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2018 Coveo for Sitecore 4.1 Releases

This page summarizes the new features and bug fixes introduced throughout 2018.

Release Notes for November 2018: 4.1.731.22

This release includes the 1.2537.57 and 2.4609.8 versions of the JavaScript Search Framework (see May 2018 Maintenance Release (1.2537.57) and August 2018 Maintenance Release (v2.4609.8)).

This section summarizes the new features and fixed support cases introduced in the Coveo for Sitecore November 2018 release (4.1.731.22).

To download the November 2018 release, see Downloads.

For the upgrade procedure, see Upgrading from October 2018 (4.1.729.23) to November 2018 (4.1.731.22).

Issue number Enhancement
SC-3237 Discontinue support for LINQ queries.
SC-3238 Mark Legacy UI Search Framework as deprecated.
Issue number Bug fix
SC-3222 Improved accessibility by adding lang="en" in the Basic Search Interface Layout.cshtml layout file <html> tag.
SC-3294 [Diagnostic Page] Fixed issue with inaccurate field count.
SC-3326 Fixed issue where many FieldReaderCache were created at a very fast rate.
SC-3331 [Command Center] Fixed issue with template fields not being selectable in Internet Explorer 11.
SC-3334 [Command Center] Fixed issue with fields not sorted alphabetically.
SC-3336 [Command Center] Fixed issue with organization selection/creation section not appearing on page load in Internet Explorer 11.
SC-3355 Fixed issue with the handling of Sitecore field names beginning with a number.

Release Notes for October 2018: 4.1.729.23

This release includes the 1.2537.57 and 2.4609.8 versions of the JavaScript Search Framework (see May 2018 Maintenance Release (1.2537.57) and August 2018 Maintenance Release (v2.4609.8)).

This section summarizes the new features and fixed support cases introduced in the Coveo for Sitecore October 2018 release (4.1.729.23).

To download the October 2018 release, see Downloads.

For the upgrade procedure, see Upgrading from September 2018 (4.1.590.21) to October 2018 (4.1.729.23).

Issue number Enhancement
SC-2714 Enable the FetchPageContent HTML processor by default instead of the HtmlContentInBodyWithRequestsProcessor.
SC-2997 [Command Center] Group the fields by template.
SC-2998 [Command Center] Allow the inclusion and exclusion of fields in the Indexing Manager.
SC-3102 [Command Center] Format numbers based on user locale information.
SC-3104 [Command Center] Improve readability through the standardization of fonts and button colors.
SC-3105 [Command Center] Move the security part of the configuration to the Security section of the Command Center.
SC-3108 [Command Center] Change the color scheme to avoid confusion with the Coveo Cloud administration console.
SC-3121 Support Coveo JavaScript Search Framework version 2.4609.
SC-3166 Reduce the document payload sent to Coveo Cloud to reflect only the included fields (see Field Is No Longer Indexed in the Sitecore Items).
Issue number Service created or updated
SC-3118 Update the GET fields/bytemplate service to indicate whether a field is mandatory or not.
SC-3130 Add a PATCH fields service to add or remove fields from the <include> field list.
Issue number Case Fixed support case
SC-3181 SC-3184 [Hive] Fixed issue with many search interfaces always resolving to first index defined for the site.
Issue number Bug fix
SC-3157 [SXA] Fixed issue with Unexpected token < error in Sitecore Experience Editor.
SC-3182 [Command Center] Fixed issue with fields wrongly tagged as Coveo Special Fields.
SC-3185 Fixed issue with fields removed from the <include> field list not being removed in Coveo Cloud when IsSourceSpecific is set to false.
SC-3195 [Command Center] Improved rebuild progress details when permissions indexing is disabled.
SC-3199 [Command Center] Sorted organizations in alphabetical order in organization selection drop-down list.
SC-3200 [Command Center] Fixed issue with Analytics fields not being indexed when fields are included, even though IndexAnalyticsFields is set to true.
SC-3201 [Command Center] Added Coveo Analytics Fields in the template fields table when they're enabled.
SC-3205 [Hive] Fixed issue with the Coveo Results List data source DOM Unique Id not being outputted in the HTML.
SC-3217 [Command Center] Improved the handling of critical errors.
SC-3221 [Command Center] Corrected indexed fields count.

