Berkeley Studio 4.9


Welcome to the newest version of the Berkeley Studio! We’ve added several new features and improved many existing ones. Below is a short overview of what’s new. If you need help with the Studio, you can always press [F1] to see the online documentation.

Setting the language (video)

You can now set the language of a model with the action setlanguage. This will be used by the presentation layer and will also be used by several functions. For example, you no longer need to specify the language for dateinwords, although you still can if you want to.

Reading data from cases (video)

You can read data from your other cases on the same server. You do this by finding the right case(name) with importcasename and then using that casename with importvalue.

Comments (video)

You can now add comments in the source and in the action list. This allows you to add documentation to your models, making it easier for you and others to understand what’s going on. Comments are not visible to end users.

Dynamic list in dropdown grid (video)

While previously you could use drop-down lists in a grid, they we’re “fixed”. You could not vary them depending on the user’s input. This is now possible in 4.9! You just need to add a dataset to the node in which the grid is displayed and use that dataset as drop-down list.

Metadata (video)

You can now add metadata to your model for all nodes and actions. You can do this with either the Inspector or with an Action. Metadata allows you to change certain things in the presentation layer. For example, you can change how the Next and Previous buttons are called.

Dynamic styles in document (video)

It is now possible to apply templates to your documents. For example, you may use document assembly to create legal documents for clients. Using document templates, you can style the resulting document in the corporate style of your client, without the need to make separate documents for all styles!


We’ve also made many smaller improvements to help you make better and more powerful Berkeley Studio models. The most important ones are:

You can now use soft enters in in text fragments. This allows for a new line without a new paragraph. A soft enter in Word is done with [Shift + Enter]. (video)

In addition to deleterow you can now also use deletecolumn to manipulate tables in Word through the Berkeley Studio. Deletecolum will remove the entire column it is placed in. (video)

Whenever an interface (for example, a question) is not visible, it will no longer display as a blank space in the Runner.

You can now copy and paste information groups. (video)

The Berkeley Studio now prevents multiple users from editing the same model. If the model is open, you can still open a read only version to view it.

The log has now a separate log for all the errors that occurred.

In the webadmin, you can now download and CSV-file (spreadsheet) containing information about the models and libraries on that server.

You can now use resetinitvar with variables (for example, resetinitvar(^income)).


You can contact us for more information.

Continuous improvement of our solution is a core value of our culture here at Berkeley Bridge. Do you have any questions or feature requests that could help us further enhance our software?

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A list of the patches can be found here. The solved ticket list can be found here.