CropTrak News and Alerts

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CropTrak Enhancement/Bug Fix Summary


Users should sync CropTrak before installing the latest version.

 

 

8.0.298 Enhancement:

 

New CTAT App Spec Setting: Tap to Sync Button Below Map Flyout with Time Warning

 

This app spec setting will display a time-based reminder within CropTrak to remind users to sync their devices to your organizations database. By default, this is set to "False". If set to "True" - this button will always be present - whether the Pop-Out Toolbar is open or not.

The CTAT app spec settings below are involved and are set to the following defaults :

and the time (in hours) until the user is visually reminded to sync is set here:


Again - if the "Show Tap To Sync Button" setting is set to "True", then all users in your database will see the following in their CropTrak map display all of the time (whether the Pop-Out Toolbar is open or not):

This is the "all is good" display that tells the user the last time they synced:


This is the "time to sync" display that alerts the user to sync:


Please note that there is a slight lag in this button updating. So when a user first logs in, for example, this display won't show up for a minute or so. Likewise if the display is Red and you sync, it won't change back to Blue for a minute or so.

/support.cogent3d.com/support/login



CropTrak is moving to iOS 10.  Some older devices do not support iOS 10.

 

As part of the preparation to releasing CropTrak version 8.0 in the early January 2017 timeframe, we are going to require that you update your devices to iOS10 prior to that release.  There are a small number of older iOS devices that are not capable of being updated to iOS 10.  These include:

 

·         iPad 2

·         iPad 3

·         iPad Mini 1 (the ‘original’ mini)

·         iPhone 4 (and older)

 

While the current version – v7.2.x – supports both iOS9 and iOS10, the upcoming version 8 will only support iOS10.  Apple requires us to migrate within a certain timeframe to the ‘latest’ software development kit.  We are taking advantage of the release of version 8 to accomplish this.  Doing this will enable us to continue to provide the highest quality application, at the best price, with the best use experience and support.

 

The CropTrak use experience with these older devices has been extremely poor and growing worse with each update of the iOS.  We have been communicating this to our customer base since the fall of 2014, and many of you have upgraded devices over the last 2 years.  We are providing this notice now, vice waiting immediately prior to the release in January 2017, to enable the customers with a handful of these older devices to plan now to replace them.

 

iOS 10 is compatible with these devices:

·         iPad Pro 12.9 in

·         iPad Pro 9.7 in

·         iPad Air 2

·         iPad Air

·         iPad 4

·         iPad Mini 4

·         iPad Mini 3

·         iPad Mini 2

·         iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

·         iPhone 6s and 6s Plus

·         iPhone SE

·         iPhone 5, 5c and 5s

 

Of the devices that support iOS10, we know that the use experience is less than optimal and we expect it will get worse with future updates to iOS with these devices:

·         iPad 4

·         iPhone SE

·         iPhone 5, 5c and 5s


 

 

 

CropTrak V 7.2.724 Released July 23, 2016

The following issues were addressed with this release​ Bug fixes


iCropTrak V 7.2.675  Released June 8, 2016

 

The following issues were addressed with this release:

 

·       Rapid Entry forms can hang when opening a form with existing data to and selecting the DONE button.

·       When using a form group, the “completion checkmark” for tracking form items that are done was not displaying on newly saved forms.

·       Picklists in the latest version may display a ‘0’ value and not allow the value to be edited. 

 

Be sure to sync your device BEFORE updating and again AFTER updating to pick up any changes to your database.

 

iCropTrak V 7.2.6633 Released May 19, 2016

 This version has a number of miscellaneous bug fixes and you are encouraged to have your users update iCT on their device.
 

These bug fixes include:

·         Display of Farm Engine Pins on very small polygons

·         Some form items measurements not displaying in the form browser in some situations.

·         Bug fix to layer display order by name on/off.


May 3, 2016 iCroTrak v7.2.503 is released

iCropTrak v7.2.503 contains several bug fixes.
 
Users should sync iCropTrak before and after installing iCropTrak v7.2.503
 
iCropTrak 7.2 supports iOS 9 only.  There are too many differences in libraries between iOS8 and iOS9.  Apple will require us to develop against iOS9 in the next few months, and we are using the fielding of this major release as an opportunity to conduct this transition.
 
