I started writing about the new Surfulater release a few hours ago, and that turned intoÂ One or many Knowledge Bases and Tree Filters,Â so here I am again.
The reason I wrote about whether to use one or many knowledge bases, relates to the most important new feature in this release, which is the ability to copy or move folders and articles from one knowledge base to another. This has been needed ever since I updated Surfulater to enable you to use multiple knowledge bases.
A message I received earlier today from David Britton sums this up nicely.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for this latest version, especially the ability to cut and paste articles between databases.
I have a lot of databases that need consolidating and better organization, and now I can do that.
I don’t tend to plan ahead very well, so the ability to clean up things after several research binges is very welcome.
David R. Britton Jr.
I suggestÂ you read the Help Topic Copy/Move Articles & Folders across Knowledge Bases before using this new feature.
Other enhancements in this release, include the ability to expand and collapse the entire tree or all folders in a branch, the ability to only show articles for a given folder, so that it is easier to move articles around in the tree, reorganization and updates to the Help, plus other bits and pieces as documented in the Release Notes which are here and in the Surfulater Help.
While I was writing the previous article I discovered aÂ nasty bug in yesterdays V220.127.116.11 release where Surfulater would Â crash when you copied or moved an article in the tree. I couldn’t believe my eyes when this happened. It was caused by aÂ a silly oversightÂ I made while writing the code to copy across databases.Â The good news is it was easy to fix, as you can see by this rapid release of V18.104.22.168 which can be downloaded here.