Jama Connect Cloud Release Notes 8.25+

By Kristina posted 04-24-2018 15:32

  
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Jama Connect 8.47 - Cloud

Release date AU/US/EMEA: 2020/02/14

Review Center usability improvements 

 

This release introduces changes to the Review Center header, which offers streamlined workflows and improved usability.

 

  1. Review participants now see their individual status in the header, instead of the bottom left corner of the Filter/TOC panel. A public user's status, "In Progress" or "Finished" no longer appears in the review header.

  2. Views are now consolidated into a single drop-down menu: 

    • Review

    • Compare

    • Stats

    • Feedback

  3. For Approvers and Reviewers, the "Finish" button now appears in the top right next to the Actions menu instead of the Filter/TOC panel. Since this is the primary way to finish a review, we removed the option to finish the review from the Actions menu. Participants can still finish a review by reviewing and approving all items in the review, and clicking the "Finish Review" button in the blue bar.
  4. For Moderators with dual responsibilities, the review role toggle is now displayed in the header instead of the bottom left corner of the Filter/TOC panel.

  5. Changes to the style of the progress bar, highlighting toggle, and View drop-down menu creates a more consistent experience with the rest of Jama Connect. 

 

Consistent editing of items

The pop-up modal that appears after clicking the Edit button was removed to align with inline editing options (double-clicking or selecting the pencil icon).  

 

Updates from customer feedback

This release adds the option to include images in the Test Run results column during test execution. 

 

This release adds the ability to create a Trace View from the list generated by selecting "#downstream" or "#upstream" links.

1. Following the relationship could link to a filter for either upstream or downstream items.

 

2. Click the Trace View button to generate a Trace View from that filtered list. 

This release adds the option to restore deleted Test Cycles from the Activity Stream.

Resolved issues

ID Resolution
SOS-DEF-2537

When working in the Review Center, highlights no longer disappear when editing highlights text before publishing new revisions. 

SOS-DEF-4595 Word templates containing VBA macros now successfully export. 
SOS-DEF-4603

In some cases, text entered in the rich text editor using full-screen mode wouldn't save when a session timed out. This release resolves this issue.  

SOS-DEF-4619

An error no longer appears when accessing a project if the dashboard's Activity Stream widget has "Baselines" selected in the Activity Filter settings.

SOS-DEF-4579

In some cases, upgrading Jama Connect 2015.x or earlier to Jama Connect 8.x caused dates to update without editing due to a UTC change. This release resolves this issue. 

SOS-DEF-4623 You can now successfully import relationships when migrating from
IBM Rational DOORS.

 

Known issues

Known Issue in Test Center: With Chrome v.80 (the latest as of 2/04/20) the test steps will not render correctly in the test execution window. Users may temporarily see missing step borders and misaligned or hidden information. Users can resize the window and the test step table will show up correctly. If possible, please avoid updating to Chrome v.80 until the fix is released in Jama Connect 8.48.


Jama Connect 8.46 Cloud

Release date AU/US/EMEA: 2020/01/17


New signature identifier in baselines

  • Baselines that have signatures have a new icon in the baseline explorer, making it easier to identify which baselines/reviews have one or more signatures applied.
 
  • Baselines with a signature can no longer be deleted. The signatures must be revoked first.
  • If the source for a baseline has been deleted from the project, users trying to create a new baseline or review from the baseline explorer will receive a message explaining that the source has been deleted. 

New comment chart in reviews

Open comments by comment type can now be seen from the Review Center Stats Item Progress tab:

Consistency updates to license usage chart

The chart displaying float creator use within the administration module has been updated to address errors in the display of dates and adjusted to show content in UTC to remove confusion when comparing usage across time zones. The times indicate UTC and the user's offset to UTC is indicated in the description below the chart.

 

Updates from customer feedback

  • Filter logic has a "NONE" option in addition to applying "ALL" and "ANY" of the filter conditions to create the results set. 
  • The options to Delete in Risk Management Center have been changed to "Delete rows" and "Delete analysis" to avoid confusion for Moderators and Risk Administrators. When a Moderator goes to delete a risk analysis, the focus is placed on the cancel button versus the delete confirmation to avoid inadvertent deletion of an analysis. 

Resolved issues

SOS-DEF-450      Administration: License detail graph is showing incorrect date. (SOS-BUG-553)
SOS-DEF-4484    Reviews are closing prematurely
SOS-DEF-4531    Security - XSS cross scripting issue
SOS-DEF-4534    SAML eSignature: unhelpful user message, needs clarity and direction to check for popup blocker
SOS-DEF-4557    List view filtering menus "view all" option only displaying a maximum of 10 results
SOS-DEF-4584    Getting versions for items via REST API causes spike in CPU utilization


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Jama Connect 8.45 Cloud

Release date AU/US/EMEA: 2020/01/03

 

Electronic signatures updates

Sign with your company's SSO

We are excited to announce that customers using SSO/SAML now have the ability to electronically sign reviews and baselines. You do not need to make any administrative changes or have your IT apply any updates.

 

Create or pick an existing baseline in any project, click on the Add signature option and complete the sign in request. After successfully signing the baseline, you can revoke your signature and delete the baseline. Please reference the user guide for details.