Your users will not ‘see’ iCropTrak v7.2.503 as being available for download from iTunes if their iPad is not updated to iOS 9.  As there are a number of changes to the master database, devices remaining on iCT v6.0.x will function, but several behaviors will not be present.
 
Users must sync iCropTrak after installing iCropTrak v7.2.503
Bug Fixes
•         Corrected a bug where a calculator that was reading from an AROQ would fail in some cases.
•         Fixed a defect in work order reports and work order measurement presentation.
•         Fixed an intermittent crash that would occur when taking a picture on a work order instruction form.
•         LongCaption is again displayed in iCT when the Signature form item is opened.
•         Corrected some defects in the form CSV Export tool.
 


April 25, 2016. iCropTrak v7.2.422 is released

Users should sync iCropTrak before and after installing iCropTrak v7.2.422
 
iCropTrak 7.2 supports iOS 9 only.  There are too many differences in libraries between iOS8 and iOS9.  Apple will require us to develop against iOS9 in the next few months, and we are using the fielding of this major release as an opportunity to conduct this transition.
 
Your users will not ‘see’ iCropTrak v7.2.422 as being available for download from iTunes if their iPad is not updated to iOS 9.  As there are a number of changes to the master database, devices remaining on iCT v6.0.x will function, but several behaviors will not be present.
 
Users must sync iCropTrak after installing iCropTrak v7.2.422
 
Administrators must update to CTAT v4.01.20x.   CTAT 4.01.20x supports all of the new enhancements found with iCT v7.2.422, and you are required to update to the latest version.  You will not be able to login using an older version of CTAT. You can download the latest version of CTAT from the Support Portal.
New Features and Enhancements
Several of the new features and enhancements are available only to iCT Complete users.  If you are an iCT Scout owner, and need some of this functionality, you should contact your sales representative to discuss your options.
 
•         The calculator form item now auto-updates.
•         Elapsed Time form item – this form item enables you to enter elapsed time in hours and minutes.  Your database administrator can add this form item to your database as needed.
•         Current Value AROQ – now has the ability to query the value from the ancestor of the selected asset.  Your database administrator can add these to your database as needed.
•         Complex Query AROQ and FIV Items – 5 new complex query AROQs and FIV Items have been added for use on forms in your database.  Your database administrator can add these AROQs to your database as needed.  If you have permission to edit or create User FIVs, you’ll find these new FIV Items available for use.
o   Layer Name – returns the name of the layer that the selected Asset(s) reside in
o   My Name – returns the name of the Asset(s) selected on the map.
o   Name of Asset in Hierarchy – returns the Name of the selected branch of the asset hierarchy.
o   Count Asset Linkage Descendants of a Type – returns a count of the number of descendants of a certain Asset Type of the selected ‘Parent’ or ‘Ancestor’ Asset selected on the map.
o   DateTime Plus Offset – enables you to generate a date value based on a Date or Date/Time form item, and a numeric form item (which defines the offset).
o   Monitor Form Item Completion – monitors a form item for being completed within some number of days of another date.
•         Export to CSV – you can now create a csv report from a form’s report center.  This behavior enables you to choose to export the form data within a date range, as well as a number of saved measurements within that date range.
•         Display of Older Timesheets – your database administrator can now choose to enable retrieval and display of timesheets older than 3 weeks by an application specification setting.
Bug Fixes
•         Fixes in Create Zone tool to enable minimum buffer size less than 10 (feet or meters).
•         Fixes to Date Difference AROQ where in some cases it was not returning days and hours.
•         Fixes to calculator use in repeating sections where in some cases it was not updating when a change was made in a previous repeating section.
•         Bug in Area tool which would result in area total being added when going back and forth to the Area tool.
•         Various UI fixes for iPhone use.
•         Fixed a defect in being able to delete a selected asset on a saved form when reviewing the form from the Form Search grid.
Database Administrators
Administrators must update to CTAT v4.01.20x.   CTAT 4.01.20x supports all of the new enhancements found with iCT v7.2.422, and you are required to update to the latest version.  You will not be able to login using an older version of CTAT.  You can download the latest version of CTAT from the Support Portal.




April 20, 2016 Yellowfin Maintenance Alert

We will be performing maintenance on the Yellowfin server on Tuesday, 26 Apr, at 7:30 pm PST (10:30 pm EST).  We expect the server to be back online not earlier than 3:30 am PST (6:30 am EST) on Wednesday, 27 April.

