Cloud Release Notes - 2021

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September 13th 2021   (9.15.2_w37)

New Features

  • DEV-25353 Site Settings - New default value for new sites for back-end pconn timeout
  • DEV-25122 Segmentation - New segment type using SiteSpect GUID
  • DEV-25040 AB Builder - Import Factor into Campaign

Enhancements

  • DEV-25335 Adblocker - Release part 1 - solution to mitigate ad blockers from blocking personalizations
  • DEV-25368 By User stdev improvement new default

Bug Fixes

  • DEV-25369 Selected Geographies table is overlapping the UI for New Audience
  • DEV-25295 Missing JS-Beautify Sourcemap warning in admin_error_log
  • DEV-24458 A/B Builder - Empty fields not properly displaying as an error

 

August 25th 2021   (9.15.0_w35)

Enhancements & Fixes

  • DEV-25256 Performance Matrix - Show Sample Size by Default
  • DEV-25225 Bypass - Quick link for iPhones users
  • DEV-25152 FIX https traffic reaches SiteSpect as http traffic
  • DEV-25128 FIX Perf Matrix - Reports By User incorrect if multiple And/Or Segments used
  • DEV-24877 FIX Manage cluster - Fix for manage cluster tools
  • DEV-25192 FIX Client-Side Metrics - Fix for counting metrics
  • DEV-25339 FIX Top Segments - Fix for refreshing a segment’s data
  • DEV-25309 FIX History - Remove unnecessary end time entries
  • DEV-25285 FIX Navigation - Fix menu after deleting a Multivariate campaign
  • DEV-25275 FIX Domains - Fix UX issues when checking "Update DNS for Selected Address(es)"
  • DEV-25246 FIX Visual Editor - Fix issue when 'Search Text Failure Disablement' is off on a Variation
  • DEV-25148 FIX Custom Variable Report Bugs in Data Export and temporary user table
  • DEV-25330 FIX Domain Settings - Default to no caching for new domains
  • DEV-25266 FIX Recs: New Recommendations Campaign defaults
  • DEV-24900 FIX Content-Security-Policy: Add Non-Report-Only BetterBeta
  • DEV-25270 FIX Add --deleteservergroup to manage_cluster
  • DEV-25352 FIX Error in EngineApacheConfig.pm from DEV-24825
  • DEV-25346 FIX Show DNS tab after creation while still in 'Init' status

 

August 12th 2021   (9.14.8_w33)

New Features

  • DEV-25115 Visual Editor - View List of Changes
  • DEV-25112 Visual Editor - Insert Element feature expansion
  • DEV-25238 Robot filtering - IAB filtering / Enhanced bot detection

Enhancements & Fixes

  • DEV-25080 Top Segments Report -  Automatically queue up reprocessing of new top segment
  • DEV-25124 Auto-optimization - Improved support for AB Campaigns
  • DEV-24825 Concurrent assignment associations via VGID - Audiences
  • DEV-25326 FIX Performance Matrix - Fix user/visit stats visibility
  • DEV-25305 FIX Engine API - Remove validation of CORS whitelist
  • DEV-25283 FIX Engine API - Fix for logging empty post requests
  • DEV-25325 FIX Visual Editor - Insert link issue
  • DEV-25298 FIX Visual Editor - Fix for tracking clicks in list of changes
  • DEV-25294 FIX Visual Editor - Improve "View Changes" for text edits
  • DEV-25287 FIX Visual Editor - Fix for image edits in list of changes
  • DEV-25282 FIX Visual Editor - Fix edit/preview mode with list of changes
  • DEV-25241 FIX Visual Editor - Edit Link default Page Category should be "This Page"
  • DEV-25260 FIX Logging - Fix for warning in admin_error_log
  • DEV-25220 FIX Campaign Builder - Fix for removing an origin variation from an existing campaign
  • DEV-25096 FIX Global Variation - Fix for scheduling in GMT zone
  • DEV-23230 FIX History - Remove unnecessary entries for Client-Side changes

 

July 9th 2021   (9.14.6_w28)

New Features

  • DEV-25111 Visual Editor - New “Edit Link” option in the edit menu
  • DEV-24839 SiteSpect debugger - Debug header - Making unique or user-related

