Release notes for Sitecore Commerce 7.5, powered by Commerce Server and Commerce Server 11.1.
Sitecore Commerce 7.5, powered by Commerce Server and Commerce Server 11.1 is supported with a new suite of documentation. The on-product .chm based documentation is still available from the Start menu, but is supplemented with a web help suite.
A detailed accounting of breaking changes in Excel format is available at http://sdn.sitecore.net/downloads/SitecoreCommerceCommerceServerBreaking.download. The purpose of this spreadsheet is to provide you with guidance on migrating your existing solutions from Commerce Server 2009R2 or earlier to Sitecore Commerce 7.5, powered by Commerce Server and Commerce Server 11.1. It contains mappings illustrating the old and new names for assemblies, namespaces and other artifacts. This spreadsheet contains a number of sheets that allow you to filter and pivot on the various namespaces and or / assemblies to help plan your migration.
The following issues have been fixed in this release:
If you attempt to receive facets for a field that is not a string data type, for example List Price, the names for the facets returned are encoded rather than displaying their numeric value.
In Merchandising Manager, while each page is loading, the toolbars at the top and right of the screen will briefly be displayed. Once the page is fully rendered, the toolbars revert to their closed state. This is a design limitation of the Sitecore SPEAK in version 7.x of Sitecore that is attributed to the asynchronous nature of the framework, and will be redesigned in future releases of Sitecore to offer better performance.
Commerce Server depends on .NET 4.5.1. Code that references Commerce Server assemblies must be changed to target .NET 4.5.1. You may still access web services or go through COM interfaces to maintain compatibility where there are no direct refereces to Commerce Server assemblies.
Due to changes in the .NET Framework, as of .NET 3.5, GetEnumerator() does not exist as a member of the DataTable or DataSet classes. GetEnumerator() has moved to System.Data.DataSetExtensions.dll as an extension method. Any attempt to foreach over the Rows of a DataTable or similar operation will fail unless a reference to System.Data.DataSetExtensions.dll is added to your projects that use Commerce Server DataTables or DataSets.
Commerce Server requires the latest Visual C++ 2013 runtime, which is installed automatically by the installer in a customer environment. Native code that accesses Commerce Server native COM objects should not require any changes.
ADODB Recordsets that are returned to client code from Commerce Server COM objects are not automatically populated with default values. Any attempt to MoveFirst() or MoveNext() will fail when the Recordset.EOF = true, because there are no rows. Visual Basic 6 allows you to MoveFirst() on a Recordset that has no rows, and will return a Recordset that allowed that operation for clients operating on the Recordset. Visual Basic 6 will also construct an empty, default Recordset on the client side, even if the server returned null. This is no longer allowed. The simplest fix is just to change your code to check if the Recordset state is not closed, and ensure it is not empty before invoking operations involving any rows.
You do not need to go through the legacy CommerceServer.Core.Internal.Profiles.BusinessDataAdminInterop wrapper (CommerceServer.Core.Profiles.DataManagement.dll), but it is still available to support legacy dependencies. Customers using the BusinessDataAdminInterop class should not have to make any changes. Customers using the new CommerceServer.Core.Profiles.dll instead of the legacy VB6 COM object, will have to change ref params to pass the parameters by value.
If you have a previous verions of Commerce Server installed on your system, for example, Commerce Server 2009 R2, you must uninstall that version before installing Sitecore Commerce 7.5, powered by Commerce Server and Commerce Server 11.1. It is strongly recommended that Commerce Server is installed on a system that has not previously had a Commerce Server installation.
The dates on the Inventory tab are always formatted in the following format: MM/DD/YYYY, no matter what locale is selected. The fields this impacts are Preorder Availability Date, Backorder Availability Date, and Last Restocked.
Attempting to add an image during the creation of a product or category will result in the image not being attached. The workaround is to add the images after the product or category has been created and saved.
When creating a Base Catalog, the Display Name field is not marked as required. However, the Base Catalog cannot be saved until the Display Name field is populated. There is no error message provided for this issue.
Clicking Live Preview for a product or category within Merchandising Manager may trigger a The requested document was not found error message when using Internet Explorer. The workaround is to use another Sitecore supported Web browser.
The fields for Back Ordered Quantity and Preordered Quantity are computed fields, and should not be edited by the Business User.
When deleting multiple Custom Catalog Rules, all rules selected for deletion will be removed, but the Pending Operations list will only display a single rule.
When a Business User navigates down a hierarchy, they will receive a breadcrumb trails. For example: Adventure Works Catalog --> Departments --> Pants --> Men's Pants Green. If they use the Parents tab and click on a parent category, the expected breadcrumb would be Adventure Works Catalog --> Departments --> Pants. What is actually rendered is Adventure Works Catalog --> Departments --> Pants --> Men's Pants Green --> Pants. The breadcrumb still works, but is rendered differently than may be expected.
Lists do not always refresh after changes are saved at the root of a Base catalog. Refresh the page in your browser after saving any changes at the root of a Base Catalog.
A known issue exists where staging data is lost during migration to Sitecore Commerce 7.5, powered by Commerce Server and Commerce Server 11.1. If you wish to keep your staging environment you must perform a backup before starting any part of the migration. For complete instructions on performing a backup and restoring your staging environment, please see http://support.commerceserver.net/KnowledgebaseArticle51140.aspx
When you query for products that include a "-" in the ProductID Database.SelectItems does not return results for those products. The product ID needs to be enclosed in # characters. The correct query format is : /sitecore/Commerce/Catalog Management/Catalogs/Adventure Works Catalog/Departments/Boots/#AW074-04#/*[@CommerceItemType=\"variant\"]
The Sitecore Rules Engine only uses the Inventory Catalog associated with a Product's Base Catalog.
Stock counts apply to Products, not Product Families. Sitecore Commerce 7.5, powered by Commerce Server and Commerce Server 11.1 does not roll up counts from all variants in a family.
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Application localization may display data in English when logging in with a language other than en-US.
Some controls are not accessible using the keyboard. For example, the action bar that contains controls to filter, create, delete, etc.