Our regular look at Salesforce Commerce Cloud this week takes a look at 2019's first release of the platform: 19.1 (by the way you may not have spotted that the first number is the two digit year, and the decimal is the release number of that year, so 18/10 was 2018, release 10).

What is it?

19.1 is the first release of 2019 and is packed with a number of fixes and changes, to make our lives easier or to add more power. It's currently being deployed or has been deployed to your SIG (sandboxes) for preview, and will go live sometime in January.

Why do I care?

It's just good stuff to know what's coming in the next release. Sometimes releases are so seamless that you don't realise they've gone in and miss what could be useful stuff for you.

What do I need to know?

I've pulled out three highlights from the release notes for you:

  1. Sorting Rules now multisite: this is super useful if you have multiple sites in your realm. Previous sorting rules could not be created once and then used on many sites, now they can by making these sorting rules global. It comes with its own replication rule too so you can choose whether these get replicated separate to your normal rules.

  2. Site Exports via the Data API: this is useful for your 3rd party integration partners and maybe internal IT teams. Instead of needing a custom job to export data, you can now do it via OCAPI. This is great for those who need copies of catalogs, price books etc on a regular basis.

  3. Improved Page Meta Tag rules load time: if you've had a lot of rules and large sets of sites / catalogs, this page felt slooow. It should be faster now.

It's a decent release. Not outstanding, no major wins (like Einstein vision or Einstein Voice that we're all waiting for) but pretty good none the less.

Full release notes can be found here.

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