Terian ID Creator Support for Indesign CC 2018 in Testing

With the release of Adobe Indesign CC 2018 this week, we are testing an update to provide support for this version which we hope to roll out soon.

Adobe Indesign CC 2018 Title Screen

Currently the latest version of Adobe CC supported by Terian ID Creator is 2017.1 (or v12.1) that was released on 14/April/2017. The default installation process for CC 2018 will remove previous versions of Adobe CC. If the previous version is removed, you will receive an alert similar to the following when logging into Terian ID Creator.

Alert Dialog for missing Indesign CC 2017.1

You can avoid this alert and retain functionality by unchecking the remove previous versions option in the advanced options of the installation. If you have already updated and removed the previous version you will need to re-install an older version until the CC 2018 Compatibility update we are testing is released.

Terian ID Creator v1.30 Released

After a slightly extended testing process I have released Terian ID Creator v1.30. You can download it from the official website here

Terian IDC version log

Major Change:

As described in a previous post this version includes a major change, with the internal data access framework migrated from the venerable dbExpress (DBX) library to FireDAC.

I have also updated the data access layer to support both the Microsoft ODBC Driver 13.1 for SQL Server and the SQL Server 2012 Native Client. The recommended access layer is the ODBC driver (which will be installed as part of the installation process if it is not already present), however the SQL Server 2012 Native Client can be downloaded and installed separately if you prefer to use that.

The SQL Server 2012 Native Client can be downloaded from the Microsoft SQL 2012 Feature Pack download page here, with the Native Client download links found part way down the page.

Database Support:

Officially Terian ID Creator will only support SQL Server 2012, 2014, and 2016. Other versions may work, however we do not currently provide support for them.

Operating System Support:

Support for versions of Windows prior to 7 have been dropped. The following operating systems are supported in v1.30:

  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows 8
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1
  • Microsoft Windows 10

Similarly to the database server support, other versions of Windows may work, however we do not currently provide support for them. Our recommendation is to use Windows 10.

Removed App Analytics:

Collection of anonymous application usage data for the purpose of App Analytics has been removed.

Previously the first time Terian ID Creator was started a privacy notice was displayed informing the user we collect anonymous usage data.

The following information was tracked:

  • Terian ID Creator version number
  • Operating System version number
  • Application start count and dates
  • Form Navigation
  • Exception Error Reports

The Following information was NOT tracked:

  • Usernames
  • Client Details
  • Card Type Details including configuration and data

As of v1.30 we no longer track any information via App Analytics.

Going Forward:

This update provides a good forward move for operating support and database support, sadly we do see the end of support for Windows XP however given that Microsoft dropped support for XP over 3 years ago (April 8th 2014) it was becoming increasingly more difficult to continue to provide legacy support while implementing additional improvements.

If you have any issues/thoughts/comments please feel free to get in touch.