Enhancements & Fixes

  • DEV-25218 Global Variations - Show “Preview Only” status on top of the page and in the preview panel
  • DEV-25097 History - UX improvements for viewing large entries
  • DEV-24936 EngineAPI - Support for cross-origin whitelist for EngineAPI
  • DEV-25242 EngineAPI - Add defensive code around URL parameters
  • DEV-25190 FIX - History - Include counting changes in history for variations in AB Builder
  • DEV-25187 FIX - User Creation - Fix for new user creation
  • DEV-25210 FIX - Global Variations - Fix to prevent all sections from expanding when applying a template
  • DEV-25188 FIX - Copy Campaign - Fix for UI issues when copying an archived campaign
  • DEV-25146 FIX - Pass-Through List - Update default "Pass-Through Paths and URLs" to better align request and response rules
  • DEV-25108 FIX - Preview - Fix to hide temporary variation IDs
  • DEV-24882 FIX - AB Builder - Fix to reduce clickable area for "Add Variation"

 

June 25th 2021   (9.14.4_w26)

New Features

  • DEV-25109 Visual Editor - New Color Picker
  • DEV-24749 Promote client-side metrics from labs to a fully supported feature

Enhancements & Fixes

  • DEV-25087 Custom Variable - UX improvement for creating a custom variable using EventTrack
  • DEV-25005 EngineAPI - Support for sending entry URL
  • DEV-24975 AB Builder - UX improvement to prevent changes while a campaign is saving
  • DEV-25106 FIX: Origin Experiment creating weird line item in the preview panel
  • DEV-25083 FIX: Campaign List Page Info hover "As of: date" is in the future
  • DEV-25205 FIX: Error when removing origin variation from a cloned campaign
  • DEV-25199 FIX: A/B builder warning is overlapping with the "last updated" label
  • DEV-25041 FIX: Sorting is alphabetical instead of date or number (throughout the site)

 

June 14th 2021   (9.14.2_w24)

New Features

  • DEV-25091 Visual Editor -  Ability to insert and modify hyperlinks
  • DEV-25100 & DEV-25151 Assignment Logic - New “deterministic” assignment logic option for assignment consistency
  • DEV-25125 Campaign Archiving - Change to archive Campaigns that have not received a visit in 6 months

Enhancements & Fixes

  • DEV-25147 Top Segments - Fix issue with top segments not being reprocessed automatically
  • DEV-25023 Mobile UI - Fix navigation and several pages using iPhone
  • DEV-25140 Health Checks -  Add SSVisit header to GTM health checks by default
  • DEV-24854 Recs Killswitch - Fix for new endpoint
  • DEV-25098 Fix - TestCampaign Alerts JSON encoding
  • DEV-25189 Missing fields in logs

 

May 27th 2021   (9.14.0_w22)

New Features

  • Visual Editor Improvements
  • DEV-25029 Support Manual Editing of VE Variations
  • DEV-25062 Support mixing of variation types in AB Builder
  • DEV-25092 Style editor improvements

    Enhancements & Fixes

    • DEV-24895 AB Builder - Reduce conflict by exposing last updated in UI
    • DEV-25099 Visual Editor - Fix for Triggers in SPA
    • DEV-24906 Recommendations - Icon for Recs Killswitch
    • DEV-24979 Fix for EngineAPI returning non-ascii characters
    • DEV-25127 Visual Editor -  Fix for required campaign variation
    • DEV-25130 Recs Killswitch - Site Variations update fix
    • DEV-25126 Site Variations / Factor - Page Category association fix

     

    May 14th 2021   (9.13.8_w20)

    New Features

    • DEV-24843 Enable client-side factor/variation changes in site variations and campaign variations. 

