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November & December 2020 Release Notes

Happy New Year from all of us at RMCDS!

November & December 2020 Release Notes: Bugs, New Features/Projects, Custom Programs & Items Created. Date shown is the date completed, or the date last edited.

Bugs & Fixes


  • 12/10/2020 XML User Dictionary updated to run even if a user has no Custom Items defined
  • 12/2/2020 Adjustment in Treatment date flags where there is no treatment. If the following fields on the Consolidated treatment record are blank or 0, then set the date flag to 11: Radiation Treatment Modality, Chemotherapy, Hormone Therapy, BRM, Other Treatment, Transplant/Endocrine Therapy. Radiation is only modified if diagnosis year is before 2018. Radiation Date Flag is not changed if Reason No Radiation is 8 or 9

New Features/Projects


  • 1/6/2021 Added NAACCR Version 21 Data Items; available on the update screens. Includes new COVID-19 fields
  • 11/17/2020 English added on ASCII file creation for Counties and Spanish/Hispanic origin variables
  • 11/11/2020 ReadOnly was removed from GeolocationID fields 1970/80/90, 2000, 2010, 2020. Updating these fields will now automatically update the association sub-fields: State at DX Geocode, County at DX Geocode, Census Tract, Census Block Grp

Custom Programs & Items Created


  • 1/6/2021 Custom Item fields in update program highlighted green to distinguish from standard fields & retired fields