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Hardware and Software Requirements

EditWriter 4 and GenEDITS Plus are based on Microsoft® Windows® versions XP and subsequent. The minimum hardware requirements are the same as those of the operating system used. If your computer runs Windows satisfactorily, it should do well with these programs.

Run-time metafiles produced by EditWriter can be copied for use on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and other platforms.

Installation Instructions for GenEDITS Plus 1.2.8 (second release, version 2, build date March 10, 2014)

GenEDITS Plus 1.2.8 has been updated for use with NAACCR version 14.0 records.  With an appropriate Metafile, it also will check data saved in earlier versions of the cancer registry standard record layout. GenEDITS Plus 1.2.8 is also capable of running edits for non-NAACCR metafiles. This release includes the following changes:

  • Ability to run edits and display records for non-NAACCR metafiles for records up to 200,000 characters in length.
  • The user must select a record layout before viewing a data file in order for the application to overlay the layout on a record.
  • Fixes for issues with saving config files, browsing folders, edit errors being counted multiple times, and edits being listed out of order in the summary report.
  • Report viewer is resizable.
  • Lines per page can be adjusted in text reports.
  • Elapsed time added to report header.
  • Runs with a large number of errors (> 250,000) will run to completion without a warning prompt.  However, once the 250,000 limit is reached, edits will continue to run in summary mode, as in previous releases.

Update: Version 2 includes a fix for running edits on files with a single case.

Download GenEDITS Plus, setup_geplus_1.2.8_v2.exe (executable file, 3.3 MB, March 10, 2014) to your Windows desktop or another location. Double-click the program's icon to begin the setup program. If someone else is responsible for maintenance of your computer, you may not be able to install software. In this case, consult the maintainer of your computer for assistance. Instructions for using GenEDITS Plus are in the online help within the program. Click the Help button for a description of the functions and controls.

setup_geplus_1.2.8_v2.exe contains the NAACCR_v14_2013Nov26.rmf NAACCR Metafile. It also installs the current versions of the Edit Engine (4018) and the Collaborative Stage dynamic link library (DLL), version 020550.

Installation Instructions for EditWriter 4

January 9, 2013: If you are using EditWriter 4.0.2.2 or earlier, please download installer setup_ew_2013Jan09.exe. It fixes a bug in the QuickReport for Edits. This installer also includes an updated EditDebugger to demonstrate new Engine application programming interface (API) function EEx_CheckEditSetAgainstLayout. Refer to EW_ReleaseNotes.html after installing for complete details.

Download installer for EditWriter 4, setup_ew_2013Jan09.exe (executable file, 5.8 MB, January 9, 2013) to your Windows desktop or another location. Double-click the program's icon to begin the setup program. Instructions for using EditWriter 4 are in the help file installed with the program. Press F1 from within EditWriter 4 to open the help file.

Installer setup_ew_2013Jan09.exe includes:

  • EditWriter version 4.0.2.3, 1/4/2013
  • EditDebugger version 4.0.1.2, 1/9/2012
  • EDITS Engine version 4.0.1.8, 1/4/2013

Installation Instructions for the Edit Engine Dynamic Link Library

January 9, 2013: Edit Engine users should re-install using version 4.0.1.8 to correct an issue in which the program would stop running edits prematurely if the Suppress Warnings option was turned on. A new API function, EEx_CheckEditSetAgainstLayout, has been added to EditDebugger and can be added to your reporting software easily. Two error messages were changed slightly to make them more helpful. Refer to EE_ReleaseNotes.html after installing for complete details.

These instructions apply if you have a program that makes calls to the Edit Engine and you want to upgrade to the latest version. Download the compressed file EDITS Edit Engine Dynamic Link Library, EngineDLL_4018.zip (ZIP file, 253 KB, January 9, 2013), unzip it, and copy the included DLL file to the folder where your program expects to find it.

Installation Instructions for the Edit Engine Source Code and API

This section applies to developers who wish to incorporate NPCR-EDITS into programs that do not already use the Edit Engine. Download the compressed ZIP file containing the Edit Engine source code files, EngineSource_4018.zip (ZIP file, 253 KB, January 9, 2013) and the Application Program Interface documentation, setup_editsapi_2014Feb19.exe (executable file, 1.5 MB, February 19, 2014).

We plan to remove the following 18 functions because we believe no one is using them. Please note that these functions have not been removed from the Engine—

  • EEx_CheckFlag
  • EEx_ClearAllFlags
  • EEx_CountFlags
  • EEx_FreeEditSet
  • EEx_GetVar
  • EEx_GetVarIndex
  • EEx_GetVarSize
  • EEx_InitAltRecordLayout
  • EEx_RecordLayoutOptions
  • EEx_RecWriteClear
  • EEx_RecWritten
  • EEx_RetrieveRecord
  • EEx_SetFlag
  • EEx_SetRecord
  • EEx_SetVar
  • EEx_SetVarIndex
  • EEx_SumFlags
  • EEx_UpdateRecordEx

Refer to the Release Notes page of the API documentation after installing for complete details about what has changed in the documentation.

For technical support via e-mail, contact cancerinfo@cdc.gov.

 
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