 

Note: The application is required to open a new window with your company's sign in screen. If you are attempting to sign electronically and you do not see this window, check your browser's pop-up blocker.

 

Signature details now visible when finalizing a review

When electronic signatures are configured for reviews, users will see recently introduced signature meaning and signer role (if applicable) when finalizing a review. 

 

 

If the organization utilizes SSO for authentication, the Approve and sign button will trigger the your company's sign in window to re-authenticate in order to apply an electronic signature.

 

As part of these improvements, we've streamlined the error messages to the user, removed buttons that should not be available for certain use cases and added links to the user guide for more information.

 

Review Export

Users are now able to export directly from a review to PDF or MS Word. The review export is configured to include a title page, participants section (which includes electronic signature information if applicable), the items included in the review and the item comments.

Additional clarity in review stats page

Multiple changes have been made to the Participant Progress tab contained in the review center Stats page in 8.45.

 

Users will now see:

  • Participant details that include moderator(s) of the review, an option to email the moderator(s), approvers or all participants directly, participant counts, the voting subject (if applicable) and the revision start and end date.
  • Approver status and reviewer status charts will now be displayed in bar graphs versus pie charts.
  • Status by review participant will be displayed in one table that contains all of the approval information, electronic signatures and participant progress in the review. The previous version had two tables that the user had to toggle to see all of this information.

 

Additional clarity in baseline organization

The option to add a baseline is now limited to the source and the available options and language are simpler.

Before:
After:
Add and edit baseline modal language changes
  • Changed 'Baseline name' to 'Name'
  • Changed 'Baseline description' to 'Description'

 

New activity for baselines created from a review

An activity will be shown in the project and on the baseline when it was created from a review. The activity will include a link to the baseline.

 

Permission updates

Updates to presentation

Differences between User Roles and Access Permissions have been clarified.

 

Baseline permission updates

Users with write permission to a project, will now be able to:

  • create new baselines
  • delete, edit or restore baselines they created

Project administrators will continue to have the ability to manage any baseline in the project.  

 

Content within documents over 25MB will no longer be searchable

Historically, documents' contents have been included in the search index data regardless of file size. To increase efficiency of indexing processes, this previously unbounded size limit has received a size cap of 25MB. Jama will continue to accept files of any size as attachments and description text and names of the attachments will continue to be searchable.

 

Content within a ZIP or similar archive will continue to be omitted from the search.

 

Updates from customer feedback

We received a lot of positive feedback following the addition of links to baselines and reviews within an item's version history and some suggestions to help with usability.

  • Single item view's version widget will show baseline/reviews in the order they were created (newest to oldest).

 

  • If a review has been deleted, the link in single item view's version widget will become disabled.
  • When a user creates a review from a baseline, the Review Wizard will open in a new browser window. This will ensure the user will not lose where they were working before being taken to Reviews. 
  • Exports can now be created in PDF format.  
  • Tooltips in the Explorer Tree now show the name of the item, rather than the item type. 

 

New API Endpoints: Disclose sets of Relationship Rules

We have added the ability for API GET requests to supply Relationship Rule Sets to assist with integration processes.

 

Resolved issues

  • SOS-DEF-1777 User can create multiple signatures by clicking multiple times in "Review Complete" window.
  • SOS-DEF-2475 Password change error received "Incomplete reply from the server" because of MS SafeLinks.
  • SOS-DEF-4523 The horizontal scroll bar is not present when expanding an image in an item description box.
  • SOS-DEF-713   Review Center Stats Report cuts off time in date section. (SOS-BUG-1088)
  • SOS-DEF-4548 Viewing comments or connected users results in HTTP Status 400 Bad request (Chrome v. 79 and MS Edge Chromium)

Known issues

In some circumstances, some unicode special characters may not generate properly when exported to PDF.

 

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Jama Connect 8.44 Cloud

Release date AU/US/EMEA: 2019/11/22


Improved baseline handling

Undo baseline deletion 

Users that may have accidentally deleted a baseline can now quickly undo the deletion by selecting Undo in the confirmation message. (You can also still restore a baseline deletion in the activity stream.)

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Track baseline name changes

Previously, when a baseline name was edited it would update all activities with the new name, making it hard to track name changes in the activity stream. Now you can tell when the name of a baseline has been changed because the baseline ID stays the same and the name is updated.

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More clarity in baseline organization

Baselines have been grouped in source folders with other baselines that are made up of the same items. (For example, baselines created from a set of items, and from a review of the same set of items would appear in the same source folder.) "Source folders" are now called "sources." They now have a green barrel-shaped icon to distinguish them and their unique behavior from folders.

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Improved review organization and reporting

More clarity in review statistics

In a review, select Review > Stats to see three separate tabs of information:

  • Participant progress for this version
  • Item progress for this version
  • Review activity across versions

Under the newly refreshed Item progress tab you can see:

  • total items
  • item types contained
  • average time spent
  • version with start and end date
  • approval status chart

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Export review audit history

Under the Review activity tab, you can now select Export to download a document that meets the FDA requirement for "generating accurate and complete copies of records in both human readable and electronic format suitable for inspection, review, and copying by the agency."