The IP address of the Yellowfin server will change to 52.10.139.56.  If you are accessing Yellowfin from behind a company firewall, please notify your system administrator so that they can make the necessary changes to accommodate the IP address change without issue.

The url will remain the same - http://bi.croptrak.com.

There is no action required on your part if you are not a Yellowfin user, or if you are not behind a company firewall of some sort.  We are performing the maintenance as a part of our overall effort to improve the system, and doing it at a time where we expect the least impact on your operation.

 

March 17, 2016 iCropTrak v7.2.331 Released


Bug Fixes
 
Users should sync iCropTrak before installing iCropTrak v7.2.133
 
iCropTrak 7.2 supports iOS 9 only.


 

March 17, 2016 iCropTrak v7.2.133 Released

contains several new features and enhancements.
 
Users should sync iCropTrak before installing iCropTrak v7.2.133
 
iCropTrak 7.2 supports iOS 9 only.  There are too many differences in libraries between iOS8 and iOS9.  Apple will require us to develop against iOS9 in the next few months, and we are using the fielding of this major release as an opportunity to conduct this transition.
 
Your users will not ‘see’ iCropTrak v7.2.133 as being available for download from iTunes if their iPad is not updated to iOS 9.  As there are a number of changes to the master database, devices remaining on iCT v6.0.x will function, but several behaviors will not be present.
 
Users must sync iCropTrak after installing iCropTrak v7.2.133
 
Administrators must update to CTAT v4.01.11x.   CTAT 4.01.11x supports all of the new enhancements found with iCT v7.2.133, and you are required to update to the latest version.  You will not be able to login using an older version of CTAT. You can download the latest version of CTAT from the Support Portal.
New Features and Enhancements
Several of the new features and enhancements are available only to iCT Complete users.  If you are an iCT Scout owner, and need some of this functionality, you should contact your sales representative to discuss your options.
 
•         When you copy the sampling collection directed points or directed zones to a last parent (typically farm or ranch) layer, these assets now also have the ancestor of the parent field.
•         Your database administrator can now control access to the Split Polygon tool.
•         FIV WO/Action Items can now be driven by FIV Items and associated Alerts/Pins (iCT Complete only).  Your administrator can configure the database to automatically generate a WO or Action Item and assign it to an iCT user.
•         New configuration option on FIV items – Data Type.  This enables explicit control of the data type of the FIV item.  This removes occasional discrepancies in FIV item display.
•         Point to Zone reference layer tool – provides the ability to create a raster like representation of point data (harvest, yield, soil sampling) from a point reference layer in your database.
•         Enhanced iCTs record keeping in the synchronization for errors.
Bug Fixes
•         A large number of updates and bug fixes for localization (language translation and support) have been added to this version.
•         Work Order Spray Instructions in non-English languages now formatted properly.
•         Significant optimization for photo form items.
•         Ruggedization of the FIV Reports against crashing in certain situations, including when an associated User FIV has been deleted.
•         Fixed a defect where displaying a FIV Pin took and extra map ‘jog’.
•         Fixed a defect where the initialize with most recent value was not working on Rapid Entry forms.
Database Administrators
Administrators must update to CTAT v4.01.11x.   CTAT 4.01.11x supports all of the new enhancements found with iCT v7.2.133, and you are required to update to the latest version.  You will not be able to login using an older version of CTAT.  You can download the latest version of CTAT from the Support Portal.
 


Feb 28, 2016 iCropTrak v7.1.253 Released

contains several new features and enhancements.
 
Users should sync iCropTrak before installing iCropTrak v7.1.2x
 
iCropTrak 7.1 supports iOS 9 only.  There are too many differences in libraries between iOS8 and iOS9.  Apple will require us to develop against iOS9 in the next few months, and we are using the fielding of this major release as an opportunity to conduct this transition.
 
Your users will not ‘see’ iCropTrak v7.1.253 as being available for download from iTunes if their iPad is not updated to iOS 9.  As there are a number of changes to the master database, devices remaining on iCT v6.0.x will function, but several behaviors will not be present.
 
