October 2017 Release Notes

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October 2017 Release Notes

Welcome to the release notes for the Zuora October 2017 Release, R217. This release includes new Zuora features, enhancements, resolved issues, and improvements to the Knowledge Center.

For more information about the current product version, see Product Versions and Release Dates.

Release Schedule

The schedule for R217 deployment.


  • APISandbox Release Date: October 15, 2017
  • Production Release Date: October 23, 2017


  • APISandbox Release Date: October 29, 2017
  • Production Release Date: October 29, 2017


See API Changelog for a summary of REST API updates and documentation updates in the API Reference.

Subscription Management

Enhancements to Orders Generation

This feature is only available if you have the Order Metrics feature enabled. If you have the Orders feature enabled, you already have the Order Metrics feature enabled. The migration to Order Metrics is in Limited Availability. We are actively soliciting feedback from a small set of early adopters before releasing as generally available. 

To provide more flexibility in generating orders for the Order Metrics feature, Zuora now offers the following enhancements:

  • Use the REST API to make subscription amendments to change termed subscriptions to evergreen subscriptions and vice versa.
  • Use Zuora Reporting to analyze data from the orders data sources.

Billing and Payments

Usage Import Now Supports More CSV Format Variations

Previously, you could only import usage data as XLS files or Windows Comma Separated CSV files using Microsoft Excel. Now, Zuora also supports importing usage data with the following CSV format variations:

  • MS-DOS Comma Separated from Microsoft Excel
  • Comma Separated Values from Microsoft Excel
  • Comma Separated Values from Google Sheets

See Import Usage Data for more information.

Connect Marketplace

See Zuora Connect Release Notes for detailed information about Connect new features, enhancements, and documentation updates.

Zuora for Salesforce Release

The following articles describe the latest features of Zuora for Salesforce:


The following articles describe the latest features of Zuora Reporting and the Zuora Insights add-on:


Current WSDL version: 88

See Zuora WSDL for information on how to check your version and download the latest version.

SOAP API Change History

See Zuora SOAP API Version History for a summary of updates made to the SOAP API in recent Zuora releases.

Knowledge Center

We have updated the following Knowledge Center articles based on your feedback:

  • Proration: Corrected the proration example with the "When prorating a month, assume 30 days in a month or use actual days?" billing setting.
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