June 29th, 2020
This release brings a handful of refreshing new features to broaden the possibilities of the FintechOS platform. Implement complex calculations in your Digital Journeys with the help of the Formula Engine, use a no-code approach in your Form Actions, or retrieve the client IP through automation scripts, just to name a few. Read the full list of improvements and fixes below.
FintechOS Studio version 20.2 and greater requires .NET Framework 4.7.2.
When upgrading from previous versions:
Web API Client Libraries
Web API client libraries allow you to work with external APIs using proxy methods native to the FintechOS development environment with full IntelliSense (auto-complete) support. For details, see the FintechOS Studio User Guide.
Fluent queries allow you to run database queries in your server automation scripts using an SQL-like fluent interface. Intelligent code completion is available in the code editor both for the query inputs and for the result sets. For details, see the FintechOS Studio User Guide.
Formulas process different inputs from your Digital Journeys (such as income, age, assets, risk class, etc.) in order to generate desired outputs (such as credit scores, insurance premiums, interests, etc). You can implement multi-step calculations, using a variety of data types and built-in functions. An embedded data sets feature allows you to reference predefined value mappings between sets of discriminants (such as age, sex, driving experience, etc) and specific metrics (such as a risk coefficient).
For details, see the FintechOS Studio User Guide.
Transient Data Entities
Transient Data Entities allow you to temporarily store and display data in your Form Driven Flows which has been loaded from or is going to be saved to an external data source. For details, see the FintechOS Studio User Guide.
Form Actions provide Form Driven Flows with no-code methods to:
- change a record's business status
- generate a report
- run a server side script
- run a business decision matrix
For details, see the FintechOS Studio User Guide.
You can now create buttons that trigger Form Actions or call a predefined endpoint without writing any code. For details, see the FintechOS Studio User Guide.
Customized Input and Output for On-Demand Automation Scripts
It is now possible to define mandatory input parameters that the client process must provide to the on-demand automation scripts, and enable intelligent code completion in the code editor for the script's input parameters and for the results passed to the client-side callback function. For details, see the FintechOS Studio User Guide.
Several user interface settings are now set using system parameters instead of web.config keys. On upgrade, you need to manually set up any system parameters corresponding to existing web.config keys that have been deprecated.
|Old web.config Key (deprecated)||New System Parameter|
For more details about working with system parameters, see the FintechOS Studio User Guide.
The following properties have been added to the General tab in Entity Forms and Form Driven Flows:
- Hide Business Workflow - Hides the entity record's state and state transition options in the end-user interface. For more information about business workflows, see the Business Workflows Processor documentation.
- Read Only - Prevents end-users from making any changes to the displayed form fields.
- Disable Save Keyboard Shortcut - Prevents end-users from saving and reloading the form by using the "Ctrl+S" keyboard shortcut.
Row Templates for Custom HTML Content in Forms
In the UI Designer, you can now add non-attribute rows, which you can then populate with custom content in the HTML editor. For details, see the FintechOS Studio User Guide.
TLS Client Certificates
Client certificates allow you to access web services that require client authentication via the TLS/SSL protocol. Once a certificate is registered, you can refer it in your server side scripts and include it in API calls. For details, see the Innovation Core documentation and the Server SDK Reference Guide.
Retrieve the Client IP in Automation Scripts
server.request property can be used in server-side automation scripts to return the IP address of the client machine running the digital workflow that initiated the server request.
FintechOS uses .Net Framework 4.7.2. On upgrade, update the following settings in the web.config file.
<configuration> ... <compilation strict="false" targetFramework="4.7.2" "> <assemblies> <add assembly="netstandard, Version=188.8.131.52, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=cc7b13ffcd2ddd51" /> </assemblies> .... </compilation> <httpRuntime targetFramework="4.7.2" .../> ... <runtime> <assemblyBinding xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1"> !!!! include whole section !!! </assemblyBinding> </runtime> ... <system.codedom> <compilers> <compiler language="c#;cs;csharp" extension=".cs" type="Microsoft.CodeDom.Providers.DotNetCompilerPlatform.CSharpCodeProvider, Microsoft.CodeDom.Providers.DotNetCompilerPlatform, Version=184.108.40.206, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35" warningLevel="4" compilerOptions="/langversion:default /nowarn:1659;1699;1701" /> <compiler language="vb;vbs;visualbasic;vbscript" extension=".vb" type="Microsoft.CodeDom.Providers.DotNetCompilerPlatform.VBCodeProvider, Microsoft.CodeDom.Providers.DotNetCompilerPlatform, Version=220.127.116.11, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35" warningLevel="4" compilerOptions="/langversion:default /nowarn:41008 /define:_MYTYPE=\"Web\" /optionInfer+" /> </compilers> </system.codedom> ... </configuration>
Parse Text Files in Automation Scripts
A method has been added to the Server SDK to read the content of a file, either line-by-line or all-at-once. For details, see the Server SDK Reference Guide.
Improved versions of some of the most common methods have been added to the Client SDK. The functions run asynchronously and return the result of the call in a promise object.
|Regular Function||Asynchronous Function|
|N/A||The replaceTokens server side function was sometimes inserting the replacement text upside down.||FintechOS Studio|
|FSD-3324||Deployment packages from external sources (other than the local host) with deployment times larger than 5 minutes got stuck in the “Please Wait” screen after the deployment finished.||FintechOS Studio|
|FSD-4157||Updates/inserts to the
||Evolutive Data Model|
|Updates/inserts to the
||Evolutive Data Model|
|The replacement string font size parameter in the replaceTokens server side function is ignored.||
|EL Pipes – Sometimes, when setting up connections that require TLS authentication, the following error message may be displayed: "Failure! You must enable TLS or login from the local machine to authenticate with this site.".
|Accessing an entity with no default form displays a loading animation, with no error message.||FintechOS Portal|
|Form Driven Flows – Virtual attributes are available in flow control rules expressions only after a Save & Reload.||FintechOS Studio|
|The loading animation is displayed in FintechOS Portal when the user triggers imported code that doesn’t have ";" before the return statement.||FintechOS Portal/Deployment Packages|
|Plugin assemblies must be copied and pasted in the
|The Save Changes prompt does not appear when the Insert button is clicked.||FintechOS Studio and FintechOS Portal|
|Inline editing in views doesn’t work if the view columns are created with attribute aliases from the fetch.||FintechOS Portal|
|Titles are displayed in dashboard widgets when the "Show Ttitle" option is disabled.||FintechOS Portal|
|Views – Code before the return statement in the Fetch Object Expression must end with ";" when generating the view columns. Otherwise FintechOS Portal will crash when displaying the view.||FintechOS Portal and FintechOS Studio|