Users must sync iCropTrak after installing iCropTrak v7.1.2x
 
Administrators must update to CTAT v4.0.08x.
   CTAT 4.0.08x supports all of the new enhancements found with iCT v7.1.x.
New Features and Enhancements
Several of the new features and enhancements are available only to iCT Complete users.  If you are an iCT Scout owner, and need some of this functionality, you should contact your sales representative to discuss your options.
 
•         Updated form display.  The presentation of the form – whether when filling out a new form or when viewing from a browser – has been changed to include a table of contents section on the left side of the form, along with the relocation of several of the ‘buttons’ to the bottom left side.  This improves ease of navigation between sections and viewing on your device.
•         Action Item Assignment – you can now use the Action Item workflow to assign a task and track the task to completion.  Your database administrator may have to take some steps to configure the database for full use of this capability.
•         FarmEngine (iCT Complete) – FarmEngine is a decision support platform designed to support the user making repeatable and timely decisions.  Decisions are based on rules that are setup and customized by the user, without programming, that are then applied to your data.  You can configure User FIVs to also display icons on the map (Pin), as well as send a text message and/or email message to users (Alert).  For example, you could use this to:
o   Display an icon representing the crop planted in the field
o   Display a re-entry icon based on a spray event
o   Display a weather warning based on a temperature
o   Other use cases as you define them
o   You can also set a WO activity or an Action Item to be associated with the Pin so that when you tap on the Pin, you can go immediately to the associated WO activity or Action Item.
•         Create Crop Rows tool (iCT Complete) – this tool enables you to create rows within a field boundary, along with separate asset groupings.  For example you could create individual rows (representing tomato planting rows), and also groups of rows as assets (planting block, spray block, etc) within a selected field or crop zone boundary.
•         Location Tracking (iCT Complete) – a new behavior that enables you to record the device location as you move around a field.  You can then display this information on the map and generate a shapefile to send off to a customer, or use the Map Sketch form item to capture that log on the map as part of an observation form.
•         Filling out forms across farms/ranches.  Your database administrator can choose to allow a user to select fields/blocks/assets from different farms/ranches when filling out an observation.
•         FIV Grid View Grouping – this gives you the ability to aggregate similar columns together into one column when viewing a User FIV.  The like columns are grouped and individual rows are summed.  You can group the remaining columns again if you’d like.  You can of course ‘un group’ the User FIV view at any time.
•         The calculator form item now supports a wider range of mathematical operations.  In addition, you can now use the calculator ‘inside’ of repeating sections.  Your database administrator can take advantage of this capability at any time.
•         There are several new FIV items available for use when creating a User FIV.  These include:
o   Monitor Form Item Completion – Enables you to track when a form item was filled out and notify you if the defined follow on task has or has not been accomplished.
o   Asset Hierarchy FIV Items
  Layer Name – Enables you to publish the layer name of the asset in the User FIV
  My Name – Enables you to publish the asset name in the User FIV
  Name of Asset In Hierarchy – enables you to publish the asset hierarchy name in the User FIV
o   The Current Value FIV item has been updated to enable you to pull into the User FIV data based on the selected asset’s ancestor.
•         Split Assets tool – enables you to draw a line and split an asset into 2 pieces from iCT.
•         The Asset Filter tool has been enhanced – you no longer are required to set the Layer component of a given Filter configuration.
•         New global search tool – from the Search function at the very top of the the home menu (magnifying glass icon), there is now also a Data Search function.  This search work flow is intended to be used to find a measurement with a somewhat unique across the entire database. 
•         Import Measurements from iCT – your database administrator can choose to enable a user to import measurements using iCT.
Bug Fixes
•         Fixed some rounding issues with the Create Zone tool.  Result is more consistent outcome when using this tool.
•         Fixed some defects with the Farm Planning behavior, including a bug when deleting an existing plan.
•         Fixed a defect where some assets would show as available for a choice in the WO behavior when in fact they should not have.
Database Administrators
Database administrators must update CTAT to the v4.0.08x version available from the ICT System FTP Site.  There is a separate set of release notes for database administrators for this release.


Feb 9, 2016 Update to v7.0.582

 

An updated version of iCropTrak was released to the store today, 9 February 2016.  We expect it to be available in a few hours (although the longest wait time was 74 hours).

Summary
iCropTrak v7.0.582 contains a number of minor bug fixes.
 
As with all updates, users are encouraged to sync prior to updating iCT.
 
Users must sync after updating to v7.0.582 to pick up changes to the dB that are a component of some of the bug fixes.
 
