WebPay v2.10 Release Notes Overview, 29th August 2017
An update to WebPay is approaching in approximately 3 weeks and we wanted to make sure you have the information you need to best prepare:
Communications Hub - Visible to 'Searcher'
The Communications Hub is now visible to a Searcher user type as already available to a Deployer user type.
Communications Hub - Conferma Connect Logo
Previously the Conferma Connect logo appeared next to any record in the Communications Hub where applicable.
The Conferma Connect Logo now appears in the Communications Hub constantly, and not for specific records in the table.
Conferma Connect records are identifiable in the ‘Issued Date’ column as marked with UTC. All other records remain GMT/BST.
Communications Hub – Payment Communication Issue Date UTC
The Issue Date for Payment Communications (fax & email to hotel) is now clearly marked as being in UTC.
Communications Hub "Advanced View"
When clicking on a Conferma Connect record in the Communications Hub, it is now possible to click on the row to view an ‘advanced view’ to view all Transmission records for that Job.
A table will display the Transmission ID, Provider Name, Target Address, Submit Count, Status, Message ID for each transmission.
Communications Hub - 'Advanced Search'
Historically within the Communications Hub, a ‘Filter Results’ button has been available to users to filter the results that they have been given for both Payment Messaging and User Notifications searches.
This has now been changed to become an ‘Advanced Search’.
For both sections, the advanced search completely ignores any search criteria entered in to the standard search, it is a brand-new search.
For Payment Messaging, it is now possible to search by Message Type Group, Message Type (Once a Message Group Type has been selected), Message Format, Card Pool, Date, Recipient, Deployment Reference (can be Deployment ID, Supplier Reference, Consumer Reference, PNR Locator, PNR Workspace) or Status.
The user can choose to enter as few or as many of these search criteria as they like to perform a search.
Once the search has been completed, the results will display in the same format as a normal search.
For User Notifications, the process is the same (with different search criteria).
It is possible to search by Message Type, Platform Name, Format, Dates, Username or Recipient.
The results will display as per a normal search.
Data List Item Bulk Upload
When bulk uploading data list items, a new upload limit of 500 records has been added for immediate upload. This is true for both standard and Dynamic Workflow items.
When less than 500 records, the data list items will be processed and uploaded for immediate use.
Any file that contains more than 500, but less than 25,000 records, will be queued for offline processing in periods of low activity.
The user will be advised that this process will take place.
Once the user has accepted this, a link is provided for the user to view the status of their upload.
Any file which contains more than 25,000 records will be rejected and the user will be advised to break the file down into smaller files to process their data.
To view historic Bulk Upload’s of data list items, a new page, accessible via Administration -> Data Lists -> Data Item Upload History, has been added.
Within the page, a table is displayed which shows information on all previous Bulk Uploads including the status of an upload.
When an upload status is ‘Queued’, this is where a file of more than 500, but less than 25,000, has been uploaded for offline processing. This status will be changed once the upload has attempted processing.
Each bulk upload record in the table also contains an option to delete. If clicked, any data item added as a result of that Bulk Upload, will be removed from the system.
Timeout Warning - Clicking Continue Will No Longer Refresh Page
After 15 minutes of inactivity, WebPay is set to timeout for security reasons, returning the user to the login screen.
Before this timeout occurs, the user is given the option to continue their session or log out.
Historically, clicking continue at this point would refresh the page. This caused any data entered on to the page, such as being part way through requesting a deployment, to be lost on the page refresh.
This has now been changed to extend the session without refreshing the page so that the user gets another 15 minutes until the option to extend appears again, without losing any input data.
WebPay Admin - Ability to Bulk Upload Customers
It is now possible to Bulk Upload Customers to the system in the same procedure as Data Lists, Users etc.
Accessible via Administration -> Customers -> Bulk Upload Customers.
The user will be asked to choose a file from their machine, a column delimiter (comma, tab, semicolon, colon or vertical bar), whether the file includes a header record and whether then fields within the file are enclosed in double quotes.
Upon progression to the next screen, the user is asked to match the columns to those within the file from the dropdown lists provided for each section.
This will be followed by a breakdown of successfully parsed customers and failed parses.
The Customers will then be available for immediate use.
WebPay Admin - Enable Download of Customer Records
When Customer Management is enabled, it is now possible to download a list of customers from the customer 'search results' table.
This can be found via Administration -> Customers.
Once on the customers page, a table automatically becomes visible containing a list of all customers.
A download link is displayed in the bottom left hand corner.
The file will automatically download in a .csv format and all records will be enclosed in quotes.
WebPay Administration - SNAP User Management Improvements
When creating a new user in WebPay Administration, it is no longer mandatory for a SNAP only user to be defined a WebPay Role.
WebPay Administration - Card Pool Level Supported Supplier Management Improvements
When viewing a Card Pool in WebPay Administration, the Supported Suppliers page has changed. Instead of having to add a supplier one by one, a list of possible supported Suppliers for that Card Pool is shown.
To add a Supported Supplier(s) to the Card Pool, simply tick the checkbox(s) required and press save.
Once Save has been clicked, a message will display informing the user of the status of the update.
The Deployment ID search field has been moved to the top of the page.
When a Deployment ID has been entered, all other search criteria are not taken in to account.