Video tutorial: Runtime Shortcuts

Our new video tutorial about runtime shortcuts has just been released. This is functionality that is not yet well known, but which might be helpful for your surveys. The video explains what they are and when to use them. It also shows how you can create your own in 2 easy steps.

We would love your feedback, so don't be shy and leave a comment on YouTube if you can.

Blaise 5.4 - The June 29th 2018 release

The 5.4 version has now officially been released.
You can find it in the official location on our ftp-server.

Some highlights of new functionality in 5.4:

Manipula Dialogs (Maniplus)

This release has several Manipula extensions. Some of these extensions allow to create interactive scripts with dialogs and lookups for the management and control of data entry sessions. In Blaise 4 these features were part of Maniplus.

Important new features in Manipula include:
· Dialog section
· Edit method

Harmless changes to the data model

There is now support that allows changes in a data model that can be considered harmless in respect to already collected data. Your data files will be automatically converted to the new data model.

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The official IBUC 2018 site is now online

Registration for IBUC 2018 is now open. Go to the official site for information on how to register and for more information about accommodation and the program as it becomes available.
We hope you will all join us as we discuss our experiences with Blaise and we hope you will share your experiences with us as well.

Please remember, you can still send in abstracts for presentations until June 8.


At 28-31 May, Statistics Netherlands will organise a Blaise 5 Layout Training, which is a four-day course for Blaise developers. It will focus specifically on how to specify and apply layout using the new tools in Blaise 5. The course is especially useful for existing Blaise 4 programmers who want to know more about how to make the transition to Blaise 5, or who want to know more about the new capabilities of Blaise 5.

New for this course is that it is divided in 3 parts:

New in Blaise 5 (for Blaise 4 programmers)
Blaise 5 Layout Basic: Layout Designer
Blaise 5 Layout Advanced: Resource Editor
For more information, have a look at the menu Support | Training. To register for this course, you can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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