    Enhancements & Fixes

    • DEV-25063 Data Export: Change default fields (On the data export page update which Field options are automatically checked)
    • DEV-25052 Bot Filtering: Data Migration for Chrome-Lighthouse
    • DEV-24912 Performance Matrix: Allow a user to make a saved report the default report view for all users viewing that campaign
    • DEV-24847 Core Libraries: Builtin support for SS.Require pattern
    • DEV-25070 FIX - Navigation - Archived Campaign Link Fix
    • DEV-25085 FIX - Global Variation Template Buttons Not Working
    • DEV-25059 FIX - Internal Logging - Fix incorrect logging of RPV IDs for some Preview entries
    • DEV-25058 FIX - Preview Settings - Fix vertical scrollbar
    • DEV-25057 FIX - Visual Editor - Fix for newly created Variation Group renaming
    • DEV-25056 FIX - Personalization Campaign - Fix for maxing out Previous Visit Gap on New Personalization Campaigns
    • DEV-24974 FIX - Preview - Fix for EventTrack captured value not visible in the preview panel

     

    April 29th 2021   (9.13.6_w18)

    Enhancements & Fixes

    • DEV-25026 SSL mismatch console error during preview sessions
    • DEV-25060 Navigation: include link to "archived" campaigns
    • DEV-24954 Restyle TT2 Triggers
    • DEV-25027 VE metric naming can stop metrics from working
    • DEV-23761 VE: change image, then add css edit, image edit vanishes
    • DEV-24851 VE: Remove Deprecated Image Handling Functions
    • DEV-24850 Visual Editor won't load if Metric contains certain characters
    • DEV-25042 Metrics - VE created Event track parameter not getting decoded
    • DEV-24791 Update UX for making a metric a "Use in a Campaign Trigger or Audience to personalize the Campaign."
    • DEV-25034 Recommendations - get*TooltipContent code contains unclosed <span> tags
    • DEV-25032 Recommendations - Template Page - Make Cancel Button look consistent with other pages
    • DEV-25037 MVT builder - Variation Group status links don't maintain tab display
    • DEV-25030 A/B Builder - Fix "Visible Only to the Origin" ToolTip display
    • DEV-25031 Site List re-sorts for SA users
    • DEV-24994 Data Export: "View by Visit, Segment by User" not working
    • DEV-24829 Engine API visits being incomplete for reports
    • DEV-24940 Include SS.Util helpers in core.js
    • DEV-24744 Warn user if they remove a Segment from Top Segments, or delete a Segment, that is used in a Saved View
    • DEV-24294 Syntax Highlighting: Field Implementation - A/B Regular Find/Replace

     

    April 17th 2021   (9.13.4_w16)

    Enhancements & Fixes

    • DEV-24958 Bot Filtering - “Chrome-Lighthouse” added to passthrough list
    • DEV-24905 Client-Side Metrics - Enable lab feature for all users
    • DEV-24874 Recommendations - Unique Placement Identifier Warning
    • DEV-25003 Recommendations - Expose “insertedHTML” in SS.Recs.onAfterRecsDisplayCycle for click tracking purposes
    • DEV-24788 Disablement time threshold - Now configurable per site
    • DEV-25039 Recommendations - Fix for saving campaign after duplicating a variation
    • DEV-25028 2FA - Fix for “Cancel" instead of "Go Back" button
    • DEV-25014 Result Report - Fix for visualization 
    • DEV-24993 AB Builder - Fix for renamed Origin Variations in Control Group that get reverted to 'Template'
    • DEV-24985 Campaign History - Fix for date filter
    • DEV-24842 Campaign Preview - Fix for advanced preview settings overlay for campaigns with original turned off

     

    April 1st 2021   (9.13.2_w14)

    Enhancements & Fixes

    • DEV-23022 Two Factor Auth - Fix for SAs being asked for 2fa token on every log in
    • DEV-24779 AB Builder - All campaigns created in AB Builder will now be saved with "AB" type
    • DEV-24913 Recs - Make Option visible in mega new nav
    • DEV-25008 Product Recs - Fix for Recs Template not updating to Live Campaign
    • DEV-24898 Product Recs - Fix for warning when editing multiple VGs in product recs campaign
    • DEV-25004 Custom Variable - Fix for header preview issue
    • DEV-25001 Metric List - Update messaging after setting a personalization metric to inactive
    • DEV-24982 System Performance - Fix graphs
    • DEV-24849 Admin API - Fix for invalid data "inf"
    • DEV-24889 Origin Variations - Fix for unchecking ‘Visible only to the origin’ option
    • DEV-23085 MVT Builder - Fix for Start / End time error message

