Question / Problem:
What is the Official Support Statement regarding the deprecation of the SoftBridge Basic Language (SBL)
Answer / Solution:
SBL is still supported in Capture 11.0, (although deprecated). It is our understanding that support for SBL will be limited at best in Capture 11.1. That is, existing SBL scripts may still work but new scripts would no longer be supported. At this time, there has been no change in functionality within SBL or its implementation with Capture.
You can find the official statement regarding SBL Deprecation information in the Kofax Capture 11.0.1 Release Notes, Page 7
SBL scripting to be discontinued
Although Softbridge Basic Language (SBL) is available for scripting in this version of Kofax Capture,
SBL will be discontinued in the next major or minor release, which is currently scheduled to be Kofax
Capture 11.1.0. The primary Kofax Capture scripting languages are VB.NET and Visual C#.
VB.NET scripting was introduced in Kofax Capture 8.0 in 2008, followed by Visual C# in Kofax
Capture 10.2 in 2015. SBL scripting, which has been deprecated since Kofax Capture 10.1 in 2013, was
maintained in the product to facilitate the transition to the other scripting languages.
At this time, we recommend that you convert any existing SBL scripts to VB.NET or Visual C#. After
converting the scripts, be sure to update and publish the applicable batch classes. For details about
VB.NET or Visual C# scripts, see the Kofax Capture Developer's Guide.