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Release Notes: June 2021

The June 2021 release of Alinity was deployed to Test environments on June 10th and Production environments on June 21st. A summary of the changes included in this release appear below.

Change List

Change Type Applies To
***************New Feature***************
Admin Review Required Widget New Feature Admin Dashboard
This is a new widget available on the admin dashboard. The widget will display applications, renewals, reinstatements, registration change, profile update and audit forms that are waiting for admin review. It allows admins quick access to forms requiring review without the need to navigate into different areas of the system and run queries to gather the list of outstanding forms.
***************End of New Feature***************
***************Feature Update***************
Enhanced Error Handling for Elavon Payment Processor Feature Update Member Portal
With custom rules configured for approving paid applications, renewals and other forms it is possible that a sale may be successfully made through the processor but the payment not allowed to be recorded in Alinity. With this update Alinity will now attempt to automatically void the sale in Elavon to prevent the member’s credit card from being charged.
Minimum Email Open Interval Feature Update Correspondence
A new configuration option “Minimum Email Open Interval” is available to to only record email open times that occur 15 seconds or more after the email was sent. This feature is disabled when the setting is 0. This setting is designed to eliminate “false positives” that occur when email is opened immediately by programs on a member’s mail provider to inspect the content of the email to determine if it is spam. Without this setting, the email appears as if it were opened by an end user. A non-zero setting does make “false negatives” possible if an end user does open an email within the interval you define. We recommend 15 seconds for this setting which has been shown statistically to avoid 99.9% of false negatives in the data we have on this scenario.
Last Viewed Page for Grids Remembered Feature Update General
All search grids now remember the last page of the results you were viewing and show that page instead of the first page when you return to the grid. The page selection will also be maintained if you click the query refresh button. You will be returned to the first page of a grid after sorting, running a new query or starting a new browser session (restarting your browser, opening a new tab on certain browsers, etc).
Default Page for New Templates Feature Update Correspondence
When creating a new email template the default for the page that the template will be available on is now set to “People” since this is the most common.
Note and Document Upgrades Feature Update General
The note and document explorers have been updated with a few new features to make them easier to navigate. Notes/documents as well as the folder that belong to the record you’re viewing will be highlighted to make them stand out amongst the other content. Additionally the help desk can help you fine-tune when the options to combine duplicate folders and promote child folder content into the parent folder are used and will be able to help you turn these off on certain screens to return to a more classic view or to change when folders with duplicate names are combined that the folder for the record you’re viewing should be left as is where possible.
Search speed improvement on Person Group management Feature Update Person Group
The search-logic for this page has been overhauled to improve performance. The base searches that used to take a minimum of 6 seconds now complete in 2 seconds or less (often sub-second).
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***************Bug Fix***************
Current Employees Bug Fix Organizations
The current employees list for an organization included expired records where the expiry was within the current registration year but no indicator was shown for these expired employees. Expired records will now be displayed with a strike through on the current employees list.
Adding New Group Members Bug Fix Correspondence
When adding new members to a person group these records wouldn’t show up on the member grid of the group until the search button was clicked. This has been fixed so they show up immediately. Note that if you open the add dialog in a new tab then you will need to refresh the grid manually when you are finished this fix corrects the issue where this did not occur when working in a single tab.
Person Group Member Expiry Bug Fix Correspondence
Previously removing the expiry date for a member and saving did not save that the expiry date was removed, this is now fixed.
Announcement Widget Permissions Bug Fix Administration
The announcement widget incorrectly required greater permissions than a base administration module account, these have been adjusted now.
***************End of Bug Fix***************

Next release

The July 2021 release of Alinity is scheduled for deployment to production sites July 15th.