Release Notes

June 2018 – released Sitecore Experience Accelerator 1.7 Update 1 (rev. 180604)

Sitecore Experience Accelerator (SXA) enables parallel work streams (content, creative design, UX, coding) to not only reduce the time required to produce a website, but also improve the quality by allowing all contributors to validate each other's contributions. SXA provides reusable user experience layouts and components that are fully integrated into the Sitecore editing experience.

New feature/improvements

Description Customer ticket ID (or other) TFS no.
​We have provided a set of sample scripts that allow you to integrate Creative Exchange with your Continuous Integration environments.​ 12404
Components that experience an exception in their code are now wrapped with standard markup. This hides them and makes it easier to investigate the problem. ​​ 12405
SXA now uses its own optimized custom search indexes.​ 12519
​​You can now override the default indexes that SXA uses per language and per site to enable provider-specific features that can be language specific, such as, stop words. 12595
SXA now supports working with Solr in Azure.​ 12626
​​The Rendering variant placeholder renderer now supports an explicitly provided placeholder key and allows you to assign placeholder restrictions. 12663
The Layout Service has been updated to the latest version. ​ 12822
The introduction of an additional placeholder cache layer has improved the performance of the Experience Editor. ​ 12303

Resolved issues

The following issues have been fixed:

Description Customer ticket ID (or other) TFS no.
​When a user interacts with the Slider Filter, no results are displayed in SXA search results. 10210
​​Overlay height is not properly applied on a page. 11076
​Creative Exchange does not distribute an imported layout correctly between the Shared and Final fields based on where the renderings are stored, but always imports them to the final layouts. 11122
​​In SXA Data Modelling, JSON is not properly rendered for the Link List component​. 11422
​The C​ontainer background image is removed when you add a component to its placeholder. 502135, 502326, 505087 11680
​The SXA Search service throws an error when you click a POI marker on a map.​​ 502352, 504345 11695
Creative Exchange terminates with an error when a user tries to import from an empty folder.​​ 11975
​The Checklist filter does not work correctly when you try to select multiple values. 503843 12082
​​Newly created SXA modules are not displayed in the scaffolding dialogs if the UI language is not set to English when they are created.​ 504431 12131
A newly added carousel includes content from another carousel that exists on the same page if the user doesn't save the page between deleting the old carousel and adding the new one.​ 12191
Pages that are exported with Creative Exchange do not function correctly in offline browsing if the site is configured to include language prefixes.​​ 503637 12203
The Radius filter does not render its title.​ 504348 12255
​​The Range slider filter doesn't output the initial selection range text until after the first user interaction. 12279
An invalid lookup Source error appears for the Page Content element for the Page __Standard values.​ 504890 12345
​​The Document Manager dialog is not populated when you install SXA. 505690 12398
C​reative Exchange stops the entire import process when it encounters a page it can't parse. An appropriate error is now logged and the process continues.​ 12402
​​Over 550 default SXA fields are now excluded to provide more room for custom fields before reaching the A​zure index limit of 1000 fields. 506114 122416
​SXA processors are executed unnecessarily for non-SXA sites. 12491
Creative Exchange does not export empty files.​ 505183 12576
​​The dictionary in the GridDefinition class is not thread-safe​ and this adds an error to the log files when an application restarts.​ 504133 12543
​When you are editing, an empty N​avigation component does not appear when there are no items to display in the current language. 504592 12561
Publishing a large instance with SXA takes longer than expected.​​ 505857 12563
​H​TML is not purged correctly for SXA sites during the publishing process. 508046 12567
​​The Is Link field works incorrectly in combination with the Field used as link target field on nested rendering field variants.​ 506468 12592
​You cannot use rendering variants from shared sites as reusable components in other sites in the same tenant.​ 505611 12756
The Page data folder for a rendering that is added to a composite site is created under the page rather than under the composite item.​​​ 12759
When you drag and drop a component, the placeholders slide on the page if a rendering variant with the placeholder exists on the page. 12775
Nested composite components ignore the datasource of the nested component.​​ 506671 12776
A Content Editor upgrade warning incorrectly says that an update is required.​ 12787
A regular expression is unnecessarily executed when you publish a page and this results in higher CPU usage.​ 507484 12789
​​An unnecessary invisible character -  - is included in the language selector component. 507424 12792
In the Experience Editor, in a rendering variant field, the Render if empty option hides the empty field if it is not checked making it impossible to edit that field.​ 507956 12820
The Azure search provider is configured incorrectly and causes errors during indexing.​​ 508349 12859
When you use the Azure Search provider, fields with the same name and different types cannot be stored next to each other in the index.​​ 501774 207510