SendPro Enterprise version 8.38.0 Release Notes (November 2, 2020)

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Products affected: SendPro® Enterprise

Note: Some changes affect all SendPro Enterprise users, while other changes affect licensed users only. If you are a subscriber, your SendPro Enterprise is hosted in the Pitney Bowes cloud with the address https://name.sendproenterprise.com, where "name" is your organization's unique value. If you are a licensed user, your SendPro Enterprise is not hosted in the Pitney Bowes cloud.

HEADLINE ENHANCEMENTS

The following headline enhancements have been implemented in SendPro Enterprise:

Bulk List Processor. Added new parameters.

Affects licensed SendPro Enterprise users only.

The following parameters, configurable via Designer, have been added to the Bulk List Processor snippet: Customer Reference, DUNS and Notes.

Batch Processing. Implemented ability to pass rating elements for pending shipments.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

Rating elements have been added to the Group Ship request, a method which can be used to add rows into the [Pending] database table. If the rating elements are passed, pending shipments added using the request will perform a rate shop when processed. The following elements have been added: RateGroup, RateGroupName, FilterMode and SortMode. Note that the elements are required at the top level of the request, and do not need to be included per shipment. If the FilterMode is not set, the cheapest rate is used.

 

CARRIER CHANGES

The following carrier changes have been implemented for SendPro Enterprise:

SaaS Transportation. New special services.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

SaaS Transportation now supports the special services Appointment Pickup and Appointment Delivery. Note, where appropriate these special services may have associated fees.

PB Shipping API – USPS. Removed unsupported special service.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

Support for the PB Shipping API special service Return Receipt Merchandise has been removed from the product as it is no longer supported by the carrier.

 

OTHER CHANGES

The following other changes have been implemented in SendPro Enterprise:

SendPro EnterpriseSetup. Updated Windows PowerShell version.

Affects licensed SendPro Enterprise users only.

SendPro Enterprise Setup now operates with Windows PowerShell version 5.1.

Apps. Transactional Address snippet now functions as expected in embedded Apps.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

An issue has been corrected whereby embedded Apps utilizing the Transactional Address snippet did not load correctly.

HubCapp. Incorrect license detail now prompts error.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

An error is now returned if attempting to save HubCapp details with an incorrect license key via product Apps.

Users. Log out no longer required when updating email addresses.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

Admin users are no longer required to log out after changing their email address; the logged-in user’s claims cookie is now updated by the product after a successful onboarding request is received. Note that Internet Explorer 11 does not support this feature; users operating with this browser will still be required to log out following an email change.

Data Management. Enhancements when operating with SFTP.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

A new field, Default Directory, has been added to the Data Management wizard when operating with SFTP locations. When configured, the inputted path is used as the root folder in the SFTP folder browser. In addition, this field can be set to resolve issues where folders cannot be accessed by the product due to redirect issues on SFTP servers.

Canada Post. Shipment statuses now reported correctly when batch tracking.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

Resolved an issue with batch tracking whereby the status of Canada Post shipments incorrectly displayed as In Transit, even when reported as delivered by the carrier.

Task Scheduler. Resolved issue with missing times in Task Schedule dropdown.

Affects licensed SendPro Enterprise users only.

An issue has been resolved whereby the hour options 7 and 8 did not display in the Hour dropdown when configuring task times.

Desktop Shipping App. Corrected recipient selection on Ship From tab.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

Searching for recipients on the App’s Ship From tab now functions as expected; previously, the Ship For popup did not close when selected.

SendPro Enterprise. Enhanced IIS server security.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

Implemented several product infrastructure changes to improve security surrounding the handling of IIS server details. There is a new SendPro Enterprise Setup (3.32.0 - Licensed SendPro users only).

SendPro Enterprise Setup. Updated handling of application pool credentials.

Affects licensed SendPro Enterprise users only.

An issue has been resolved whereby product installations failed if the application pool was configured with Process Model credentials defined. Now, if application pool credentials are entered, the Process Model Load User Profile setting is set to True.

Help. Corrected display of longer email addresses.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

Support email addresses now display as expected in the Apps’ Help tray, resolving issues whereby longer emails overflowed from the tray.

FedEx Server. Corrected handling of duty payer account detail.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

When performing international FedEx Server shipments, ship requests now pass the Duties Payor Account Number to the carrier, if provided. Note that the field is only included in the request if the international default in use has the Duty Payer Type set to Recipient.

View App. Updated handling of multipack shipments.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

Searching for individual packages in a multipack shipment in the View App now functions as expected. This fix corrects errors whereby only detail from the first item in the shipment displayed in the Package Details tab.

Supervisor App. Resolved user import issues.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

Resolved issue whereby importing users to the Supervisor App would fail; this was due to missing information in the IdP import request.

FedEx Smartpost Server. Resolved issues with return.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

Processing return shipments with FedEx Smartpost Server now functions as expected; previously, errors presented due to a missing field in the return request.

Administration App. Improvements to timezone management.

Affects licensed SendPro Enterprise users only.