Release Notes for September 2018: 4.1.590.21

This release includes the 1.2537.57 and 2.4382.10 versions of the JavaScript Search Framework (see May 2018 Maintenance Release (1.2537.57) and July 2018 Release (v2.4382.10)).

This section summarizes the new features and fixed support cases introduced in the Coveo for Sitecore September 2018 release (4.1.590.21).

To download the September 2018 release, see Downloads.

For the upgrade procedure, see Upgrading from August 2018 (4.1.518.18) to September 2018 (4.1.590.21).

Issue number Enhancement
SC-2453 isSourceSpecific attribute introduced for improved management of field hashing.
SC-2892 Facet, Sort and Multi-Value Facet field attributes revert to true unless changed both in field configuration and Coveo Cloud administration console.
Issue number Service created
SC-3021 Create a service to return a list of fields grouped by template.
SC-3039 Create a service to add fields with the specified field names to the list of indexed fields.
SC-3081 In the service that returns the list of fields grouped by template, show which fields are included in the configuration.
Issue number Bug fix
SC-2610 Fixed issue with the Coveo For Sitecore Analytics component overriding the Search Hub value with the page name in originLevel1.
SC-3058 [Command Center] Fixed erroneous pop-up messages.
SC-3076 [Command Center] Fixed issue while visiting fields section (on-premises instance only).
SC-3080 Fixed confusing property name when configuring Placeholder extender in Coveo for Sitecore Hive.
SC-3087 Fixed issue on accessibility caused by duplicated IDs.
SC-3091 [Command Center] Fixed issue with template fields showing as having both the Facet and Multi-Value Facet attributes.
SC-3093 Fixed issue with unhandled exception occurring upon Coveo Hive component initialization when the Sitecore user is locked out.
SC-3109 [Command Center] Fixed issue with on-premises organizations showing in organization selection dropdown.
SC-3113 Fixed issue with critical errors in Coveo Hive components not rendering an error message on the public site.
SC-3114 Fixed issue with prebinding operations not being applied on certain searchbox container components.
SC-3123 Improved performance when editing an External Components Section.
SC-3126 Improved the handling of Date and numeric field configurations with attribute mismatches.
SC-3128 [SXA] Qualify SXA 1.7.1.
SC-3146 [SXA] Fixed issue when inserting the Coveo User Context component into an SXA page.
SC-3177 SC-3177 Fixed issue with site name not being properly resolved in clickable uri of search results.

Release Notes for August 2018: 4.1.518.18

This release includes the 1.2537.57 and 2.4382.10 versions of the JavaScript Search Framework (see May 2018 Maintenance Release (1.2537.57) and July 2018 Release (v2.4382.10)).

This section summarizes the new features and fixed support cases introduced in the Coveo for Sitecore August 2018 release (4.1.518.18).

To download the August 2018 release, see Downloads.

For the upgrade procedure, see Upgrading from July 2018 (4.1.414.9) to August 2018 (4.1.518.18).

