DFdiscover 2020 Version 5.3.0 / 5.3.2

DFdiscover 2020 Version 5.3.0

DFdiscover 2020 follows the success of DFdiscover 2019 and DFdiscover 2018. It includes several new features, including two-factor authentication, subject aliases, trend reporting, tabular listings, enhancements to existing features and improved security.

Supported Release

Overview

DFdiscover 2020

Version 5.3.0 - minor release - 2020/07/20

Version 5.3.2 - patch release - 2020/11/20

The 5.3.0 minor release is a complete install. It includes:

  • Server-side RPM for Linux servers
  • MSI Installers for Windows clients
  • PKG installers for macOS clients
  • ATK for acceptance testing
  • Documentation in PDF, single-page and multi-page HTML

The Release Notes summarize the key features of DFdiscover 2020 Version 5.3.0, and include upgrade notes and known issues.

The Release Highlights and Release Webinar present more detailed views of the new features.

DFdiscover 2020, DFdiscover 2019, and DFdiscover 2018 client tools are all compatible with a DFdiscover 2020 Version 5.3.0 server. The newest features however are present only in the Version 5.3.0 and newer client tools. Before implementing user-defined properties in a study, it is critical that all study users have updated to the Version 5.2.0 (or newer) client tools.

Linux Server Download

5.3.0 release - 2020/07/20

Includes a full copy of the software for Novell openSUSE version 13.2 and newer, Leap 42.1 and newer, SUSE Tumbleweed
and Redhat Enterprise Linux version 7+.

dfdiscover-5.3-0.x86_64.rpm (313 MB)

Windows Client Downloads

The Windows client tools have been tested and verified with 64-bit Windows 10. The client tools are not available for any 32-bit Windows OS.

Version 5.3.0 - minor release - 2020/07/20

To install, download and follow the installer instructions.

DFexplore is our fully featured data entry, quality control, and data review application. Its extensive feature list includes query management, study status, reporting, and data listing. It is the application typically used by most DFdiscover users.
DFexplore only (127 MB)

DFsend is ideal for users that need to submit scanned CRFs from their local computer to the DFdiscover study.
DFsend only (113 MB)

Our complete suite of applications is appropriate for "power" users that need access to all that DFdiscover offers including study definition and permissions administration.
DFexplore, DFsetup, DFadmin, DFbarcode, DFATK + command-line tools (DFattach, DFbatch, DFexport, DFpdfpkg, DFpass) (138 MB)

macOS Client Downloads

The macOS client tools are compatible with macOS 10.14 (Mojave) and newer.

Version 5.3.0 - minor release - 2020/07/20

DFexplore is our fully featured data entry, quality control, and data review application. Its extensive feature list includes query management, study status, reporting, and data listing. It is the application typically used by most DFdiscover users.
DFexplore only (153 MB)

DFsend is ideal for users that need to submit scanned CRFs from their local computer to the DFdiscover study.
DFsend only (120 MB)

Our complete suite of applications is appropriate for "power" users that need access to all that DFdiscover offers including study definition and permissions administration.
DFexplore, DFsend, DFsetup, DFadmin, DFbarcode, DFATK + command-line tools (DFattach, DFbatch, DFexport, DFpdfpkg, DFpass) (223 MB)

ATK - Acceptance Test Kit

The ATK study RPM is installed by the administrator on the DFdiscover server. The ATK manual in PDF and HTML format is available from the Documentation tab.

