Version History

253.1.1 [11Apr22]

ALL VERSIONS

  • PostgreSQL Server updated to 13 (from 10.20)

  • ~TimeSlices table is supported in regular scenario files

  • View name and units information is included when copying from pivot grid to clipboard

  • Information - Veda tags has information on more tags

ADVANCED VERSION
  • process and commodity map tables support all filters available in TFM tables (only name was available earlier)

  • Significant improvement in Reports processing efficiency when working with a large number of scenarios

251.1.1 [05Mar22]

ALL VERSIONS

  • PostgreSQL Server updated to 10.20 (from 10.16)

  • Table master functionality has been added to Results and Reports

  • Date/time stamp added to Excel export from Items lists

  • Deleted items view improved and moved to Information - Model menu (from Tools)

  • A group named all_<Parametric scenario name> is created automatically for each parametric scenario

  • Items view - Commodity: Right-click on processes will point to the topology declaration

248.1.1 [07Feb22]

ALL VERSIONS

  • [Bugfix] Items list view was not loading

248.1.1 [05Feb22]

ALL VERSIONS

  • [Bugfix] GDXDiff records had stopped showing up in Browse after multiple tabs were allowed

  • UC_ATTR is now displayed in the Browse data grid

  • The following indexes are written in DD files without quoation marks: group, import_export, in_out, lim_type, name, parent, peak_time_slice, side, sow, stage, time_slice, time_slice_level, time_slice2, year, year2

  • Handling the case where UC names appear in multiple case formats (used to result in $172)

  • Parameteric scenario group <Parscen name>_all is created automatically

  • Topology check can be disabled in UC_T with “No” in top_check column

  • ExRES can now be launched from pivot grid even when display type is different from “code only”

  • Parameters deleted during Quality checks is reported in the Sync log and under Tools - Delete logs menu

ADVANCED VERSION
  • New feature - ModelDiff in Browse module: Another model can be selected and differences with the active model can be identified. It is like GDXDiff, but it works across models rather than cases. It can be very useful to see differences by data file when merging different versions of a model.

247.1.3 [23Dec21]

ALL VERSIONS

  • [Bugfix] Export functionality from pivot grids was not working on some machines.

247 [15Dec21]

ALL VERSIONS

  • QA_Check log file will open automatically after the run if it reports “FATAL ERROR” or “INVALID PARAMETER”.

  • Option to Compact Database under Tools menu.

  • Batch runs are launched in the order in which they appear in the list on Run Manager.

  • [Bugfix] DD files are written for one case at a time when Max Runs < 2.

  • When Restart Option is active in Run Manager, Region and period selections are dumped in a file <casename>_input_data.JSON.

ADVANCED VERSION
  • Reporting: WAttribute col in TS_Defs table can be used to compute dynamic weighted averages. See example in Veda Adv Demo.

244 [04Nov21]

ALL VERSIONS

  • Menu layout enhanced for convenience in Results module.

243 [25Oct21]

ALL VERSIONS

  • [Bugfix] User-defined sets were not available for processing if only BY_Trans was synchronized.

  • Several UI enhancements.

ADVANCED VERSION
  • Reporting: timeslice_map (like process_map and commodity_map) can be used create timeslice aggregations. For example, months and hours can be different dimensions.

242 [27Sep21]

ALL VERSIONS

  • [BugFix] related to lower case in Super-region name; introduced in version 241.

241 [25Sep21]

ALL VERSIONS

  • Any Base/SubRES import triggers Demand processing.

  • Runmanager: Scenario group refresh button appears on reordering cases (it used to appear only when on change of selections).

  • [Bugfix] Group delete in Case Manager.

  • Possible to import VD files without VDE/S/T (via Tools menu).

  • Control on sort order of views in Results and Reports.

  • Added search in all dropdown lists.

  • “Help” tab added in Veda menu.

  • User-defined CG will be usable in the commodity columns of Veda tables.

  • Process and commodity filters can be used in table tags. For example, ~TFM_INS: CSET_SET=DEM.

  • TSLVL and SIDE forced to be upper case.

  • UC_ATTR displayed under Items Detail of UC; also on mouseover (along with description) in Browse.

ACADEMIC/STANDARD/ADVANCED
  • BrowseForm: multiple pivot tabs can be opened, like in Results. Use the “Add Pivot” button.