Issue number Enhancement
SC-1943 Improve security identity transfers to Coveo Cloud for HIPAA compliance.
SC-2708 [Command Center] Expose Coveo Cloud search and relevance features.
SC-2739 [Command Center] Allow users to update Coveo for Sitecore configurations.
SC-2798 [Command Center] Add Security section in Indexing Manager (see Understanding the Indexing Manager).
SC-2942 [Command Center] Display the field usage summary in the Fields section.
SC-2961 Add a browser tab icon for the Command Center and the Coveo Diagnostic Page.
SC-2989 [Command Center] User Interface improvements.
SC-3009 [Command Center] When the cloud organization has been paused, display a dialog box to allow its reactivation.
Issue number Service created
SC-2855 Create services to update/synchronize users, roles, and deactivated identities.
SC-2856 Create a service to synchronize Coveo Cloud sources, fields, and security providers based on Sitecore configurations.
SC-2974 Create a service to update the Coveo for Sitecore license with the Coveo Cloud license information.
SC-3031 Create services to get whether an organization is paused and to resume a paused organization.
Issue number Bug fix
SC-2962 [Command Center] Fixed issue with erroneous index document counts due to long cache clearing intervals.
SC-2966 Strengthened security associated with certain API calls.
SC-2982 Fixed document size value when Quick View could not be generated.
SC-3015 [Command Center] Removed the Name column from the Strategies section of the index details.
SC-3024 [Diagnostic Page] Fixed issue with inaccurate Sitecore version Compatibility Status since Sitecore 9.
SC-3043 [Command Center] Improved rebuild status reporting when the organization is paused.
SC-3047 Improved the Coveo Cloud license retrieval process.
SC-3051 Fixed issue with Empty strings are not allowed exception occurring when specifying Creator-Owner permissions on an item.
SC-3057 Fixed issue with identities recently created or updated in Sitecore showing in error in Coveo Cloud.
SC-3068 Fixed issue with identities that were not correctly sent after a synchronization of the security identities.
SC-3069 [Command Center] Fixed redirection to the Activation page when user is logged out of Sitecore.

Release Notes for July 2018: 4.1.414.9

This release includes the 1.2537.57 and 2.4094.8 versions of the JavaScript Search Framework (see May 2018 Maintenance Release (v1.2537.57) and May 2018 Release (v2.4094.8)).

This section summarizes the new features and fixed support cases introduced in the Coveo for Sitecore July 2018 release (4.1.414.9).

To download the July 2018 release, see Downloads.

For the upgrade procedure, see Upgrading from May 2018 (4.1.342.10) to July 2018 (4.1.414.9).

Issue number Enhancement
SC-1445 Reduce the load on the platform through better scheduling of call retries.
SC-1743 Tag searches performed in Sitecore with originContext value WebsiteSearch for analytics purposes.
SC-2343 Implement permanentids for Machine Learning (see About the permanentid Field).
SC-2347 Associate API keys to API key templates rather than on individual privileges.
SC-2631 Minimize number of calls to the Cloud Platform when updating a user or a role.
SC-2756 [Command Center] Allow Coveo for Sitecore configuration and activation through the Command Center (see Understanding the Command Center).
SC-2784 [Command Center] Upon attempt to access a Command Center page when not logged in, prompt user for Sitecore credentials and then redirect user to requested page.
SC-2797 [Command Center] Allow the removal of unused fields.
SC-2814 [Command Center] Provide a user interface to display the list of fields (Template, External, and Computed).
SC-2817 [Command Center] Add a filter box in the Fields section of the Command Center to allow for searches on Field Name and Translated Name.
SC-2839 Support SXA 1.7.
SC-2846 Support Sitecore version 8.2 update 7.
SC-2861 [Index Service] Cache responses from GET calls to /indexes service.
SC-2864 Record Coveo events in the Experience Profile.
SC-2874 [Command Center] Provide user interface to create or select an organization in Coveo Cloud.
SC-2910 [Command Center] Display the current state of Coveo for Sitecore in Configuration section.
SC-2926 [Command Center] Streamline the Coveo Cloud organization provisioning process.
SC-2932 [Command Center] User interface improvements.
SC-2967 Support Sitecore version 9.0 update 2.
Issue number Service created
SC-2785 Provide a service to list computed fields.
SC-2813 Provide a service to expose the IndexPermissions configuration.
SC-2815 Provide a service to expose field limit information.
SC-2853 Provide a service allowing the creation of a Coveo Cloud organization.
SC-2854 Create a service to generate API keys.
SC-2873 Create a service to list the available organizations in Coveo Cloud.
SC-2933 Create a service to get Coveo for Sitecore activation state.
SC-2934 Create a service to get Coveo for Sitecore configuration information.
Issue number Case Fixed support case
SC-2943 00041306 Fixed issue with IndexOutOfRangeException thrown during rebuild.
Issue number Bug fix
SC-985 Moved DateSelector.xml file to the Website\sitecore modules\Shell\Coveo\CustomFields folder.
SC-2763 Strengthened security in storage mechanism for certain data.
SC-2881 [Command Center] Clarified the Last rebuild information.
SC-2888 Fixed issue with External Content placeholder label not appearing when the external source was empty.
SC-2889 Fixed issue with clickable URI of search result items not being properly set.
SC-2898 Fixed issue with Coveo Hive Page View component not outputting correct contentIDKey value.
SC-2900 Fixed issue with log message referencing the <SiteName> configuration element rather than <siteName> (incorrect casing).
SC-2901 Fixed issue with SXA reference JSON files being included in release packages.
SC-2944 [Command Center] Fixed issue with exceptions thrown during an index rebuild not being displayed in interface.
SC-2959 Fixed issue with document indexing producing duplicate metadata for some fields.
SC-2999 Fixed issue with Session is not Initialized exception occurring mainly on Sitecore 8.0 Coveo Platform authentication and on Coveo Diagnostic Page.

