This week was mostly focused on external actors, fixing a bug of disappearing tokens which has been around for a while.
Fixed disappearing tokens when using external actors in conjunction with variables.
adams-spreadsheet: The TransposeSpreadSheet conversion now keeps the cell types and no longer re-parses the content, making it also more efficient.
adams-meta: The include external actors now can be edited in the Flow editor through the "External actor -> Edit" action.
Conversion AnyToString now accepts arrays as well (actually, Unknown which can be arrays).
adams-spreadsheet: The SpreadSheetCellFinderToPositions conversion has been deprecated. Instead, use the SpreadSheetCellFinder transformer in conjunction with the SpreadSheetCellLocationToPosition conversion.
The find option of the StringIndexOf transformer now accepts backquoted strings, enabling the user to search for tab or new line using t or n.
adams-imaging: metadata-extractor library upgraded to 2.9.1.
Made the Swap action in the Flow editor more flexible by introducing a class hierarchy for suggesting actors to swap with (
adams-rats: The rat input FileLister now has an option to skip files that are currently in use, e.g., large files that are still being written.
adams-imaging-boofcv: the connect rule is now an option for the BinaryContours and CannyBinary object location algorithms, as well as for the BinaryContours and CannyEdgeDetection image transformers.
The PropertiesToVariables allows you to turn properties, that match a regular expression, into variables (the property value becomes the variable value).
With the SpreadSheetCellFinder transformer you can locate cells (and output the row/column pairs) that match certain criteria defined by the supplied CellFinder. Allows you to locate the row in a spreadsheet with a certain value of a specific column, like finding the row with a certain ID.
Conversions for CellLocation objects: SpreadSheetCellLocationToPosition, SpreadSheetCellLocationToCoordinates
New spreadsheet reader/writer for Java props files: PropertiesSpreadSheetReader, PropertiesSpreadSheetWriter
adams-meta: added option transfer schemes between external and include external actor pairs (and vice versa).