ADVANCED VERSION
  • Several enhancements in Reports processing.

239 [23Aug21]

ALL VERSIONS

  • Reports functionality will be available under all license types till 31 Dec 21.

  • If a run fails for any reason, then the contents of command window will be displayed in a text file automatically.

  • Leading and trailing spaces will be removed each cell at the time of reading from Excel.

  • Excel export format improved.

  • Reporting of duplicate declarations improved (Information >> Model >> Manage Duplicates)

238 [07Aug21]

ALL VERSIONS

  • Items detail view uses colors to indicate set membership and an icon to identify the PCG

  • Mouseover in pivot grids displays numbers with full precision

ADVANCED VERSION

  • Reports section has been added in Veda documentation

  • TS_Defs tag supports fields “show_me” and “discard” to give more control over aggregations

237 [23Jul21]

ALL VERSIONS

  • Debug: Batch sync had stopped working in the previous version

ADVANCED VERSION

  • Major efficiency improvement in reports processing

  • Additional dimensions don’t need the source dimensions in “group by” anymore

236 [17Jul21]

ALL VERSIONS

  • Debug: it was not possible to drag a case to the first position in Run Manager

  • Debug: unselecting SubRES was throwing an error during DD writing in some cases

  • Debug: Excel export from pivot grid was rounding numbers to two decimals

  • MaxRuns will apply to parametric scenarios as well

  • Localhost version uses port 65001 - will be easier to work on machines that have a non-Veda PostgreSQL installation

  • Date modified (instead of created) shown on VD file import form

  • GAMS engine credentials can be declared under user options

ADVANCED VERSION

  • perCapita and perGDP reporting

234 [26Jun21]

ALL VERSIONS

  • Several UI updates

  • A button on the top of pivot grids (in the center) to make pivot grids full screen on all forms where they appear

  • Absolute negative values can be declared prefixed with “~” in UPD/MIG tables.
    • Use case: ACT_BND FX can have ~-1 in the Interpolation options MIG table in SysSettings

  • Commodities selected for Browse will be searched in all commodity and commodity_group fields

ADVANCED VERSION

  • Report browser enhancements

233 [07Jun21]

ALL VERSIONS

  • Several UI updates; smoother loading of Navigator

  • Smart filter box color changed to dull orange - throughout the application

  • Excel export formatting improvement

  • GDXDiff imports files when Diff is requested and works much faster
    • No need to import GDX files via Tools menu

  • Added support for the following TIMES attributes: ACT_FLO, CM_GHGMAP, NCAP_BPME, NCAP_CDME, NCAP_CEH, NCAP_CLAG, NCAP_ISPCT, RCAP_BLK

ADVANCED VERSION
  • Report creation process smoother

231 [17Apr21]

ALL VERSIONS

  • Several UI updates on Start page and run mananger

  • Bulk CSV export faster

  • Debug: GAMS instructions were not being written to RUN and DD files

  • More layout changes are being saved in Appdata folder

  • Item Details in context menu along with ExRes

  • Parametric scenarios not imported in batch sync

  • Application reopens the modules that were open at the time of closing

  • Any GDX file can be used in reference section (only those produced on the current machine were usable earlier)

  • Tools menu - option added to open the folder with application error logs

ADVANCED VERSION
  • Major update in default layout of Reports

230 [31Mar21]

ALL VERSIONS

  • In pivot grids, elements are displayed for dimensions that are in the aggregated section, and have single items.

  • Batch SYNC option available on Start page

  • Backup and Restore state options added in Model menu

  • Default layout settings enhanced (further) for pivot grids in all modules

227 [12Mar21]

ALL VERSIONS

  • Default layout settings enhanced for pivot grids in all modules

  • Layouts can be saved with names in Browse

225 [05Mar21]

ALL VERSIONS

  • Automatic import of data GDX discontinued

  • Dbl-click on data values inserted by Veda shows appropriate messages

  • Veda checks for a healthy version of Excel on the machine

  • Windows alert sound while reading Excel files suppressed

  • Default layout improved in all pivot grids

  • Layout can be saved with names in Browse

  • Item details pivot layout is saved, like ExRES

219 [20Feb21]

ALL VERSIONS

  • License and maintenance status reflect on the main form

  • Application version displayed on bottom right of the screen (not on the title of main form anymore)

  • localhost version should work on some machines where it did not

  • Results: View names QC for characters that are not permissible as Excel sheet names

