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Version 9.5 (1 July - 2 August 2019)


Improved identification of OLE-Object type fields.

Added link to address Office 365 issues when trying to connect to an Access database.

Improved identification of Photoshop files in OLE-Object type fields.

Miscellaneous GUI improvements.



Version 9.4 (9 May 2019)


Fixed bug with exporting certain types of OLE Object linked files.



Version 9.3 (4 April 2019)


Improved export of linked files.

Fixed bug with exporting xlsx and docx files.



Version 9.2 (23 February 2019)


Fixed bug in image viewer where the zoom widgets were blacked out.

Fixed bug where white and black rectangles were added to exported images.



Version 9.1 (23 - 28 November 2018)


A thumbnail of the first page is now displayed for PDF files.

PDF pages can be displayed in custom layouts.

Clicking on a blob item in a custom layout will open the item using the registered application (if any).

Clicking on a blob item in the field listing in the custom layouts window will open the item using the registered application (if any).

Miscellaneous improvements and bug fixes for custom layouts.



Version 9.0 (10 - 16 October 2018)


Added custom layouts - you can now customize exactly how you want to display your data.

Linked OLE objects are now displayed if the file can be found.

ChemDraw CDX files are now recognised.

Fixed the bug where the application tries to set the focus on the result set when the query completes, but results set may not be visible.



Version 8.2 (29 May - June 14 2018)


Added support to identify and export base64 encoded images and files stored in memo columns.

Added error message when a 32-bit Firebird client library is selected when the 64-bit version of the application is used, and vice versa.

Fixed bug with results window when only blob columns are displayed.



Version 8.1 (27 April - May 5 2018)


Added Welcome page to guide new users.

Fixed updates bug.

Fixed bug with command-line interface waiting for key press upon completion.



Version 8.0 (16 March 2018)


Renamed SQL Blob Viewer to SQL Image Viewer.

Fixed bug with 64-bit version which raise an error when trying to display certain jpg images.

Improved parameter substitutions on first run of scheduled jobs when no values are available.



Version 4.5 (21 - 23 February 2018)


Fixed user interface black spots bugs when Windows themes are not used.

Improved support for structured storage type files.

Improved support for identifying and exporting Excel xlsx file types.



Version 4.4 (20 January 2018)


Added command line option to register product during installation.



Version 4.3 (19 September - 24 October 2017)


Improved description for OLE-Object packages in the results window.

Reduced low-memory monitoring CPU usage.

Fixed bug where the image sometimes overlaps with the descriptive text.Reduced low-memory monitoring CPU usage.

When OLE-Object packages were uploaded using system DLLs, use package name instead if it has a file extension.

Fixed SQL Server Compact connections.

Added option to specify maximum database size for SQL Server Compact connections.

Removed tabs, carriage-returns and line-feeds from file names where present.

Fixed bug with image effects form raising an error whenever the form is closed.



Version 4.2 (5 September 2017)


Added option to send email notifications for the export process.

Added option to create logs.

Added option to open folder used when exporting only images and files.



Version 4.1 (28 - 31 August 2017)


Fixed bug where OLE Object data were not exported correctly.

Fixed bug where exporting only files reported an error for the first row.

Fixed bug where blob exports were not running from the command line interface.



Version 4.0 (4 August 2017)


Added option to export only images and files.

Added option to specify quality of thumbnails.

Added option to apply smoothing to thumbnails.

Added script file operations to main menu.

Added memory monitor so that data retrieval is stopped when a low memory condition is reached.

Fixed bug where creating a new script file sometimes raises an error.



Version 3.2 (29 March - April 16 2017)

Added option to apply image effects to exported images.

Added support for connecting to PostgreSQL servers using SSL and client certificates.

Fixed location of popup-menu for search options.

Misc. GUI improvements.


Version 3.1 (2 March 2017)

Improved support for embedded OLE Object data.

Added option to connect to Oracle servers using SYSOPER, SYSDBA, or SYSASM roles.

Added option to display partial blob data in hexadecimal format.


Version 3.0 (10 February 2017)

Added support to export very large data sets.

Added support to export non-standard jpeg images stored by Cashwise.

Fixed some inconsistencies in the help file.


Version 2.1 (18 October 2016)


Added command line interface.

Added button to expand results area.

Description for files embedded in OLE Object fields improved.

Miscellaneous bug fixes.



Version 2.0 (28 September 2016)


Added display of images.

Added 64-bit version.

Improved text files, Excel, and SQLite export features.

Renamed SQL Select to SQL Blob Viewer.



Version 1.6 (14 June 2014)


Fixed bug with running invalid queries on Access.

Fixed bug with number of records returned equals the batch size.



Version 1.5 (11 May 2014)


DICOM data can now be identified in the results grid.

Added support for Access databases.

Tables can be dragged from the database objects browser onto the SQL editor to quickly form SQL commands.



Version 1.4 (22 January 2014)


Added search/replace function in SQL editor.

Improve PostgreSQL compatibilty.



Version 1.3 (29 August 2013)


Improved display of binary/blob fields in result grid, now tries to identify the data type, and display the type and data size.

Added support for PostgreSQL 9.2.

Fixed bug with exporting multiple result sets to text files.

Fixed bug with not saving Excel header options correctly.

Fixed bug with running queries against ODBC connections.



Version 1.2 (17 May 2013)


Fixed display of memo data types when exporting data sets.

Fixed bug with overwriting Excel and text files during the export process.



Version 1.1 (24 April 2013)


Fixed bug with not disconnecting from database when the query form is closed.



Version 1.0 (12 April 2013)


Fixed help file title.

Fixed installer application name.



Version 1.0 (4 November 2012)


First release of SQL Select.