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Sample output:

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Velocity Report changes

The changes mentioned in previous releases are going live with this release.

Details:

  • A new proxy is inserted between Velocity reports and the database, making the connection more secure. Only methods known to be in use will be included in the proxy. Methods and sub-functions which perform or allow database-level modification are excluded from the proxy.
  • Velocity reports are simplified, making the creation of new reports easier.
  • New proxies or changes to the released proxies will be reviewed on a case by case basis for inclusion in future updates to the Jama Connect service.
  • In the Velocity documentation, the previous error when searching for classes has been fixed.

All existing cloud reports are converted to the new format and should require no action by Jama Connect users.

 

API Version Sunset announcement

The release of Jama Connect 8.44 marks the beginning of a sunset period for the REST endpoint '/latest'.

Originally, when a new version was released, the /latest endpoint would cycle the architecture underneath to the most recent version publicly available. This way developers would not have to keep updating the version. However, an organization that was not prepared for this might experience breaking changes. To remove this risk, the /latest endpoint is being removed and replaced with unique named/numbered revisions going forward. 

Notes:

  • With this release, no new features or bug fixes will be released to /latest (though we will still correct breaking change behavior).
  • Beginning 05/22/2020, all tools connected to /latest are at risk of version removal and service outage. (This date may vary slightly.)
  • There are more details on the Jama Community.

Impact on Jama Connect users and Integrators:

  • Since this is a proactive change, and versions /latest and /v1 share the same schema, a simple search and replace in any integrations, code or properties, should bring you up to date.
  • All integrations and scripts that use the /latest endpoint will be impacted.
  • These changes will not happen automatically and require end user interaction.

Sample migration change:

A call to Jama asking for all items in sample project 57 would change
From https://product.jamacloud.com/rest/latest/items?project=57
To https://product.jamacloud.com/rest/v1/items?project=57


Resolved issues

SOS-DEF-765  Editing date field (custom and pre-defined) is inconsistently saved when date format is changed to dd/mm/yyyy. (SOS-BUG-1069)
SOS-DEF-1447 Time zone is incorrect in Review deadline on Windows client for CEST customers.
SOS-DEF-4509 Boolean parameters are not being populated when "Context Sensitive" is selected for Velocity reports.
SOS-DEF-4513 Velocity Report: getId() function for the Organization class is missing.

Jama Connect 8.43 Cloud

Release date AU/US/EMEA: 2019/10/25

 

Improved baseline management


Restore a deleted baseline

A project administrator can now restore a single baseline, or group of baselines from the same source, by selecting Restore in the activity stream.

 

Restored baselines appear in their original location and are highlighted in blue. Restoration activity is also logged in the activity stream at both the project level and inside baselines. 

 

Baseline IDs

All baselines now display a unique and non-editable identifier that is generated when the baseline is created. 

Updated the language from baseline folder to baseline source

Baseline folders are not items like the folders used in the Explorer Tree. To avoid confusion, the container holding multiple baselines is now called a "source". 

Improved reviews 

Audit history available within the review

A record of important review activities is now available in a new tab under Stats. Creation date, version updates and changes to moderators are now easily accessible.

Activities included:

  • Review creation
  • Publishing a new revision
  • Review close — both manual and when a review automatically closes at the deadline date and time
  • Review reopen
  • Review archived
  • Review deleted
  • Review marked as approved
  • Electronic signatures being applied as part of approving a review with electronic signatures enabled in the review settings
  • Signature revoked

Signature activities will also display the signer role, if configured in the review settings.

 

Reviews with electronic signatures can no longer be deleted

Due to feedback from our users, reviews with electronic signatures can no longer be deleted. Reviews with signatures can still be archived.

 

In a review, when a moderator tries to select Actions > Delete review, they will see that the review cannot be deleted when an electronic signature is active.

Under Reviews > Table view, moderators and review administrators will also see that the button to delete reviews has been disabled when a review has an active electronic signature.

 

EXCEPTION: This does not apply to project deletion. When administrators delete an entire project, the reviews associated with that project will also be deleted, even if they have an electronic signature.

 

Improved Trace View item detail

The right panel in Trace View shows readability improvements.

REST API Updates

Swagger default changed from 'latest' to 'v1'

In preparation for future REST API version work, Jama's Swagger has updated it's default REST version from 'latest' to 'v1'.
Use of named revisions such as 'v1' ensure that development teams retain control of version use as new versions are released, where "latest' is a rolling version which requires complex development solutions. 

How does this impact developers:

A change of default in Swagger will not change the way your current API Calls will function, it simply presents a more sustainable revision to first time users of Jama's REST API.
Developers may still manually add 'latest' to the Swagger endpoint in order to test calls and generate Curl requests.
 

Restored and enhanced GET / filter endpoint

Fixes a breaking change (SOS-DEF-2748) where private filters became hidden by default.

  • Private filters of the authenticated user will be included in the result set as expected.
  • Adds an optional parameter to dictate Public only, Private only, or both. (enhancement)
  • There are NO CHANGES to result schema.

Resolved issues

SOS-DEF-2403    When publishing a new revision of a review, the related items checkboxes don't honor the settings you selected.
SOS-DEF-4436    Selecting a date in the reviews wizard calendar does not respect the dd/mm/yy format configured (e.g. EMEA customers see US date format, not what they configured).

