November 22, 2019 (5.0.515.1)

This release includes the 2.7219.11 version of the JavaScript Search Framework (see October 2019 Release (v2.7219)).

When using a CDN with the Coveo for Sitecore Hive framework, this release includes the latest 2.7219 version of the JavaScript Search Framework (see Understanding How Coveo for Sitecore Loads the Coveo JavaScript Files (CDN)).

Downloads

This section provides build 5.0.515.1 download links for all supported versions of Sitecore. Download and install the Coveo for Sitecore package that matches your version of Sitecore (see Installing Coveo for Sitecore).

If you’re using SXA and want to be able to insert Coveo components in your SXA pages, download and install both the Coveo for Sitecore package and the SXA UI Components package (see Installing Coveo for Sitecore SXA Components).

If you want to upgrade your version of Coveo for Sitecore 5 to this release, follow the upgrade procedure (see Upgrade Steps).

Release Notes

This section summarizes the new features and fixed support cases introduced in the Coveo for Sitecore November 22, 2019 release (5.0.515.1).

Identifier Enhancement
SC-4149 Added support for Coveo JavaScript Search Framework version 2.7219.
Identifier Case Fixed support case
SC-4013 00053860 Fixed the creation of an Example Search Page using the Insert Options feature.
SC-4103 00055766 Added handling of malformed <!-- BEGIN NOINDEX --> - <!-- END NOINDEX --> HTML indexing exclusion tag sequence.
SC-4124 00056409 Fixed issue with the DocumentsValidation rebuild step failing on custom-named databases.
SC-4126 00056260 Fixed erroneous logging of warnings for conflicting Coveo dictionary entry keys.
SC-4146 00056719 Fixed issue with the handling of Sitecore.Jobs objects in Sitecore 9.2.
SC-4153 00056369 Fixed issue with the Coveo for Sitecore proxy forwarding the Proxy-Connection header.
Identifier Bug fix
SC-4006 Fixed improper reporting of invalid usage of Coveo strategies.
SC-4022 Removed the ‘Focus on searchbox after initialization’ option as it has been removed from the JavaScript Search Framework.
SC-4076 Fixed issue with special characters in queries locking up search pages in Sitecore 7 and 8 instances (see Ajax Error 500 When Using Special Characters in a Query).
SC-4095 Fixed issue causing the clickableUri of media items to be indexed with a relative path.

Upgrade Steps

This section describes how to upgrade Coveo for Sitecore from August 8, 2019 (5.0.461.9) to November 22, 2019 (5.0.515.1).

For the best Coveo for Sitecore experience, always follow the Best Practices When Upgrading Coveo for Sitecore.

Step 1: Upgrade Coveo for Sitecore

Please, ensure that the Microsoft MVC security update MS14-059 is installed on every Sitecore host in your environment.

  1. Log in to the Sitecore Desktop.

  2. Access the Installation Wizard (Sitecore Start Menu > Development Tools > Installation Wizard).

  3. Upload and install the Coveo for Sitecore XX 5.0.515.1 package. You can find it in Downloads.

  4. When prompted to overwrite files, click Yes to all.

  5. When prompted to overwrite items, select Overwrite, then click Apply to all.

    You might be prompted twice with this question. Select the Overwrite option and click Apply to all both times.

  6. Once the installation is completed, make sure that you restart both the Sitecore client and server.

Step 2: Manually Update the Coveo Configuration Files

The Coveo configuration files are located in the App_Config\Include\Coveo folder. When upgrading, you must compare the changes to the .example files from your current Coveo for Sitecore version with the ones in the build you’re upgrading to. Then, you can merge these changes into your current configuration files. This method allows you to keep your own customization intact, while still benefiting from the latest enhancements brought in the product. You can use a merge tool such as WinMerge to accomplish this.

In further detail, here are the modifications that you must perform to the configuration files resulting from the feature changes between the previous and current Coveo for Sitecore releases:

Coveo.SearchProvider.Rest.config

Sitecore 7 and 8

The <preprocessRequest> element below has been added as a child of the <pipelines> element to ensure that requests targeting the REST endpoint can handle special characters.

<preprocessRequest>
  <!-- This processor is required to ensure that requests targeting the REST endpoint can handle special characters. -->
  <processor patch:instead="processor[@type = 'Sitecore.Pipelines.PreprocessRequest.SuppressFormValidation, Sitecore.Kernel']" type="Coveo.SearchProvider.Rest.Processors.PreprocessRequest.SuppressFormValidation, Coveo.SearchProvider.Rest" >
    <urlPaths hint="list:AddUrlPath">
      <urlPath>/coveo/rest/</urlPath>
      <urlPath>/sitecore/admin/</urlPath>
      <urlPath>/sitecore/shell/</urlPath>
      <urlPath>/-/speak/request/</urlPath>
    </urlPaths>
  </processor>
</preprocessRequest>

Coveo.UI.Controls.Specific.config

Sitecore 8 and 9

The <pipelines> element below has been added as a child of the <sitecore> element.

<pipelines>
  <group name="itemProvider" groupName="itemProvider">
    <pipelines>
      <addFromTemplate>
        <processor type="Coveo.SearchProvider.Processors.UIResolveBranchRenderingDataSourcesProcessor, Coveo.SearchProvider" >
          <TemplatesToExpand hint="list">
            <coveoExampleSearchPage>{0555887D-AB12-46E6-8EA8-93D2E6ED3CB4}</coveoExampleSearchPage>
          </TemplatesToExpand>
        </processor>
      </addFromTemplate>
    </pipelines>
  </group>
</pipelines>

This addition tells Sitecore to call the new UIResolveBranchRenderingDataSourcesProcessor processor so that the creation of a new Example Search Page using the Insert Options feature works correctly.

Step 3: Publish Your Site

In the Sitecore Content Editor, perform a publish site action. This ensures any changes related to Coveo components in the upgrade are published to the web database.

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