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DaDaBIK 8.2 Lerici is here, we have now the Ajax lookup drop-down menu

Hi all,
DaDaBIK 8.2 Lerici is out!

This is mainly a maintenance release (several bugs have been fixed) but there is also an important new feature: Ajax lookup drop-down menu.

Let me explain the whole story: in DaDaBIK 8.1 we introduced the parameter "User-friendly searchable", which made the search of an option inside a (select_single or select_multiple) drop-down menu very easy . However, if the table providing the options for your menu contained a lot of records, your users could experience problems: the browser needs to load all the options, which sometimes can result in browser freezing/hanging and delay issues.

A new parameter, "Use ajax to load options?" allows to load options dynamically, while the user is typing in the field; this completely remove the problem. You can see the effect in the online demo n.1, choose "products": one of the quick filter is "brand", we have intentionally added 10k records with fake brands but as you can see, there isn't any delay in the page loading. The brands are loaded only when you start typing in the brand quick search box.

In DaDaBIK 8.1 we implemented "User-friendly searchable" drop-down menu using the Chosen jQuery plugin, we have moved now to select2 (, which works better from different point of views including the fact that now the "user-friendly searchable" parameter also has effect on mobile.

A few other new things:
- For PostgreSQL, it is now possible to choose the schema (before, tables needed to be in the public schema)
- The Chinese Language is now available
- It is now possible to choose, for each table/view, the default function (e.g. you can show the insert form instead of the results grid)

You can see the complete list of new features and bug fixes here

As usual, if you are in your free upgrade timeframe, you can request your free copy from the upgrade page (

If you have a DaDaBIK ENTERPRISE OR PLATINUM license and you are out of your free upgrade timeframe, you can also get DaDaBIK 8.2 by purchasing a maintenance license (€65/€85), which also provides you with an additional year of free upgrade. Even in this case, you can do everything from the upgrade page (


Eugenio Tacchini
DaDaBIK founder