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2023 01 31 release notes (dashboard)

Introduction

This page summarises release information for Patchworks releases to Production between 8th November 2022 and 31st January 2023.

New features

Patchworks BI

Patchworks BI is a secure, fully hosted and managed Reporting as a Service (RaaS) solution, managed by a dedicated team of BI analysts and data engineers.
Built upon the Microsoft Power BI platform with data hosted in a cloud data warehouse, fast, accurate, meaningful data insights are delivered via a suite of reports covering:
  • Order management
  • Inventory management
  • Customer insights
  • Digital spend
  • Engagement
Customers can subscribe to one of three Patchworks BI tiers: standard, professional and enterprise.
Patchworks BI launches at the end of January 2023, whereupon Patchworks customers can upgrade to a BI subscription plan. To read more, please see our product documentation. If you would like a demo, don't hesitate to get in touch with the Patchworks Sales team.

Payload-level custom scripts

Payload-level custom scripts can be used for cases where you need to manipulate the payload that gets pulled from a source system before it is pushed to your required destination.
For example, you might add a Patchworks service to sync products between two systems, but need to exclude certain SKUs from the sync. If your source system does not support filtering at this level, a payload-level custom script can be defined to perform this operation.
Payload-level scripts are added and tested within the custom scripts area, before being added to required services.
For further information, please see our product documentation.

View & restore previous versions of a custom script

An audit log is now available for every custom script. If an existing script is changed and saved, those changes are logged and differences can be viewed in an audit log via a new view changes button:
From here, you can choose to restore a previous version.
For further information, please see our product documentation.

Add connector wizard

A new add connector wizard steps you through the process of adding a connector in a fresh, intuitive way:
For further information, please see our product documentation.

Stockr summary

For customers using our Stockr application to align stock levels across multiple Shopify stores, a new Stockr summary is available within the Patchworks dashboard:
Here, you can view transaction totals and associated costs for any given time period. You can also download transactions in CSV format.
For further information, please see our product documentation.

New connectors

NetSuite Suitetalk

Netsuite SuiteTalk
Entity
Pull (as source)
Push (as destination)
Credit memos
Yes
Yes
Customers
Yes
Yes
Fulfilments
Yes
Yes
Item receipts
Yes
Yes
Orders
Yes
Yes
Products
Yes
Yes
Purchase orders
Yes
-
Returns
Yes
Yes
Stock
Yes
Yes
Transfer orders
Yes
Yes

Inventory Planner

Inventory Planner
Entity
Pull (as source)
Push (as destination)
Purchase orders
Yes
-
Item receipts
-
Yes

Updated features

Enhanced audit logs

Audit logs have an updated UI and more events are logged - for example:
Events are displayed by date. Each event is shown with 'headline' information in a shaded header bar.
Header bar shading reflects the nature of the event:
  • Green - added/created
  • Orange - updated
  • Red - deleted
Click the associated details option for an event to view a detailed log:
For further information, please see our product documentation.

Increased auto-refresh frequency for sync logs

The auto-refresh frequency for sync logs has been increased as below:
Sync status
Auto-refresh frequency (seconds)
Pending
15
Running
05
Complete
No refreshes

Roles & permissions

In certain areas of the Patchworks dashboard (for example, service source/destination settings and mappings), a JSON editor is available.
Typically, these editors are only required by Patchworks administrators however - upon request - users may be assigned a new advanced editor role which provides access to JSON editors throughout the dashboard.

Bug fixes

Affected feature
Fixed issue with...
Patchworks #
Shopify OAuth2 authentication
Shopify OAuth2 authentication.
TSYS-2490
User management
A user account could be created without assigning a role.
TSYS-2527
Inbound API
Sending products with the same SKU to two different target systems.
TSYS-2586
Custom scripts
Save option not available for client admin users
TSYS-2477
Run service manually
Default filters were not applied if 'run service' was triggered without changing any options.
TSYS-2494
Sparklayer connector
Default selection on existing credentials for list options.
TSYS-2517
Lightspeed connector
Unable to add connector.
TSYS-2753, TSYS-2760