SOS-DEF-4447    Chemistry editor icon is missing from the rich text editor.

SOS-DEF-4444    Links to reviews in the Single Item View versions widget are only active when the user is a moderator of the review.

Known issues

SOS-DEF-4448: 'Review Center Stats' report doesn't display correct sequence of items in 'Items in Review' section. 

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Jama Connect 8.42 Cloud

Release date AU/US/EMEA: 2019/09/27

 

Reviews: Improved usability and compliance

The following feature requests and usability improvements will ensure compliance and improve efficiency when setting up a new review.

  • View related items: When defining your review and selecting content, you can choose to make related items visible.
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  • Smarter default settings: All review settings have been moved to a single page. All reviews now default to public with electronic signatures enabled.
    SmarterDefaultSettings.png

     
  • Easier and more compliant assignments: Participants now default to "approver" as their review role. With signer roles enabled, moderators can assign a specific capacity for an electronic signature, making electronic signatures more compliant with FDA 21 CFR Part 11. (Signer role names are derived from group names.)
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  • Dynamic notifications: The system now builds different email invitations that reflect individual participant's review and signer roles. Email also contains the default signature meaning "I approve this review."
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Find all baselines and reviews for an item 

You can now select Versions in the side toolbar to open the bottom panel and find links to all baselines and reviews for each version of an item. The review or baseline must still exist and, for reviews, users must have been invited to the review for the link to work. 

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Single Item View uses top labels

New label positioning and capitalization provide space for field content, distinguish labels from content and resolve issues with labels wrapping mid-word.

 

Additional layer of signature protection

When a review has been electronically signed, any review baselines that have been created from that review can no longer be deleted. 

 

Velocity Report changes

With 8.42 you can now access upcoming changes in the Velocity reporting process. To enhance security, remove risk with post-release report changes, and simplify the creation of new reports, we are releasing a new version of the Velocity engine.

This new Velocity:

  • Uses a series of proxy functions which create a contract against the service code.
  • Removes all functions which allow reports to write to the database as it circumvents any Jama Connect methods to protect client information.
  • Dramatically simplifies the Velocity objects making for smaller, and easier-to-write reports.

The changes to Velocity must be turned on by support for Cloud Jama Connect instances.

When active, any existing reports will be automatically modified in memory to minimize steps required for administrators.

 
Community Information and FAQ located: https://community.jamasoftware.com/blogs/kristina-king/2019/09/13/velocity-reporting-update-faq

 Permanent change -

  • For Cloud users, old Velocity will be removed from Jama Connect beginning with v8.44
    • 100% coverage of scenarios exists barring unsafe methods removed from the service.
       

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Resolved issues

SOS-DEF-1656: Shouldn't be able to select Add baseline once modal is open.

SOS-DEF-2407: Adding a comment with Enter key in Add Signature to Baselines or Reviews displays unwanted text in the comment.

SOS-DEF-2430: Creating a baseline from multiple individual items can break a review.

SOS-DEF-4348: Items not reindexed when code intended.

SOS-DEF-4390: Error occurs while importing Word or Excel files.

SOS-DEF-4394: Blank page is displayed when clicking on related items link of the created review. 

SOS-DEF-4410: Spinner animation in Single Item View save button doesn't stop spinning.

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Jama Connect 8.41 Cloud

Release date AU/US/EMEA: 2019/09/06


Risk traceability

For customers with Risk Management licensing, Jama Connect now offers visibility to items that are linked to risks across the application. In most views (excluding reviews and baselines), you can configure fields to add the risk core field and see risk linked items in the context of Reading, List or Trace View and their exports. Additionally, selecting the risk icon opens a side panel where you can see the analyses and the risk IDs where the item is linked. Select those links to navigate to the associated risk or analysis.

 


Improved image options in Rich Text Editor

  • When expanding an image to see it at full size, the system will now use a white background instead of black for better clarity.
  • Images larger than the browser window can be scrolled.
  • For on-premise customers, the file attachment whitelist will now be honored for the rich text editor. This means file types such as SVG can now be added according to your IT security policies.

 

Baseline defaults to List View

Due to popular demand, the default view for a selected baseline has been changed to the list of baselined items. Select the home icon to access baseline details.

 


Column resizing in risk analyses

You can now click and drag to adjust the column width in risk analyses to fit your data and improve readability.

Resolved issues

SOS-DEF-4365/SOS-DEF-530/SOS-BUG-1013    Single Item View's link widget does not show more than 20 links.

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Jama Connect 8.40 Cloud

Release date AU: 2019/08/02
Release date US/EMEA: 2019/08/02


Risk/benefit analysis 

With the added EVALUATE RISKS column, your team can add necessary notes about each risk during a risk/benefit analysis. 

Resolved issues

Inconsistent validation of the custom URL field

Customers reported difficulty with integrations and data entry into the custom URL due to inconsistent validation and limitation to the format of http://www.example.com. This includes:

SOS-DEF-3992 Custom URL field requirements are more stringent on adding than on editing.

SOS-DEF-318 URL field validation was updated to require http://www.domain.com format. (SOS-BUG-520) 

SOS-DEF-2313 Updating an item's URL field with REST API doesn't work unless the URL includes .com.

