Incomplete Trucks VIN_Decode Program


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Version 1 Changes:

(Your version number is at the top of most screens in the program.)
When Version What
11/21/17 1.17.1121
  • Import will default to applying the 70% assessment ratio on input. If the user changes this, that setting will be saved and used the next time.
  • The export operation can now create an XLSX format Excel file, although the Save As defaults to XLS.
  • 12/19/16 1.16.1219
  • Bug fix : The new field review feature did not work with import files having a ".txt" extension.
  • 12/9/16 1.16.1209
  • New feature : Before importing, you can review the file's field mappings.
  • New feature : After importing, you can review the records that failed to import.
  • Some "Close" buttons have more informative captions.
  • 7/15/16 1.16.0715
  • New feature : Batch setting of BASE prices for similar trucks, useful for fleets.
  • Bug fix : Changes in pricing and depreciation schedules were not automatically reflected when you edited a trailer or truck.
  • Better error messages about read-only files and tables.
  • 1/26/16 1.16.0126
  • Clicking the "Redecode" button if some trucks were not priced by weight would crash the program. This update fixes that.
  • Under rare conditions, a user or IT person mixes up data from different versions, triggering an error when the program is started. This update attempts to recover and repair the data.
  • 11/16/15 1.15.1116
  • There are some enhancements and fixes for the batch typing and pricing feature.
  • 11/4/15 1.15.1104
  • There is a screen for batch typing and pricing.
  • There are more options and a simplified screen for sending mail merge letters.
  • Added "Multiplier" and "Priced As" columns to main and other lists.
  • 12/2/14 1.14.1202
  • The vehicle type database from NHTSA has been updated.
  • The program offers to use network if it can't run locally.
  • The program politely informs the user if the import file header is invalid, instead of crashing.
  • 10/22/14 1.14.1022
  • This update addresses problems some users might have, running in Windows 7 without administrator access.
  • 10/15/14 1.14.1015
  • The installation process has undergone a major redesign to address networking and various causes of confusion. (See How to install)
  • The Export/Report selection screen has more flexibility in its filter and display options.
  • The main screen allows sorting and searching on more fields.
  • The table rebuild process is more robust (to address data and indexing problems).
  • Several minor bugs have been fixed.
  • 11/15/13 1.13.1115
  • The program will only automatically determine a vehicle year the first time it is imported. This way, the program won't be confused by a vehicle that passes 30 years old prior to a later import.
  • Formerly, if you clicked the Redecode button, the program would not recalculate values for "locked" vehicles. Now it will.
  • Bug fix: Under rare circumstances, you will get an error about "invalid file name or path". This update should fix that bug.
  • 11/6/13 1.13.1106
  • The vehicle year determination from the VIN is improved, allowing a year 2 years newer than the assessment year. The program will use the DMV value if it is different from the calculated year by 30 years. (The VIN uses one digit to specify the vehicle year, and repeats after 30 years.)
  • 10/25/13 1.13.1025
  • The export/merge selection screen has more fields.
  • You can sort the columns of that screen.
  • The program is better at flagging an improper installation.
  • Bug fix : Values imported at 70% were not correct. (This was not a problem for the trailer program.) - This error was accidentally introduced in version 1.13.0828 .
  • 10/4/13 1.13.1004
  • Bug fix : Sometimes changing a checkbox in the report/export selection screen crashed the program.
  • The gross weight is included in the report/export selection screen.
  • 9/16/13 1.13.0916
  • Mail Merge help topic added to help file.
  • The program improves mail merge user-friendliness a little.
  • 9/13/13 1.13.0913
  • The program resolves some issues in updating standalone installations.
  • Sample mail merge documents are included as an option in the update install.
  • 8/28/13 1.13.0828
  • The program now has a mail merge feature. There are sample merge documents included with the full install. They can also be downloaded separately.
  • To support the mail merge feature, the program now allows the import of mailing address information.
  • There is a new field to flag whether the taxpayer should be asked for more information.
  • Lists for printing, exporting, and merging, can now be filtered by vehicle class and other flags.
  • The Year Code wrap-around is now automatic, and based on the assessment year.
  • 4/2/13 1.13.0402
  • The addition is flagged red in the list of trucks if there are adjustments or the base value hasn't been entered.
  • Columns have been added to the list : Body, Gross Weight, Brand.
  • You can click on headers to sort either by VIN or by Type+brand+year(descending by year).
  • The Redecode can optionally include a recalculation of prices and values.
  • There is a new M-65 depreciation schedule.
  • The program highlights the last record you edited, even if you have exited the program.
  • The program will not try to decode the vehicle year if the VIN has the wrong number of digits, and will instead use the year provided by the DMV.
  • The program will not try to decode the VIN if there are fewer than 12 digits.
  • In the list of vehicles, invalid VINs are flagged in red.
  • 1/22/13 1.13.0122
  • The program better supports importing and exporting data for Vision Government Solutions.
  • 12/26/12 1.00.1226
  • Bug Fix : The program can now run locally on a 64-bit Windows 7 computer, as well as on older systems and networks.
  • Bug Fix : Last year's data may still not have been properly brought forward for some trucks.
  • 12/21/12 1.00.1221
  • Bug Fix : Some Excel files did not import correctly.
  • Bug Fix : Last year's data may not have been properly brought forward for some trucks.
  • 12/12/12 1.00.1212
  • The program now supports importing data from Vision Government Solutions.

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