Release Notes

November 2017 – released Sitecore Experience Platform 8.2 Update 6 (rev. 171121)

This is a product update. Sitecore recommends that you upgrade to this release if it includes fixes that meet the specific needs of your organization. If this release does not include new functionality or specific fixes that your organization requires, you may benefit from waiting to upgrade until Sitecore releases an update that is relevant for your organization. This is especially true in production environments.

New features/improvements

Context Description Customer ticket ID (or other) TFS no.
Marketing Foundation ​The new indexInteractions pipeline contains all of the indexing processors that were in the old interactions pipeline. ​​​ 186682
Marketing Foundation The stored procedures for the Fact_PageViews, Contacts, and Accounts tables in the Reporting Database now have now have table valued parameters​.​​ ​​​ 189182
Marketing Foundation ​​​​​The RebuildReportingDB.aspx page now contains more detailed status information about the historical aggregation process.​ 184348
Marketing Foundation ​​​The rebuilding processes for the Index and Reporting DB have been split. You can now rebuild the Reporting DB, and the Contact Segmentation Index separately or together. 186682
Marketing Foundation ​​​​​Historical aggregation now supports time slices. This allows you to rebuild a specific portion of the Collection database, for example, from the last three months. 186349
Marketing Foundation You can now use profile definitions that are structured by folders in conditions. 184837
​​​​​​​Marketing Foundation The stored procedures for the Fact_PageViews, Contacts, and Accounts tables in the Reporting Database now have table valued parameters​.​​ 189182
Miscellaneous When a user selects an item with a detached file-based media item, the logging message is now a warning instead of an error.​​​ 173436
Sitecore.ContentSearch.Azure ​​​​There is now additional support that enables you to mark fields as non-searchable, non-filterable or non-retrievable​.​ 165977, 158044

Resolved issues

The following issues have been fixed:

Context Description Customer ticket ID (or other) TFS no.
API Sitecore resolves a part of the URL as a language.​​​​ 135247
API ​​​​The SavedItemRemoteEvent.FieldChanges property only includes changed fields​. 153554
API Placing the ​NOT_A_VALID_FILESYSTEM_PATH file in website folder breaks the media resolution. ​​​​​ 95341, 419708
API Incorrect redirects occur when an anonymous user does not have read access permission.​​​ 183497
Caching ​​​​Enabling the CacheKeyIndexing setting causes non-indexed cache keys to remain in the cache until it has been completely cleared. 171290
Configuration The SwitchMasterToWeb.config file leaves out the reference to the Master database.​​​​ 98770
Configuration Sitecore 8.2.2 does not patch correctly.​​​ 170250
Content Editor ​​​When you add custom text to an item in the Rich Text Editor, clicking Suggest fix corrupts the field's values 118610
Content Editor There is a broken XML value in the File field.​​​​ 92461
Experience Analytics ​​The​ SyncSegmentsProcessor​ processor runs​ with an anonymous user. 187853
Experience Profile ​Experience Profile displays the content management server hostname in links in a scaled environment.​​​​ 60019
Item Buckets Content Search ​The web index does not remove the old version of an updated item that has been moved, then published.​​​ 162291
Item Buckets Content Search ​​​​Items that have several language versions may disappear from the web index when you run incremental publishing on them. 166467
Item Buckets Content Search When you use the Multilist with Search field on a bucketed item, the wrong index resolves.​​​​ 150120
Layouts and renderings ​​​In the Experience Editor, if you add a personalization rule to a rendering and then remove the shared layout from the item, the item no longer renders. 96725, 450825
Links The sc:link control renders links that contain a hash tag in the QueryString incorrectly.​​​​ 157139
Marketing Foundation ​​​​During the historical aggregation process, interactions are retrieved in batches instead of one at a time. 189175
Marketing Foundation ​​​The FIPS-compliant algorithm breaks GeoIP GUID calculation. 164557, 175516
Marketing Foundation The Cannot start analytics tracker exception appears if two sc_camp query strings are present in the URL. ​​​​ 179895, 187776
Marketing Foundation ​​​You cannot select a custom profile for a conditional rendering rule. 94227, 188637
Marketing Foundation The Sitecore.Analytics.Data.Items.ItemRecords class caches items by name with no respect to the root item. Items with the same name but with the different root items are therefore cached incorrectly.​​​ 194513
Marketing Foundation The TrackingField.InitializeProfiles method slows down performance and request time when you create an instance of TrackingField . ​​​ 120791
Media When you create a Media folder, the En language is always selected.​​​​ 171079
Miscellaneous ​​​​A custom handler with a dash in its name does not resolve properly. 180240
Miscellaneous​​​​ ​The Role Manager dialogs should be wider.​​​​​ 151325
Miscellaneous ​​​Recently selected icons do not appear in the proper template. 136362
Miscellaneous ​​​Sitecore does not correctly process routed POST requests. 171457
Miscellaneous A large number of profile keys can slow down media requests.​​​ 120793
Miscellaneous ​​​​The _latestversion property updates incorrectly when you set the strategy property of the sitecore_master_index to intervalAsynchronousStrategy. 139944
Miscellaneous The Insert link dialog does not save the target value if the client language is not English​​​​ 185678
Miscellaneous​​​​ In the Content Editor, the Take Screenshot feature does not work. 146497
Miscellaneous When you install the Sitecore Media Framework 2.2, an error occurs and you cannot modify the Controls collection.​​​ 186127
Miscellaneous ​​​Template inheritance does not work for security profile definition items​. 91988, 350672
Miscellaneous In the Experience Editor and in Preview mode, images should not generate hashes.​​​ 94465, 398993
Miscellaneous ​​​When branches have similar names, the database browser ​page goes into an infinite loop. 95718, 428025
Performance ​​​​​The Sitecore.Analytics.Data.Items.ItemRecords.FindByName(string name) method causes performance issues.​ 173876
Performance ​​​The Sitecore.Analytics.Data.TrackingField.NormalizeProfiles method is very slow and is called too often. 180686, 187774
Rich Text Editor When you maximize the Rich Text Editor dialog, the UI does not display correctly.​​​​ 173273
Rich Text Editor The Rich Text Editor adds extra text when you put multiple external links in the text.​​​​ 175841
Rich Text Editor Some attributes in Rich Text Editor links cause a rendering error. ​​​ 184889
Security API You cannot use the & character in a role name in the User Manager.​​​ 96550, 447260
Security API Users who do not have access to the security item can still change item security. ​​​​ 182616
Sitecore.ContentSearch.Azure ​​​You cannot override Azure Search classes​.​ 170252, 166319, 170503, 169125, 136614
Sitecore.ContentSearch.Azure The CloudSearchUpdateContext.Delete(IIndexableId) method deletes only the first matching document instead of all the matching documents.​​​​​ 165937
Solr ​​​Solr returns a URI string that is too long error for large queries​. 166359
Solr ​​​Solr Basic Authentication does not work. 141324
Templates ​​​In the Template Builder, you cannot use the Tab key to move to the next row. 94854, 405985
Workbox When you collapse a Workflow panel and then click the Refresh button, the Workflow panel disappears.​​​ 157166
Workbox When you resize the Workbox window, the groups in the Workbox ribbon do not render correctly. 155649