None of the enhancements to iCT provided in this release require detailed user instruction.  Your database administrator can take advantage of these enhancements as appropriate for your organization.  Along with the bug fixes, we expect you to find iCT more stable as well.
 
Reminder – your users will not ‘see’ iCT v7.0.x as a choice to download from the iTunes store until they have updated their iOS to iOS v9.1.x.
 
Administrators should update to the latest version of CTAT v4.0.070.   CTAT 4.0.070 supports all of the new enhancements found with iCT v7.0.x.
Bug Fixes
•         Fixed several minor bugs with different FIV items in certain use cases.
•         Corrected a defect that would result in a crash with timesheets in some use cases.
•         Corrected the presentation of the Lab Name when creating a sampling collection.
•         Better guarding against a crash when using the Zone Remainder tool in the Create Zones toolset.
Support Portal
You can find a wide range of information on using iCT, the latest versions of the CropTrak Admin Tool (CTAT) and CropTrak Spatial (CTS), along with an increasing documentation on administering your database and using Yellowfin on the Support Portal - http://support.cogent3d.com/support.

Database Administrators
 You will have to update to CTAT v4.0.080 in order to take advantage of the new features as well as pick up a number of bug fixes that have been made to CTAT since the initial release of CTAT v4.0.x.


 

January 25, 2016 ICropTrak update to v7.0.553

 

iCropTrak v7.0.553 contains several new features and a number of minor bug fixes.
 
 
Users must sync before and after updating to v7.0.553 to pick up changes to the dB that are a component of some of the bug fixes.
 
None of the enhancements to iCT provided in this release require detailed user instruction.  Your database administrator can take advantage of these enhancements as appropriate for your organization.  Along with the bug fixes, we expect you to find iCT more stable as well.
 
Reminder – your users will not ‘see’ iCT v7.0.x as a choice to download from the iTunes store until they have updated their iOS to iOS v9.1.x.
 
Administrators should update to the latest version of CTAT v4.0.070.   CTAT 4.0.070 supports all of the new enhancements found with iCT v7.0.x.
New Features and Enhancements
•         The use of the Conditional Pick List (CPL) form item is now supported when the form this is on is used in conjunction with the Action Item behavior.
Bug Fixes
•         Fixed a bug associated with a single database used in a multiple language environment where the numeric form item would not properly enable the use of a comma or period for the decimal place in numeric form items.  This defect was also present in the CropTrak Admin Tool in some cases.
•         Fixed a defect in workflow where the form picker panel would not respond when selecting an asset after opening the area tool and closing it.
Support Portal
You can find a wide range of information on using iCT, the latest versions of the CropTrak Admin Tool (CTAT) and CropTrak Spatial (CTS), along with an increasing documentation on administering your database and using Yellowfin on the Support Portal - http://support.cogent3d.com/support.
Database Administrators
 You will have to update to CTAT v4.0.070 in order to take advantage of the new features as well as pick up a number of bug fixes that have been made to CTAT since the initial release of CTAT v4.0.x.
 


January 12, 2016 v7.0.513

New Features and Enhancements
•         Database administrators can choose to use system roles to control access to User FIVs.
•         Form saving speedup.
•         If you delete a sampling collection, the associated Annotation icon will also be closed.
•         Band Spray support added to the work order spray behavior.
•         Date Difference AROQ now supports the use of other date oriented AROQs as input.
Bug Fixes
•         Fixed a condition where WO owners had access to ranches/farms that they should not have in some cases.
•         Fix for a challenge when attempting to delete a Farm Plan.
•         Fix to some anomalies when a conditional pick list was set to initialize with most recent entry.
•         Ruggedized the calculator to present an error message vice crashing in some situations.
•         Fixed an intermittent problem in being able to set the date in Farm Planning mode.
•         Fixed some intermittent bugs in the Conditional Pick List behavior when the Defaults are configured (cascading CPL form items).
Database Administrators
•          You will have to update to CTAT v4.0.058 in order to take advantage of the new features as well as pick up a number of bug fixes that have been made to CTAT since the initial release of CTAT v4.0.x.


November 20, 2015 iCropTrak v 7 Released


iCropTrak v7.0.328 contains several new features and enhancements.
 