 

Other resolved issues

SOS-DEF-1584 Calculated fields are not re-calculated when a related item is updated.
SOS-DEF-2874 Calculated field adds values from related items that were deleted.
SOS-DEF-4263 Custom field Flag defaults to "False" on pre-existing items but the actual value is null.
SOS-DEF-4294 Folder has "phantom" status when imported through the Data Import Wizard.
SOS-DEF-4338 Horizontal scrollbar overlaps SET RANKINGS and ADJUST RANKINGS on risk analysis.
SOS-DEF-4341 Updating license does not take effect consistently.

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Jama Connect 8.39 Cloud

Release date AU: 2019/07/12 Release date US/EMEA: 2019/07/13

Traceability from risk management to project items

You can now see what risks and analyses have links to an item from Single Item View. When enabled by an administrator, this feature shows a count of linked risks next to a flame icon.

You can select the name of a risk analysis to be taken to that analysis, or select a specific risk ID and you will see that risk highlighted in blue in context of the analysis. 

REST API: Improved batch delete restoration

When performing batch deletes, the previous restoration process required "all or nothing" restorations. With the improved API, you can restore individual child items without having to restore the entire batch deletion.

Note: Restoration of a child item will necessarily restore its parent container. Also, this restore does not block future restoration of other child items.

 
Resolved issues

SOS-DEF-529:          Review item fields are not in the correct order in Reading View or Single Item View. (SOS-BUG-813)
SOS-DEF-1640:        Comment count in List View does not update to reflect the correct count after a comment is deleted.
SOS-DEF-4258:        User is unable to move a set to the root of the project via API. 
SOS-DEF-4265:        Bar charts on dashboard are not sorting in requested order, but rather by number of results.
SOS-DEF-4268:        Expanding the Change project dialogue box results in empty white space in expanded area.
SOS-DEF-4308:        User can enter too large of search string for adding links in Risk Management.

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Jama Connect 8.38 Cloud

Release date: 2019/06/07 US/EMEA/AU


Keep track of risks

Risk IDs are now visible at the beginning of each row in a risk analysis. You cannot edit or customize risk IDs, but you can sort them in ascending or descending order by selecting the column header.

REST API non-breaking changes migrated from /labs to /v1

Added:

     POST /projects/{projectId}/itemtypes/{itemTypeId}

     DELETE /projects/{projectId}/itemtypes/{itemTypeId}

     POST /itemtypes/

     POST /itemtypes/{itemTypeId}/fields

Resolved issues

SOS-DEF-955      Sorting by project in the reviews table view does not sort alphabetically.
SOS-DEF-2034 Swagger does not work when customer is using reverse proxy, potentially affecting integrations.
SOS-DEF-2250 Related items links are missing from a review after being converted to another item type. 
SOS-DEF-2687 User is able to create tag names in the REST API that exceed the maximum length limit.
SOS-DEF-2688 When entering an invalid request in GET for files in the REST API, validation status does not display.
SOS-DEF-3022 Trace View filters misalign when right panel is extended toward the left side.
SOS-DEF-4233 A filter that contains common characters after percent encoding (eg. %20) displays incorrect filter name in Trace View.
SOS-DEF-4248 POST /itemstypes allows users to synchronize disallowed widgets.
JA-DEF-131 Velocity reports randomly fail in clustered environments. 














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Jama Connect 8.37 Cloud

Release date: 2019/05/10 US/EMEA/AU

More efficient user picker

The current user is now located at the top of the user picker for quicker selection.

REST API non-breaking changes migrated from /labs to /v1

Updated: 

     GET /activities - includes additional events and item type data

Added:

     POST /picklists
     DELETE /picklists/{picklistId}

 

Resolved issues

SOS-DEF-378:    Text items can be related to regular items through the Explorer Tree, but not through search. (MAIN-BUG-328, SOS-BUG-327).
SOS-DEF-488:    Unable to resize the column farthest to the right in List View if all the columns fit within the browser window. (SOS-BUG-542)
SOS-DEF-492:   Style inconsistencies exist in rich text tables.
SOS-DEF-531:    Item notification links change once new revision is published. (SOS-BUG-787)
SOS-DEF-602:    Selecting Projects while in Admin does not display the last project in the list if you have 15+ projects/folders. (SOS-BUG-949)
SOS-DEF-620:    In Admin > Collaboration settings, "Only allow emails with these email domains" doesn't allow domains with symbols such as "-" or "_". (SOS-BUG-605)
SOS-DEF-633:    List View filter facet does not filter out results when exported. (SOS-BUG-802)
SOS-DEF-672:    User can't scroll through item type dropdown when using Actions > Convert to. (SOS-BUG-719)
SOS-DEF-1148:    Lookup fields are auto-populated, on item creation, even though no pick list option is set to "Default".
SOS-DEF-1790:    Update moderators is not available from the Actions menu in a review when "Let approvers add reviewers" is unchecked.
SOS-DEF-2134:    Custom fields of type URL give an "invalid URL" error if input contains ":" symbol.
SOS-DEF-2231:    User is not notified when filter searches containing embedded filters reach top limit and search results are affected.
SOS-DEF-2257:    Tags with a name starting with "#" do not open when selected.
SOS-DEF-2986:    Single Item View of reviews reformats various text options so that they don't match the item.
SOS-DEF-2992:    Export from Trace View generated by a search with spaces returns empty results.
SOS-DEF-3068:    Users with ø letter or umlauts in their first/last names will not be displayed correctly in the User Profile link.
SOS-DEF-3093:   Pie chart value "Max Elements to Show" displays less one option that what's configured.
SOS-DEF-4072:    System Health Report email links' destinations are incorrect.

