Faster than before: Creating a New Version in GEFEG.FX

GEFEG.FX Release News

What is New in the Quarterly Release 2022-Q1?

This is how you achieve “Creating a New Version” in GEFEG.FX faster than before

The Create New Version function has also been extended to allow you to append, prefix, replace, partially replace, or suffix replace for all elements of the version name – i.e. short name, version, or variant.

When you have published a development status of data, it is useful to “freeze” it and initiate the next development stage with a new data package. For this new version of the data package, the function Create new version is often used. In this case, all existing properties and notes are transferred to the new objects in GEFEG.FX and only a new alias (short name, version, variant) is assigned. If this function is executed from a folder, several objects can also be newly created at the same time. Within this folder, all connected objects are automatically adjusted to the new names. This also applies to reports and publishing projects. So from now on you don’t have to check all objects individually and adjust the properties afterwards and individually.

More ease of use when Creating a New Version in GEFEG.FX

Suppose you have several models and associated EDI standard code lists in a folder. All of them have the suffix “preview” and the version “v1.0” in the short name. You now use the improved function Create new version and want to provide a new status for the processing of version v2.0. This should also no longer have the status Preview, so you want to remove the string “preview” in the short name and replace the version with “v2.0”.

In the wizard, to customize the short name, use the “Replace suffix” option and delete the “preview” text, leaving the field empty. To change the version name, use the “Replace” option from old “v1.0” to new “v.2.0”. With the start of the function now on the one hand the aliases themselves are adapted and on the other hand these new names are taken over also in the connected objects automatically.

Try it out! A really helpful and time-saving feature when creating new data packages.

Update working copies in GEFEG.FX now with high speed

Many users successfully use the repository functions of GEFEG.FX to develop data together as a team. They benefit from the advantages of this approach compared to usual document use in network drives.

  • Version control: Restore previous work statuses and file versions with just a few clicks
  • Tracking: Use the logs to check which folders and files were last edited
  • Access: All users of the repository can access the latest editing status of a file

When using Subversion (SVN) repositories, you can use GEFEG.FX as a Subversion client and do not need any additional version control software. The first step in the daily use of repositories is to update your working copies in GEFEG.FX to retrieve the latest changes to files locally for yourself. Depending on the size of the repository and the size and type of files, this process sometimes took quite a long time.

We are pleased to report that we have achieved a major performance improvement at this point: Customers report that the update time for large repositories has improved by about 50%.

We will continue to optimize the work with repositories. Feel free to share your experiences with us: What’s going well? What specific suggestions do you have for improvement?

Use the new wizard to easily define settings for EDI standards comparison

Even though the functional scope of GEFEG.FX is quite comprehensive, the creation of a company- or organization-specific EDI Guide remains one of the most important tasks. EDI guides are primarily used for human-readable documentation, logical mappings to other formats or for the validation of test messages. As a basis for an EDI Guide, users first select the appropriate EDI standard, for example a UN/EDIFACT Directory provided by GEFEG.FX, or they develop their standard themselves by creating a company-specific flat file standard in GEFEG.FX.

  • Have all the required changes actually been implemented in the new version?
  • What are the differences between the standard currently in use and a new version of the same standard?
  • Two standards have the same name or alias: are they actually identical or have changes been made to one standard?
  • Do the two standards use the same code lists and the same set of values?

With the new release, a wizard guides you through the settings of the EDI standard comparison. The wizard dialog supports you with the settings to then record any differences between two EDI standards. As a result, you get a decision support, for example, which of two possible EDI standards you want to use for your EDI guides.

Our recommendation: From now on, use the Wizard to compare EDI standards and avoid the hassle of manual comparison in the EDI Standards Editor.

By the way: Users are now also guided through the settings in the check dialog for EDI standards with a wizard.

New data packages in GEFEG.FX


  • Newly available
  • UN Locode 2021-2 included

GS1 EANCOM® Anwendungsempfehlungen (Implementation Guidelines)

  • New: In agreement with GS1 Germany, the implementation guidelines in GEFEG.FX are now available as a separate module.

ISO 20022

  • Model/Schemas 2021-08
  • ISO 20022 External code lists 2021-11
  • ISO 20022 External code lists 2022-03

VDA Recommendations

  • Latest version of the VDA Recommendations 2021
  • VDA Rechnungsformular

Please also read our full release notes: GEFEG.FX Release 2022-Q1

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