April 1, 2020 Release (5.0.642.2)


Per the Coveo Version Support Lifecycle policy, this Coveo for Sitecore 5 release has been retired. See available Coveo for Sitecore releases.

Even if this release is retired, you must still perform its upgrade steps to upgrade to a more recent version of Coveo for Sitecore.

This release includes the 2.7968.10 version of the JavaScript Search Framework (see January 2020 Release (v2.7968)).

When using a CDN with the Coveo Hive framework, this release includes the latest 2.7968 version of the JavaScript Search Framework (see Understanding How the Coveo JavaScript Files are Loaded (CDN)).

Release Notes

This section summarizes the new features and fixed support cases introduced in the Coveo for Sitecore April 1, 2020 release (5.0.642.2).

Identifier Enhancement
SC-3968 Added renderings to support the Coveo JavaScript Search Framework DynamicFacet and DynamicFacetManager components.
SC-4253 Added rendering to support the Coveo JavaScript Search Framework DynamicHierarchicalFacet component.
SC-4264 Added support for the Coveo for Sitecore Standard Edition.
SC-4300 Added the Coveo Dynamic Numeric Facet Range, Coveo Dynamic Date Facet Range, and Coveo Dynamic Distance Facet Range renderings to support the Coveo JavaScript Search Framework DynamicFacetRange component.
Identifier Case Fixed Support Case
SC-4266 00056648 Added conditions to avoid double translation of field names in the constant query expression (cq).
SC-4330 00058493 Stripped any existing Authorization header from proxy incoming search queries.
SC-4332 00059210 Ensured SearchboxInitializer class waits on Search Interfaces initialization.
Identifier Bug Fix
SC-4320 Added organization paused state verification prior to starting a source refresh.
SC-4333 Fixed Source with name <SOURCE_NAME> already exists issue when rebuilding index.

Upgrade Steps

This section describes how to upgrade Coveo for Sitecore from February 28, 2020 (5.0.587.9) to April 1, 2020 (5.0.642.2). If you're upgrading over multiple versions, Coveo has a procedure to streamline the process.


For the best Coveo for Sitecore experience, always follow the upgrading leading practices.

Step 1: Upgrade Coveo for Sitecore


Make sure the Microsoft MVC security update MS14-059 is installed on every Sitecore host in your environment.

  1. Log into the Sitecore Desktop.

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

  3. Upload and install the Coveo for Sitecore XX 5.0.642.2 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: Rename Fields Containing the z\d{2,3}x Pattern

As a result of fixing bug SC-4266, facets based on field names containing the z\d{2,3}x regex pattern (for example, field name orz125x) are no longer displayed. If necessary, adjust field names accordingly.

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.