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Jama Connect 8.36 Cloud

Release date cloud: 2019/04/13 US/EMEA/AU 


Risk Management Center:  FMEA Templates
 

  • FMEA templates in Risk Management:  A new FMEA starter template is available for risk administrators to create custom templates to support conducting Failure Mode and Effects Analyses in Jama Connect. This template was created based on feedback from our customers, consultants, and knowledge of the IEC 60812 standard.  

Risk Management Center:  Usability 

  • Risk analyses can now be filtered by keyword to help users find the analysis they're looking for. 
  • With the changes to how risk level calculations are displayed (as of 8.35) and the introduction of FMEA, the filter panel in the risk analysis allows users to view and focus their filter criteria. 

  • Risk analysis and template names are now editable inline, in order to be consistent with the editing experience in the Trace View. 
  • All input field definitions are exported with a risk analysis in MS Excel. Previously only rankings and matrices were exported in the Definitions tab. 
  • On the risk management home page, users can now page through their available analyses using the "Load more" functionality seen on the Jama Connect Home page. "Load more" works for both recently viewed risk analyses and bookmarked analyses. 
  • Users can now see an indication of risk analyses that are currently locked for editing by another user on the risk management home page. 
  • Risk administrators can now choose up to 12 options for a risk matrix. Previously only six options were available.  

WIRIS MathType for Airgap/Self-hosted 

  • Self-hosted customers with a requirement to keep traffic inside their firewall can now get a MathType license that allows you to use MathType from a local MathType server.  This way users can enter math and chemistry equations in rich text fields, without calls or responses outside your protected environment.   

Learn More Tab Update 

The "Learn more" tab has been updated to provide links to helpful Jama Connect content. 

 

Resolved Issues 

SOS-DEF-403, MAIN-BUG-357, SOS-BUG-342:  Reviewer will receive an error when attempting to delete a comment of type Proposed Change in Review Center. 
SOS-DEF-476, MAIN-BUG-145, SOS-BUG-249:  Data in Word export doesn't include fields that exist in downstream items if the field doesn't exist on the exported item. 
SOS-DEF-635, SOS-BUG-847:  Unable to save a sub-item from created from an item that is locked by workflow. 
SOS-DEF-1088:  Relationship status column not showing correct value in Dashboard and Coverage Explorer. 
SOS-DEF-1201:  'Switch Direction' option from the Visual layout view of the Relationship widget does not work and user prompted with incorrect message: "You don't have permissions to perform this action". 
SOS-DEF-1961:  Exporting Word templates in .docx format results in a .doc export. 
SOS-DEF-2153:  Approvers who do not have read access to the project will receive an incorrect permissions error when approving any item that has an Item of Type field. 
SOS-DEF-2340:  Self-hosted Replicated installs JMX (Java Monitoring) will not work for Elasticsearch and Diff services. 
SOS-DEF-2469:  Mail Merge <<Project>> field on related items does not work when exporting from List/Reading View. 
SOS-DEF-2524:  If the threshold of active creator licenses is reached, new users can't be added to Jama via Crowd sync. 
SOS-DEF-2774:  Refresh button is not working from Review Center Stats view. 

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Jama Connect 8.35 Cloud

Release date AU: 2019/03/15 
Release date US/EMEA:2019/03/16

Risk Management Center updates

New capabilities have been added to Risk Management Center so you can:

  • Bookmark analyses to keep important ones at the top of the list.

  • Filter analyses by user's role.

  • Add multiple links on alltextfields.

  • Customize risk value levels (numbers or text) for your risk analysis process.

  • Modify columns in the risk analysis template by changing the name, description, and allowing links.

Reading View improvements 

We have changed Reading View text sizes, styling, and spacing to bring 25-30% more content onto each screen. This improves readability and saves time, especially for those who write each requirement as a short statement instead of longer prose. 


Item type widgets removed 

The support has ended for item type widgets "Selenium" & "Test Results (legacy)" and you can no longer configure them. 

 

Projects dashboard updated  

The project dashboard has been updated to bring more clarity and align styles with Jama Analyze. 

 

Resolved issues  

SOS-DEF-1068    Authentication: Crowd sync fails if a group and user in that group are deleted before the next crowd sync. 
SOS-DEF-1576    Review Center "Copy Link" is a different URL than just clicking on a review, leads to a "Oh no!" page. 
SOS-DEF-2521    Crowd sync fails completely if there is at least one invalid user in the Crowd database. 
SOS-DEF-2697    LDAP sync fails if any Jama accounts have associated LDAP entries without last name. 
SOS-DEF-4056    System report "Test Plan Summary" fails with error when exported to Word. 
SOS-DEF-4060    Inconsistent HTML tags display in steps of Test Runs even though Rich Text is enabled. 
SOS-DEF-4070    Null pointer exception/500 error may occur when trying to access parts of the application that use thebackingOrgLicenseCache. 

