such as economical or financial activity information.
Such approach makes administering and updating of applied solutions easier in cases when the same applied solution is used for performing accounting in independent business units (companies). For example, for auditing companies rendering business accounting services to small businesses which do not have in-house accountant office.
The mechanism of managed transaction locks.
The amount of server calls from Web-client is reduced.
Some operations' performance is improved at working with DBMS.
1C:Enterprise 8 server mechanisms are optimized to improve scalability and performance when working with many users.
File database performance is improved.
Complete List of Modifications
The list is available at V8Update.htm file. If the platform is installed at the default directory, the file is located at: