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Building Department

October 01, 2023

General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.

September 15, 2023

BS&A ONLINE
-  Added an option to 'Online Settings' form to not show review comments until the step is completed. This setting is on the top part of the online settings form located under program setup -> admin tab -> online settings button.
General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.

September 01, 2023

General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  Errors will now correctly be displayed in instances where an attachment from a property in a linked Assessing database does not display correctly in the property attachment folder for the same property in the BD program.
Program Setup
-  Made memory usage improvements to Outlook Syncing. Background syncing interval as been hard set to 30 mins as the minimum. This is neccessary to keep the BD program from using too much memory and crashing with out of memory errors.

August 15, 2023

BS&A ONLINE
-  Request Account Linkage - When this is enabled, it will now have a clickable link "Don't have a PIN?" right next to the PIN number box and the link takes them to the request account linkage page.
General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  Added an option to make it so a default documents for process steps can be set to not automatically get added to any reviews when step is started.

August 01, 2023

BS&A ONLINE
-  The window for "Request additional information" from teh web request queue can now be resized.
General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.

July 15, 2023

BS&A ONLINE
-  Corrected issue with certain DLL files not correctly copying.
General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  Prerequisite workflows now correctly trigger for certificate record type.
-  Added additional spacing to violation fields in letters to help with read-ability.
Reporting
-  Added two new letter fields "All Review Revisions With Open Review Comments Grouped by Review Type" and "All Review Revisions With Open Review Comments Grouped by Review Type (w/ Filed As)" to print out the reviews grouped by review type.
-  Corrected issue with "TotalProjectValue" field not working in project reports.

July 01, 2023

General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  Licensee Expiration and Licensee Status changed workflow events now work identically to permits. That is, licensee expiration will work through the daily process only, and licensee status changed will work when changing the status manually through the app.
-  Fixed the "Final CO" link located on an issued Temp CO.

June 15, 2023

Reporting
-  The 6/15 update caused an issue with calculated fields in custom reports. We have pushed a new update out, dated 7/1, that corrects this. Please install this latest update for all .NET applications., following your municipality's protocol.

June 15, 2023

BS&A ONLINE
-  Web applications can no longer be deleted for converted online applications.
-  Added HTML formatting to the "request additional information" window for web requests.
General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  "Revision Number" has been added as a new column to the review table.
-  New workflow trigger event has been created called "Enforcement Next Action Date Changed".
-  Checking for open prerequisites when manually editing CO status to "ready to issue" or "issued". If we find prereqs, we are showing the requested error message.
Program Setup
-  If a certificate type has the setting "rental certificate" enabled and the property -> rental tab -> billing units is set (NOT ZERO) then the billable units from that location will be used when the certificate is renewed.
Reporting
-  Added two new fields to Process Step Letters: "Reviewer Name" which just displays the name and "Reviewer Name with Contact Info" which shows the name and the email + phone.

June 01, 2023

General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
New Features
-  Added ability to set the email address on Name/Inspector records to multiple email addresses separated by either ";" or ",".

May 15, 2023

General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  Fixed issue with some properties not being able to be accessed due to bad project relationships.
-  Fixed issue where invoice screen would appear when adding a code enforcement record, even when the option that triggers this behavior was turned off.

May 01, 2023

General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  Added some tweaks to our name queries to account for weird names that have the following characters in them for imports:'%', '(', ')', '{', '}', ':', '[', ']'
Reporting
-  Added another letter field for Process Step letters to include the filed as for All Review Revisions With Open Review Comments.

April 15, 2023

General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  Corrected issue where reports that had been "hidden" by a user in their report library would still show up as available reports when emailing directly from a record.
-  An Enforcement that has an MR invoice applied to it can no longer be deleted.
-  Linked Properties - In the case where a child project is on a different property, we now always show the child project on that property when the parent project is on a different address.
-  Corrected issue where workflows that were filtered to trigger for specific users would not fire off.
-  Corrected issue where the "Scheduled By" field would come up as "Empty User" when a workflow scheduled an inspection.
Program Setup
-  Added system check when pushing inspections or appointments to Outlook. If an appointment already exists at the same time with the same subject and body, it will not be pushed from BD.NET, regardless of whether the two appointments are linked.
Reporting
-  Permit fields have been added to Attachment-based reports.

April 01, 2023

General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.

March 15, 2023

General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  Property links will now correctly be deleted when a property is deleted.
-  Inactive Licensee records now show up when merging licensee records.

March 01, 2023

General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  All user rules are now being reloaded when switching active databases to help with workflows triggering for the wrong database when utilizing multiple BD.NET databases.

February 15, 2023

General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  Corrected database "speed" issues from feature that was implemented in the 12-15-2022 update.
New Features
-  Added "version 2" for Minnesota State Surcharge report. To use this report, it must be toggled "on" from the report library. That can be accessed by going to reports -> permit reports -> tools -> manage report library. This report is in compliance with the latest changes from the State of MN and what information they request. The updated report works in the following way: 1. Provide the surcharge fee description corresponding to the surcharge fees that are being reported on when running the report (this is the same as the existing v1 report) 2. Require construction value, number of units, and construction category on all building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing permit types 3. The construction categories must be set to the following values exactly, or at least contain these as a subset: -"Single-family dwelling" -"Two-family dwelling" -"Townhouse building" -"Multi-family building" -"Commercial/Industrial/Institutional building"

February 01, 2023

General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
Reporting
-  Corrected issue where the Invoice by Name report would not print accurate totals when invoices were billed to one person, but paid by another.

January 15, 2023

General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.

January 01, 2023

General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  "Date Started" and "Date Completed" added to Process Step Completed workflow event.

December 15, 2022

BS&A ONLINE
-  Emails will now be validated when applying fo rpermits or scheduling inspections online. Invalid email addresses will give an error that they are invalid and need to be edited.
General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
New Features
-  You will now see a "Linked Properties" button on the toolbar when you are highlighted on a Parent Record Type (i.e. Project, Permit, PZE Process, Enforcement, Certificate, Certificate of Occupancy, Inspection Group). This new feature will allow you to create a link on a main record type to as many additional properties (parcels and/or addresses) as needed.
Reporting
-  Licensee and Contractor name were added as email fields for "Letter Generated" workflow event.

December 01, 2022

General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  Fixed issue where the drop down option to change the bill-to name on an invoice that had not been paid or journalized yet would display no names. Now other names related to the main record will be displayed.
New Features
-  Property Type field has been added to the property view.

November 15, 2022

General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.

November 01, 2022

BS&A ONLINE
-  Fixed issue with disclaimer setting that sets the "accepted by" to the licensee name.
General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  Resolve Duplicate Address Utility can be resized now.
-  Added descriptive text to "Copy Work Description onto Permits" permit type setting to clarify that it does not work for permits applied for online.

October 15, 2022

BS&A ONLINE
-  Fixed issue with appointment logic and online inspection scheduling.
General
-  Fixed issue where Legacy Attachment paths and Default Inspector buttons in program setup would cause program crashes when clicked.
-  Corrected issue where email service setting to send the email on behalf of the logged in user's email was not working.
-  Process steps will recalculate their status after reviews are deleted.
-  Workflow email field [BS&A Online All Reviewed Document Links] has been added to permit related workflow events and replaces the old field [Process Step - All Reviewed Documents Links].
-  "PZE Process Expired" workflow event now has date trigger options like the Permit Expiration workflow event.
-  Fixed issue with review comment and review concern datafields in emails duplicating.
-  Fixed issue with pooled cash entries being duplciated when a Cash Receipting transaction was voided in the Building Department app.