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Jama Connect 8.34 Cloud

AU release date: 2019/02/15
US/EMEA release date: 2019/02/16 


Improved security 

Annual security penetration evaluation completed 

  • Focus primarily on removing potential cross scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities 

Upgraded to OpenJDK from Oracle JDK 

  • Required to remain in alignment with new Oracle licensing changes and continue receiving security updates 
  • Regression testing showed all systems function as expected after this upgrade 

 

Resolved issues

SOS-DEF-1916    Editing a CKeditor field from List View removes content between angle brackets. 
SOS-DEF-2374    While inline editing in List View, when pressing enter, the cursor focus no longer steps down to the next row’s field on the same column. 
SOS-DEF-3099    Progress bar gets stuck for Word exports with images on newer Ubuntu versions via Velocity reports. 
SOS-DEF-3125    Keyboard input sometimes does not show up in the comment box when doing @mentions with IE11 and > ~1200 users. 
SOS-DEF-3143    Relating multiple items at a time results in non-deterministic paginated sorting. 
SOS-DEF-3991    REST API "GET Upstream/Downstream related items" has non-deterministic sort order. 

 

Known Issues

SOS-DEF-4049 DaisyDiff in Java 11 environment compares HTML with different results than Java 8 environment.
SOS-DEF-4053 User cannot un-subscribe from an item from the Actions menu in the Single Item View.

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Jama Connect 8.33 Cloud

Release date AU: 2019/01/11
Release date US/EMEA: 2019/01/12


Risk management is here! 

Now, your organization can use Jama Connect to organize and conduct a risk analysis for your products.

  • Comes with a starter template based on ISO 14971. A user with risk administrator permissions can modify templates to adapt to your needs.

  • Risk moderators create an analysis from the template and invite participants.

  • Add links to Jama Connect items to document risk control.
  • Export the analysis to Excel.

 

Risk Management requires additional licensing for your organization, as well as creator, stakeholder or test runner licenses for all risk management participants. Contact your Jama Software account manager for more information.

 

Resolved issues

SOS-DEF-764: In List View, inline editing a predefined date field does not save the value.

SOS-DEF-3044: Batch edits of multi-select fields will save different content than the user selected. 

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Jama Connect 8.32 Cloud

Release date: 2018/11/09 US/EMEA

New capabilities

Jama's SAML service is now available for use by on-premises customers. See the FAQ for details.

 

Resolved issues

SOS-DEF-2494: GET /tags/{id}/items returns unexpected results.
SOS-DEF-2934: All notifications from Reviews fail to be generated for data sets with multiple organizations.
SOS-DEF-2990: Trace view relationships not displaying for users without explicit Read permissions.
SOS-DEF-3011: Trial import failing in Jama Analyze from Jama Connect due to deleted historical data involving GET "/rest/labs/activities". 

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Jama Connect 8.31 Cloud

Release date: 2018/10/12 AU. Release date: 2018/10/13 US/EMEA
Jama Cloud has been updated.

New capabilities

Filter Trace View

Items often have multiple upstream or downstream relationships to other items of different item types. This can make analyzing relationships for context, completion, or correctness difficult.  You can now filter the items you see in Trace View by item type. This way you can better focus on the relationships you want to analyze.

Username and password required for electronic signatures

Jama Connect continues to help customers focused on achieving compliance with CRF Part 11. When leaving an electronic signature in reviews or baselines, users are now required to enter a username and password.

 

Resolved issues

SOS-DEF-1354:  For projects with many attachments, loading images embedded in items is intermittently slow on the hosted environment.

SOS-DEF-2864: Jama UI may show user a Session Expired dialog, but a background HTTP GET call keeps the user session alive.

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Jama Connect 8.30 Cloud

Release date:  2018/09/14 AU, 2018/09/15 EMEA/US                      

Resolved issues

SOS-DEF-2780: There is an inconsistency in ordering between baseline list view and the baseline due to change in globalSortOrder, affecting report output. 

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Jama Connect 8.29 Cloud

Release Date Hosted: 2018/08/17 AU, 2018/08/18 EMEA/US

Resolved issues

SOS-DEF-390: Imported items from Excel that include dates will populate date field with the day prior to actual data.

SOS-DEF-2669: Field mappings are not visible in the JIRA Connector.

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Jama Connect 8.28 Cloud

Release Date Hosted: 2018/07/20 AU, 2018/07/21 EMEA/US

 

NEW CAPABILITIES

REST API

        • Jama Connect GET /filters endpoint now has ability to specify filter scope and projectID is optional
        • Last Activity Date option to v1/filters/{id}/results endpoints to allow better filtering scope control

 

RESOLVED ISSUES

SOS-DEF-2095: Organization administrator may receive an exception when trying to edit a user group.
SOS-DEF-2386: REST API: GET /baselines/{baselineId}/versioneditems/{itemId}/versionedrelationships is slow on larger data sets.
SOS-DEF-2440: Reuse and Sync tool will create duplicate relationships when certain options are selected.