Release Notes for May 2018: 4.1.342.10

This release includes the 1.2537.57 and 2.3826.13 version of the JavaScript Search Framework (see May 2018 Maintenance Release (v1.2537.57) and February 2018 Release (v2.3826.13)).

This section summarizes the new features and fixed support cases introduced in the Coveo for Sitecore May 2018 release (4.1.342.10).

To download the May 2018 release, see Downloads.

For the upgrade procedure, see Upgrading from April 2018 (4.1.286.9) to May 2018 (4.1.342.10).

Issue number Enhancement
SC-1956 Ensure all Usage Analytics events respect the strict field validation feature.
SC-2506 Prevent the InvalidateRequirementsDelay option from being set too low. The recommended value is 60; the lowest recommended value is now 10.
SC-2585 Implement the Indexing Manager for the Coveo Command Center (see Understanding the Indexing Manager).
Issue number Case Fixed support case
SC-2768 00041490 [On-Premises] Fixed issue causing license errors to occur when adding a NLB between CES and RabbitMQ.
SC-2792 00042394 Fixed issue preventing administrators from changing their Coveo Cloud organization when a comment was added to the scheduling node of the Coveo.SearchProvider.Custom.config file.
SC-2808 00042451 [On-Premises] Fixed issue where certain RabbitMQ connections were opened but never closed.
SC-2835 00042763 Fixed issues caused by a manual change in the Coveo Cloud license.
SC-2838 00042906 [Sitecore 9.0+] Fixed issue causing the Item Template Is or Inherits from rule not to work.
SC-2845 00042608 [Sitecore 9.0+] Fixed issue where some custom processors would prevent the Experience Profile from working (see Error in the Experience Profile After Installing Coveo for Sitecore).
Issue number Bug fix
SC-2741 Added missing Website metadata to search events.
SC-2742 [On-Premises] Fixed issue that caused Usage Analytics events not to be sent when using the Coveo Hive framework with the Free edition.
SC-2753 Fixed issue where the link to an item was not resolved properly when using IIS custom bindings.
SC-2774 [Silent Installation] Prevented a configuration update when some mandatory values were empty.
SC-2800 Improved performance of the ExcludeCoveoDataSourceItems inbound filter.
SC-2804 Fixed issue where pressing the Enter key in the OmniboxResultList did not access the selected result page.
SC-2830 [Installation Wizard] Ensured the body indexing option text fits the selected option.

