V8 Search XE Release Notes

Last updated 13 January 2022

  • DPFI-2201010 After importing the deadlock xevents files, the number of imported records was incorrectly displayed in the „long durations“ as well. This bug has been fixed.
  • DPFI-2201011 When opening the „Perf Analzer“ the tool window „SQL Server Extented Events“ was not opened anymore. This could also not be opened under „Actions -> Tool Window „SQL XEvents“. This error has been fixed.
  • DPFI-2201012 In the menu „PERFORMANCE ANALYZER“ the starting and stopping of the XEvents „V8_FullSQL_NAV_Trace“ was not executed when pressing the button „Start (XE -FS)“. This error has been fixed.

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V8 Search XE Release Notes

Last updated 05 January 2022

  • DPHF-2201001 When opening the imported Extended Events files (LD, BL, DL) that have a date greater than 12/31/2021 23.59.59, it is no longer possible to set a date limit in the filter.
  • DPFE-2201003 V8 Search XE also offers full support for the latest Dynamics 365 Business Central 2021 Release Wave 2 (Version 19) starting with this release.
  • DPUP-2201001 The setup package (MSI file) for a new installation or an update of V8 Search XE has been revised. In the older versions, after the execution of the MSI file, the license and the public key were copied manually into the installation directory V8 Search XE. After the first start of the client, a dialog opened informing you about the new features and fixed bugs. After that, other required components would be installed and SQL database would be updated. In the future this workflow will be part of the setup routine and will be executed directly from installation.
  • DPUP-2201002 In the „Query Parameters“ dialog window, the function for selecting table names has been revised. The function that during the input of the table names the filter immediately became active, proved to be not practicable with larger SQL databases with many Dynamics clients. In the dialog window there is a small arrow in the upper right corner that will provide a filter in the future.
  • DPFI-2201004 In the system dashboard, no values were displayed in some cases. This bug has been fixed.
  • DPFI-2201005 In the Dynamics Table Properties tool window, when selecting SQL Index for AL Extension, only indexes for the base table were displayed. This error has been fixed.
  • DPFI-2201006 When selecting „Tool Window Search“ under the „Views“ menu item, the tool window did not open in the client. This error has been fixed.
  • DPFI-2201007 Asterisks by the password text box „Options-Remote Control“ could not make the password visible. This error has been fixed.
  • DPFI-2201008 In the dialog window „Long Duration Table Count“ no AutoFilter could be activated. This error has been fixed.
  • DPFI-2201009 In the Options -> System an error message was displayed when checking for sorting the SQL Server. This bug has been fixed.

V8 Search XE Release Notes

Last updated 14 October 2021

  • DPFE-2110003 Various functions have been updated and extended for the new Dynamics Business Central versions 17 + 18.
  • DPFE-2110004 It consists of dialog windows to address the „V8 Source Code Search“ directly with a marked term via the key combination Shift+F3.
  • DPFE-2110005 The SQL Server function „Top Worker Time Queries“ has been extended by the column „Queryplan“ to display the execution plans.
  • DPFE-2110006 The V8 services now have the possibility to store the values of the performance counters in the V8 database.
  • DPUP-2110007 The analysis function „LD Table“ (Tab Action) has been changed to more effectively determine whether an index is missing in SQL scripts with a Long Durations (LD).
  • DPFI-2110001 When importing modified AL objects in Dynamics Business Central into the V8 SQL database, errors occurred. This error has been fixed.
  • DPFI-2110002 The system dashboard displayed incorrect values for archived AL source code objects. This error has been fixed.

V8 Search XE Release Notes

Last updated 10 September 2021

  • DPFI-2109001 When opening SQL scripts, errors occur in the query parameter dialog if the SQL Server database is „case sensitive“. To avoid this misbehavior there are two new options in Options under System. Here you can set whether V8 Search XE should consider the setting „case sensitive“ for the SQL server and SQL database.

V8 Search XE Release Notes

Last updated 30 August 2021

  • DPFI-2108009 Unfortunately, older Dynamics NAV (10) versions had problems with the „Dynamics Table Properties“ tool window. This Bug has been fixed.

V8 Search XE Release Notes

Last updated 23 August 2021

  • DPFI-2108008 When opening the NAV | 365 BC dashboard Data – > NAV | 365 BC an error occurs and the V8 client crashes.
    This Bug has been fixed.