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Jama Connect 8.27 Cloud

Release Date Hosted: 2018/06/22 AU, 2018/06/23 EMEA/US

 

NEW CAPABILITIES

Accessibility improvements for keyboard editing in Projects > List View.

 

RESOLVED ISSUES

SOS-DEF-2139: Forgot Password email not sent. 

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Jama Connect 8.26 Cloud

Release Date: 2018/06/01 AU, 2018/06/02 EMEA/US


New Capabilities:

Accessibility improvements: improved support for keyboard navigation for fields in the single item view, both in viewing and edit modes.

Resolved Issues:

SOS-DEF-1830: Wrong filter results may be returned if embedded filters contain a Global ID rule.

SOS-DEF-1995: Filters containing "Has Test Case" condition for Test Run item type return 0 results.

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Jama Connect 8.25 Cloud

Release Date Hosted: 2018/04/27


Introducing Jama Analyze:

Build on product development data your teams are generating from other tools—like Jama Connect, Jira Software, and GitHub—to get a far-reaching view into performance across teams. Learn more.

New Capabilities:

Verification and Validation

Now, your organization can more easily create, view and review test data. Here are the changes:

        • Test runs in Trace View:  Quality Engineers and Product Development leaders can now see your test data in the larger context of verification and validation. 

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        • Test data in reviews: Now both your test plan approach and your results can be reviewed and signed as part of your quality process. Simply select Send for review from the test plan or test cycle menus. You can also send a single test run for review.

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        • Test runner license: This new tailor-made license gives testers all the permissions they need to create test plans, execute tests, and manage defects. 
        • Restore test run order: This new button restores the original order after sorting with columns. For older data, a project reindex may be required to properly restore the order.

CKEditor upgrade to version 4.9 brings rich text enhancements:

        • Copy/paste and image support

            • Paste text and images from MS Office (Word or Excel) and most formatting is maintained. (Note: This does not apply when using Safari.)

            • Images are pasted inline and automatically added to the item as attachments.
            • Toolbar copy/paste buttons are now replaced with keyboard options. When pasting, a bubble notification will appear with keyboard options.

        • The browser's native spell check is now accessible: cmd or ctrl + right-click.
        • Table support

            • Now you can select, copy and paste cells (rather than the content) more like Excel.

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            • For editing, the pencil icon has been replaced with the more familiar in-context right-click trigger.

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            • Easily add a blank line above or below a table. When a table is directly against the edge of a rich text field, blue highlights guide you to select a button and add a line. No more hunting for the edge of a table!               

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Improved User Guide

        • Help documentation has been deep cleaned and reorganized with users in mind.
        • Features include an improved glossary, "quick find" topics and sections for project, organization and system administrators.
        • A new content management system allows for more efficient updates, better search display and more clear and accurate content.

REST API

        New category "DEFECT" available on item types, if set then will be returned in v1 via GET /itemtypes


        These updates can be found in the
REST API Lab
        .

        • testruns - PUT and PATCH updates. These are located in labs as the changes are considered breaking for the existing v1 versions. The intent is to have the updates align with the item type field configuration and not mimic the Test Execution UI. Custom field updates are included.
        • activities - New event types to provide more refined detail.  BATCH_CREATE, BATCH_UPDATE,   BATCH_DELETE,  COPY,  BATCH_COPY, MOVE

RESOLVED ISSUES

        SOS-DEF-993: New user on-boarding flow does not provide password strength hints, so users get stuck trying to enter Jama for the first time.

        SOS-DEF-1362: Save New Item or Add Related shows a ghost modal that shows up after a user selects Save.

        SOS-DEF-1552: Insert New button in List and Reading View is not enabled.

        SOS-DEF-1666: When exporting Test Runs that contain rich text test steps, HTML is visible in the report.

        SOS-DEF-1814: Rows do not line up in Trace View.

        SOS-DEF-1901: Test case status does not display in Related Item pop-up.

        SOS-DEF-2093: Clearing the value of pre-defined date fields will set the date to 12/31/1969.

        SOS-DEF-2169: Update Moderator button is not visible in the Review Center Table View.

        SOS-DEF-219/MAIN-BUG-360/SOS-BUG-209: Adding widgets to some item types will throw error "Item Type Key XX is already being used by Item Type: YY."

        SOS-DEF-2307: When using a custom field, numbered and bullet lists do not display correctly in Reading View.

        SOS-DEF-2312: While viewing a Test Run in single item or reading view, HTML tags appear if created from a test case with rich text steps.

        SOS-DEF-2460: Review Center Compare function may through illegible error.

        SOS-DEF-2466: User who has not defined a Current Project by viewing will receive NullPointerException on filters with "is under" operator.

      SOS-DEF-2495: Browser freezes on reviews that contain an item with deleted text that was previously highlighted.
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01-08-2020 13:48

@John thank you for pointing that out! I have updated the notes to be accurate.​

01-08-2020 06:43

​Good morning...A minor inconsistency in the release notes for 8.45 cloud.  The Baseline container was renamed to  "Baseline Name" but when you are in the application, the container is "Name".

05-02-2018 12:39

​Is there validation documentation for 8.25?