Release Notes for April 2018: 4.1.286.9

This release includes the 1.2537.52 and 2.3826.13 version of the JavaScript Search Framework, which is a hotfix of the 2.3826.10 release (see February 2018 Maintenance Release (v1.2537.52) and February 2018 Release (v2.3826.13)).

This section summarizes the new features and fixed support cases introduced in the Coveo for Sitecore April 2018 release (4.1.286.9).

To download the April 2018 release, see Downloads.

For the upgrade procedure, see Upgrading from March 2018 (4.1.248.6) to April 2018 (4.1.286.9).

Issue number Enhancement
SC-2068 Allow administrators to silently activate Coveo for Sitecore (see Silently Activating Coveo for Sitecore).
SC-2576 Changed the security entity structure to support larger groups.
SC-2608 Support SXA with the Coveo for Sitecore SXA package (see Installing Coveo for Sitecore SXA Components).
SC-2618 Qualify Sitecore 9.0 update 1.
Issue number Bug fix
SC-2541 Fixed issue where non-existent security groups were applied to items when indexing.
SC-2564 Fixed issue where numerical fields would not be suggested for the Facet Slider and Facet Range components.
SC-2591 Ensured the documentation link of the Distance component pointed to the right page.
SC-2602 Fixed issue causing wrong events to be logged to the xDB when accessing Coveo admin pages. This issue still persists when using Sitecore 7.5.
SC-2619 [Coveo Hive] Display an error when an invalid boosting or filtering rule is entered in a search page.
SC-2628 [Sitecore 9.0] Fixed issue causing the indexing to fail when setting the indexAnalyticsFields option to true.
SC-2630 Sanitized the content of the diagnostic package.
SC-2659 [Coveo Hive] Fixed issue causing the More section of the Tabs to not show all of the extra tabs.
SC-2664 Fixed issue causing the Diagnostic Page to fail when the Coveo for Sitecore package is installed but not activated.
SC-2676 [Legacy UI] Fixed issue where inserting an Omnibox Result List in Web Forms caused the page to fail.
SC-2678 [Legacy UI] Fixed issue where the Omnibox result list could not be added to an MVC page.
SC-2704 Fixed issue where multi-value fields were not listed in the auto-complete dialog when selecting a facet field.
SC-2727 [Coveo Hive] Fixed issue preventing the addition of many languages to a same search page.
SC-2732 [Coveo Hive] Fixed issue where a search page would fail to load when part of a sub-folder.
SC-2759 [Coveo Cloud] Removed error when hitting the platform throttling limit. Instead, a warning is logged.
SC-2764 [Coveo Cloud] Optimized the indexing process to avoid hitting the throttling limit too quickly.
Issue number Case Fixed support case
SC-2690 00041762 [Sitecore Analytics] Fixed issue where keywords logged in Sitecore Analytics were not properly registered.

Release Notes for March 2018: 4.1.248.6

This release includes the 1.2537.43 and 2.3826.10 version of the JavaScript Search Framework (see January 2018 Maintenance Release (v1.2537.43) and February 2018 Release (v2.3826.10)).

When using a CDN with the Coveo for Sitecore Hive framework, this release includes the latest 2.3836 version of the JavaScript Search Framework (see Using the CDN in Coveo for Sitecore Hive Framework).

This section summarizes the new features and fixed support cases introduced in the Coveo for Sitecore March 2018 release (4.1.248.6).

To download the March 2018 release, see Downloads.

For the upgrade procedure, see Upgrading from January 2018 (4.1.224.6) to March 2018 (4.1.248.6).

