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QAD Alerts Release Notes
September 2012
These release notes include information about the latest QAD Alerts fixes and changes to QAD Alerts. These changes may affect the way you implement and use the product.
Important: Review this document and the QAD Alerts errata before proceeding with any phase of a QAD Alerts implementation.
These release notes are cumulative, with the most recent changes described first. Review the notes for all releases after your currently installed release. Installation and configuration changes may have occurred in those intermediate releases, and unless otherwise noted, apply to the release where they were announced, as well as subsequent releases.
QAD highly recommends that you implement the latest QAD Alerts release available. Check the QAD Web site to make sure you have the latest QAD Alerts release notes, installation guide, and installation media:
Use the following list to find release notes for a specific product:
Release Notes for Current Release
Version: 1.3
Date: September 2012
Documentation Updates
The following documents have been updated for this release:
User Guide: QAD Alerts (70-3094-1.3); Installation Guide: QAD Alerts (78-0936-1.3)
New and Changed Features
Product Name Change
The product name has been changed from QAD Workflow Alerts to QAD Alerts.
Tab Name Change
In Alert Maintenance, a tab name has been changed from Assign Users/Roles to Restrict Users/Roles, since the tab is used to restrict access to the alert rather than assigning the alert to selected users/roles.
Installer Enhancement
The installer has been enhanced and now it is more robust and user friendly. Now during installation, the installer checks the following configurations:
Active Maintenance license in QAD Enterprise Applications
SQL service/port of the qaddb database
QXtend Inbound availability
User name and password for QAD Enterprise Applications
E-mail settings
These configuration validations greatly help to prevent installation issues.
Language Support
QAD Alerts now fully supports the following languages:
English
Castilian Spanish
Latin Spanish
Dutch
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Czech
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Fixes
Alerts can now send e-mail through a SMTP server that requires authentication.
Previously, when Alerts was used with some early SE versions, an error about missing fields appeared when users tried to run any subscription maintenance function. Now Alerts can work properly with these SE versions.
Previously, QXtend e-mail service was sometimes affected by Alerts and did not always work properly. This is fixed and now both QXtend and Alerts can send e-mail properly.
Known Issues
When the installer sends the user name and password to QAD Enterprise Applications to check for user authentication, the password in the request QDoc is not encoded and thus appears in the qdocRequests.log file of QXtend Inbound. If you do not want the password to be there, just manually remove it from the log file.
If a user sets Alert Delay for an alert while the Maintain State option in the corresponding Alerts profile is not selected, alerts cannot be sent out. Therefore, if you use Alert Delay, make sure that the Maintain State option is selected in the corresponding Alerts profile. If you are not sure about the Maintain State option, check with the person who defined the Alerts profile.



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