Users must sync iCropTrak before installing iCropTrak v7.
 
iCropTrak 7.0 supports iOS 9 only.  There are too many differences in libraries between iOS8 and iOS9.  Apple will require us to develop against iOS9 in the next few months, and we are using the fielding of this major release as an opportunity to conduct this transition.
 
Your users will not ‘see’ iCropTrak v7.0.328 as being available for download from iTunes if their iPad is not updated to iOS 9.  As there are a number of changes to the master database, devices remaining on iCT v6.0.x will function, but several behaviors will not be present.
 
Users must sync iCropTrak after installing iCropTrak v7.
 
Administrators must update to CTAT v4.0.03x.   CTAT v3.0.7xx will not access your iCropTrak database.  CTAT 4.0.03x also supports all of the new enhancements found with iCT v7.0.x.
New Features and Enhancements
•         Updated Layout – this is the first thing you will notice when logging into iCT v7.The home menu is designed to improve efficiency of use and access to tools.  Changes have been made to the pop out menu tool location as well.
•         Feature Info Views – the ‘Information Page’ capability found in previous versions has been updated and replaced with Feature Info Views (FIV).  These are readily accessible from the home menu.  You will find that a Virtual FIV has been created for every active form in your database.  You will also find that you can create even more powerful Info Views and (dashboard) Reports for use by your users. ****AgTech GIS will be doing a series of training webinars starting Jan 2016. Email to join.
•         Advanced Read Only Queries (AROQ) – A wide range of AROQs enable you to easily build your FIVs to display information stored in your database from forms, work orders and weather.  You can use these same AROQs to create robust dashboard Reports.  Your database administrator can also take advantage of this new capability in enhancing information displayed on forms.
•         Date Constraints – You can use Date Constraints in conjunction with many of the AROQs both in FIVs and with AROQ form items to control the date range of the query.
•         Text Tool on Map Sketch and Field Sketch Form Items – you can now add text from the keyboard to the map sketch and field sketch form items.
•         Reference Imagery from CTAT – your database administrator now has the ability to add reference imagery from CTAT.  This makes it available to users without having to share a common Dropbox account.
•         Asset Selection Filtering – enables you to establish a filter for use when selecting assets.
•         Linear Measurement Tool – now also generates the area contained by the line segment when 3 or more vertices are present.
•         Additional Digitization Tools –
o   Merge Assets tool enables you to merge 2 or more assets into a single asset from iCT.
o   Poly from Line tool enables you to create a polygon asset from a line.
•         Digitizing Tool Snapping – The tool now enables you to snap to an existing vertex as you create a new asset in iCT.
•         Color Pallet – a color pallet now replaces the RGB sliders for all use cases where you can control the color of an asset, FIV legend, etc.
•         Form Group 24 Hour Checks – your database administrator can configure the database to apply checks besides forms in a form group that have been filled out in the last 24 hours.
•         Date, Date Time and Time form items auto-populate – your system administrator can configure any of these forms to automatically populate with the current time.
•         FIV Form Item – your database administrator can add this ‘new’ form item to any form.  This enables the display of a series of information on a given form without having to view the FIV prior to opening the form, or creating a series of AROQs.
•         A brief V7 Feature Overview video can be found at - http://tinyurl.com/prqxbvy
•         A Feature Info View (FIV) Overview video can be found at - http://tinyurl.com/p65omu9
•         A Creating and Editing FIVs video can be found at - http://tinyurl.com/q39ps8m
•         A video review of the Asset Selection Filter can be found at - http://tinyurl.com/o8knosq 

Database Administrators
Database administrators must update CTAT to the v4.0.03x version available from the ICT System FTP Site.  There is a separate set of release notes for database administrators for this release.
 
•         An Advanced Read Only Query (AROQ) video for administrators can be found at - http://tinyurl.com/p5f8ley
 
Known Bugs
•         The Report Center Refresh button is not functioning.  To refresh the display in the Report Center, close the Report Center and Synchronize.
•         FIV Reports display is incorrect in some use cases.
 
 


 

October 28th, Preparation for Version 7 URGENT information for CTAT and iCT users

 

As part of the preparation to releasing Version 7, we are going to require you to update your devices to iOS9 as well as updating the CropTrak Admin Tool (CTAT) prior to the release.
 

