Java "Grid Editor" - This is similar to the Data tab within Class Manager and allows spreadsheet-like editing of data. It also supports importing of grid-based data (such as from spreadsheets) into Elements. It can be found in the Application Menu, Class Detail Reports and can be launched from the "Grid Edit" hyperlink.
A new wizard is available within eExplorer that creates Summary Charts based on Class Attributes.
A "breadcrumb trail" has been added under the banner of each page to facilitate navigation.
Listing Filter display headers now include a menu system.
An integration that allows data to be exported to Google Earth is now included.
Parameterized Filters can also now be exported to Excel, where previously only non-parameterized filters could. Use the Filter menu File / Export option.
The overall Portal page color scheme and layout has been updated.
Portal page menus have been restructured.
In the Query By Example feature, the "Grid Edit" tab has been removed and the view within the "Results" tab now supports grid-style editing.
Grid-style editing within Query By Example has been substantially improved in presentation style and usability.
Functions previously available within the Administrative Tasks page are now also available within full portal pages for each subject.
The Administrator's default home page has been changed to the Management Desktop page - which has been renamed to Elements Administration.
The default Template for Element Detail Reports is now a tabbed style.
Element Detail Reports: SQL Picklist Selection now requires an "OK" button click subsequent to selecting the Element.
Package Detail Reports: The Text Cloud now loads in the background, improving initial page load performance.
All Users Filter: A locked symbol is present if an account is locked.
All Class-related filters have been restructured for similar column and sort ordering and metadata.
The Template assignment page now shows a thumbnail view of what the Template should look like when assigned.
User and timestamp indicators are now present on portals and on exported Filters.
Privilege Tab: Roles or users can now be multi-selected and "Grant" or "Revoke" applied to all selected.
Package selection in initial Class chooser is now available in all QBE wizards.
New Filter, Query by Example: The WHERE option for Pick List and State Machine Attributes now support multi-select (resulting in "OR" logic among the selected options).
New Filter, Query By Example: State Machine Attribute WHERE now allows selection of any state.
Search results are now equivalent in the HTML and Explorer searches.
Autonumber Attributes can now be used as Value metadata in SQL Pick List definitions.
Sequence control values for Autonumber Attributes can now be set.
When a Package is selected in the Package tree and the display is in Details mode, the Class ID is now displayed.
A panel has been added to allow editing of the pre and post commit logic.
Class Properties, Attribute Tab, Inherit Existing Attribute: The Package and Class is now shown for each selectable attribute.
Class Properties, Attribute Tab, Create New Attribute: The column name string is now replicated in the Attribute list while typing.
Class Properties, Privilege Tab: Roles or users can now be multi-selected and "Grant" or "Revoke" applied to all selected.
Class Properties, Privilege Tab: A user can now create a new role or delete an existing role.
String to SQL Picklist Wizard: Choice text, number of options, and 'map' usability is improved.
A new toolbar has been added containing common functions.
The Delete Package progress dialog now has a range.
The Class object context menu now includes the "New Element" function.
Class Properties, Pick List Editor: The option_id is now shown in the tool tip for each list option.
The State machine editor now requires less mouse clicks to create Status Bubbles and Transition Lines. Simply click in the diagram to create a new Status, and drag from one status to another to create a transition.
File, Import Class Definitions: A new option is available that allows a SQL script to be created instead of performing the import. The created script can be run at a later time to create the Classes.
Pick List Attributes now have an option for radio button-style display.
The Elements product installer has been rewritten to improve ease of use and support more installation and upgrade scenarios.
The Elements.EA solution has been renamed to Elements.Common.
The FEA Reference Model is now installable without a dependency on any other solution.
Backup and Recovery (DR)
The label "DR" for this feature has been renamed to "Backup and Recovery.".
Roles assigned to EE Applications are restored even if they do not begin with EE%.
Added documentation regarding deletion of Element history.
Added documentation regarding Elements Oracle Functions.
All "Show Me How" Tutorials have been updated.
The Installation Guide has been rewritten for the new installer.
Uniqueness is now enforced in the "package.class" fully qualified name.
Class-Class relationship information has been moved from the TUPLE to the new FOREIGN_KEY table to allow for more complex relationship metadata.
When a ROLE is deleted, the corresponding PARAMETERS are now also deleted.
The EE_USER_MANAGER ROLE is now granted to EE_ADMIN by default.
New USR_DISCUSSION_UPSERT_PRE procedure stub. allow (and preserve over upgrade) user customization to discussion text trigger handling. (Similar to other USR procedures)
Parameter type 126 is now deleted when a NAMED_TEXT record is deleted.
eTask email logic has been moved into an Oracle job.
Users are now prevented from setting a task to Private when that user did not create the task.
Search: Exact Match selection returns error and "order by" is incorrect.
eTask: Private Task checkbox fails to set correctly on load (however saves correctly when set).
Search: It is possible to return an element multiple times when the key word is found more than once with different similarities.
Element Detail Reports: Pick Lists do not always respect the ordering set in Class Manager.
Element Explorer: Error occurs when trying to import MS Project XML files when the Elements EA metamodel is present.
Element Detail Report: Preset SPL attributes produced from the "New" header on related element sections does not show text, rather the element_id instead.
Database: ORA-00903: invalid table name Caused by "INSERT INTO ^ [...]" This bug exists in v5.1.1 and 5.2.
XMI Import: Pick List Attributes generated by Elements XMI import do not show expected value, rather the value that would otherwise be considered as the KEY_SYNONYM.
Class Manager (Data tab): Error Pasting into SQL Picklist when value doesn't match.
Element Explorer (Folder Properties, Layout Tab) Global Layout Preferences setting changes are not saving under some circumstances.
Element Explorer (Folder Properties, Layout Tab): The Global Layout Preferences tab is only available to EE_ADMIN users.