SendSuite Live version 7.15.00 Release Notes (January 4, 2017)

Products affected: SendSuite® Live

HEADLINE ENHANCEMENTS

This section describes the major new features or enhancements that are included in this release.

Active Reports. Expanded Support for PB Shipping API Reports

The existing PB Shipping API – USPS reports, Account History Report and Refund Report, have been removed, and replaced with new management reports:

  • All Transactions – Summary
  • All Transactions – Detail
  • Account Balance

Also, refer to the Possible Breaking Changes section of these release notes.

Reports Viewer. Shipper Dropdown User Limit Effectively Removed

Previously, the maximum number of users that could be listed in the Shipper dropdown in Shipping Administration’s Report Viewer screen was 999. This has now been set to a level that effectively means all shippers in the database can be included.

Generation 2 Unified View. Added SendSuite Tracking Status to Outbound and Requisition Views

The SendSuite Tracking status is now the preferred status used for Outbound and Requisition views when packages are linked to SendSuite Tracking. Data syncing between SendSuite Live and SendSuite Tracking is via the scheduled task SS Tracking Status Synchronization. This task should be configured to run with enough frequency to ensure statuses are kept up to date. By default, the task updates packages that have been dispatched within the previous 8 days, and it does not update packages with the SendSuite Tracking status of DELIVERED. You can configure this behavior in Shipment Server Configuration using the SST Status Synchronization Days in Past to Retrieve and SST Status Synchronization Statuses not to Update tenant settings.

Also, refer to the Project Template Changes section of these release notes.

Generation 2 Unified View. Added Ability to View Signatures Captured for Each Event

A Signed checkbox (read-only) has been added to the SendSuite Tracking History JOC. When this checkbox is shown selected, a signature exists for that status. Clicking the row displays that signature. The new Unified View 2.4 template supports this item. See the Project Template Changes section of these release notes.

PB Shipping API – USPS. Updated and Added Parcel Types

Added a new package type, Large Package. This will show in the response as LP. Updated the symbol of the Package. This will show in the response as PKG.

PB Shipping API – USPS. Label Address Now Saved

The actual shipping address used for shipping after address validation correction will now be recorded in PB Shipping API transactions. Ship Response will now include the CorrectedReceiverAddress block, if the address has been corrected.

Also, refer to the XML Schema Changes section of these release notes.

Server Configuration Utility & Shipping Administration. Expanded Support for Product Security

SendSuite Live now includes a number of settings that allow for tightened product security:

  1. Updated the existing settings, and added new secure protocol related settings into the Server Configuration Utility:
    • Use SSL has been replaced with Use SSL with Projects Server. This setting limits the use of HTTPS to Projects Server only.
    • Added Secure Request Validation. This allows for strict data check. Make sure this setting is first verified in a test environment.
    • Added Strict Login URL Redirection. This prevents the Login screen redirecting the user to any external website.
    • Added Enable Identification Headers. This controls whether the common HTTP headers (i.e. x-Powered-By, X-AspNet-Version) shall be returned.
  2. Added new password policy related options into the Server Settings table:
    • Account Lockout Threshold. The number of failed login attempts before lockout.
    • Account Lockout Duration (min). How long an account remains locked.
    • Account Reset Code Timeout (min). How long a reset code is valid.
    • Hide Error Details. Exclude Error blocks from failed responses.
    • Hide Error Messages. Use a generic error message including a log ID.
    • Minimum Numeric Password Characters. The number required.
    • Minimum Password Age. Passwords cannot be changed again within this timeframe.
    • Minimum Uppercase Password Characters. The number required.
    • Maximum Password Age. The point at which a password change becomes required.
    • Maximum Repeating Password Characters. The number of characters that are allowed to be repeated in a password.
    • Password History Count. The number of old passwords stored and used to prevent password recycling.
    • Reserved Password Characters. A list of words and phrases not allowed in passwords.
    • Use Idempotent Messages During Login. Use more specific and user-friendly messages on login failure.
  3. Changed password recovery behavior. The product will now send a reset code, and allow the user to enter and confirm their new password. Upon upgrading, all memorable questions and answers (the old behavior) will be removed from the database.

Additionally, addressed the following issues:

  • Corrected email sender address used with FedEx email notifications to use Admin Email address.
  • Improved security and compatibility with other products. All new users and password change requests will now use a new password encryption algorithm used for all authentication passwords. There is no need to change passwords.
  • Resolved an issue with the “could not load assembly” error message displaying on requesting a new shipping key with PB Shipping API - USPS

Product Architecture. Support for Windows 10

The software now officially supports Windows 10.

Windows 10 includes the Edge browser. Edge is supported with the following exclusions:

  • Generation 1 templates are not supported.
  • Client components (Client Printer and Client Scale) are not supported.
  • Composer is not supported.

Essentially, the level of support for Edge mirrors the level of support for Chrome.

Rate Shop. Results Now Display Package Type Description

If a rate group includes different package types, the Rate Shop now includes the package type description in the results in the right-hand panel (or in an additional column in grid view).