     

    March 19th, 2021   (9.13.0_w12)

    Enhancements & Fixes

    • DEV-24826 Geo Location - New WATTS Macro
    • DEV-24695 Troubleshooting - Bots per Variation Group and Bots per campaign data
    • DEV-24828 Triggers - New Entry Page Trigger
    • DEV-24752 Enabling Engine API in Site Settings does not create the required Engine API Campaign Set
    • DEV-24977 Data Export - Fix data export showing user switching VGs
    • DEV-24841 Permissions - Fix User with Campaign Auditor privileges unable to use Preview Settings to preview multiple campaigns

     

    March 12th, 2021   (9.12.8_w11) 

    Enhancements & Fixes

    • DEV-22698 Make zip codes/cities that don't have IP address mappings appear in audience options
    • DEV-24945 Bot Detection - Custom attribute added to bot detection code
    • DEV-23770 Visual Editor - Enable image replacement on "SVG" nodes
    • DEV-24918 Metric Has No Data documentation link update
    • DEV-24904 Client-Side Metrics - Make it a public lab
    • DEV-24588 Triggers - UX for clarifying what matches a URL Trigger
    • DEV-24578 RUM - New default template
    • DEV-24931 Preview Fix  - Browser is sometimes adding an extra equal sign to preview links
    • DEV-24902 Metrics Fix - Fix issue with copying a Custom Variable
    • DEV-24880 AB Builder Fix - Fix for Audiences used as Triggers
    • DEV-24879 Preview Fix - Fix preview error in console
    • DEV-24836 Calculations Fix - Fix for adding a smoothing Calculation to a campaign
    • DEV-24770 Performance Matrix Fix  - Fix for updating assignments when a report is double-loaded

     

    February 25th, 2021   (9.12.6_w9)

    New Features/Recommendations

    • DEV-24674 Expose unique identifier field in Variation for Metrics Creation

    Enhancements & Fixes

    • DEV-24917 Enhancement: Reduce log life for log files that are pulled every 30 minutes
    • DEV-24910 Fix: "Select All" Metrics checkbox is inoperable when Outlier not enabled
    • DEV-24853 Fix: "Uncaught DOMException: The quota has been exceeded." error.
    • DEV-24628 Fix: Saved Default View with Segment that is no longer in Top Segments crashes Results report

     

    February 12th, 2021   (9.12.4_w7)

    Log Download Improvements

    • PO-7235 Make Apache workers that handle log download API requests exit gracefully when a request is over
    • DEV-24869 Restrict log download to a max number of hours (to be set as a ssconf variable)
    • DEV-24866 Update process_logfile_request.pl to handle stuck jobs

    Enhancements & Fixes

    • DEV-24891 Custom attribute added to preview panel code
    • DEV-24751 Expand time window on Bandwidth page
    • DEV-24777 VIsual Editor - Fix for inserting whitespace with "text edit" on a button input

       

      February 6th, 2021   (9.12.2_w6)

      Enhancements & Fixes

      • DEV-23769 Visual Editor - Add support for SVG images
      • DEV-24778 Visual Editor - Fix for Add Image
      • DEV-24577 Traffic Configuration - Fix for LimitRequestFieldSize
      • DEV-24335 Client-Side Metrics - Case Insensitivity not working for Regular Expressions
      • DEV-24875 Search Results - Fix issue of showing one item per page
      • DEV-24857 Performance Matrix - Show percentages for Uniques
      • DEV-24805 Multi-file upload - Fix to disable upload button
      • DEV-24798 Site Features - Clean-up Behavioral Metric

       

      January 28th, 2021   (9.12.0_w5)

      New Features

      • DEV-24710, DEV-24708, DEV-24706 “Metric has no Data” alert

      Product Recs

      • DEV-24855 Killswitch - Fix for system-level page buttons.

