BEXIS 2.13

We are proud to announce, shortly before Christmas but without the help of Santa Claus, that the BExIS v2.13 has been released.

We recommend upgrading the working system to BEXIS 2.13. In this major version the following tasks have been done:


  • Allow email address in addition to account name for login (#402)
  • Allow deleting unstructured primary data (#381)
  • Allow the definition of missing values (#35)
  • Hide menu entries without permission (#143)
  • Allow to switch between dataset versions and show version information (#283,#306)
  • Allow to map system data (e.g. version, last modification date) in metadata form (automatically filled; not editable for user) (#192)
  • Allow to link datasets or other entities (e.g. publications) via metadata entry or external link (#193). Entity white list (#374) to exclude entities + Description for link types (#372)
  • Integration of Multimedia Module (#281)
  • API to read and write data (#250) and metadata (#262) and a new API for Datasets #260 and Attachments #261.


  • Upload variables with quotes #17
  • Add units of variables to downloaded in ascii & excel files #74, #218
  • Add BCC, CC and ReplyTo optional to EmailService (#100)
  • Add reason to dataset request (#130)
  • Show version number instead of id all (#168)
  • Add 1st Level tabs in Metadata Edit View (#191)
  • PostgreSQL >9.6 Support (creation of materialized view) (#259)
  • Main CSS colors are replaced by CSS variables (#268)
  • Full name for dataset, entity and feature permission instead of the username (#269)
  • Improvement of loading & filtering time for Subjects table in Feature permissions View #274,#171 Loading time for subjects
  • Public data sets are accessible via API without a token. #276
  • Support server side-paging for manage users (#277), groups (#278) and entities (#279)
  • Improve performance for autocomplete in the metadata form (#282)
  • Allow other entities to have their own details view (#284)
  • Revised registration mail content (#285)
  • Add persistent identifier (“id by xpath”) to each metadata element (#293)
  • Mark datasets which have been saved with errors in the dashboard and metadata view (#309)
  • Allow custom help text on top for MetadataEditor (#395)
  • Allow to update PartyTypes while running the partyType.xml again (#423)
  • Add FAQ link to the application (#426)
  • Notification for session time out (#300)


  • Fix rights and request Status are encoded in a number in the permission request view (#187)
  • Fix sometimes occurring errors when loading the attachments page #104
  • Fix erroneous saving of actions name in database for attachments #183
  • Fix issues by downloading data in text format #250 Download dataset in text format
  • Fix the page is not refreshed after deleting a metadata structure (#264)
  • Fix for a rejected data request you can’t make a new one (#266)
  • Fix sorting and filtering issues of Data api calls #267
  • Fix search is limited to 1000 results (#273)
  • Fix icons not readable on hover on link buttons (#286)
  • Fix info messages is hidden under header in Upload Wizard (#287)
  • Fix public features are not shown in menu (#288)
  • Fix identified/shown errors in metadata edit form does not disappear after correction (#308)
  • Fix handle data type numeric correct in metadata edit form (#367)
  • Fix show formated text in text fields (e.g line breaks) (#376)
  • Fix length of documentation field (xsd) in database only 255 -> changed to text (#400)
  • Fix relationship disappears during field validation during user registration (#403)
  • Fix user registration form validation by jQuery. Do not check non-displayed/hidden fields(#377)
  • Fix boolean field in account registration form not working (#422)
  • Fix Javascript code in profile view – unused code removed / missing code added (#378)
  • Fix title fields with line breaks can cause JS errors (#403, #392)

The database update script has been revised. The seed data process has not been revised.


For a new installation please use the following package:

Demo Version:

Full Release Informations: Bexis 2.13 Release on github


For the preparation of Bexis 2 on a server a guide is available here.

Installation Manual

Help for Users/Admins/Developers

More help and information can be found on our GitHub – Wiki page.
The page is divided into:

Release Notes


BEXIS is released under a GNU Lesser General Public License version 3.

If you have any problems installing or using BEXIS 2 please do not hesitate contacting us at:

This is a community driven open source project so we are looking forward to any feedback or inquiry about new features.