FireStart 2020.3
Release Notes

VERSION 2020.3

VERSION 2020.2

VERSION 2020.1

VERSION 2020.3.6

Monday, May 1, 2021 (Build 20203604301)

New features

  • Added an option to choose which language of the model should be used in the word export.

Fixed bugs

  • Fixed an issue where the read CSV activity lost its mapping after saving a new model version.
  • Fixed an issue where an empty attachment field caused the add business entity item activity to fail.
  • Fixed an issue where users could see too many workflow executions in the client.
  • Fixed an issue where updating FireStart to a new version invalidet the personal access token.
  • Fixed an issue where timezones with database mappings were not working correctly.
  • Fixed a security issue where JavaScript was executed in the Process Portal if it was contained in various model properties.
  • Fixed an issue where Outlook Add-in default download link contained deprecated file names.
  • Improved Outlook Add-in default download link to contain both 32 and 64 bit versions.
  • Fixed an issue where the config wizard was crashing due to wrong folder permissions.
  • Fixed an issue where users could see too many print templates.
  • Fixed an issue where logging in to the mobile app did not work correctly.

VERSION 2020.3.5

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 (Build 20203603231)

Fixed bugs

  • Fixed an issue where the error logging could cause a server crash in some rare circumstances.
  • Fixed an issue where an error during batched DB access could cause a server crash.
  • Fixed an issue where the user resolve for Azure AD could cause issues during login and workflow execution.
  • Fixed an issue with multiple phases in recursions, which could cause unneccessary failed tasks.
  • Fixed the handling of failed process link starts on server restart, which could cause unintended workflow starts.
  • Improved error messages when accessing business entity items which are deleted in the third party system.
  • Fixed an issue with the auto layout in the bpmn view with certain pathing scenarios.
  • Fixed an issue where tables within forms did not show static values.
  • Improved memory consumption of the client.
  • Improved error recovery when sending SMTP mails.
  • Fixed an issue where importing models with data flow object connections failed.
  • Fixed an issue where importing models without a workflow responsible failed.
  • Fixed an issue where connection properties of business entities could be changed unintended.
  • Improved connection test handling for Sharepoint.
  • Added the possiblity to react on any event from DocuSign.

VERSION 2020.3.4

Thursday, January 27, 2021 (Build 20203601271)

Fixed bugs

  • Added a newer version of the .net core hosting bundle. Please note that at least 2.1.14 is required.
  • Fixed an issue where the Html to PDF Activity did not work without a filepath specified.
  • Changed teams app behavior when trying to connect to a different server.
  • Improved cookie policy for supporting a wider range of browsers.
  • Fixed an issue when comparing dates to empty values.
  • Fixed an issue where recursions containing phases could produce unneccessary failed tasks.
  • Fixed an issue where closing the client could not be canceled when there where changes in a model.
  • Fixed an issue where displaying a lot of fields in the form builder property panel behaved weirdly.
  • Adapted text in the test data dialog.
  • Fixed an issue where stopping the ControlPanel during installation did not work.

VERSION 2020.3.3

Monday, December 21, 2020 (Build 20203512211)

Fixed bugs

  • Fixed an issue where version information was missing in the config backup.
  • Added a missing URL reservation.
  • Fixed an issue where updating user permissions was not possible.
  • Fixed an issue where the Process portal did not show the correct version of a workflow.
  • Fixed an issue with registering workflow cleanup with delays.
  • Prevent users from completing the business entity mapping dialog before the mappings were loaded, as this could cause removal of mappings.
  • Fixed an issue where the control panel was not updated properly on upgrade.
  • Added a scrollbar to some activity wizards, as they could contain unreachable entries.
  • Fixed an issue where permissions of a deleted user could not be edited.
  • Fixed an issue where the wrong task was shown when navigating there from the execution.
  • ! Changed PhantomJS version, please check the docs if you are having issues when upgrading from 2020.3.1 !

VERSION 2020.3.2

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 (Build 20203512071)

Fixed bugs

  • Fixed a client crash that could happen when an invalid recovery file was present.
  • Fixed an issue where the FireStart Outlook Add-In could crash Outlook when the task pane was opened.
  • Fixed an issue where the FireStart Outlook Add-In prohibited Outlook from closing completly.
  • Improved performance when loading tasks.
  • Fixed an issue where exporting a workflow execution log after completion didn't use the workflows dynamic name.
  • Fixed an issue with NTLM auth when ScriptCompatibility was enabled.
  • Fixed an issue where abstract attachment fields on mapped business entities could not be written directly from an activity.
  • Fixed an issue where the nightly document cleanup removed custom uploaded user profile photos.
  • Fixed an issue where workflow completion options were not correctly migrated.
  • Fixed an issue where some formatting was missing when exporting the execution log to PDF.
  • Fixed an issue where the SharePoint Set Permission Activity could not load custom permissions from the server.