V8 Search XE Release Notes

Last updated 16 August 2021

  • DPUP-2108001 For this update, the SQL Server Extended events „long_duration“ and „blocking_process“ must be updated.
  • DPUP-2108002 The SQL table mapping has been completely revised. Two new options have been added to the SQL table mapping function in the settings.
  • DPUP-2108003 The „Dynamics Table Properties“ tool window has been provided with a completely new functionality.
  • DPFE-2108004 Two new buttons have been added to the Performance Analyzer document window in the menu bar.
    The first button starts and stops the extended events for the users. The second button starts and stops the Extended Events for the Full SQL Tracing.
  • DPUP-2108005 The „A new function allows that a change in the configuration of a V8 service is applied to all installed V8 services in the network.
  • DPUP-2108006 The configuration of the V8 services are imported into the V8 database.
  • DPFI-2108007 An error occurred in the „Bad Performance“ document window when pressing the Dashboard link. The Dashboard document window did not open.
    This bug has been fixed.
  • DPFI-2108008 The document window „Performance Analyzer“ was completely revised. There were repeatedly inaccuracies in the display for the performance events that were to be monitored. The display was changed from an event-driven counting method (Trigger / Service Broker) to a time-driven display.

V8 Search XE Release Notes

Last updated 29 April 2021

  • DPFI-2105006 When clicking in headers row or sorting the data in a datagrid an error message occurred. This bug has been fixed.

V8 Search XE Release Notes

Last updated 28 April 2021

  • DPUP-2105001 In the Dashboard TreeView, the „Dynamics NAV“ folder with the menu item „Objects“ has been removed.
  • DPUP-2105002 In the Dashboard TreeView in the General folder, the menu item „XE Profiler Result“ has been removed.
  • DPFE-2105003 V8 Performance Toolkit in V8 Search XE

    In the future, the „XE Profiler“ module will be renamed to „V8 Performance Toolkit“ (V8PT). The V8 Performance Toolkit (V8PT) is part of V8 Search XE and consists of performance monitoring tools that create detailed performance profiles of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central / NAV ERP applications. This documentation explains both the V8 Performance Recorder (V8PR) and the V8 Performance Analyzer (V8PA).

    Components of the V8 Performance Toolkit

    The V8 Performance Toolkit consists of two independent tools: V8 Performance Recorder (V8PR) and V8 Performance Analyzer (V8PA). Basic procedures and a detailed walkthrough can be found in the V8 Search XE Help.

    V8 Performance Recorder

    V8PR (V8 Services) is a powerful recording tool that creates records for Event Tracing for Windows (ETW). You can run V8PR from the V8 Search XE user interface or from the command line. V8PR provides built-in profiles that allow you to select the specific events for Dynamics NAV Server instances to be recorded. Alternatively, you can create custom profiles in XML. V8PR can also be accessed and controlled using the V8PRControl API (Application Programming Interface). You can easily generate a recording using the V8PR User Interface (UI). Use built-in recording profiles to analyze table locks (BL), deadlocks (DL), long durations (LD), poor system or application performance, or other SQL Server performance issues associated with Dynamics 365 Business Central or Dynamics NAV. V8PR stores events in the V8 database.

    V8 Performance Analyzer

    V8PA is a powerful analysis tool that combines a very flexible user interface with comprehensive features and data tables that can be pivoted and have full text search capabilities.

    The new functionality of analyzing event trace data can be executed from the dialog windows „Blockings“ , „Deadlocks“ and „Long Durations“.

  • DPFE-2105004 If you move the mouse over a datagrid in a dialog window, the text in the editor changes with the content of the activated cell. There is now the possibility to control this behavior via the button „Cell“.
  • DPFI-2105005 It was not possible to drag and drop different actions buttons from the review to the dashboard. This bug has been fixed.

V8 Search XE Release Notes

Last updated 02 April 2021

  • DPFI-2104001 There was a problem with displaying html pages in V8 Search XE. This bug has been fixed.

V8 Search XE Release Notes

Last updated 24 March 2021

  • DPFI-2103015 When entering the license key with an english windows version there were problems. This bug has been fixed.

