About Release Notes
Apttus Release Notes contain the following information about Intelligent Workflow Approvals Spring 2020 Release on Salesforce.
- Packages: Lists packages that are required to upgrade to this release of the product
- System Requirements and Supported Platforms: Lists requirements and recommendations for installing this release
- New Features: Provides high-level descriptions of new features introduced in this release, with links to more detailed information
- Enhancements: Provides high-level descriptions of enhancements to existing features
- Data Model Changes: Lists changes to the data model
- Resolved Issues: Lists customer-reported issues that are resolved in this release or known issues resolved from previous releases
- Known Issues: Lists known issues that are applicable in this release
This documentation may contain descriptions of software features that are optional and for which you may not have purchased a license. As a result, your specific software solution and/or implementation may differ from those described in this document. Please contact your CSM or AE for information on your specific features and licensing.
The following packages and dependent packages are required to upgrade to this release to utilize all the new features of this release. These are the minimum required versions; later versions are also supported. Separate prerequisites for each feature can be found in the respective guides. The packages marked as (New) are new packages in this release.
Latest Certified Version
Version Name | Version Number
|Apttus Approvals Management (New)||11.0.0115 | 11.115|
Apttus CPQ Approvals Management (New)
(Required if you are using CPQ)
|11.0.0016 | 11.16|
Apttus Base Library (New)
(Pre-requisite for Apttus Contract Management)
|1.0.38 | 1.38|
Apttus Contract Management (New)
(Required if you are using CPQ and Agreement Approvals)
|11.0.0518 | 11.518|
Apttus Proposal Management
(Required if you are using CPQ Approvals)
|8.5.0177 | 8.177|
Apttus Configuration & Pricing
(Required if you are using CPQ Approvals)
|11.0.1552 | 11.1552|
Apttus Quote/Proposal Configuration Integration
(Required if you are using CPQ and Proposal management)
|10.2.0263 | 10.263|
Apttus Contract-Configuration Integration
(Required if you are using CLM)
|10.1.0103 | 10.103|
Apttus Quote/Proposal Approvals Management
(Required if you are using Proposal Management)
|6.5.0004 | 6.4|
Apttus Custom Approvals Management
(Required if you are using Apttus Objects or other Salesforce Standard/Custom Objects)
System Requirements and Supported Platforms
The following table lists the minimum requirements for installing and using Intelligent Workflow Approvals.
|System Requirement||Minimum Supported Version|
Apttus supports the following browsers:
Apttus recommends the latest version of the browser for the best performance. Apttus also recommends its customers to use Microsoft Edge as the browser of choice.
Internet Explorer is not supported.
Apttus recommends usage of the latest Microsoft Office Suite for the best performance.
For more information on the prerequisites and post-upgrade tasks, see Upgrading Intelligent Workflow Approvals in the Intelligent Workflow Approvals Administrator Guide.
The following features are new to Intelligent Workflow Approvals in this release.
Support for Grouping Multiple Documents Across Multiple Agreement Records
With this feature, you can choose attachments for child object records (Out-Of-The-Box or a custom object) when sending for approval. For example: Consider a custom object as a parent object and Agreement as the child object. When you submit for approval, the attachments from the child object (in this example, Agreement) is also included for approval. This feature is based on the new custom setting IncludeChildObjAttachmentsForSubmit__c introduced in ApprovalsCustomConfig custom setting.
For details on how to group agreements, refer to Submitting a Request with Attachments in the Intelligent Workflow Approvals on Salesforce Spring 2020 Administrator Guide.
New Submit for Approvals With Comments API
The Submit for Approvals with Comments API passes submission comments in a JSON structure instead of the SubmissionComment structure.
For details about Submit for Approvals with Attachments API, refer to Submit for approvals with attachments JSON in the Intelligent Workflow Approvals on Salesforce Spring 2020 SOAP API Guide.
The following section describes existing features that are changed (or are no longer supported) in this release.
Character Limit Increased for Approval Search Filters
The search filter field size is increased from 4000 characters to 16000 characters.
For details on creating search filters (approvals), refer to Creating Search Filters (Approvals) in the Intelligent Workflow Approvals on Salesforce Spring 2020 Administrator Guide.
Character Limit Increased for Step Auto Reapproval Criteria
The Step Auto Reapproval Criteria field size is increased from 8000 characters to 32000 characters.
For details on setting up auto reapprovals, refer to Auto Reapprovals in the Intelligent Workflow Approvals on Salesforce Spring 2020 Administrator Guide.
This release includes several enhancements to improve product performance and scalability. These include:
- Ability to preview and submit approvals for complex processes without SOQL, CPU timeout, or heap size errors.
- Ability to view a large number of requests in the my approvals page without view state errors.
- Support for submitting processes with large numbers of auto approve and notify only requests without errors.
- Ability to approve and reject multiple requests for complex processes.
For details on previewing and submitting approval requests, refer to Approvals and My Approvals Page in the Intelligent Workflow Approvals on Salesforce Spring 2020 Administrator Guide.
Data Model Changes
The following objects and fields are introduced to or changed in the system or data model in this release.
The System/User indicates whether the field is used by the System only (System), or if the field may be used for integration updates (User). The below given all fields are consumed by Users and updated by System.
|Search Filter (Approvals)||Represents a search filter.||Existing|
|Criteria||The filter criteria specification.||User||Changed|
|Approvals System Properties||Approvals System Properties.||Existing|
|Queueable Apex Batch Size||Specifies the number of records to be processed by a single queueable apex batch job.||User||New|
|Approvals Custom Config||Holds global defaults for context objects processed by the approval engine.||Existing|
|Include Child Obj Attachments For Submit||Indicates whether or not to include attachments associated with the current context object's children in the attachment selection screen when submitting for approval.||User||New|
|Approval Request History||Designates history for an approval request created from an approval process.||Existing|
|Object Ref Id||ID of the business object associated with the request||User||New|
|Child Object Reference Id||ID of the child object associated with the request||User||New|
|Approval Process||Designates an approval process defined in the system||Existing|
|Step Auto Reapproval Criteria||The auto re-approval criteria for the step||User||Existing|
The following table lists the issues resolved in this release.
|Case Number||Apttus Internal ID||Description|
|00098153||AWA-2229||Submitting large number of approval requests displayed CPU time limit error.|
|Assigning an adhoc approval process to any queue automatically got assigned to the backup admin user instead of the queue even if there were valid users in the queue.|
|Carbon copy feature was not working and displayed an error.|
|Clicking Edit to edit term exception approval record, an error was displayed.|
While creating an approval process with Approval Comments Mandatory flag set to False, the Approver comments label became invisible. The UI alignment was also distributed on the Approval Action page.
The following table lists the known issue resolved from the previous release.
|Apttus Internal ID||Issue|
|AWA-1651||When approving 41 requests simultaneously from the My Approvals page, the approval request took time and the page would hang.|
The following table provides the cumulative list of known issues up to this release.
|Apttus Internal ID||Issue|
When the same user is assigned as a Backup Admin to an approver and as a parallel Ad hoc approver, the approval request is shown in both the My Approvals tab as well as in the Take Ownership tab.
|AWA-1605||Approval Request page is distorted when multiple Delegate IDs are stored in the Delegate Approvers Field.|
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