VERSION 2020.3.1

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 (Build 20203511231)

Fixed bugs

  • Improved performance regarding task list loading.
  • Fixed an issue where concurrent access could cause service calls to fail.
  • Fixed an issue where mail could be sent multiple times on task deployment.
  • Fixed an issue where recursions with sub processes generated an unnecessary failed task.
  • Fixed an issue where deletion of attachments from tasks could cause an exception.
  • Improved usage of system resources.
  • Fixed an issue where the PDF generation failed because of an illegal character in the path.
  • Fixed an issue where a task could not be opened when the configuration of a table control was incomplete.

VERSION 2020.3

Thursday, October 22, 2020 (Build 20203510191)

New features

  • Process Models can be exported in the bpmn Format
  • Improved workflow performance, especially concering (parallel) Loops.
  • Improved resource usage for parallel activities.
  • Added an option for generating and archiving workflow logs as pdf.
  • Added a mobile view for accessing Tasks, Processes and Workflows.
  • Added an activity to start an UiPath job.
  • Added an activity to add an UiPath queue item.
  • Added an CustomCheckRoutine to wait for an UiPath job or queue item.
  • An UiPath Activity is availabe for starting FireStart workflows.
  • An UiPath activity is availabe for triggering FireStart intermediate events.
  • Added an activity for getting a list of Teams Channel messages.
  • Added an activity for replying to a Teams message.
  • Added an activity for getting a list of replies to a Teams message.
  • Added an activity for creating a Teams channel.
  • Added an activity for retrieving a list of Teams channels.
  • Added an activity for retrieving a Teams channel.
  • Added an activity for deleting a Teams channel.
  • Added an activity to get a list of Teams from Microsoft Teams.
  • Added an activity to get a Team from Microsoft Teams.
  • Extended the Outlook Add-In.
  • Added an activity for adding an User to an ActiveDirectory Group.
  • Added an activity for generating a password
  • Added an activity for reading ActiveDirectory groups from a user.
  • Added an activity for filling a Word Template.

Fixed bugs

  • Values of loop items are now shown correctly in client and process portal.
  • Reduced startup time when there are unreachable SPO connections.
  • Added Url Rewrite module to the Setup, as it is needed by the Teams AddIn.
  • Extended validation for "Working Elsewhere" in the Send Meeting Request Activity.
  • Fixed an issue where Timer events could be started multiple times, when multiple timers where registered in a very short interval.

VERSION 2020.2.2

Monday, October 05, 2020 (Build 20202510051)

Fixed bugs

  • Fixed an issue where some mapping could not be upgraded from legacy SP to SPO.
  • Fixed an issue where the MailBinding was not created on fresh installations.
  • Fixed an issue where Models could no longer be opened after changing PortalBindings.
  • Fixed a crash when moving a DataFlowObject in the BPMN View.
  • Fixed an issue where data of the user was not written to BusinessEntities after completion.
  • Fixed an issue where sub processes could not be opened in the ProcessPortal.
  • Fixed an issue where run time filters did not refresh correctly in the task form.
  • Table Watcher can be used with non default schema.
  • Included fixes from 2019.4.10
    • First triggering of TimerEvents may now be configured.
    • Fixed an issue where a wrong name was displayed in the people picker in some cases.

VERSION 2020.2.1

Monday, August 17, 2020 (Build 20202508171)

Fixed bugs

  • Fixed an issue where deprecated Sharepoint mappings could not be resolved correctly during upgrade.
  • Fixed an issue where portal bindings caused the model export to fail.
  • Fixed an issue where the ControlPanel was not running properly after the upgrade.
  • Required attachments are now checked properly during task completion.
  • Fixed an issue where timer events with CustomEventMethods sometimes triggered more than once.
  • Included fixes from 2019.4.9
    • Fixed an issue where access to the FileDB failed sometimes.

