Summer '20 - Release Notes

Updated 11 months ago by Copado Solutions

This is a major release. Please, read the Upgrade Instructions before upgrading, and follow them carefully afterwards. Test on a sandbox first.

This article includes information about the new features included in the Copado core package as well as two new packages that are available from Summer ‘20.

New Packages

As part of the Summer ‘20 release, Copado has launched a new product, DevOps 360! It consists of two packages: Value Stream Mapping and DevOps Analytics. Both of these are add-ons to the Copado DevOps platform.

Value Stream Mapping

This new package goes beyond Copado’s core functionality and offers insightful metrics to help you identify waste and bottlenecks in a business process.

Value Stream Mapping is a way of finding inefficiencies in any work process. A Value Stream Map shows the processes that are used to complete a piece of work. Copado Value Stream Maps organizes a series of processes into stages (from left to right). If a piece of work might be routed to different teams/processes, you can show those processes in parallel. For each process, the Value Stream Map shows metrics on time, quality, and you can build your own custom metrics. A summary of time, quality, and custom metrics is shown at the top of the Value Stream Map. You can apply custom filters to the Value Stream Map to show a subset of work items.

For more information about the capabilities of Value Stream Mapping and how to configure a Value Stream Map, check out the article Value Stream Maps.

DevOps Analytics (Extension Package)

DevOps 360 Analytics (aka DevOps Analytics) is a suite of advanced, interactive visualizations that give insight into your development process on Copado. It provides CIO level metrics as well as dashboards for optimizing planning, development and deployment.

New Features in the Copado Core Package

Copado Data Deploy

There is a new version of Copado Data Deploy that contains new functionalities:

  • A relationship diagram that provides a visual representation of the relationship between the different objects included in the main template.
  • An override filter feature that allows you to remove existing filters and add new filters without having to clone the template or having an impact on the existing configuration of the template.
  • A match user feature similar to the existing match owner option that allows you to select user lookup fields in a template and Copado will match these users in the destination organization.
  • The option to select the type of attachment you want to migrate as part of your data deployment: files (Lightning) and attachments (Classic).
  • A new custom filter option in the Main Object Filter tab that allows you to build complex filters and filter by fields in a parent related object.

For more details about all these features, check out the article New Features in Copado Data Deploy.

Copado Release Management
  • You can now review conflicting files once the promotion has been completed for reporting and auditing purposes.
  • The two-panel and three-panel view in the merge conflict resolution interface is now collapsed by default to just display the conflicting lines. Click on the dots if you want to expand the lines.
  • Conflicts in files that are not part of a commit may arise when the feature branch is merged into the promotion branch if your branches are not in sync. The Online Conflict Resolution feature has been enhanced to help you easily resolve these conflicts. The Auto-Resolve option will be selected by default for those files that are not part of the commit, so that you can focus on resolving the actual conflicts in your commit. Once you are done resolving conflicts, click on Create Deployment  to launch the deployment.
  • Email template redesign. This new version of Copado includes redesigned email templates for deployment results and for the Apex Test Results Summary. 
  • A Go Back link has been added to all the stages in the pipeline wizard so that you can return to a previous step and fix any potential issues before the pipeline setup is completed.
  • Improved interface on the Commit Changes page when displaying Copado tips.
Copado DX
  • Install Package Version webhook: This new webhook allows you to install a version of a package in any org. All you need to do is create a URL Callout deployment task or step in a user story or deployment, include the Package Version record Id of the package you want to install, and Copado will install the package for you in the selected destination org. 

Name Changes
  • The Last Validation Deployment Status field on the user story has been renamed Last Validation Status.
  • The Attachment Options field in the Template Details tab in data templates has been renamed Attachment Actions.
  • License name changes:
    • The Copado license has been renamed Copado Admin.
    • The Change Management license has been renamed Copado User.
    • The Agile Delivery license has been renamed Guest License.
    • The Advanced Data Deployment license has been renamed Copado Data Deploy.

If you want to learn about the enhancements performed in our backend as part of this release, check our the article Backend Features and Performance Improvements in Summer '20.

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