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Zuora Release 2022.06.R3

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Zuora Release 2022.06.R3

Welcome to the release notes for Zuora Release 2022.06.R3. This article is a consolidated page of all release notes for the following Zuora products:

For the latest release notes of Zuora Revenue, see Zuora Revenue release notes.

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Release schedule

For release schedule details, see this release notification.

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Zuora Billing

here_black.png Orders and Subscriptions

Inline discounts supported on order line items

You can now apply discounts on order line items by specifying inline discounts. The following fields are now available on the Order Line Item object to support inline discounts:

  • inlineDiscountType: an enum value. Use this field to specify the inline discount type, which can be Percentage, FixedAmount, or None.
  • inlineDiscountPerUnit: a number value. Use this field in accordance with the inlineDiscountTypefield, in the following manner:
    • If the inlineDiscountType field is set as Percentage, this field specifies the discount percentage for each unit of the order line item.
    • If the inlineDiscountType field is set as FixedAmount, this field specifies the discount amount on each unit of the order line item.
  • discount: a number value. This field shows the total discount amount that is applied to an order line item after the inline discount fields above are set.

The Zuora UI, API, data source, and data query have been enhanced to support inline discounts.

In addition, the Zuora UI supports the automatic generation of values for the relevant discounting and pricing fields, including inlineDiscountPerUnit, listPricePerUnit, and amountPerUnit. The logic is that when two of the previous fields are set, the remaining field is automatically generated in the UI.

Note that inline discounts on order line items are different from discounts on rate plan charges. The inline discount is implemented as a discount to specify directly through setting the inline discount fields, and it is applied to the list price of an order line item. The discount on a rate plan charge is implemented as a discount charge, and it is applied to the sale price of a rate plan charge.

The support of inline discounts for Zuora Billing - Revenue Integration is planned for future releases.

here_black.png Invoicing and Tax

REST API enhancements for memo management

The following API operations have been enhanced to support managing credit or debit memos by memo number: 

Previously, these API operations only supported managing credit or debit memos by memo ID.

For more information about the specific API changes, see "API Optimization for Object Key Support" in 2022 API Changelog (2022-06-16)

Create Standalone Invoice permission available for existing Billing standard users

Starting from this release, all existing Billing standard users will have the “Create Standalone Invoice” permission enabled.

Since Zuora Release 2022.03.R5, newly created Billing standard users have had the “Create Standalone Invoice” permission enabled by default.

Enhancement to configurable tax app

You can now use theproductName andproductRatePlanChageName fields at the document item level when building tax app templates. This enhancement saves effort when your tax vendor requires product details in the request for taxation in certain countries or regions, such as Japan.

here_black.png Zuora CPQ

Zuora Quotes 

The latest Zuora Quotes version is 10.7.

For the release notes of Zuora Quotes, see Zuora Quotes version 10 release notes.

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Zuora Collect

here_black.png Payments

Smart Retry functionality of Configurable Payment Retry has enhanced response code mappings

Now Smart Retry functionality of Configurable Payment Retry has enhanced response code mappings. When Smart Retry is enabled, you can stop retrying a payment for the response codes mapped to hard decline. To enable Smart Retry, in Configurable Payment Retry, navigate to the Customer Group with Smart Retry enabled and click Stop Retry on Hard Declines.

Previously, even when a payment is hard declined, the smart retry features continue retrying the payment. 

For more information, see Enable Smart Retry.

General availability of support for processing Indian local recurring payments through one-time payment flows

The support for processing Indian local recurring payments through one-time payment flows is now generally available to all Zuora customers. You can implement a one-time payment flow for Credit Card Reference Transaction payment methods on the Stripe v2 payment gateway integration to support processing Indian local recurring payments. Previously, you had to submit a request at Zuora Global Support to enable this feature.

Enhancements on stored credential transaction support for Braintree

We have extended the support of stored credential transactions for the following card brands on the Braintree Gateway integration:

  • American Express
  • JCB

For more information, see Support for stored credential transactions overview.

Enhancements to Payment Gateway Reconciliation API operations

We have made the following enhancements to the Payment Gateway Reconciliation API operations:

  • You can now specify payments using the payment-key field that accepts either the unique payment ID or the payment number. Previously, you could only use the payment ID to specify payments.
  • You can now specify refunds using the refund-key field that accepts either the unique refund ID or the refund number. Previously, you could only use the refund ID to specify payments.
  • The error messages have been enhanced to be as follows for the errors that occur when the specified payment key does not match any payment:
    API Operation Scenario Previous error message Current error message
    The "Settle a payment" REST API The payment key specified does not match any payment Cannot find a payment with id {payment-id}.  

    Cannot find a payment with key {payment -key}

    The "Reject a payment" REST API
    The "Reverse a payment" REST API Transaction has been deleted and cannot be acted upon

Zuora Central Platform

here_black.png Tenant Management

Support for Custom Roles in Deployment Manager

Previously, to run deployments, Platform Admin access was required, which restricted the usage of the product as not all users will have that access.

Now, Deployment Manager permission has been incorporated for custom roles. It is now possible for Administrators to provide users with the access to perform deployments by creating a custom role and providing permission for the role by selecting a checkbox. Users can manage Deployment Manager access at the tenant level. 

Currently, we are working on resolving the issues, therefore Deployment Manager needs to be deployed to both Users and Tenants for the time being.

Note that, to add and authenticate Source Tenants, users must have the Platform Admin role.

See Create a custom user role and Platform roles for more information.

Enhancements to Deployment Manager Administrative Access

Previously, users with administrator access to Deployment Manager needed Platform Admin permission to run deployments.

Now, users with administrator rights will have access to Deployment Manager by default.

Currently, we are working on resolving the issues, therefore Deployment Manager needs to be deployed to both Users and Tenants for the time being.

here_black.png Events and Notifications

Support for retrying domain identity verification of advanced SMTP server

If the domain identity verification of the advanced SMTP server fails, you can now retry the verification by clicking the Retry button on the Manage SMTP Settings page. Previously, you had to delete the domain identity and create another one.

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REST API

For a summary of REST API updates and documentation updates in the Zuora API Reference, see 2022 API Changelog

New error category code now available

Previously, when calling Zuora REST API, you would get an internal error with the 60 category code if a temporary error occurred during API request processing. It was difficult for you to identify the root cause based on the returned error message. 

Therefore, we have introduced the 61 error category code to indicate that a temporary error occurs and you can have another try later. For example, if a database communication error occurs when calling the List order metrics for an evergreen subscription operation, you would get the following error:

{
 ...
 "reasons":
  [{     
     "code": 50000061,     
     "message": "Oops, operation failed due to a temporary error, please retry later."
  }]
}

Additionally, the error message for the existing 60 error category code is changed to Oops, internal error occurred, please contact Zuora support. for more clarity.

For more information, see Error category codes.

SOAP API

Current WSDL version: 123

For information about how to check your version and download the latest version, see Zuora WSDL.

SOAP API change history

For a summary of updates made to the SOAP API in recent Zuora releases, see Zuora SOAP API Version History.