VERSION 2020.2

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 (Build 20202507221)

New features

  • Editable Tables are now available for tasks, allowing bulk manipulation of data, as well as adding & removing entries.
  • FireStart Tasks can now also be deployed to SharePoint Online.
  • The old SharePoint Activities in the [Obsolete] category are automatically migrated to their SPO and On-Premise capable counterparts.
  • Third party connections using the deprecated SharePoint Adapter are automatically migrated to the SPO Adapter. Note that the SPO Adapter always writes in the context of the mapping user, compared to the legacy adapter.
  • The SyncAdapter for SharePoint is no longer available.
  • Delayed completion options for workflows are now available.
  • We do now have a Teams AddIn that enables working on FireStart tasks directly in Microsoft Teams.
  • The task portal management was modernized.
  • The Control Panel does no longer stay on top.

Fixed bugs

  • Reduced the impact of log files when opening the Config Wizard.
  • Fixed a concurrency issue, which could occur when tasks were visited.
  • Fixed an error that could occur when viewing the widgets in the Process Portal with Azure AD configured as authentication provider.
  • Fixed prerequirement checks for .NET Core Hosting Bundle and IIS during installation.
  • Reduced script execution duration during installation.
  • Fixed the max files check in the file picker when they were uploaded seperately.
  • Fixed an issue where AzureAD login did not work with accounts having an Exchange on premise mail box.
  • Included fixes from 2019.4.9
    • Fixed an issue where migrating user images from 4.10 did not work properly.
    • Fixed an issue the name of a process link was not displayed correctly in the execution view.
    • Fixed an issue where not all available languages were included during export.
    • Fixed a problem sometimes occuring when importing models on a server with different languages than the ones available on the source server.
    • Fixed an issue where deleting a workflow was not possible when there was a failure during accessing a third party database from within the workflow.

VERSION 2020.1.2

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 (Build 20201506101)

Fixed bugs

  • Fixed a client crash which could occur when printing a model.
  • Fixed an error in the client where sometimes Business Entity Adapters could not be loaded.
  • Fixed a bug where the password for the SAP Activity was used in a wrong format.
  • Included fixes from 2019.4.8
    • Fill pdf activity can now handle password protected pdf files.
    • Fixed a bug that lead to input parameters not resolving business entity items correctly in the DynamicsAxCallAifWebservice activity.
    • Forwarding a task does now display the display name of the user.
    • Fixed an issue with business entity item queries to sharepoint, when the query contained dates.
    • Fixed an issue where the selection of sub items in the workflow could cause invalid selection of the parent.
    • Fixed an issue where selection controls that contained sub items of a relation where not properly filled in forms.

VERSION 2020.1.1

Tuesday, April 23, 2020 (Build 20201504231)

New features

  • Removed automatic URL rewrite from legacy Process Portal binding on http port 8080. In 2020 you should only use https!

Fixed bugs

  • Fixed an issue with a missing prerequirement in the installation routine.
  • Fixed a bug where the task mail template was not loaded correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where PrintTemplates could not be loaded.
  • Included fixes from 2019.4.7
    • Fixed possible client crash when upgrading usages.
    • Hide the falsely visible selection tool group in the BPMN view of an execution, which led to a client crash, when interacted with.
    • Fixed an issue where the client crashed, because the identity server was not reachable during token refresh.
    • Fixed an issue where closing an error dialog with escape crashed the client.
    • Fixed a client crash when using newlines in the subject of the "Send Feedback" function.
    • Fixed a bug where to many lookup fields in a list caused the query to fail.
    • Fixed an issue where FireStart couldn't generate the incident task when using an invalid SharePoint lookup column in a condition.
    • Fixed a bug where an incorrectly configured PowerShell Activity could crash the FireStart service.
    • Fixed rare client crash when trying to add business entity links in form builder view.
    • Fixed a problem when trying to update business entity model usages.
    • Fixed an issue where login to the Process Portal didn't work when it was embedded in SharePoint.
    • Fixed a crash that could occur when the loading animation was created.
    • Fixed a rare issue where the OData adapter couldn't connect to TLS 1.2 secured APIs.
    • Fixed a bug where under some rare conditions an item could not be selected from SharePoint when the cache was disabled.
    • Fixed a crash that occurred when you tried to query all items more than once within the Test Data Dialog.
    • Fixed an issue where tasks which didn't have a model responsible set, caused the FireStart Client not to display any tasks.
    • Fixed an issue, where lack of disk space caused an empty event recovery file. After a new server startup, this empty file, was the reason that timer events never fired.
    • Fixed an error that happened when the server tried to create the HTML for a decision task for FIORI.
    • Fixed a bug where the recipient of FIORI push notifications could not be resolved.

