We are pleased to provide you with a summary of our August, 2012 release, including new features and resolved issues.
This release includes the following new features and enhancements.
The following features have been added to Z-Billing and Z-Payments.
For general system improvements, we changed the way you export subscriptions, orders, and the product catalog. These export processes are now asynchronous, which allows you to download the export file multiple times without having to repeat the export process each time.
To export subscriptions, orders, or the product catalog:
The product catalog export file is an Excel 2007 file (
.xlsx), which limits the maximum number of rows to 1048576 and the maximum number of columns to 16384. These maximums are higher than the previous Excel 2003 version of the export file.
The export files for subscriptions and orders are
For more information on exporting objects in Zuora, including the product catalog, see Exporting Object Data.
In this release, we added the new merge field,
Account.CurrencySymbol, for the following notifications, which are account-currency aware:
The new merge field is
Account.CurrencySymbol, and is available in the email template. To use the new merge field, edit the email template like this:
The notification engine replaces these merge fields with content like this: $1234.56
Alternately, you can reverse the order of the merge fields like this:
The notification engine replaces these merge fields with content like this: 1234.56 €
The value of the
Account.CurrencySymbol merge field is the currency symbol, not the currency code, regardless of the tenant locale.
The following features have been added to the Zuora API.
The Zuora WSDL has been updated to version 41.0. See Zuora WSDL for information about downloading the latest version.
Previously, if you created a charge model for
DiscountPercentage, you received the
INVALID_VERSION error, "Not supported charge model: Discount-Percentage" or "Not supported charge model: Discount-FixedAmount."
In this release, you can query, create, and update discount charge models. These models were available previously in the web-based UI; now they are also available in the API.
ProductRatePlanCharge object has the following new fields:
The operations for the field,
UseDiscountSpecificAccountingCode, in the
ProductRatePlanCharge object used to be read only. Now you can use the create, update, and read operations.
ProductRatePlanChargeTier object has the following new fields:
When you update your WSDL from 40.0 or earlier to 41.0, you need to change the
price field in existing queries to
The following issues were resolved in this release.
The following issues were fixed in Z-Billing and Z-Payments.
When you close an accounting period, Zuora will help you prevent operations on subscriptions that may introduce financial impacts in closed accounting periods.
One of these operations is cancelling a subscription. When cancelling a subscription, Zuora allows you to enter a contract effective date and a cancellation date. The defect is that Zuora is using the contract effective date entered to determine whether we should allow you to cancel a subscription. That is, if the contract effective date falls into a closed accounting period, then we do not allow cancellation. That is not the correct behavior.
In this release, we have fixed the cancellation process. Zuora now uses the cancellation date to determine whether we should allow you to cancel a subscription. If the cancellation date falls into a closed accounting period, then we do not allow the cancellation.
In this release, we removed an error message that incorrectly appeared when users update a volume pricing model.
The maximum number of subscriptions for a single account is 3000 subscriptions. In this release, this maximum is enforced.
In previous releases, Z-Finance users were unable to create electronic non-referenced credit balance refunds (for the Chase Paymentech Orbital or Verifi payment gateways).
This has been fixed in this release.
The following issue was fixed in Z-Force.
In previous releases, syncing the Subscription object to Salesforce.com with Z-Force 360 failed if the Rate Plan Effective End Dates were set to
Fri Dec 31 00:00:00 GMT 9999.
This has been fixed in this release. If the Effective End Dates are out of the valid range for Salesforce.com (from 1700-01-01 to 4000-12-31), they will be mapped to the closest valid date. The dates will not be changed in Zuora.
The following issues were resolved in the Zuora API.
In previous releases, the
ImportId parameter in a query response incorrectly used lowercase.
In this release, the query correctly responds with
In our July release, we added a capability to regenerate PDF invoices via an API call, but we did not record such PDF regenerations in an invoice's history. We have resolved this issue in this release.
Previously, each PDF invoice could only be regenerated a maximum of 3 times via the Zuora API. In this release, we no longer enforce this maximum.
The R155.1 release (August 15, 2012) includes internal operational fixes.
The following issues are resolved in the R155.1 release (August 20, 2012):
In this release, we have fixed two issues in Z-Checkout Hosted Subscribe Pages that caused the Accept the Private Policy and Terms of Service check box to behave incorrectly under certain conditions.
In this release, we have increased the timeout period to prevent sync errors with Salesforce.com.
The R155.3 release (August 27, 2012) includes internal operational fixes.
The R155.4 release (August 30, 2012) includes internal operational fixes.
The R155.5 release (September 8, 2012) includes internal operational fixes.