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Below are the current Presto updates.

Current Release 8.5.0 (2020/04/07)

The current release is 8.5.0 for the server component and 8.5 r52157 for the PC component. If you are not on this release please contact Tech Support to get a copy.

Update Requirements

To upgrade to Presto 8.5 you need to be at version 4.5 or higher. When upgrading, log in to to review the Presto Upgraders Guide under Resources>Documentation>Presto. Note that the Upgrade Guide includes considerations for upgrading from version 4.5 or higher. If you are upgrading from an earlier version you need to also review the Upgrade Considerations sections in each of the intervening guides.

To verify your Presto release level:

  • Server (IBM i Component): Run the command DSPDTAARAXL_PRESTO/PR_GRLS
  • Designer (PC Component): Open the Presto Designer and select the Help/About Presto option.

If you are at an earlier release and wish to upgrade please ontact Technical Support. If you are at an earlier release and wish to upgrade please contact Technical Support.

Presto 8.5 Updates

There are no updates for 8.5 at this time.

Presto 8.5 New Features 2020/04/08

  • Presto License Seat Counts are now enforced as of this release as of 8.4.
  • Ability to transform an input into a Flyout option list, similar to a subfile Flyout.
  • Ability to customize Presto error messages (PR-15310).
  • Paging Buttons are now available on pages without a subfile (PR-15765)./li>
  • Global Transformations can now transform all occurrences of a string on a page (PR-15648).
  • JMeter script is now bundled with the the IDE installer.
  • Option to export a Single SQL query has been put back (PR-15627).
  • Ability to disable the prompt for the StrPcCmd (PR-13398).
  • Responsive Grid now respects increase in font sizes within the cells (PR-15949).
  • RingCentral Meetings are now available from the Presto Help Menu.
  • Data is now trimmed before being displayed in OA (PR-15791).
  • Addressed OA issue where Presto.ExecuteSql would not work without qualified file names (PR-15766).
  • Resolved identity issues when two windows were showing over a subfile (PR-15758).
  • Resolved issue where <SkipDisplayProgramMessage> set to 1 was not working (PR-15744).
  • Global Transformation option is now available on elements with no Transformation attached (PR-15741).
  • Resolved an issue where a bad table was causing the IDE to crash (PR-15738).
  • Resolved issue where cursor position was not being set after a window load (PR-15737).
  • Resolved issue where OA subfile was generating a JavaScript error (PR-15733).
  • Resolved an issue where double clicking an element to edit it while other elements were also highlighted caused strange behaviour (PR-15729).
  • Resolved an issue where the HUB would crash while working with multiple windows (PR-15718).
  • Resolved issue where you were unable to save OA screens when system CCSID was 65535 (PR-15711).
  • Resolved issue where Cloning would create incorrect Apache configuration with certain naming conventions (PR-15703).
  • License server Admin Page will now load correctly on non-North American systems (PR-15698).
  • Addressed issue where you could only draw a 80 column table on some 132 wide screens (PR-15696).
  • Presto is now catching exceptions thrown by DrobDown boxes with invalid values (PR-15674).
  • Windows with a Global Id and Custom HTML will now load as expected (PR-15681).
  • Resolved issue where new line characters were causing JavaScript errors in Visual Editor Events (PR-15626).
  • Resolved issue where 'false' was not getting a syntax highlight in JavaScript files. (PR-15295).
  • Presto.SetScreenTitle no longer changes the title for the next screen (PR-15285).

Please visit the Presto New Features page to see an illustrated list of the most important new features, or visit the Presto Updates History page to review the changes in recent versions.

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