V8 Search XE Release Notes

Last updated 11 March 2021

  • DPFI-2103013 After importing the blocking XEvents, the SQL statements of the blocking process were no longer displayed in the overview. This bug has been fixed.
  • DPFI-2103014 When opening the timeline display for the XEvents , the time for the „mintime“ and „maxtime“ was not displayed correctly, so that in the worst case two data sets were not displayed in the overview.

V8 Search XE Release Notes

Last updated 08 March 2021

  • DPFI-2103001 After importing a Full SQL Trace Xevents log, an error occurred when starting the „Full SQL Trace XEvents Transaction“ dialog and entering the transaction number. The error was caused by an arithmetic overflow and has been fixed.
  • DPFI-2103010 When scrolling in a „Data Grid“, an undesired effect occurred when you reached the end of the rows. This bug has been fixed.
  • DPFI-2103013 Updating the changed AL code objects from Dynamics SQL database to V8 database did not work correctly. This bug has been fixed.
  • DPFE-2103002 A new function has been implemented to analyze the T-SQL scripts from the „long durations“. The function consists of two parts it formats all SQL scripts so that they can be executed and measured directly in SSMS Studio. The second part of the function extracts all table names from all T-SQL scripts of the „long durations“. This allows the table names to be analyzed by frequency.
  • DPFE-2103003 From now on, the T-SQL scripts can be passed directly to SQL Server Management Studio from the dialog windows using the shortcut Ctrl + F7.
  • DPFE-2103004 A function has been added under the menu item Dashboard -> General. The Transaction ID Full SQL Trace function compares the imported „Full SQL Trace“ data with the Blocking, Deadlocks and Long Durations data. If there are any matches of the Transaction ID during this period, they will be displayed in a list. The list will show you whether it is a blocking transaction or a blocked transaction. With the Full SQL Trace Events Transaction function, you can view the complete transaction in the open dialog box. In the dialog window there is a new button under XE Profiler with the name Analysis after pressing the button the detected SQL scripts are marked, which was detected for this transaction as blocking, deadlock or long duration.
  • DPFE-2103005 Under the menu item „SQL Database“ -> „SQL Server Database Index“ the function „Index breakdown“ has been changed. The function no longer analyzes the entire database but only a specially specified table.For the parameter „ReportStyle“ please enter the value 0 or 1.

    In the SQL database section there are now some queries that you can filter on special table names. When you start the query and a dialog box with the „SpecifiedTable“
    parameters appears, you can enter the table name or leave the parameter value empty. If you confirm with okay and have inserted a table name, the SQL query will be executed specifically on this table. If you leave the parameter value blank, the SQL query will be executed for the entire database.

    The filtering applies to the following SQL queries:

    • SQL Server Database -> Automatic Statistics Updating
    • SQL Server Database -> Buffer Usage
    • SQL Server Database -> Last time table was accessed
    • SQL Server Database -> Objekt modify
    • SQL Server Database Index -> Simple Redundant Index Query
    • SQL Server Database Index -> Volatile Indexes
    • SQL Server Database Index -> Which Index Is Never Used
    • SQL Server Database Index -> Overall Index Usage Reads
    • SQL Server Database Index -> Index Fragmentation
    • SQL Server Database Index -> Get Fill Factor for all Indexes on Database
    • SQL Server Database Index -> Find Statistics Information
    • SQL Server Database Index -> Fixing SQL Server Fragmentation
    • SQL Server Database Index -> Indexes Script Out

  • DDPFE-2103006 From this version of V8 Search XE it is possible to show and hide columns in all dialog windows. Furthermore, there is the possibility to fix columns now.
  • DPFE-2103007 From now on, after a new installation of V8 Search XE, when you start the V8 Client for the first time, you will be asked if you want to restore your V8 Client configuration files from a backup. To backup configuration files in the future, open the Settings and navigate to the area under the menu item „Backup Configuration“. Here you have the option to specify a directory. Press the blue button on the left, select a directory and the data will be automatically backed up to the folder.
  • DPFE-2103008 Another change was made in the area of the V8 services. In the future, the services will no longer be started or stopped one after the other, but in parallel. During this process, no progress indicator will be displayed in the task area. When a V8 service has finished starting or stopping, you will receive a notification message at the bottom right edge.
    Color blue = „check“,
    Color green = „start“,
    Color red = „stop“.
    If the V8 service cannot be started, you will receive a message.
  • DPFE-2103009 Three new tables are added to the database. If you have not run the last update (, we recommend that you create a new database.
  • DPFE-2103012 A new property has been added to control the behavior of the „Tool Windows“.
  • DPUP-2103011 The V8 Search XE Profiler completely redesigned. The XE Profiler now offers the possibility to view events in parallel.
    In the old version of the XE profiler you could only see the data for either Deadlocks, Blockings or „Long Durations“ via the selected template of the respective event.
    In the new version, only the number of events is displayed. The „SPID Dynamics WinUser“ function is also included in the new profiler. You can still see which Windows user had which SQL Server SPID at a given time.