VERSION 2020.1

Tuesday, April 1, 2020 (Build 20201503311)

New features

  • FireStart now uses .NET Framework 4.8.
  • Users can now decide if they want FireStart notifications delivered via mail by using the FireStart mail notification plugin and selecting between various categories. The corresponding setting page is found in the FireStart Client under "Menu/Preferences".
  • The FireStart Outlook Add-In now knows about notification mails and displays them in an appropriate form.
  • To improve performance when opening big workflows, phases and loop instances are now lazy loaded.
  • It is now possible to configure a timeout for loading the WSDL in the Call WebService Activity.
  • The FireStart Client Launcher now adheres to our new CI.
  • Improved performance in Process Portal when resolving user images.
  • It is now possible to complete Incident Tasks via batch job.
  • The Menu/Preferences page in the Client now better differentiates between personal user settings and server settings.
  • The FireStart Identity Server is now a feature in the installer bundle and thus can be installed stand-alone.
  • The FireStart Remote Event Receiver is now a feature in the installer bundle and thus can be installed stand-alone.
  • Print Document and Documentation are now streamed directly via the API instead of temporarily stored on the file system.
  • It is now possible to navigate through loop instances in the Process Portal.
  • The FireStart Client now uses the same execution log engine as the Process Portal.
  • The execution log now additionally displays the element number for every entry.
  • Improved performance of execution log.
  • It is now possible to show a partial execution log for a specific step.
  • Included features from 2019.4.3
    • Added an activity to update custom XML parts in a Microsoft Word document.
  • Due to our branding change, we finally renamed the internal folder structure from PROLOGICS to FireStart.
    • The FireStart Server executable is now called "FireStart.Server.exe" and is located under "installdir\FireStart Server". It functions as a Windows service and as a console executable.
    • The FireStart Server Windows service is now called "FireStart Server".
    • The Sync Adapter executables now function as Windows services and as console executables.
    • The Configuration Wizard executable is now located in "installdir\FireStart Configuration\FireStart.ConfigWizard.exe".
  • Included features from 2019.4.6
    • The SAP activity now supports the newer NetWeaver connection mechanism in addition to the old RFCLib mechanism.

