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Soprano release preview 29th June 2017

We’re pleased to announce that the next release of Soprano is now available for preview.

This release addresses issues relating to Borrower Date of Birth.

Date of Birth field on/off toggle in Create & Edit Borrower

You can now create a borrower without setting a date of birth. A new toggle switch next to the Date of Birth field is set on by default. When you click/tap to switch it off, the value selection fields disappear and you can save the form without a date of birth.

In the Borrower Header if there is no date of birth the field value displays as ‘[unknown]’.

The new toggle switch is also given In the Borrower Header edit form. If there is no date of birth the toggle is Off and the date fields are not displayed; click/tap to switch it on to display the fields and set a date of birth.

If there is a date of birth the toggle is set on and the date fields are displayed; if you click/tap to switch it off and save the form then the date of birth is removed from the borrower.


Edit borrower no longer setting spurious DoB

Borrower records where there is no date of birth now retain no value for the Date of Birth when you edit some other data in the borrower record, rather than setting it to the current date.


Release to the live service

This version of Soprano will be released to the live service on Tuesday 4th July 2017.


Comments and contact

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please get in touch. You can comment here on the blog, in the Soprano Forum, or contact your Account Manager. To suggest and discuss additional features there is the Soprano Ideas Forum.


2 Responses

  1. John Hudson Says:

    This still doesn’t seem to have been completely thought out. The date of birth is on by default and there is also a default value set of today’s date. That means it’s still too easy for staff (or volunteers) to add a record with today’s date incorrectly set as the date of birth. Today’s date would only be a sensible default if libraries were so popular that mothers came directly from hospital with their newborns to enrol them which (sadly) they don’t. If the default is for date of birth to be on, then this should initially be blank and the form should not allow the record to be saved until a date is entered manually.

  2. Terry Willan Says:

    Hi John, That seems a fair point. We’ll see about leaving the date blank and making it a required field.

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