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Note: The features described in these release notes are available only from the Zuora API Sandbox environment. They are not yet available in the Zuora Production environment.

 

Welcome to the release notes for Zuora Billing Application Release 239 (R239), February 2019. 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

 

Please list the highlighted new features and enhancements below.

  • Subscription Setting to Skip Tax Creation for TCB and ELP Metrics
  • Limit on the Number of Rate Plans Displayed on the Product Details Page
  • Enhancements to GoCardless Payment Gateway Integration

 

REST API

 

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

 

Orders and Subscriptions

 

Subscription Setting to Skip Tax Creation for TCB and ELP Metrics

 

A new subscription setting called "Calculate Tax for TCB and ELP Metrics?" is now available for the Orders feature. You can use this setting to skip tax creation for TCB and ELP metrics, so that Zuora will not call the tax engine during the Orders migration or new order creation.

 

See Order Tcb Data Source or Order ELP Data Source for more information on the Tax fields for the metrics.

 

Resolved: Pending Order Can Not Be Activated When BCD Is AutoSet 

 

Previously, a pending order could not be activated when the account BCD was set to AutoSet. The following error message may have been displayed: "Invalid billing cycle day of charge: DefaultFromCustomer, Month". This issue has now been fixed.

 

Billing

 

Limit on the Number of Rate Plans Displayed on the Product Details Page

 

When you view detailed information about products through the Zuora UI, a maximum of 300 product rate plans are now displayed on the product details page.

 

If one product contains more than 300 product rate plans, Zuora arbitrarily displays 300 of the product rate plans. You can call the Get product or CRUD: Retrieve product operation to retrieve detailed information about all the product rate plans.

 

Payments

 

Enhancements to GoCardless Payment Gateway Integration

 

Zuora enhances the GoCardless payment gateway integration in this release. More payment methods are supported and more functions are available to you.

 

The AU Direct Entry (BECS) payment method is now supported in the integration. You can now create non-referenced refunds, and configure Payment Pages 2.0 to accept the AU Direct Entry type payments for the GoCardless payment gateway.

 

See GoCardless Gateway and Configure AU Direct Entry Type Payment Pages 2.0 for more information.

 

Platform

 

Increased Length of OAuth Client Secrets

 

When you create an OAuth client, the Client Secret now has a minimum length of 38 characters and a maximum length of 42 characters. The set of possible characters in Client Secrets has not changed.

 

Previously, Client Secrets were always 20 characters long. You can continue to use existing Client Secrets without modification.

 

See Manage Users for information about creating OAuth clients.

 

Connect Marketplace

 

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

 

Zuora RevPro

 

See Zuora RevPro Release Notes for detailed information about Zuora RevPro 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:

 

SOAP API

 

Current WSDL version: 92

 

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:

  • Zuora Testing Environments: Updated the "Support for Zuora Features, Add-ons, Integrations" table to clarify support for the Orders UI
7 Comments
Tutor

This is a 2019 release correct? Can you please update the article so we dont get lost in thinking its actually from a year ago (2018). 

Community Manager

Thanks for catching that @jfisher...updated!

 

 

Scholar
Zuora Documentation

The release mentioned in this post is the same as the Billing Application Release in https://community.zuora.com/t5/Release-Notifications/BILLING-APPLICATION-RELEASE-239-FEBRUARY-2019/b.... The text has been edited to be clearer. @calvinly 

Zuora Documentation

Added one resolved issue to the Release Notes:

Resolved: Pending Order Can Not Be Activated When BCD Is AutoSet 

Zuora Documentation

Added one Payments feature to the Release Notes:

Enhancements to GoCardless Payment Gateway Integration

Savvy Scholar

>Limit on the Number of Rate Plans Displayed on the Product Details Page

I would be grateful if you could increase the upper limit or respond by page switching etc.