Connect Legacy Systems with Our New “Database Connector”
Kanbanize 5.9 introduces a Database Connector. It is in the form of a Java standalone application that runs locally in your network. With "Database Connector", Kanbanize allows you to periodically synchronize the result set of an SQL statement to Kanbanize cards. This makes it a suitable solution when your company is using a legacy system, but you want to track items in an agile workflow and make them more visible.
For example, if a company has an internal ticketing system, the DB Connector will allow the extraction of the internal system information and will transfer it to a Kanban board as separate Kanban cards. The synchronizing between both systems will run at one-hour intervals. This means that once an hour, the SQL statement will be executed and all changes in the internal ticketing system will be applied to the Kanbanize cards.
Find out how to configure the DB Connector in our dedicated article.
Kanban boards are 3x faster now
In order to meet customer’s expectations, we improved the speed of our Kanban boards, drastically. You will be now able to scroll through your Kanbanize boards and drag Kanban cards across columns and swimlanes much faster.
Move Kanban cards to Backlog and Temp Archive faster
You can now drag and drop cards in the Backlog and Temp Archive without having to open the columns. The only thing you need to do is to drag the desired card, to the closed Backlog or Temp Archive until the column color turns to yellow. Then you just drop the card and it is already there.
New Card Design
Kanbanize 5.9 introduces a new improved card design. Do not worry, the anatomy of the kanban card remains the same, but we bring it to another level in terms of clarity.
Automatic copy of parameters when manually creating linked cards
Have you ever wanted to create a linked card and copy some of the parameters of the originator card? You can do it now! In order to take advantage of this feature, you just need to:
- Right click on the card you want to link
- Select Link/Copy in the drop down menu
- Choose what type of related card you want to create
- Click the sheet icon on the right side of the desired card type
When you click on the icon, you will be asked to choose where exactly on your board you want to create the linked card. Then this window will pop up:
At this stage, you will see that all parameters of the old card are automatically copied to the new one. However, in this case, you will have the opportunity of manually selecting (deselecting) all properties that you want to transfer to the new card. Afterwards, you’ll be able to manually fill in any specific information.
*Note. This feature applies for all link types, excluding Mirror cards.
Action column in Links tab is more visible now
For better visibility and accessibility, we moved the "Delete link" action just in front of the card ID. All you need to do is to hover over any of the existing links in your card and a small bin icon will appear just in front of the card’s ID. By clicking on it, you will have the opportunity to delete the link.
Resized columns in advanced search and public view
Some of you have really big monitors, so we updated the search and public view to make use of the additional space. The columns are resized automatically, in order to avoid text cuts and make all information more visible.
For information on how to share public boards check out our dedicated article.
We hope all new improvements and additions will make your day better, while using Kanbanize.