EDITS50

Hardware and Software Requirements

EditWriter and GenEDITS Plus are based on the Microsoft® Windows® operating system. 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.

The Edit Engine is provided for Microsoft Windows as a dynamic link library (EDITS51.dll) in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

Metafiles

Metafiles are portable SQLite databases. A custom metafile is created using EditWriter and utilized by editing software such as NPCR’s GenEDITS Plus.

Please download the latest metafiles from—

Installation EditWriter

Download EditWriter—

The download includes—

  • Release notes.
  • Context-sensitive user help file.
  • Programmer documentation.
  • CStage0205.dll (for running Collaborative Stage edits).
  • A tool for viewing and querying SQLite metafiles provided as an aid to programmers (MetafileBrowser and Metafile_Browser.chm).
  • Configuration files for generating reports as Microsoft Word and XML/XHTML documents.

Installation Instructions for GenEDITS Plus

Before downloading GenEDITS version 5.1.1.1, please uninstall the previous version of GenEDITS.

Download GenEDITS Plus 5.1.1.1 for V23 Metafiles (Release Date: January 15, 2023): GenEditsSetup_01_15_2023.zip (compressed file, 27 MB)

Unzip and double-click on setup.exe to begin the setup program. Instructions for using GenEDITS Plus are in the Help document installed with the program.

GenEDITS Plus Release Notes

  • Release date: January 15, 2023.
  • GenEDITS Plus is for use with NAACCR version 21 and 22 XML metafiles.
  • GenEDITS Plus 5.1.1.1 uses EDITS51.DLL and works with metafiles with or without record layout definitions. Therefore, it will support NAACCR version 23 metafiles that do not have any record layout definitions and will also support prior NAACCR version metafiles that have record layout definitions.
  • The base dictionaries preloaded into GenEDITS Plus were final at the time of release and are subject to change over time. Base dictionaries can be replaced in the GenEDITS Plus Data Dictionary folder. Please check the NAACCR website for the latest base dictionaries and replace the dictionaries in the Data Dictionary folder as needed.

EDITS51.DLL

  • The EDITS51.DLL does not require a record layout definition in the edits metafile. Client applications will pass data to be edited as an array of key-value pairs rather than a fixed-column position flat string as in the previous version (EDITS50.DLL).

Vendors

Two sample applications written in C# and C++ are available for download. The Readme document included in the download package documents Edits APIs that have been updated. The DLLs folder in the package contains both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Edits51.dll.

Download Edits51Sample.zip (compressed file, 137 MB).

Technical Support

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