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New Features - 11-2 Build 8

Welcome to Collect! Version 11.2 Build 8. This latest version has many new features and functionality. There are also many optimizations and enhancements to existing features.

Search And Replace

Two new functions have been added to Search and Replace:


Search and Replace now accepts wild cards in the search string. Currently supported wild cards are [*] which matches any number of characters and [?] which matches any one character.


Search and Replace now works with pick list fields and key fields, such as Debtor Status.

Please refer to Help topic, Search and Replace for more information.

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You've Got Claims

The Collect! Demo now ships with a variety of You've Got Claims reports. Simply select the You've Got Claims report library from within Collect!.

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Interoffice Data Transfers

The Collect! Demo now ships with a convenient import/export library that you can use to take information out of one Collect! database and import it into another, for instance, the archive database, if needed. This may be used at any time with clients and all debtor information. Export a client to CSV, excluding all permissions, and easily use the same map to import into a different Collect! database. This is useful especially for archived records because read only permissions are not sent with the data.

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Ignore Operator Security Setting

This new global switch in Database Preferences allows an administrator to disable all Operator account security settings. Switch this ON to completely disable Operator settings for Security, Strict, Locked out by default, and Client # in the Operator Security form. It will be as if all these switches are turned OFF.

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Performance Variables

New settings in Database Preferences enable you to define values for optimizing your system performance.

Batch and Lock Interval settings affect the overall performance of your Collect! system. You can speed up batch process or you can ensure that you are not slowing down other operators who may be using Collect! at the same time.

Lock Timeout setting affects waiting time for lock requests.


This number sets the number of records retrieved at any given time. Increasing the number speeds up the process but it may adversely affect other operators who may be using the system at the same time. Decreasing the number slows down the batch process.


This number sets the number of milliseconds records are locked for at any given time. A high number slows down the system for other operators but speeds up the batch process. A low number enables other operators to continue working at a reasonable pace, but slows down the batch process.


This setting enables you to change the default 2 second lock timeout to a user defined value. A longer Lock Timeout increases the chance that your lock request will be granted, but may result in a longer period of "waiting for lock request."

Please refer to Help topic, Database Preferences for more information.

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Enhancements were made to Performance, Report Writer, Display and Handling, Application Log, Access Rights and other areas.

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Upgrading To This Build

Please refer to Introduction To Collect! Version 11 for details about upgrading your existing Collect! system to take advantage of the features and optimizations in this latest release.

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See Also

- New Features - 11-2 Build 5
- New Features - 11-2 Build 4
- New Features - 11-1 Build 6
- New Features - 11-1 Build 5
- New Features - 11-1 Build 4
- New Features - 11-1 Build 3
- New Features - 11-1 Build 2
- New Features - 11-1 Build 1
- New Features - 11-0 Build 6
- Introduction To Collect! Version 11

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