Blackbox Configuration. Added Several XML Schema Enhancements

  1. Expanded Filtering Options to Ship Request. Ship Request now includes the same rate group elements available in Rate Shop Request.
  2. Added Trailer element to Ship Request at the shipment level. This is now stored in the database, and is available in the EndofDayGet Response, if IncludePackageData is set to “True” in the request.
  3. Added TimeZone and Offset values to Rate and Ship Responses, and client responses. These are now included in any Rate Response created via RateShop.
  4. Corrected UPS Mail Innovations transactions. Domestic (US-US) shipments no longer attempt to pass AddressLine3 element. Also, all APO shipments now request USPS Form 2976 by default.

Also, refer to the XML Schema Changes section of these release notes.

 

SUPPORT ITEMS

This section includes items that have been raised via Support and escalated to Development for resolution within this release.

Generation 2 Unified View. Tracking Outbound Packages, Resolved Issue with Summary Display

An issue that resulted in multiple InTransit icons being shown has been resolved by preventing duplicate tracking history statuses.

Generation 2 Unified View. Corrected Sort Order of Package Movements

An issue with the sort order has been resolved.

FedEx Web Services. Dimensions now use AwayFromZero Rounding

Dimensions now use AwayFromZero mid-point rounding. Any ".5" decimal will be rounded up rather than down. This change keeps the logic consistent between FedEx Web Services and FedEx Server.

ACE Portal. Fixed Quantities Greater than 999

Line item quantities greater than 999 will now be submitted correctly to ACE Portal.

FedEx Server. Improved Diagnostics Logging when Fetching Files

Extended diagnostic logging for FedEx Server’s label event. The label fetch log will now include new details indicating how the credentials are being used during the transaction.

Scripting. Custom Mapping. Fixed numberofRows Function when Called on a Sorted Dataview

Corrected an issue with the "numberofRows" scripting function miscalculating the number of rows, if the Select Line Items table content has been reordered by a sorted DataView call.

Note: If you sort your rows by their headers (i.e. sorted DataView call), the manual entry row normally displayed at the end of the line items list disappears from your project template. This is expected behavior.

USPS. eCertified. ERR. Removed Leading and Trailing Spaces from Number Range

Leading and trailing characters are now automatically removed from number range values, which are used as part of the filename for the USPS SSF file. This is to prevent the characters from being included in the filename, which could lead to potential performance issues.

PB Shipping API – USPS. Corrected Special Service IDs

Corrected a number of special service identifiers sent in the invalid format as part of the carrier request.

 

OTHER CHANGES

This section contains information about minor changes and corrections. It can include issues raised in previous releases that have been corrected.

Projects Server. Fixed DateTimeOffset Data Display

Corrected an issue with the date time offset field within Projects server not displaying the converted date/time correctly.

DHL International. Fixed Kosovo CountryCode

Corrected the country code for Kosovo for DHL International that accepts code 'KV' rather than the 'XK'.

Database Schema. Corrected Typo within GetShipmentInternationalEntities Stored Procedure

Corrected a typographical error in a column name within the internally called stored procedure, GetShipmentInternationalEntities. This defect is inconsequential to the product’s current functionality.

 

POSSIBLE BREAKING CHANGES

This section lists all changes that have the potential to break legacy functionality. Please review the contents of this section before updating any project to understand the changes that are being made and any actions that you need to take prior to applying the patches.

Change: The existing PB Shipping API – USPS reports Account History Report and Refund Report, have been removed and replaced with new management reports.

Action: If you have a report embedded in a project template, you’ll need to update it with the new equivalent.

 

PROJECT TEMPLATE CHANGES

The following templates have been updated and can be used with this release:

Template:SendSuite Live Unified View

Version: Generation 2 - 2.4

Comments: Support for SendSuite Tracking Status in Outbound and Requisition views, and view signatures for events.

 

XML SCHEMA CHANGES

The following XML Schema changes are included in this release.

For Schema Name:

  • Pierbridge Ship Request

Added the following:

  • RateGroupName: Rate Group Name to use for the rate shop
  • FilterMode: Determines what filtering is applied to the returned rates. 1 = select cheapest rate only for RateGroup; 2 = select cheapest rate that meets required date and time for RateGroup; 3 = use SortMode to determine which rate selected from SCACs in the Filter SCAC elements; 4 = use SortMode to determine which rate selected from SCACs in the Filter Service SCAC elements
  • SortMode: Determines which rate is selected from the returned rates when using FilterSCACs or FilterServiceSCACs. 1 = select cheapest rate only; 2 = select cheapest rate that meets required date and time; Only used when FilterMode = 3 or 4.
  • FilterSCACs: Container element carrier SCAC codes used to filter the results.
  • FilterServiceSCACs: Container element carrier service SCAC codes used to filter the results.

For Schema Name:

  • Pierbridge Ship Request

Added the following:

  • Trailer: Free entry field used to refer to which trailer shipments have been committed to.

For Schema Name:

  • Pierbridge Ship Response
  • Pierbridge Rate Response

Added the following:

  • TimeZoneName: Name of the timezone that the executing user is in.
  • TimeZoneOffset: Offset of the timezone that the executing user is in.

For Schema Name:

  • Pierbridge Ship Response

Added the following:

  • CorrectedReceiverAddress: Container for the receiver address returned by the carrier if address corrections have been made.
UPDATED:  September 19, 2019