      Enhancements & Fixes

      • DEV-24876 AB Builder - Origin Redirects - Fix for special characters 
      • DEV-24768 Auto-Optimization - Fix Modal UI
      • DEV-24758 Fix for log download

       

      January 22nd, 2021   (9.12.0_w4)

      (First 2021 Release)

      Recommendations

      • Killswitch (Ability to turn off or pause Recommendations at the Site Level, or at the system level in a simple way.)
        • DEV-24800 Recs Killswitch - Build a system-level page for SiteSpect only use - this will enable users to see the Recs Killswitch status for all sites with Recommendations, flip it for individual sites, or push a global change
        • DEV-24845 Address kill switch case of new Recs campaign set to Active - Running
        • DEV-24569 Global recs shutoff
      • Feed Management Tools UX Iterations (Part of the initiative to help customers self-manage their product feed in SiteSpect) 
        • DEV-24731 Recs Feed Tools UX - Phase 2 (Iterations on feed scheduler, catalog browser, and feed ingestion)
      • Recs Improvements & Bug Fixes
        • DEV-24821 Make ssrecsdisplay handle object responses from the /recs/ endpoint
        • DEV-24785 Make Conditional Rules Fields with a Site Feature Toggle
        • DEV-24761 "Invalid Regular Expression" Errors on CSS Selector for Recs
        • DEV-24724 New recs variations in additional VGs don't get values except in the initial VG
        • DEV-24670 Improve recs digest performance
        • DEV-24667 JQMIGRATE error on Recs Template page
        • DEV-24441 EngineJS: Add a modifier to recs queries to cap the number of items that can be sent in an itemSet

      UX Improvements

      • Personalization Campaign Flow Improvements
        • DEV-24104 To simplify traffic management, the Personalization and Experiments Sets have been renamed to Overlay and Non-Overlay.
        • DEV-24103 Creating a new Personalization Campaign automatically turns off the Original Group.
        • DEV-24428 Creating a new Personalization Campaign will max out Campaign Expiration Values.
      • Encourage best practices for traffic split
        • DEV-24410 Messaging and UI tweaks around Variation Group traffic split in the AB Builder

      Enhancements & Fixes

      • DEV-24792 AB Builder - Improved UX for searching Metrics and Audiences by Tag
      • DEV-24589  MVT Builder - Allow users to write a hypothesis
      • DEV-24490 Ability for X-BenchmarkSiteSpect to add to Server-Timing response header
      • DEV-24720 x-debug-header - More decimal precision
      • DEV-24699 Campaign has no visit Alert - Messaging improvement
      • DEV-24542 Expose global variation disablement in AdminAPI
      • DEV-24605 Feature Enablement - Remove Origin variation types when the feature is not enabled
      • DEV-24799 AdminAPI - API returns "Inactive" for "Disabled" Site Variations
      • DEV-24797 Results Report - Hover on table partially hidden 
      • DEV-24767 Results Report - Custom Variable should not show up
      • DEV-24743 Results Report - Fix for colors for lines in chart not the same as in Time Trends
      • DEV-24754 Fix for Variation with Empty Find and replace regex slowing down evaluation time
      • DEV-24745 Fix for Results vs Performance Matrix showing different results
      • DEV-24686 History - Fix on for Visit Count entries
      • DEV-24736 AB Builder - Fix for URL Rewrite validation
      • DEV-24698 Campaign Set Detail Page - Fix for tooltip misaligned
      • DEV-24696 AB Builder - Fix for read-only permissions
      • DEV-24677 AB Builder - Fix typo for Promoting a Variation Group
      • DEV-24672 Performance Matrix - Fix for segmentation validation
      • DEV-24636 User History - Fix for SA users
      • DEV-24612 AdminAPI-  Fix for Global Variation redirect types
      • DEV-24607 AdminAPI - fix for "Allow Visited URL Audiences in Overlay Sets" setting
      • DEV-24499 Global Variation - Validation fix when changing admin URL parameters
      • DEV-24417 Architecture - Configure sleep after an engine is restarting
      • DEV-24291 Audiences - Fix midnight end times
      • DEV-24088 Client-Side Variations - Fix for variations applying but users not being counted
      • DEV-23809 MVT Builder - Fix for "All available metrics/criteria/factors" checkboxes
      • DEV-22926 UI - Fix to prevent modals from being dragged off-screen

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