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Chris Saxon

Thanks for the question, Joe.

Asked: May 10, 2023 - 9:17 pm UTC

Last updated: May 18, 2023 - 12:24 pm UTC

Version: 23.1

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Has the use of user defined snippets been eliminated from the most recent release? Thanks

and Chris said...

If you're referring to the code blocks accessible from View -> Snippets, then these are still available in the latest release ( & are documented at:

What makes you think these have been removed?


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Snippets did not initially display

EricB, May 17, 2023 - 3:01 pm UTC

This may be related to the behavior I saw.
When I first opened the version 23.1 I did not see the Snippets entry in the View Menu. I did multiple searches and checked the help and release notes thinking they had been removed.
I closed out 23.1, I opened 22..2 to see if they still showed in that version and accessed the Snippets. I then closed 22.2 and Opened 23.1 and the Snippets Entry showed in the View Menu

Chris Saxon
May 18, 2023 - 12:24 pm UTC

Glad you got it working

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Dominic Lucas, May 19, 2023 - 12:34 pm UTC

I had exactly the same problem and have learned the hard way to always back up my CodeTemplates, UserReports and UserSnippets xml files.
They're invaluable and are shared amongst the team.