V8 Search XE Release Notes

Last updated 04 February 2021

  • DPFI-2102002 An error occurred when saving the data as a csv file. This error has been fixed.

V8 Search XE Release Notes

Last updated 02 February 2021

  • DPFI-2102001 When saving the data from a dialog window into a V8C* table, no data was transferred into the database. This error has been fixed.
  • DPFE-2102002 A checkbox for activating a new function has been introduced in the option. This option formats TSQL scripts of type „sp_prepexec“ and „sp_prepexec“ into a performance measurement form that can be listed directly in SSMS. This information helps to analyze queries with bad values.
  • DPFE-2102003 Two new views have been added in the „Long Durations“ section. The views help you to analyze which „wait type“ the SQL script has caused.
  • DPFE-2101004 The new Performance counters provide information about how well V8 Service is performing. Using monitoring tools such as Windows Performance Monitor, you can use the V8 performance counters to collect data about Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server instances and then use the data to identify conditions that affect performance and make adjustments.

V8 Search XE Release Notes

Last updated 05 January 2021

  • DPFI-2101001 In the dialog windows only max. 1000 records were displayed. This error has been fixed.
  • DPFE-2101002 The filter dialog has been redesigned and extended with new functions for date determination.
  • DPFE-2101003 Various Microsoft type libraries have been renewed. The database access was accelerated.
  • DPFE-2101004 In the dashboard treeview the functions can now be executed by mouse double click.
  • DPFE-2101005 In each dialog window the autofilter can now be activated separately.
  • DPFE-2101006 The entire job scheduler was completely overworked.
  • DPFE-2101007 All hidden tool windows can now be displayed via the ribbon menu.

V8 Search XE Release Notes

Last updated 17 December 2020

  • DPFI-2012013 When changing the installation path for „Power BI Desktop“ in the V8 Search XE options, an error occurred.
  • DPFI-2012014 When creating a new V8 database on a SQL Server version 2017, an error occurred.
  • DPFI-2012015 An error occurred in the „Long Duration Dashboard“ module when opening it.

V8 Search XE Release Notes

Last updated 02 December 2020

  • DPFI-2012001 In the filter dialog for opening imported deadlocks a wrong sum was displayed.
  • DPFI-2012002 In dialog windows the status hides the „resizing“ in the lower right corner.
  • DPFI-2012003 When changing the SQL Server connection in the backstage windows of dialog windows, not only the current SQL connection of the dialog was changed, but also the SQL connection of the main window..
  • DPFI-2012012 Changes in the configuration of V8 services from the V8 client were not saved.
  • DPFE-2012004 The colors of the different categories of the dashboard were updated.
  • DPFE-2012005 For importing long durations, blockings and dealocks data from the XEvents, special times, weekends or working days can be selected in the options.
  • DPFE-2012006 In the filter dialog for the evaluation of LD, BL and DL also weekdays can be filtered.
  • DPFE-2012007 For the SQL database index script „Missing Index“ a new column has been added which automatically generates the TSQL script to create the „Missing Index“.
  • DPFE-2012008 Added a new Botton in the ribbon menu to display the Tool windows. Tool windows can still be opened via the context menu.
  • DPFE-2012009 Various icons were exchanged in the client program.
Features and functionality removed
  • DPFR-2012010 In the ribbon menu, the Botton for displaying the dashboard graphic has been removed. the graphic is only controlled via the options.
  • DPFR-2012011 In the Ribbom menu in the category Search the function to create a result tree as html was removed.

