Episerver - update 257

New releases of Episerver Commerce (including breaking changes) and Episerver CMS UI (notifications automatically marked as read). Bug fixes for Episerver Forms, Episerver Content Delivery API (OAuth authentication), and Episerver Connect For Marketing Automation. Documentation update for Campaign.

The update applies to Episerver projects version 7.5 and higher, and contains finalized work items included in the latest iteration. Continuous release updates are cumulative to include previous updates. Episerver supports all platform updates and strongly recommends that you keep ongoing projects up-to-date. You can install the updates from the Episerver NuGet feed.

Main packages
This release information lists updated main package versions for the Episerver platform. When a release is built, other dependent packages also may be bumped to new versions, although they contain no publicly visible changes. This is done to avoid dependency errors. When you upgrade, NuGet alerts you to upgrade related packages to the required versions. For Commerce, it is important to ensure that you are running the same version of CMS and Commerce, both in the front-end and back-end applications.

Updated main packages

Click a package in the list to see work item details.

_ProductCMS.pngEpiserver CMS UI

New Feature:

    • CMS-12529:  Notifications marked as read when closing notification window

      Notifications are now automatically marked as read when the notification window is closed. This removes the Mark all as read button and the Mark as read context menu on the notifications. See Ryan Bare's blog post.

_ProductCMS.pngEpiserver Content Delivery API

_ProductCommerce.pngEpiserver Commerce

New features: 

    • COM-31: WarehouseInventory and WarehouseInventoryService were removed
      No longer used by the framework; functionality was replaced by IInventoryService.
    • COM-1550: Legacy promotion system has been removed
      The new promotion system has replaced it.
    • COM-3952: Gadgets using deprecated UI gadget framework have been removed
      The CMS UI gadget framework was deprecated.
    • COM-6492Rounding strategy in calculators reworked
      • Introduced a new API that converts the currency of a Money type and returns full precision value:

        Mediachase.Commerce.Shared.CurrencyFormatter.ConvertCurrencyWithFullPrecision(money, currency)
      • Removed intermediate rounding from the default implementation of calculators. So, it rounds only at the highest level (order group calculator). CalculateXXX() methods in the default implementation of calculators, which are protected, now return full precision values.

      • Stored full precision values for discount amounts on line items and shipments. This behavior is a breaking change.

      • Added a new global configuration on the promotion engine: a Boolean setting, named ApplyPromotionUnitIndividually. You can change this setting in the appSettings. 

        • If set to true, the promotion engine takes the percentage discount for an individual unit and, from then on, works like an “amount off” discount.

        • If set to false, the setting works as it does currently in Commerce 12. That is, the promotion engine does not take the percentage discount for an individual unit, but for a whole line item (so it takes the quantity of line item into account).

    • COM-7557ITaxCalculator calculates taxes in batches, instead of per line item
      Improves performance and reduces the number of calls that some Commerce systems make to third-party tax calculators.
    • COM-8104CSR UI: Manage shipping address (Beta)
      On the Order Management screen, you can select an customer's existing shipping address or create a new one.
    • COM-8162API to get the parent IOrderGroup of an IOrderForm
    • COM-8481Obsolete APIs have been removed
      Multiple APIs that have been obsoleted for at least 12 months are removed.
    • COM-8960Per promotion catalog items exclusion
      On the Edit Discount screen, you can exclude certain catalogs, categories, and catalog items from a specific promotion. You can also do this programmatically; see Excluding catalog items from a promotion.
    • COM-8964Extend OrderStatus and OrderShipmentStatus
      Since they were converted from enums to classes, they can now be extended.
    • Documentation includes the following:

_ProductCampaign.pngEpiserver Campaign

      • Updated and improved Swagger REST API documentation to Version 2.

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Last updated: Mar 26, 2019