June 12, 2020 Release (5.0.710.2)

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 for Sitecore Hive framework, this release includes the latest 2.7968 version of the JavaScript Search Framework (see Understanding How Coveo for Sitecore Loads the Coveo JavaScript Files (CDN)).

Downloads

The initial June 12, 2020 release was 5.0.710.1. However, because of a filtering issue, it had to be hotfixed to 5.0.710.2.

The official June 12, 2020 release is 5.0.710.2.

This section provides build 5.0.710.2 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 are 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 June 12, 2020 release (5.0.710.2).

Identifier Enhancement
SC-4258 Updated the QueryParams class code to support all query parameters in server-side Search API calls.
SC-4304 Refactored the way Coveo Analytics event definitions for Sitecore xConnect are generated.
SC-4344 Added index document overconsumption messages in Command Center, Coveo Diagnostic Page, and logs.
SC-4375 Added document usage and limit information in Command Center, About page, and Coveo Diagnostic Page.
SC-4432 Added the Coveo Hosted Search Page rendering and the related branch template.
Identifier Case Fixed Support Case
SC-4395 00060184 Fixed issue with <queryPipelineName> value not being used on query suggestion events.
SC-4396 00060046 Fixed issue with CDs adding indexing-related records to the Property Store.
Identifier Bug Fix
SC-4421 Removed RabbitMQ.Client.dll and references thereto from package.

Upgrade Steps

This section describes how to upgrade Coveo for Sitecore from April 15, 2020 (5.0.655.1) to June 12, 2020 (5.0.710.2).

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

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 5.0.710.2 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: Remove No Longer Used JSON File

Sitecore 9.3

File [Your Sitecore Instance]\App_Config\Modules\Coveo\XConnectDefinitions\CoveoEventModel, 1.1.json, included in the previous Coveo for Sitecore releases, has been renamed. The file name is now CoveoEventModel, 1.0.json.

After upgrading, Sitecore 9.3 users may safely delete the CoveoEventModel, 1.1.json file.

Step 3: 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 let’s you keep your 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.config

Sitecore 9

To fix bug SC-4396, the changes below have been made.

In the <event name="item:deleting"> element, a role:require attribute has been added to the <handler> child element as follows:

<handler role:require="!ContentDelivery" type="Coveo.SearchProvider.Events.SetupRequirementsEventHandler, 
Coveo.SearchProviderBase" method="OnItemDeleting" />

In the <event name="item:saved"> element, a role:require attribute has been added to the <handler> child element whose type attribute value is Coveo.SearchProvider.Events.SetupRequirementsEventHandler, Coveo.SearchProviderBase.

<handler role:require="!ContentDelivery" type="Coveo.SearchProvider.Events.SetupRequirementsEventHandler, 
Coveo.SearchProviderBase" method="OnItemDeleting" />

In the <settings> element, the following child element has been added.

<setting role:require="ContentDelivery" name="Coveo.Framework.WriteToPropertyStoreDisabled" value="true" />

SwitchMasterToWeb.Coveo.config

Sitecore 7 and 8

To fix bug SC-4396, the changes below have been made.

In the <sitecore> element, the following <events> child element has been added.

<events>
  <event name="item:deleting">
    <handler type="Coveo.SearchProvider.Events.SetupRequirementsEventHandler, Coveo.SearchProviderBase" method="OnItemDeleting" >
      <patch:delete />
    </handler>
  </event>
  <event name="item:saved">
    <handler type="Coveo.SearchProvider.Events.SetupRequirementsEventHandler, Coveo.SearchProviderBase" method="OnItemSaved" >
      <patch:delete />
    </handler>
  </event>
</events>

In the <sitecore> element, the following <settings> child element has been added.

<settings>
  <setting name="Coveo.Framework.WriteToPropertyStoreDisabled" value="true"/>
</settings>

Step 4: 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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