If no timezone is defined when configuring a location in the Administration App, the timezone is now taken from the Server Default Timezone global setting. Timezone dropdowns in the App now show timezones ordered by offset. In addition, the timezone descriptions have been updated to include both the name and the offset. For example, US Mountain Standard Time - (GMT-07:00) Arizona.

Apps. Updated handling of product messaging for embedded Apps.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

SendPro Enterprise product notifications no longer display in Apps embedded in customer websites.

Apps. Resolved pagination errors in Apps allowing anonymous access.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

Table pagination now functions as expected in embedded Apps operating with Allow Anonymous Access enabled and a preset User Context. Note that the Administration and Data Management Apps cannot be embedded in this way as the API calls made by the product require a user to be authenticated.

Personal Shipping. Updated output logic.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

Outputs utilized when operating with Personal Shipping are now flagged as such in the product database via a new column, IsPersonal, added to the [Outputs] table. This ensures Personal Shipping outputs are differentiated from those that are used for commercial shipping. Note that instances that were created at, or upgraded to, version 8.35.0 or higher will get a duplicate set of outputs specifically for Personal Shipping on upgrade to 8.38.0. Any outputs previously created for Personal Shipping can be safely removed via the Administration App. The new Personal Shipping outputs are hidden in the product UI, and cannot be viewed or edited via the Administration App.

DHL eCommerce API. Resolved issue with missing address data in carrier request.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

Address elements including Street, Local and Other are now passed as expected in carrier requests when operating with DHL eCommerce API. Note that only the first two lines of addresses (Street and Locale) are printed on DHL labels.

DHL XML-PI. Updated handling of import accounts.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

DHL XML-PI rate requests have been updated to pass the Billing/CountryCode element for accounts used to import goods (account numbers beginning with 95 or 96). For other accounts, Sender/CountryCode is passed to the carrier as per the previous behavior.

Apps. Enhanced display of Address Book.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

The sizing of the Address Book snippet has been enhanced to allow more space for address fields and improve usability.

FedEx Web Services. Resolved issue with address mappings when requesting shipping key.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

An issue has been resolved whereby when requesting shipping keys for FedEx Web Services the wrong address was passed in the request if a different billing address was provided. In support, the mappings of addresses between the product’s CarrierAdministrationRequest and FedEx’s SubscriptionRequest have been amended as follows:

  • BillingAddress is now mapped to the FedEx SubscriberAddress.
  • ShippingAddress is now mapped to the FedEx AccountShippingAddress.

DHL XML-PI. Added new special service to improve handling of paperless shipments.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

Support for a new special service, Remove Waybill for Paperless Trade, has been added for DHL XML-PI; when enabled, DHL will only return a label for paperless international shipments. Selecting this service sets the CommercialInvoiceRemoval node true, thus preventing the shipment from producing waybill documents. In addition, the carrier ship request has been amended to disable the RequestArchiveDoc node when both CommercialInvoiceRemoval and CommercialInvoicePaperless are set to true.

FedEx SameDay® City API. Updated carrier requests to include vendor identification.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

FedEx SameDay® City API has been updated to pass visiblityReleases and vendor objects in carrier requests, ensuring detail such as the Vendor Control ID (VCID) is passed to FedEx as required.

Task Scheduler. Improved error logging.

Affects licensed SendPro Enterprise users only.

Exception handling information that is logged to Seq has been improved to report exception stack trace information.

Batch Processing App. Added ability to configure rate groups for pending transactions.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

When editing pending transactions in the Batch Processing App, rate groups can now be selected via the Carrier dropdown. When a rate group is selected, the Service and Package fields are replaced with the following inputs: Filter Mode and Sort Mode.

App settings. Changes to custom App setting configuration.

Affects licensed SendPro Enterprise users only.

During App customization, added the ability to prevent special characters, such as backticks (`), equals signs (=), and forward slashes (/), being encoded when retrieving App settings. This is controlled by a new boolean parameter added to the pb.AppSettingHelper.GetAppSetting method, which is utilized in Designer. In addition, a fix has been applied to prevent the use of the backslash character in setting values.

Task Scheduler. Resolved issue with pagination.

Affects licensed SendPro Enterprise users only.

Only tasks set to visible are now returned to the Task Scheduler, correcting display issues with table pagination.

DHL XML-PI. Amendments to tracking logic.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

Due to a change to the carrier tracking website, DHL XML-PI shipments are now tracked via an API call to the carrier connector.

CANPAR. Tracking now functions as expected.

Affects all SendPro Enterprise users.

A CANPAR tracking issue has been resolved; previously date values were not passed correctly in the track request.

 

APPS

The following changes have been implemented for SendPro Enterprise Apps:

Administration - Licensed SendPro Enterprise users only.

  • Added ability to manage USPS Postage account credit.
  • Improvements to timezone management.

View

  • Resolved pagination errors in Apps allowing anonymous access.

Batch Processing

  • Added ability to configure rate groups for pending transactions.

All Other Apps

  • Enhanced display of Address Book.

UPDATED: August 14, 2021