Issue number Bug fix
SC-2110 Removed unnecessary warning about missing analytics component when using the Free version.
SC-2464 Fixed issue where Global Folder were not shown when selecting the data source of an external component.
SC-2518 [Coveo Hive] Fixed issue preventing xDB boosting rules conditions from working.
SC-2519 [Coveo Hive] Fixed issue preventing facet personalization from working inside the Experience Editor.
SC-2535 Improved speed of the GetCompleteFieldConfigs validation in SortModel.
SC-2565 Fixed issue causing search pages to show an ASPX error page when there's a server-side error.
SC-2569 [Experience Editor] Fixed issue where automatic boosting was using the web source fields instead of the master.
SC-2588 Fixed issue causing a search page to fail when using a faulty boosting rule.
SC-2590 Added missing comments in the configuration files.
SC-2601 Separated resource path specification for JavaScript Search Framework and Coveo for Sitecore (see Using the CDN in Coveo for Sitecore Hive Framework).
Issue number Case Fixed support case
SC-2589 00040886 Fixed issue causing search page to display an error when applying a Sitecore hotfix on Sitecore 8.2.

Release Notes for January 2018: 4.1.224.6

This version of Coveo for Sitecore automatically uses the Content Delivery Network (CDN) to load the Coveo Javascript Search Framework files (see Using the CDN in Coveo for Sitecore Hive Framework).

This release includes the v1.2537.35 and v2.3477.9 version of the JavaScript Search Framework (see July 2017 Maintenance Release (v1.2537.35) and November 2017 Release (v2.3477.9).

When using the CDN to load these files, you will get the v2.3477.X version of the Coveo Javascript Search Framework.

When using local files to load them, you will get the v2.3477.9 version of the Coveo Javascript Search Framework.

This section summarizes the new features and fixed support cases introduced in the Coveo for Sitecore January 2018 release (4.1.224.6)

To download the January 2018 release, see Downloads.

For the upgrade procedure, see Upgrade Procedures for Coveo for Sitecore 4.1 Previous Releases.

Issue number Enhancement
SC-2281

If new processor AddTemplatesWithLayout is enabled, only templates with layout are indexed.

Understanding the coveoIndexingGetFields and coveoIndexingGetTemplates Pipelines
SC-2332 If query syntax is enabled on the search box, search by field name is possible with no hashing or prefixes (human-friendly).
SC-2435 Coveo search UI files now loaded via CDN. Datasource on the local component can be used to load local files. Using the CDN in Coveo for Sitecore Hive Framework
SC-2469 Sitecore 8.2 update 6 now qualified.
SC-2189 Initial release of Sitecore 9.0 now qualified.
SC-2485 @source used instead of @syssource when querying for Cloud indexes during rebuild.
SC-2502 Only disabled entities get counted when re-enabling them.
Issue number Bug fix
SC-1109 Ensured only string fields can be used with the includeForFreeTextSearch attribute.
SC-1752 Fixed issue where ConversionHelper would be lost if GetSecurityProvider failed.
SC-2309 [Experience Editor] Fixed issue causing the Add Here buttons to stop working in the Experience Editor when adding the search box resources.
SC-2410 [Diagnostic Page] Ensured the Expanded Permissions Provider section isn't shown when using Coveo for Sitecore on-premises.
SC-2450 Fixed issue where isAnonymous was not properly set with anonymous users.
SC-2468 [Hive] Added missing Enable Query Syntax item in template.
SC-2472 Fixed issue causing the installation wizard to fail when a user doesn't have the right access.
SC-2490 [Facet Sort] Fixed issue preventing some Facet Sort components from working with the default parameters.
SC-2503 [Hive] Fixed issue where Has Data Source validation was no longer working.
SC-2504 Fixed issue where sort components error reports were hidden.
SC-2514 Fixed issue where fields counts were not accurate in the diagnostic page.
SC-2517 Coveo Hive search page visited from Experience Editor doesn't log Coveo Usage Analytics Events anymore.
SC-2524 Fixed issue where documents would get lost in index after error 502 during rebuild.
SC-2528 Removed Analytics Top Query Suggestions option from version 4.1 on the Legacy UI.
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