  • While the current version – v6.0.x – supports both iOS8 and iOS9, the upcoming Version 7 will only support iOS9.  Apple requires us to migrate within a certain timeframe to the ‘latest’ software development kit.  We are taking advantage of the release of Version 7 to accomplish this.  It also provides you a much better product in the long term.
  • If you do not update your devices to iOS9, when Version 7 is released, that device will not ‘see’ it as available in the iTunes store.  At that point, you will have to update that device to iOS9 in order to take advantage of all the new features and capabilities present in Version 7.

 
CTAT v3.0.711 is now available from the ftp site.  Please download and install this version.  On Tuesday, 3 November, you will find that you are not able to login using an older version of CTAT.

 

  • When Version 7 of the product is fielded, you will be prompted to update to CTAT v4.x.  At that point, you will not be able to login to CTAT otherwise.
  • The release of Version 7 is still a few weeks away, but this important step is assisting in closing in on that day.
  • Please send any questions in a ‘new’ email to support@cogent3d.com
     

October 17, 2015 Reminder to Sync Beforeand After Updates

As with all updates, we recommend you sync before installing the update and syncing after you install the update.  This recommendation may not have been worded strongly enough, or you may not have recognized it for what it is.

After updating to the current store version of iCropTrak from the iTunes store - v6.0.1516 - you must sync prior to creating any new collections (which means soil sampling collection work flow).

If you don't sync after updating to v6.0.1516, you will find that iCT will crash while creating a new collection.  The only remedy is to sync.


 

October 12, 2015 iCropTrak v6.0.1516 is Released


iCropTrak v6.0.1516 has several minor enhancements and bug fixes.
 
•         Bug fix to iCT’s language behavior under iOS9
•         Bug fix to Conditional Pick List behavior in conjunction with Defaults configuration in certain use cases
•         Enable the use of Report Center filters in multi-select system measurement filters.
•         Several miscellaneous bug fixes.
Database Administrators:
Database administrators are encouraged to ensure you are using the latest version of the CropTrak Admin Tool (CTAT).
 
 


Sept 15, 2015 MANDATORY CTAT update for Administrators

For those of you who are running the admin tool (CTAT):

We are requiring you to update to the latest version of CTAT – 3.0.700
 
If you attempt to access your database using an older version of CTAT, you will receive a ‘Failed to Connect’ message.


There is no way for you to clear this other than download and install the latest version of CTAT from the ftp site.

For those of you who rely on AgTech GIS for all admin tasks, thisupdate has already been performed.


 

Sept 18, 2015 iOS9 Information
iCT v6.0.1411 and iGT v6.0.1403 support use with iOS9.  However, like all 'new' major iOS releases, there may be some aspects that are not useful to you, or were not present in the beta versions (so we didn't have an opportunity to test against it).  You may want to delay updating for these reasons alone.
 
We are currently investigating an issue with language other than English at this time.  It may be the result of a last minute change in the ‘gold master’ of iOS9.  If you are using iCT/iGT in a language other than English, you will want to delay your transition to iOS9.
 
That being said, iOS9 will result in slower overall performance with older devices – iPad2/3/4 for example.  We’ve also seen recent discussions in several forums where older devices have run into other problems using iOS9 that aren’t necessarily iCT/iGT specific.
 
As we’ve been stating for almost 2 years now, using an iPad 2/original mini/iPhone4 is a challenging use case at best.  In addition, you will find that you cannot use iCT/iGT with an iPad2/original mini and expect to be able to use the Dropbox workflow.
 
From Cogent 3D



 

August 14, 2014: iCropTrak v6.0.1411 is released containing several minor enhancements and bug fixes.
 
As with any update, we encourage you to sync to the master prior to installing the update.

Enhancements
•         A new asset auto naming behavior is now available for use with iCT.  With this behavior in place, when you create a new asset, the asset name will be automatically created.  Your database administrator can configure your database to enable this behavior and resulting auto naming convention. (AgTech GIS note: Only implemented with advanced planning and consultation.)

Bug Fixes
•         Several bug fixes have been made to various functions and behaviors of iCT.

Database Administrators
Database administrators must update CTAT to the latest version available from the ICT System FTP Site to take advantage of the new auto naming behavior.  There are also a number of bug fixes and administrators are strongly encouraged to update to the latest version of CTAT.

