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National Cancer Institute Center for Bioinformatics
CDE Browser Release Notes
8 December 2008

Release History



8 December 2008

13 February 2008

30 January 2008

10 December 2007

17 October 2007

07 February 2007

22 February 2006

New Features and Updates

  • The context tree is now sorted in alphabetical order and is insensitive to case
    GF 11821
  • As a result of Value Meanings as Administered Components four new columns(PV Begin Date, PV End Date, VM Public Id, VM Version) were added to the Permissible Values, in the Data Elements Details
    GF 11826
  • As a result of Classification Scheme Item's as Administered Components two new columns(CSI Type, CSI Public ID/Version) were added to the Classifications, in the Data Elements Details. The Public ID/Version Column will be displayed in the format "####v##" where the number after the "v" is version number
    GF 11897
  • The default list of value for the advanced search page at "Search in the following field(s)" is now defaulted to "All"
    GF 11900
  • Technology stack has been upgraded to use the caCORE 4.0 recommended technologies
    GF 11901
  • CDE Cart has been refactored for this release. The functionality of cde cart has been implemented with new Object Cart
    GF 12456
  • A link to download CDE Browser DTDs has been added to the browser. The link will appear along with the other download links above the search Result Set

Bugs Fixed Since Last Release


Known Issues

  • caDSR, CDEBrowser Not Displaying Alternate Names and Definitions Correctly
    GF 11978
    Workaround: Refreshing the page will display all the alternate names and definitions.
  • Keyword search fails when choose (At least one of the words) option
    GF 15456
  • The link to the new Admin Tool is missing from the redirected page users receive from the convenience link on the CDE Browser Home page. They are directed to contact the NCI help desk which is only necessary if you don't have a VPN account and need access.
    Workaround: The correct link is which can be accessed by users connected via the NCI/NIH LAN or with VPN. If you need access and don't have a VPN account, contact the NCI help desk.
  • Reference Document URLs displays with the slash "/" escaped with a backslash "\/\/"
    GF 18256
    Workaround: Select the link and edit the address field of the new browser window to remove the extra characters.
  • The "Prior Version" of the Excel download contains two extraneous columns -- CSI Public ID and CSI Version.  These columns are new to caDSR and should have been filtered out of the "Prior" format.
    GF 18351
    Workaround: Delete the two columns from the downloaded file.  The current download formats are available on the following wiki page:
  • Intermittently, the CDE Browser default filters fail.  Results from Test and Training context are returned, as well as those with one of the "retired' workflow statuses. GF 18442
    Workaround: Open a new IE Window and start again.
  • Error downloading DE in CDE Browser with IE. GF 18457
    Workaround: Turn off Pop up blocker for Internet Explorer. Add cde browser url to the list of trusted site for Internet Explorer

CORE Product Dependencies

Refer to the CORE Product Dependency Matrix for the caCORE SDK and other software technologies on which this release of this product relies.



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