In these release notes, you can find packages, requirements, features, enhancements, fixed issues, and known issues for the X-Author for Contracts December '21 release. For documentation updates, see What's New in X-Author for Contracts Documentation.

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 Customer Success Manager (CSM) or Account Executive (AE) for information on your specific features and licensing.

To access the learning path, including overviews and demonstrations of this release’s updated features and enhancements, visit the Conga Learning Center.


The following X-Author for Contracts package is automatically upgraded to the latest release without any intervention. Conga Contract Lifecycle Management (dependent package) is required to be upgraded to this release. Separate prerequisites for each feature can be found in the respective documentation. The packages marked as (New) are new in this release.

ProductLatest Certified Version (Version Name | Version Number)

X-Author for Contracts (New)


Conga Contract Lifecycle Management (New)

(Required if you are using Conga Contract Lifecycle Management)

12.1.0654 | 12.654

The previous two (n-2) versions of Conga Contract Lifecycle Management are also supported.

Conga CLM (Contracts for Salesforce) (New) (Required if you are using Conga CLM (Contracts for Salesforce)) 


System Requirements and Supported Platforms

For information pertaining to the requirements and recommendations you must consider before you proceed with the installation of the Conga product suite delivered on the Salesforce platform, see System Requirements and Supported Platforms Matrix.

New Features

The following are the new features in this release.

Viewing Alternate Clauses

This feature allows you to view the already predefined alternate clauses that are associated with the standard clause during the negotiation process. For more information, see Viewing Alternate Clauses.

Regenerating Agreement Document with Redlines

This feature allows you to regenerate an agreement document with redlines from a selected template. For more information, see Regenerating an Agreement Document.

Support for Asynchronous Check-in

You can asynchronously check in an agreement document without having to wait for the check-in process to complete and continue working with X-Author Contracts. After the check-in is complete, you are notified via email. For more information, see Checking in an Agreement Document.

Intelligent Risk Management

This feature allows you to identify the risks during third party paper import using Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine learning (ML) and the risk rules defined by you. For more information, see Intelligent Risk Management.


The following is the new enhancement in this release.

Opening Agreement Document in the same instance

You can open the required agreement document in the same Microsoft Word instance without downloading it. For more information, see Opening an Agreement Document.

Fixed Issues

There are no fixed issues in this release.

The following table lists the issue fixed from the previous release.

Case NumberConga Internal IDDescription

The following culture-specific date format is supported:


  • ddd d MMMM yyyy (For example, ศ. 20 มกราคม 2560 is displayed for 20/1/2560).
  • 'วัน'dddd'ที่' d MMMM gg yyyy (For example, วันศุกร์ที่ 20 มกราคม พ.ศ. 2560 is displayed for 20/1/2560).
  • Thai dates use Buddhist year which is 543 years ahead. Hence, 2017 is displayed as 2560.


  • el-gr ---- MMMM yyyy (For example, Μάιος 2017 is displayed for May 2017).

Known Issues

The following table provides the cumulative list of known issues up to this release.

Conga Internal IDDescription
XAJS-5256When you checkout an older version of an agreement document in pending approval status, the lock message is not displayed. 
XAJS-5176Spanish Date format dd MMM yyyy is populating date field differently in CLM and X-Author for Contracts. 

A user encountered an OAuth error while logging in to the X-Author for Contracts on Microsoft Windows.

Workaround: Refresh the page or enter login credentials again.


If the template's name contains special characters, then the special characters are replaced with space. However, the template is saved as is in Conga CLM.


When you set a style for a segment that contains clauses or clause bundles, the selected style does not apply to the clauses or clause bundles in the agreement document. The user observes this behavior when working with X-Author for Contracts for Conga CLM (Contracts for Salesforce).  


On clicking the Highlight option, the smart and read-only fields are highlighted thrice. This happens when you apply for Insert Comments and Track Changes protection while generating a document.


The formatting of the bulleted list is not proper when you perform the following actions:

  • Make a segment that contains a bulleted list conditional in a template.
  • Mark clause to a block of text that contains a bulleted list in the template or agreement document. 
  • Insert a clause that contains a bulleted list in the template or agreement document. 
XAJS-3386On performing Update from CLM and Preview Reconcile, the Contract date format in Croatian is converted to an invalid date.

When you generate an agreement using a non-localized template, a currency prefix symbol is added to the currency data type field.

Workaround: Set APTS_DoNotPrefixCurrency admin entry to true while generating agreement documents.

XAJS-3022Incorrect values are displayed for smart fields after regenerating an agreement with a different template.
XAJS-2941The Compare pane stops responding to changing the value of a smart field in the Current document and comparing it.
XAJS-2899After creating a section and a third-level table and navigating to the Update From CLM screen, the values of smart fields appear as changed even if there were no changes made to smart fields.
XAJS-2885The currency format for the reference lookup currency field is not displaying as per the record-level currency.

On validating doc fields after deleting smart and merge fields, an error is displayed.


When you merge two versions of an agreement document generated with two different templates, you can view only revised version changes in the merged document.

XAJS-2964On clicking Reject changes, smart fields are appended with current values instead of replacing the value.
XAJS-2516Inserting a nested clause disorganizes the clauses on the Doc Clauses tab.
XAJS-2700A few built-in style segments do not apply in the generated document.
XAJS-2703If an agreement document has any read-only lookup fields in the repeating table under the repeat section, the XAJS pane stops responding using the Update from CLM option.

DOC ID: XACDEC21RN20211103