As the clock ticks on a new month has arrived, and with that the next Salesforce B2C Commerce Cloud release! This time we look at the April 2023 (23.4) release!
Are you interested in last month’s release notes? Click here!
Extend Payment Processing with Salesforce Payment APIs
Salesforce Payments continues to gain love from Salesforce with every new release. The previous release included the addition of four temporary baskets, and this release introduced support for numerous new customer flows.
Here is a list of all of the new APIs made available:
- cancelPaymentIntent(SalesforcePaymentIntent, Object)
- capturePaymentIntent(SalesforcePaymentIntent, Money)
- createPaymentIntent(Basket, Shipment, String, Money, Boolean, Object)
- refundPaymentIntent(SalesforcePaymentIntent, Money, Object)
- updatePaymentIntent(SalesforcePaymentIntent, Shipment, Money, String, Object)
Grouped Taxation Applied to Import and Export Orders
Import and export support has been incorporated, building on another feature released in February to offer greater control over taxation in Japan.
Track Page Designer Rendering Performance
Page Designer’s performance has been criticised for some time, particularly when utilising multiple component types on a single page. Salesforce has been working diligently to enhance the user experience in Business Manager, and with this release, developers are also receiving some attention. Performance metrics will now be logged in the developer console, offering insight into areas where improvements can be made on things developers can control.
OCAPI & SCAPI
Configure Origin Rules with CDN Zone APIs
Good news for live and in-development projects who have chosen to go the “hybrid deployment” route. Untill now we had to create support tickets to manage the rules of which pages (URLs) were rendered by what system.
From this release on, we can manage all of this with a new set of APIs:
SLAS Database Update (03/07/2023)
Whether you know this or not, SLAS runs as a separate service next to the SFCC Platform. This has many advantages, including a different maintenance window and fewer dependencies on the core platform.
In this case, the database has been updated from 14.1 to 14.6, as mandated by AWS.
I had another look at the IdeaExchange and found some interesting new submissions:
PWA Kit v2.7.0
The latest updates bring some previously announced changes to the PWA Kit, such as Page Designer and support for Product Sets.
Here are some recordings by Salesforce made available explaining these new features:
But the most significant change that marks the start of the upgrade required in the future version 3.0 is the update from Node 14 to Node 16.
Having searched the “Known Issues” section, I found it difficult to determine if any of the issues listed had been resolved due to the new layout and frequent updates to older topics.
Updated Cartridges & Tools
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