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Release Notes for Zuora Release 234, November 2018

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Release Notes for Zuora Release 234, November 2018

Welcome to the release notes for Zuora Release 234 (R234), November 2018. 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

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Highlights

  • Order Numbers Can Be Reused
  • Nested Table Support for Credit and Debit Memo Items
  • First Data Account Updater Now Available

REST API

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

Orders and Subscriptions

Orders is now generally available as of Zuora Billing Release 284 (August 2019). You can access all the new capabilities in the Sandbox environment starting August 31, 2020. The Production deployment is September 10, 2020.

If you are an existing Zuora Subscribe and Amend customer and want to adopt Orders, see What is Orders Harmonization and join the Orders Harmonization community group for more information. If you want to enable Orders, submit a request at Zuora Global Support.

Order Numbers Can Be Reused

When creating orders, you can now reuse order numbers of orders that have been deleted.

Resolved: Removing Create Subscription Button on Product Catalog Page

Previously, the create subscription button was erroneously available on the Product Catalog page when the Orders feature was enabled. This issue has now been fixed. The create subscription button has been removed from the Product Catalog page in the Orders UI.

Billing

Nested Table Support for Credit and Debit Memo Items

This feature is available only if you have the Invoice Settlement feature enabled. The Invoice Settlement feature is in Limited Availability. If you wish to have access to the feature, submit a request at Zuora Global Support

In credit and debit memo templates, you can now define nested tables for credit memo items and debit memo items. 

The supported nested tables for credit and debit memo items are similar to those for invoices.

See Grouping and Subtotal Functions in Nested Tables for more information.

Custom Field Support for Grouping Invoice Items and Memo Items in Nested Tables

When defining nested tables in invoice templates or memo templates, you can now group or subtotal invoice items, credit memo items, and debit memo items by custom fields from the associated product rate plan charges or rate plan charges. 

You can use this feature for credit memo items and debit memo items only if you have the Invoice Settlement feature enabled.

See the following articles for more information about the custom fields:

Payments

First Data Account Updater Now Available

This feature is in Limited Availability. If you want to have access to the feature, submit a request at Zuora Global Support

The First Data Account Updater feature is now available in Zuora. This feature enables merchants to automatically incorporate changes made to a customer's Visa or MasterCard data into Zuora. The First Data Account Updater enables you to:

  • Set up tenant updaters
  • Submit scheduled batch
  • Submit retry batch
  • Retrieve retry files 

See Configure First Data Account Updater for more information.

Connect Marketplace

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

Zuora CPQ Release

The following articles describe the latest features of Zuora CPQ:

Analytics

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

Dashboard Supports New Layout Controls

If your organization uses the Zuora Dashboard feature, users with the Manage Dashboard permission can now:

  • Rearrange and resize cards on the dashboard.
  • Change card display options, including the ability to switch between headline numbers and charts.

See Configuring Cards on the Dashboard for more information.

SOAP API

Current WSDL version: 91

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:

  • Credit and Debit Memos: Clarified that you can specify how credit memos are automatically applied during payment runs.