Release date: 23rd May 2023
Important before upgrading to Lasernet 10.5
New Installers, Connections, Sign in and SDK from Lasernet 10.2
The installation procedure and the configuration procedure, in several of the client applications, have been changed from Lasernet 10.2; there are now separate installers for Lasernet Server 10 and Lasernet Developer 10.
If you have not read the release notes for Lasernet 10.2, for how to upgrade to Lasernet 10.2 and newer and about changes in third-party modules, developed by the Lasernet SDK, we recommend that you do so before installing this version.
Watch this short video to learn more about the headline features included with Lasernet 10.5!
This section is an overview of the new features included with this version of Lasernet.
Lasernet Web Client
Auto detection and editing of date formats and regional profiles for input documents have been improved significantly.
Assign a regional profile for a job processed by the OCR Engine. Select the Metadata tab and click any date field to show and edit the existing regional profile. The selected profile will be assigned to the job and automatically update the corresponding OCR Form assigned to sender of the document.
Auto detection of regional profile for manual inserted date values has been added to both Lasernet Web Client and Lasernet Client app.
Lasernet OCR Editor
OCR Field matching provides a new versatile tool for string comparisons. The pattern matching features allow you to match each character in a string against a specific character, a wildcard character, a character list, or a character range.
The default settings is “Exact” for backwards compatibility.
Examples of supported characters in a pattern match are:
Any single character
Zero or more characters
Any single digit (0–9)
Any single character in charlist
Any single character not in charlist
Any uppercase character between A-Z
Any lowercase character between a-z
Lasernet Form Editor
The usability and navigation, when working with form design, have been improved in various areas.
You will no longer enter inline editing mode by default, after selecting objects created as rearranges or fixed text.
You must now select an object and then press F2 to enter inline editing.
To merge two rearrange or fixed text objects press the Ctrl key before you drag one object to another object.
To merge two rearrange or fixed text objects, press the Ctrl + Alt keys, before you drag one object to another object. A new context menu will be shown, from which you can select Keep text formatting or Keep text only.
Improved keyboard support
Added support for keys:
for improved keyboard navigation across the output pages in forms designed in the EMF/PDF output format.
PDF Form Filler
Added support for a new attribute called values in XFDF template to show possible values extracted from PDF, making it easier for an end user to know what to fill in with, including error handling:
Lasernet SQL Editor
DataTable relations between queries in Database Command
Added support for specifying how DataTables are related, making it possible to have master/detail relationship. This enables you to mail merge or create reports, for example, with customers and their orders, based on your query.
Show Results to a DataSet
Click Execute in transaction to show Results to a DataSet in a new tab. This provides a great view for how the DataSet is structured and how relations are added to the options, because the tables are shown nested (master/detail).
Tesseract OCR module
A new PDF library has been added to process and extract metadata from incoming PDF documents.
To ensure backward compatibility, after an upgrade from an older version, this setting is not activated by default.
We recommend that new users of the Lasernet Input Management solution activate this setting to be able to process a larger scale of PDF documents from various PDF providers.
If this setting is activated for an upgraded input management solution, we recommend that existing OCR Forms are validated and corrected, if necessary, before turning this setting on in a live environment. You may expect minor differences in the output text result when turning this setting on/off, for example, OCR forms, fields and values not being recognized equally.
Printer Output module and Printer Service app
When printing PDF format attachments via the Printer Output module or Printer Service app, the Lasernet Server now has support to automatically choose the paper source in the printer by detecting the page sizes in the PDF documents.
This feature is similar to the print setting “Choose paper source by PDF page size” supported by Adobe Acrobat Reader.
PDF Merger module
New rules are introduced to manage merging PDF attachments in PDF Merger in case of empty data.
If any listed Attachment JobInfo contains invalid PDF data, engine will fail the job.
If any listed Attachment JobInfo contains null data, engine will not fail the job.
If any listed Attachment JobInfo does not exist, as a part of the job, engine will not fail the job.
Google Drive and Dropbox modules
The modules are no longer supported or included in the Lasernet installer. There is currently no plan to support these cloud services in the future.
As an alternative Microsoft OneDrive is supported for upload and download of files via a third-party cloud service.