Dynamic Logical Wireless Data
|Since Pocket PC Creations was
introduced in 2001, it has earned a reputation as a high quality
mobile data studio for businesses and Governments worldwide.
CreativityCorp supports Pocket PC Creations licence holders at
the leading edge of mobile computing by providing timely and
powerful upgrades, at no additional cost. Pocket PC Creations version
Pocket PC Creations users continue to be leaders in their
fields. The wireless TCP/IP data transfer functions have
been enhanced with support for dynamic 'telegrams', more power
has been added to logic functions, printing in the field is made
easier, data collection and management functions have been
enhanced and the language of client side controls can be
translated, plus more in version 5.
The new Telegram point is a function to be able to
accept jobs, track, conduct searches and do other tasks live
from within a session. The Telegram point is supported by the
Data Script functions of Pocket PC Creations which enable
server side events to be handled by segments of VBScript. Using the Telegram
point a project on the Pocket PC can send a small packet of
information to the server at any time, independent of session
management. Similarly, the Pocket PC Creations server can also
send telegrams to Pocket PCs at any time, in response to any
event, independent of session management.
The Telegram point is a departure from the normal approach in
Pocket PC Creations which doesn't require programming to design
and deploy projects, because it requires use of Data Script on
However, the Telegram point adds powerful functionality for
wireless deployments at the enterprise level. See the
information on Data Script for
automation of processes and
|The powerful Logic point now
also supports AND and OR operations, allowing two
comparisons to be made at once. Usually two inputs should be
enough, but if more complicated expressions (eg A or B and C)
are required, several Logic points can be connected together.
Combined with the 'Output Value'
function this opens up many data transformation and output
possibilities. The data output
can be either numeric or text, including sentences (see outputs
of either 'Possible Serious Infection' or 'Normal Respiration'
or 'Not Assessed' opposite).
These functions can be combined with the ability to Test the dynamic
value of two points by applying the Test to another point by
enclosing the other point ID Name in <% .... %>,
this can be useful when comparing initially unknown values, for
example two bar code scans, or responses in survey questionnaires.
Wireless Options on the Pocket PC now enable even more
- Automatic connection to
either the Internet or a VPN.
- Options to Auto submit
either 'new' sessions originating on the client,
'old' sessions originating on the server, or 'new+old'
- Receive sessions upon
connect enables receipt of any sessions queued on the
server, without the need to action synchronise.
- Language translation
of client side controls While Pocket PC
Creations projects could
always be written in the language of the user, now the
Pocket PC client side controls can be translated (see
opposite) and the translated file can be offered wirelessly
to clients via an option in the server side wireless options
(via Tools, Server Online).
allows the language translation file, and any updates to it,
to be distributed automatically. The ClientLanguage.ini file
is found in C:\Program Files\Pocket PC Creations on the
server and can be
edited in Notepad. If the translated file is manually copied
into the Pocket PC via ActiveSync, it should be renamed to
Language.ini and copied into the Program Files / PPCC
Pocket PC Creations version 5
- Print point:
The new Print point (see
opposite) enables attachment of a HTML Template to which
data from a session can be output for print of a HTML file
with third party software. The HTML file can also be
attached to emails.
- File point: Can now
also be set to automatically import or attach the
newest file of a designated type (eg XML) in a designated folder. For
some projects storing of a file in the project at Design
stage may be required; this can be enabled by importing the
file to the point and then using Save Default Value
by right mouse click on the File point in the Point Panel.
The file will be retained as default.
Consolidated Date Time point with additional
options for Display and Output.
Design of Projects by import of XML (eg from web
server applications). This function can dramatically
reduce the time to convert server/desktop applications in XML
to projects in Pocket PC Creations.
Project can also be exported as an XML file, to enable
'search and replace' and other editing processes.
Control of image size captured in Camera point.
Session 'Duplicate' function on Pocket PC client
Increased options with Incrementor point for
points support default values that are not text:
in practice this allows many things to be attached to
the project at design time, such as attaching a file to
a File point by default, attaching voice clips,
Default values can reference the current value of other
points, evaluated at session creation time. Thus
default value for a point can be <% otherPoint %>
; for example, in drill hole sampling to enable 'from'
and 'to' data.
Hard required Style for points: the page cannot
be closed until a value is entered.
Hexidecimal precision option in Math point.
Rename-assistant detects when a point is renamed,
and updates all references to that point to match the
new name. This includes references in Logic, Math and
Layout points. It also updates <% %> references in all
point captions and default values. It does NOT update
settings in the Data Pathway, HTML templates, etc.
of pages 2 to 7 of Skills tutorial is recommended.
Where possible, transfer sessions
from client Pocket PC to server before upgrade from version 4 to version
5. Note: (a) the C:\Program
Files\Pocket PC Creations\Examples folder is replaced during upgrade,
thus any files added to that folder under previous versions should be
copied to another folder; (b) Pocket PC 2002 and 2000
operating systems do NOT support some functions in version 5; they should continue
to use version 4.
Download: Pocket PC Creations
Team, Personal and Lite
licence holders please download version 5
using password issued on purchase and save to an appropriately named
folder (eg Pocket PC Creations version 5). Close Pocket PC Creations on
desktop PC before installing upgrade by browse to file and click to
execute, and also close Pocket PC Creations
on Pocket PC if installing via ActiveSync or Mobile Device Center
Upgrading remote Pocket PC Creations wireless TCP/IP clients:
Creations version 5 server can wirelessly communicate with
previous release version 4 clients and exchange sessions,
but version 4 clients cannot accept projects that have been either
developed or updated in version 5
Creations version 5 can automatically upgrade wireless
version 4 clients. This is enabled via server Tools > Server
Online > Offer PPCC upgrades. In most circumstances the
TCP/IP settings and Unit ID will be retained on the client;
however, on some devices they may be lost and thus the settings
should be noted for re-entry in Options after wireless upgrade.
History for reference, previous version is 4.0.0
Questions on upgrade to firstname.lastname@example.org