ATK study RPM (52 MB)

Documentation

PDF Single page HTML Chunked HTML
Release Notes
DFexplore User Guide
DFsend User Guide
Study Setup User Guide
System Administrator Guide
Standard Reports Guide
DFweb User Guide
DFcollect User Guide
Barcode User Guide
Programmer Guide
Software Installation Guide
Acceptance Test Kit

Patches

• 5.3.2 - patch release - 2020/11/20

Client-side

The 5.3.2 client-side patch resolves the following issues:

  1. File download hyperlinks, embedded in the custom HTML content provided by your DFdiscover server, now works correctly in the login dialog of desktop applications.
  2. A permissions checking bug which impacts the return result of dftrigger() when the subject ID is not the current subject ID has been resolved.
  3. DFsetup has been updated, fixing a bug, so that all available coding labels for choice fields are included for translation.
  4. In the event that the Import Definitions dialog is closed while waiting for the setup of the requested study, DFsetup now safely handles the server response.
  5. This change improves the performance of DFcollect in low bandwidth and/or high latency environments (update available via Google Play and App Store).
  6. The following updates have been applied to DFexplore:
      • in Schedule View, when using the Save As Excel action, ensure that the fill color for ongoing, scheduled subjects is applied correctly.
      • When choosing Save As PDF and the blank CRF book option, respect the Subject Alias preference, pre-printing either the numeric Subject ID or the Subject Alias, or a new option to not print any Subject identifier at all.
      • When listing field or page history, permissions are enforced by the DF_SBhsitory report, not DF_ATmods as shown.
      • When using the Metadata panel and adding a second query to the same data field, prevent this second query from being dropped during a Refresh action.
      • In List View, all matching data is now output when the Subject filter is used in combination with cross-plate criteria.
      • In List View, ensure the Expression filter is always visible when toggling between the Plate, Module and Custom sub-panels.
      • In Data View, the Unset Page Missed interaction has been simplified so that only one confirmation dialog is needed removed.
      • In themetadata panel, now display field help as default.

Windows client tools

The Windows client tools are compatible with Windows 10. Before installing, any previous 5.3.X client tools must first be uninstalled. To install, download and follow the installer instructions.
DFexplore only (132 MB)

DFexplore, DFsetup, DFadmin, DFbarcode, DFATK + command-line tools (DFattach, DFbatch, DFexport, DFpdfpkg, DFpass) (145 MB)

macOS client tools

The macOS client tools are compatible with macOS 10.14 (Mojave) and newer. To install, download and follow the installer instructions.

DFexplore only (160 MB)

DFexplore, DFsetup, DFadmin, DFbarcode, DFATK + command-line tools (DFattach, DFbatch, DFexport, DFpdfpkg, DFpass) (234 MB)


Server-side

dfdiscover-5.3-2_patch.tar (5 MB)

The 5.3.2 server-side patch resolves these issues:

  1. Partial dates now display the original database values in Tabular Listing reports, replacing the previous placeholder '*' character.
  2. The following fixes have been implemented in DFedcservice with regards to reports data:
    • In Site Subject Status report, the subjects with overdue visit or missing page queries now correctly display as incomplete.
    • In Tablular Listing reports, the correct results are presented when coded label is used as search criteria.
  3. A bug has been fixed in the handling of DFdiscover license updates in which licensed features have been reduced or removed.
  4. While importing definitions from another study in DFsetup, a differing lock state warning/error dialog may appear without any clear reason for the alert. This same issue can occur silently in DFmigrate - this has also been corrected.
The correction is available as a server-side patch. The patch is released as a tar image that contains DFedcservice, DFmaster.rpcd and DFmigrate only.
To install the patch:
  1. Download the tar image for the patch to /tmp. Then as super-user:
  2. # cd /opt/dfdiscover
  3. # tar xf /tmp/dfdiscover-5.3-2_patch.tar
  4. # /opt/dfdiscover/SETPERMS

The patch can be installed on a live system. After installation, restart the DFdiscover server.

DFws API Resources

The DFws API is available for customer application implementation.

Use of DFws requires:

  • a DFdiscover server that has the DFWS feature enabled in the license,
  • a unique set of DFWS credentials,
  • an optional DFws server.

Please  contact the software support team for assistance.

dfws-5.3-0.x86_64.rpm (18 MB) DFws Server RPM

PDF Single page HTML Chunked HTML
DFws API User Guide

DFcollect

DFcollect is available for iOS and Android (ChromeOS is not supported in this release).
The most up-to-date version is always available through the respective online store:

Get it on Google Play

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