Fixed bugs

  • Fixed a bug where a model was both shown in the "Models" tab and the "Archive" tab simultaneously.
  • Fixed a rare crash in the Client that could happen when opening the printer configuration window in the print dialog.
  • Fixed a rare crash in the Client that could happen in the "Search usages" dialog when displaying detail information of sub elements.
  • Fixed a rare crash in the Client that could happen during configuration of an external event in combination with business entities.
  • Fixed a bug where the supervisor task view in the Client didn't refresh as expected.
  • Fixed a bug in the Process Portal where sometimes the currently open task was not set to active in the task navigation.
  • Fixed a display error where External Data Search controls were overlapping with the subsequent control when looking at an already completed task.
  • Fixed a rare issue where the Client crashed if a user clicked on the overlay in the upper left corner before it was initialized. The overlay is now only displayed after it is fully initialized.
  • The "Seperate elements in return value with:" textbox is now shown correctly when choosing "Read" as "Access mode" in the XML Builder Activity.
  • Fixed a rare crash that occurred when opening a task form from the workflow view of the Client.
  • Fixed a rare crash in the Client that could happen when deleting business entity mappings from the overview.
  • Fixed a bug where BPMN lanes and elements were not aligned properly in the Process Portal.
  • Fixed a few minor issue with loop BEs in the BE item cube dialog in the Process Portal.
  • Included fixes from 2019.4.6
    • Fixed an issue where user search strings with special chars were not resolved correctly.
    • Fixed an issue where empty extension fields of type user created a failed task for the GetExtensionFieldValue Activity .
    • Fixed an issue where the output of an CSV or WebService activity did no longer create sub items correctly.
    • Adapted workflow conditions to fall back to text evaluation, if the types of the comparison values do not match.
    • Fixed a rare crash in the event condition editor when business entity fields couldn't be resolved.
    • Fixed a rare crash that could happen during a deleted references check when saving a model.
    • Fixed user resolve in FIORI Controller for completing tasks.
    • Fixed issues with wrong task IDs in the FIORI Controller.
    • External roles are now displayed correctly in the Process Portal property panel.
    • References are now sorted correctly in the Process Portal model view.
    • External label in RACI context is now only shown when the role reference is really set to external.
    • Fixed an issue where the process context was not refreshed when changing item selection or values.
    • Faulted item results due to CRUD operations are now marked properly (single and batch updates) for MS CRM. In case of a faulted item a "Business Entity Action failed" task is generated.
    • "/api/event/raise" API call can no longer lead to a server crash when configured incorrectly.
    • Fixed a bug, where too many lookup fields in a list caused the query to fail.
    • Fixed an issue where users which are in too many groups could not login to the FireStart platform.
    • Fixed a bug where group membership resolve was not transitive when using Graph Search Provider.
    • Fixed a memory leak that happened during refreshes of the navigation area in the rich client.
  • Included fixes from 2019.4.5
    • Increased robustness of workflow in sub-optimal conditions (i.e. when operations to the FireStart database time out).
    • Fixed an issue downloading the Print Document and Documentation from the Process Portal.
    • Fixed a rare crash that could happen when closing the Client.
    • Selection filters did not work correctly if they were based on business entity values that were not used anywhere else in the task form.
    • Fixed an issue where the Exchange Mail Watcher picked up the wrong mail when called concurrently.
    • Fixed approve model activity writing the approval date wrong by one hour.
    • Fix Outlook Add-In installer shows unknown publisher.
  • Included fixes from 2019.4.4
    • Fixed an issue where FIORI service system user impersonation didn't work.
    • Fixed an issue where recursions over loops resulted in duplicated loop items.
    • Updated the create chat thready activity to work with new Microsoft Graph API routes.
    • Found a few more places to update the FireStart logo to our new branding.
    • Fixed an issue where in some cases buttons in the property panel in the Process Portal were not visible.
    • Fixed attachment handling with base64 strings.
    • Fixed a few issues with ADFS authenticated SharePoint connections from Activities.
    • Fixed an issue where selecting items distinct by a field didn't work when simultaneously resetting the item selection.
    • Fixed installation of 32-bit Outlook Add-In with the msi installer.
  • Included fixes from 2019.4.3
    • Added substitution fonts for Fill PDF Form Fields activity to use, if the fonts used in the pdf are missing certain characters.
    • Client setup no longer sets permissions on the install directory for Everyone.
    • Fixed an issue where the Call WebService activity didn't work with simple context extensions.
    • Fixed an issue where resolving input parameters for the Call WebService and Call Dynamics AX AIF Webservice activities caused an exception if sub parameters were not mapped.
    • Fixed a rare bug that could happen when checking permissions for a task form.
    • Fixed an issue where mapping to a MySQL database didn't work when the server had specific SSL settings enabled.
    • Fixed a bug where setting permission on the certificate private key didn't work when using the Microsoft Software Key Storage Provider.
  • Included fixes from 2019.4.2
    • Fixed Configuration Wizard not writing Remote Event Receiver appsettings.
    • Fixed a bug where a null reference exception on startup could occur when two connections to the same system are mapped with different adapters.
    • Fixed a client crash when pasting specific text to a rich text editor.
    • Fixed web service activity throws exception when writing to newly created business entity.
    • Fixed an issue where the batch update of database mapped business entity items sometimes led to "Column X does not belong to table" errors.
    • Fixed an exception on server startup when the same notification recipient was added twice to the same notification.
    • Fixed OPTION requests on FireStart API are not handled correctly with CORS when NTLM compatibility mode is enabled.
    • Fixed external data search control didn't work as expected when using the FireStart server as proxy without NTLM compatibility mode enabled.
  • Included fixes from 2019.4.1
    • Fixed an issue where sometimes connections to an ADFS authenticated SharePoint timed out.
    • Fixed an issue where after an upgrade of a server with multiple server aliases, IdentityServer was not able to start because of an invalid config.
    • Fixed an issue where Config Wizard crashed on a server with only SyncAdapter installed.
    • Fixed a rare issue where after an upgrade from 4.10 some settings were set incorrectly.
    • Fixed an issue where some executions could not be opened in the Process Portal.
    • Fixed an issue where in some cases a database connection was dependent on the server locale.
    • Fixed an issue where in some cases files in a SharePoint document library were not correctly checked in when using ADFS SharePoint connection.
    • Fixed a bug where config wizard crashed when IIS was not installed.