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 243 (R243), April 2019. This release includes new Zuora features, enhancements, resolved issues, and improvements to the Knowledge Center.
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- Enhancements to Prefix and Numbering Configuration for Billing Documents
- New Billing Rule for Validating the “Available to Credit” Amount of Invoices
- Time Offset for AQuA Stateful Queries
See API Changelog for a summary of REST API updates and documentation updates in the API Reference.
Enhancements to Prefix and Numbering Configuration for Billing Documents
You can now create and manage multiple billing document sequence sets. This feature allows distinct gapless numbering sequences for invoices, credit memos, and debit memos.
Note: The Credit and Debit Memos feature is only available 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.
You can assign billing document sequence sets to customer accounts. After the assignment is completed between a sequence set and an account, billing documents generated for the account adopt the prefix and starting document number configured in the sequence set.
By default, Zuora uses the billing document sequence set called “DEFAULT” when generating billing documents for all customer accounts.
See Prefix and Numbering Configuration for Billing Documents for more information.
For REST API enhancements for this feature, see API Changelog for more information.
New Billing Rule for Validating the “Available to Credit” Amount of Invoices
A new billing rule called “Available to credit validation for credit memos” has been added to Billing Settings > Define Billing Rules. You can use this billing rule to control whether and how to validate the “Available to Credit” amount of invoices when creating credit memos from the invoices.
By default, this billing rule is set to Header-level only. Zuora only validates the “Available to Credit” amount of invoices at the header level when creating credit memos from the invoices.
See Define Billing Rules for more information.
Subscription Preview and Amendment Preview Now Clearly Reflects Credit Memos
Note: This feature is only available 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.
The Subscription Preview page and Amendment Preview page now display credit memos and credit memo items in dedicated tables.
Previously, the Subscription Preview page displayed credit memo items as negative invoice items; the Amendment Preview page did not display credit memos or credit memo items.
Resolved: Product and Product Rate Plan Data Was Blank In Some Data Source Exports
Previously, data source export results related to Product and Product Rate Plan objects were blank if:
- The data source was Credit Taxation Item or Debit Taxation Item; and
- The credit memos or debit memos were created from taxable product rate plan charges.
This issue has now been resolved.
Time Offset for AQuA Stateful Queries
In stateful mode, by default Zuora returns records that were created or updated between the completion time of the previous stateful query and the current time. You can now specify a time offset, to control the end time of this interval.
For example, if the current time is 2:00 AM and you specify a time offset of 600 seconds, Zuora returns records that were created or updated between the completion time of the previous stateful query and 1:50 AM.
To specify the time offset, use AQuA API Stateful Mode Time Offset in Administration Settings. See Configure AQuA API Stateful Mode Time Offset for more information. Alternatively, use the
offsetparameter in the request body when submitting a query. See Post Query with Time Offset for more information.
Resolved: CSV Injection Vulnerability Issue When Exporting Data
Previously, CSV injection vulnerability existed when you downloaded exported data files via Reporting > Data Sources or Reporting > Exports (deprecated).
The CSV injection vulnerability has now been resolved. If you export data using either of these methods, some fields in the exported data may now begin with an apostrophe character (
'). See Generate a Data Source Export for more information.
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