  • Results: Close all button added

  • Results: views can be exported to CSV without loading into pivot grids

  • several enhancements on GDX reference forms (Run manager)

  • Debug: “too many clients” error when writing a large number of DD files (DD writing more efficient)

  • Debug: sub-totals were appearing after some pivoting operations

ACADEMIC/STANDARD/ADVANCED

  • Scenario groups (from Run manager) available to filter scenarios in Browse (like process/commodity sets)

213 [25Jan21]

  • Debug: ExRes layout

  • Run manager: Filter added for GDX file lists

  • Major efficiency improvement in Results refresh

  • Right-click option to see Item details from Items lists, set browser, and set editor.

  • Commgrp handling for NCAP_AFC

  • Added a few process sub-types

  • Default TS for STG_CHRG = ANNUAL

  • Added a few missing attributes and set TS_OFF

205 [06Jan21]

  • Bugfix: user-defined sets, as set specification for other set, were not working in the new sets editor functionality.

  • Bugfix: BRATIO under properties in Run manager was an integer field; it is now text so that it can be left blank.

  • Browse enhancement: “Select in list” option on right-click in pivot grid, to select items in the filter lists.

  • ExRes: layout and filters are saved.

  • Pop-ups from the auxiliary EXEs, after run completion, have been suppressed.

202 [25Dec20]

  • Veda.FrontEnd.exe has been renamed as Veda2.0.exe

  • Sets Browser: Processes and Commodities on different tabs

  • Batch export: Results.xlsx file has a time stamp and opens on creation

  • Pivot Grids enhancement: Page field dimensions where items are being aggregated are higlighted with an orange line

  • Subtotals option available in pivot grids

  • New functionality Information - Model - Manage duplicates: shows duplicate declarations of processes/commodities

  • Tools menu has a new item Sets, with browser and editor as sub-menus

  • Sets editor: a major new functionality that allows interactive creation/editing/copying of sets. Definitions in Excel file are updated seamlessly.

197 [12Dec20]

  • Attribute RFCmd_bot added to introduce GAMS commands at the bottom of RUN files

  • Element descriptions on mouseover in Results pivot grids

196 [06Dec20]

  • Bugfix: Information - Model - tag details had duplication

  • RFCmd* and SFCmd* attributes can introduce GAMS code in RUN and DD files

  • Run manager: New menu item “Reorder scenarios” that makes it easier to manage scenario groups

  • Start page: Right click on a folder to remove it from “New” section

  • Information - TIMES attributes updated to the current version of documentation

194 [02Dec20]

  • Bugfix: using ENDYEAR with the new ~Milestoneyears tag was producing a “0” in list of periods

  • Bugfix: resolved duplication in commodity-only attributes from SubRES

  • Results - update Excel

  • All SET COM entries appear in BASE.DD

  • Adding windows info in error log

  • Results will automatically read Sets definition file (on launch) if it has been modified

  • Veda_SnT to Excel migration.xlsm handles possible duplication in Setrules table of Veda_SnT.MDB

  • NSV candidates reporting improved; Open File button added

  • Arrow keys supported in PivotGrid

189 [21Nov20]

  • Bugfix: Processes no longer required to be in .VDS files

  • Bugfix: TS filtering (year2=0/1) was not able to ignore records that came from BASE

  • Dummy UC variables not created for non-binding constraints

  • Browse: Proc/comm units are displayed along with description on mouseover

  • Results: chart window visibility saved with view layout

  • Attribute master: Timeseries cell is green for attributes that are interpolated/extrapolated by default

  • Results: Cancel button to interrupt processing

  • No limit on length of model folder name

  • Disabled default loading of DemoS_012 model

  • Units handling in Results [See ~UnitConversion table on Defaults sheet in SysSettings - DemoS models]

182 [07Nov20]

  • Bugfix: bilateral trade processes with reg1=reg2 were getting deleted.

  • Bugfix: Parametric scenario selection was ignored while editing multiple cases.

  • Bugfix: RunManager layout changes were problematic; can restore default settings now.

  • GamsWrk files (*.VD, .LST, .GDX and QACheck) can be browsed and deleted using Model -> Manage disc space -> Text files, or the Text icon on Start page.

  • Check introduced to trap GAMS path with spaces.

  • Run manager now reports key solution metrics after runs finish.