As a reminder - the wiki as a means of providing help, tutorials, and training material - http://www.icroptrak-wiki.com/ .  The CTAT portion of this site is still mostly incomplete.  We will continue to add to this site.  The iCT System FTP site will still remains functional as well.


August 12, 2015: Updated version of CTAT Admin Tool

Datbase Administrators

There's an updated version of CTAT available for download from the ftp site.  We recently found a defect in the Import Measurement tool that is now fixed. 

While it is a good idea to use the current version of CTAT at all times, if you are going to be doing any Import Measurement workflows, you must update to this version, or the results will not be as you'd expect.

 


Aug 4, 2015: iCropTrak v6.0.1311 is released containing several minor enhancements and bug fixes.
 
As with any update, we encourage you to sync to the master prior to installing the update.

Enhancements
•         Paperclip search from the Form Picker Panel now behaves in the same manner as when the Paperclip search is selected from the Pop Out Menu.
•         Report Center icon is no longer displayed in the iCT main toolbar if the user does not have access to the Report Center.
•         Info Page Excel Export now properly handles conditions where commas are present.
•         You can now reset your Dropbox application connection from the Support panel (accessible from the login, dB info, Actions panel).

Bug Fixes
•         Improvements in guarding against crashes when using the digitizer.
•         Memory leaks fixed associated with the asset toggle switch use in large databases.
•         Fixed memory issues when the KML import work flow is used.
•         Fixed memory issues associated with the copy asset work flow.
•         Fixed a bug that would result in a crash when accessing a Map Sketch form item in certain use cases.
•         Miscellaneous protections and guards against crashing as reported by device crash logs (introduced with iCT 6.0.1212).
As a reminder - the wiki as a means of providing help, tutorials, and training material - http://www.icroptrak-wiki.com/ .  The CTAT portion of this site is still mostly incomplete.  We will continue to add to this site.  The iCT System FTP site will still remains functional as well.
 
All of the iCropTrak material on the wiki is available without login.  The Yellowfin and CTAT material is available using the credentials:
 
Username:  customer
Password:  wikilogin
 


July 21, 2015: iCropTrak v6.0.1212 is released containing bug fixes and enhancements.
 
As with any update, we encourage you to sync to the master prior to installing the update.

Enhancements
•         When using the form paperclip search workflow, if an asset or assets are selected, the resulting search return will be only for the selected asset(s).
•         If you have the associated system roles, when you create a folder from the last parent node (farm for example), you can choose to create a folder to hold either vectors or rasters.
•         The Measurement Tool can now display the Value of a pixel in a 32 bit image.

Bug Fixes
•         Fixed a defect in iCT where the icon for new action items would not display on the map.  None of these action items were ‘lost’ – i.e. they exist in the database. However, with the previous version of iCT, the icon did not display on the map.
•         The form dump report now properly publishes any photos, field sketch and map sketch items in the report.
•         Several miscellaneous bug fixes including intermittent bugs found only in certain use cases for:
o   Local value display
o   Zoning tool defect
o   Deleting a disabled raster
o   Preferences, Imagery Display toggle

Database Administrators
Database administrators must update CTAT to the latest version available from the ICT System FTP Site to take advantage of the new form items and capabilities described above.  There are also a number of bug fixes and administrators are strongly encouraged to update to the latest version of CTAT.

As a reminder - the wiki as a means of providing help, tutorials, and training material - http://www.icroptrak-wiki.com/ .  The CTAT portion of this site is still mostly incomplete.  We will continue to add to this site.  The iCT System FTP site will still remains functional as well.
 
All of the iCropTrak material on the wiki is available without login.  The Yellowfin and CTAT material is available using the credentials:
 
Username:  customer
Password:  wikilogin


July 7th, 2015: Cogent3D Alerts users to avoid updating to an iOS9 Preview.

We strongly discourage you allowing your users to install any public preview version of iOS9 on a device that is being used with iCropTrak.
 
Apple will be making available a public preview of iOS9 soon.  We are still in the process of testing this, and will not have fielded a version of iCropTrak that has resolved any issues we’ve found with iOS9.  While we fully expect to be iOS9 compliant when the official release occurs, we do not know with authority that iCropTrak will run on any iOS9 preview versions.
 
iOS 9 preview is not for production hardware, and is provided by Apple for use at your own risk.  If one of your users installs a preview version of iOS9, they may or may not experience problems using iCropTrak.