V8 Search XE Release Notes

Last updated 11 November 2020

  • DPFE-2011001 The search module was extended. From this version on, dynamics 365 BC /NAV extension can be searched as source code.
    The import module for importing dynamics 365 BC /NAV extension was completely revised.

V8 Search XE Release Notes

Last updated 25 Oktober 2020

  • DPFI-2010006 Bugfix – When opening the dialog boxes with an SQL query plan, the graphic view was frozen.

V8 Search XE Release Notes

Last updated 21 Oktober 2020

  • DPFI-2010005 Bugfix – The display of the number of deadlocks caused an error in the graphical display.

V8 Search XE Release Notes

Last updated 19 Oktober 2020

  • DPFI-2010003 Bugfix – in various fonts were displayed incorrectly.
  • DPFI-2010004 Bugfix – Display error in the modal filter dialog.

V8 Search XE Release Notes

Last updated 13 Oktober 2020

  • DPFI-2010002 Bugfix – in various fonts were displayed incorrectly.
  • DPFE-2010001 From this version on data can be displayed in power bi desktop. In the installation directory there is a template which can be started from GUI.

V8 Search XE 3.0.1 Release Notes

Last updated 08 Oktober 2020

  • DPFI-2010001 Bug in Sql Formatter.

V8 Search XE 2.4.9 Release Notes

Last updated 08 July 2020

  • DPFE-2006003 The analysis function in the search module was optimized. The search parameters provide a better search result.
  • DPFE-2006004 The search result in the tree view can be imported or exported as xml file.

V8 Search XE 2.4.8 Release Notes

Last updated 06 June 2020

  • DPFI-2006001 V8 Search XE crashes when opening the SQL query plan.
  • DPFI-2006002 TSQL Editor problems with shortcut

    • CTRL+F8 (Index Table)
    • CTRL+F9 (Index Views)
    • CTRL+F10 (Statistics Table | Views)

V8 Search XE 2.4.5 Release Notes

Last updated 18 March 2020

  • DPFE-2003001 The new V8 XELoader. This V8 Search XE utility allows the contents of V8_FullSQL_NAV_Trace*.xel extended event files to be quickly loaded into a SQL Server database.
  • DPFE-2003002 The Query Plan Visualizer provides a graphical representation of the execution plan of an SQL statement for various queries in V8 Search XE. The plan used by the query optimizer is displayed in the results area on the Query Plan Visualizer tab.
  • DPFI-2003001 In the Timeline dialog, the „cancel“ command did not stop the task display.

V8 Search XE 2.4.0 Release Notes

Last updated 01 March 2020

  • DPFE-2002001 The product help was updated and partly revised.
  • DPFE-2002002 Backing Up and Restoring Configuration Files.
  • DPFE-2002003 Animated Notifications/Alerts/Pop-ups.
  • DPFE-2002004 The search module is now controlled via the „Search“ menu in the main window.
  • DPFI-2002001 When opening the date filter for a record, an incorrect date was generated for filtering. This resulted in errors in the display.
  • DPFI-2002002 The MetaData document window could not be closed with the tab button „Close“.
  • DPFI-2002003 Canceling a task in the Tool window „Progress“ generated an error message. The task could not be canceled.

V8 Search XE 2.3.0 Release Notes

Last updated 22 January 2020

  • DPFE-2001001 A new module for charts was implemented (deadlocks etc.).
  • DPFE-2001002 On the Dashborad site, 3 new „chart“ modules have been implemented for the „blocking“ section.
  • DPFE-2001003 For various functions 8 new tables must be created on the „V8 Search Database“.
  • DPFE-2001004 The search function was extended by the „exteneted search“ to achieve even better „search results“ in the Dynamics NAV/BC AL Code.
  • DPFE-2001005 There is now also the possibility to import Dynamics metadata objects for the source code search.
  • DPFI-2001001 Fixed: After installation there were problems with the XE.Core.dll when importing the collected data.
  • DPFI-2001002 Fixed: The Scheduler button could not be used after creating the table.
  • DPFI-2001003 Fixed: The „SQLhandle“ search on the TSQL page.
  • DPFI-2001004 Fixed: A problem with the XE Profiler „Live Watching“ and the default SQL Server (Service Broker) has been fixed.
  • DPFI-2001005 Fixed: On the dashboard page the user settings for hiding the individual panels were not saved.