178 [28Oct20]

  • Added validations for Gams source folder selected for cases.

  • ExRes works from pivot grid in Results.

  • Sets file appears on Navigator and shows its Sync status.

  • SysSettings, BY-Tans and Sets files will be synced if inConsistent, without selecting any other file.

  • ~MileStoneYears table supports a new column “type”, which can be used to declare an “EndYear” for each period specification. The milestone years don’t need any value in this column.

  • More tags, like FI_Process/Comm included in Information-Model tags.

  • Seed values for UPD,MIG,FILL tags are based on a two-level sorting: If Scenario B looks for seed values that exist in SubRES S, and scenarios A and C, then the value from scenario A will be selected.

173 [20Oct20]

  • New feature: Tools - Sync AppData folder, to import/export results table definitions, scenario groups and cases from other users.

  • New feature: Direct specification of MILESTONEYEARS via new tags ~MileStoneYears and ~EndYear (optional), in SysSettings.

172 [16Oct20]

  • Bugfix: Results - batch export Excel file was locked in some cases.

  • Bugfix: Sync froze if SysSettings did not generate any records.

  • GAMS output had stopped appearing in CMD window for GAMS version 32+.

  • Handled the case where Sets col is blank in FI_Process/Comm tables. Defaults PRE/NRG apply.

  • UPD, MIG and FILL tags can handle complex operands now (*-1, *0,25, for example)

168 [10Oct20]

  • Bugfix: all but BY templates turned “not imported” after renaming scenario files.

  • Licensing included.

  • Veda_SnT to Excel migration.xlsm updated.

  • Start page now includes Recent and New models, and Veda News (pulled from the Internet).

  • Dummy commodities for UCs can be used in CSET_CN col of TFM tables.

  • GDX and VD manual import - Default folder location from Model settings.

  • TFM_DINS tables support UC_N col.

  • TS_filter col supported in TFM_INS-TS.

  • Multiple result views are exported on different sheets of a single Excel file.

  • No empty cells in Row header section of Excel export.

161 [24Sep20]

  • Bugfix: Process column was not showing the right values in AttributeMaster.

  • “Add new” button added in “Model” menu.

  • Delete for saved layouts of Results added on UserOptions form.

159 [19Sep20]

  • Results: Tool tip on scenario list: Date | VD file path | Model | User | Study.

  • Results: Unsaved tabs named with time stamp.

  • Bugfix: GAMS root settings were not being saved in some cases.

  • UI refinements in Run Manager, Navigator and Attributes master.

  • Known bug: Add dimension combo on Browse gets duplicate entries.

155 [13Sep20]

  • Combos for scenario groups on run manager, and on case definition form, now work as a filter box.

  • Multiple cases can be edited together.

  • Close button added on Sync feedback form.

  • Dependency check form debugged.

  • Attribute master revamped.

154 [08Sep20]

  • bugfix: Trade processes with multiple commodity types were getting multiple PCGs. Now they are assigned in the following priority order: DEM - MAT - NRG - ENV - FIN.

  • Performance improvement in AVA-C processing.

  • Sets browser introduced under Tools menu.

  • Model tags details enhanced (under Information - Model menu).

152 [05Sep20]

  • bugfix: TFM_AVA-C had introduced case-sensitivity in commodities.

  • batch export (CSV and Excel) for Results

  • All layout changes in Results, Navigator and Run manager are retained, across Veda updates as well.

148 [29Aug20]

  • TFM_AVA-C supported

  • User-defined CG recognized as valid commodity names by Veda (no implications on DD files)

  • UI enhancement in Results

  • Indication when sets selected in results tables have common elements

  • <Model>Appdatafolder has priority over the Resource folder for solver options files

145 [25Aug20]

  • bugfix: * as the first character in PSET_PN was ignoring rows in TFM_PSET; it applies only to SetName col.

  • Several UI improvements

  • Configuration of the dimension lists in Results section is saved

143 over 139 [22Aug20]

  • Several UI changes in Run manager and Results

  • Icon on “New” button in navigator

  • gams check disabled for now

  • QC on length of case names

  • GAMS option RESLIM added under properties on Run manager

  • Toggle name/desc in pivot grid (process, commodity, attribute, uc; proc/comm sets pending)

  • backup xls files before conversion to xlsx/m

  • on double click in items list opens the definition in Excel

  • Veda tag information added for set definition tags