Release Date: May 1, 2022
New Features in Simplifier 7.0
[Persona] Integration for Citizen Developers made simple
It has never been so easy to integrate existing data sources without expert knowledge. The complete Connector Maintenance for integration of existing backend systems has been revised and modernized. All Connector Endpoints and Calls can be configured with a Step-by-Step Assistant, Autocompletion of Parameters and Inline Documentation. We also integrated a connection test for endpoints to simplify the first setup. (Read more)
[Integration] Secure and Easy Data Filtering
The new Filter options for connectors allow data filtering based on certain rules or business roles, so that only relevant data is visible to the enduser. All Filters are processed only on the Simplifier Server Side to provide enterprise security. (Read more)
[Governance] Unified SAP Single-Sign On with any Identity Management
In previous releases, simplifier supported the SAP Single-Sign-On Ticket (SSO2) only with SAP configured as identity provider or via SAML and SOAP Connector. Now we enhanced the single-sign-concept to work with every identity provider and every sap supported interface protocol. It is now possible to login for e.g. with Active Directory and generating a SSO2 Token via SAP RFC SNC Connection and using SOAP, OData V2 and RFC Connector at the same time. (Read more)
[Integration] Optimized Handling of Dynamic Database Queries
Before Simplifier Release 7.0, you had to add a parameter for dynamic database statements in the parameter view and add it again in the sql query. Now Parameters in the SQL Query are automatically propagated to the parameter view to save time and mitigate configuration errors. (Read more)
[Interaction] New Keyboard Shortcuts
We introduce new Keyboard Shortcuts to reduce the miles or kilometers that your mouse had to run. (Read more)
[Interaction] New Mobile Action for Voice Memos
Visually configure audio capture as mobile action to record voice messages on mobile phones to enable hands free usage of business apps. (Read more)
[Interaction] Easy File Handling in mobile scenarios
Especially in offline scenarios it will become relevant to work with files on the mobile device storage. To simplify this, we introduced new mobile actions for handling files locally. (Read more)
Updated Features Release 7.0
[Integration] Reworked Parameter Maintenance
We improved the handling of advanced parameter maintenance within a Connector call. You can arrange the order of the Connector parameters via drag & drop , copy parameters and delete it. By splitting the view within required and optional parameter, you can sort the parameter if their required or not also via drag & drop (Read more).
Mobile Features 7.0
[Interaction] Reworked Photo and Video Recording
On older android smartphones, the photo and video recording is often limited by hardware. To provide a consistent mobile experience, we integrated a dedicated camera application for image capturing and video recording that also works on low performance devices. (Read more)
Discontinued Features 7.0
Dropped Support for Logging Connector
We dropped the Support for logging Connector. Existing connectors can still executed and are working but cannot be modified , viewed or created anymore. Technically we removed Log4J Library completely. As a replacement, you can use the Simplifier.logging Object within Business Objects. (Read more)
Cleaned SAP RFC Connector Endpoint Parameters
We removed the following unused SAP RFC Parameters:
User name alias, R3 system number, SAP system group, SAP Client Type, Gateway Service Hostname, Use external system, External Server, Gateway Host Hostname, External Program, SNC Name.
The Connector Call Parameters are not affected.
Dropped Support for alternative docker image
We won’t support the old docker image (onpremise) anymore. Our main docker image ist the runtime image for all deployments (private cloud, public cloud, onpremise). For setting up a complete environment including reverse proxy and database, we supply a docker-compose file utilizing the runtime image and supplementing it by a reverse proxy and database setup.
Dropped Support for Connector Calls from Client-Side Objects, Script Blocks or Custom Widgets
Connector Calls within Client-Side Objects, Script Blocks or Custom Widgets are not supported anymore. You need to either wrap the Connector call in a Server Side Business Object and call this, or use the Connector from within the process designer using the Connector Shape. Server Side Business Objects will migrated automatically and don’t need manual rework. (Read more)
System Requirement Changes 7.0
System Requirement Changes
The Simplifier system database user needs permissions to add and alter database triggers and database views.
Announcements for upcoming Releases
In a future release, we will reduce the global permissions and roles to Administrator Level. All future permissions will be based upon project roles. Please use the time to structure your development staff and assign it to one or more projects.
With Release 7 with introduce the new Enhancement Packages to provide faster access to new features outside the major release cycle. For more information about the new release cycle click here.
More Awesomeness is coming!
We are currently working on major improvements and exciting new content for our community marketplace.