Designer Release Notes

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Not all releases or changes listed below may pertain to your deployment. Check the table below to see which releases apply to you.

Important
The Release table lists the initial availability date for each release and the deployment environments for which a release is made available. Except when otherwise stated in the description for a specific release, each release includes all of the features and resolved issues that were introduced on earlier dates, regardless of the deployment environment. The features and resolved issues that apply only to a specific deployment environment are noted as such.
Service First availabilityReleased forHighlightsRelease number
Designer January 12, 2022
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Resolves an issue with barge-in for bots. 100.0.101.0038
Designer Application Server (DAS) December 17, 2021
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Early Adopter Program support for Genesys Multicloud CX private edition deployments on GKE. 100.0.001.0030
Designer December 17, 2021
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  • Early Adopter Program support for Genesys Multicloud CX private edition deployments on GKE.
  • Improvements to Google Dialogflow CX bot integrations.
100.0.101.0034
Designer November 17, 2021
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New Recording Handle Name option for HTTP REST block.
9.0.123.10
Designer September 30, 2021
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Support for Google Dialogflow CX bots.
9.0.124.04
Designer September 23, 2021
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Resolves an issue with barge-in when using DialogFlow ES bots.
9.0.122.18
Designer September 20, 2021
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Language pack selection for intelligent prompts. 9.0.123.07
Designer September 07, 2021
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Bot block now supports event-based re-entry.
9.0.122.17
Designer Application Server (DAS) August 31, 2021
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Support for arbitrary UIDs in private edition deployments on OpenShift. 100.0.001.0008
Designer August 27, 2021
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Support for arbitrary UIDs in private edition deployments on OpenShift. 9.0.122.14
Designer August 02, 2021
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Changes to how Designer manages internal key names in userdata. 9.0.119.11
Designer June 30, 2021
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Early Adopter Program support for Genesys Multicloud CX private edition deployments on OpenShift. 9.0.118.05
Designer June 28, 2021
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Resolves an issue with the Publish operation in the previous release. 9.0.119.09
Designer June 17, 2021
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Invoking Dialogflow ES bots with events.
9.0.119.08
Designer April 22, 2021
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Ability to pass initial context to bots from the Bot block. 9.0.118.04
Designer March 31, 2021
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Support for Genesys CX on Azure. 9.0.116.09

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Resolved Issues

  • For bots, barge-in during the initial response message now works correctly for intents that were invoked by an event.
    (DES-12531)

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Private Edition: 100.0.001.0030 available December 17, 2021

For private edition

  • As of December 23, 2021, Designer Application Server (DAS) supports deployments on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) in Genesys Multicloud CX private edition, as part of the Early Adopter Program. (CPE-1973)
    More info: Designer Private Edition Guide
  • The das_http_request metric now includes the SDR type. (DES-12473)

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Private Edition: 100.0.101.0034 available December 17, 2021

What's New

  • Designer now supports DTMF and Sentiment Analysis with Google Dialogflow CX bots. (DES-12472, DES-12185, DES-12499)
  • For new applications, the Enable Customer Profile option is now disabled by default. It can be enabled from the Contextual Data tab in the application settings. (DES-12425)
  • For Azure: Orchestration Server (ORS) ECMAScript functions can now be called from the Advanced Scripting tab of the Assign block.
    (DES-12440)

Resolved Issues

  • The Maximum Recording Duration in the Record Utterance block can now be set to a maximum value of 600 seconds. Previously, the maximum value that could be set was 60 seconds. (DES-12455)
  • For Azure: Designer now supports the selection of standard responses in blocks and messaging collections.
    (DES-11214)
  • For Azure: The Terminate block no longer hangs while processing chat interactions in which the user disconnects before the Designer application starts processing.
    (DES-12191)
  • Interactive blocks no longer send messages in chat sessions if the user is offline. (DES-10211)
  • Business Hours evaluations now work correctly for partial hours when PTE (Parallel Test Environment) is enabled. (DES-10975)
  • Designer validation for duplicate menu options is improved. In addition, Designer now handles runtime errors for chat interactions correctly. (DES-11831)
  • The Bot block no longer retains event properties when it is re-entered. Previously, re-entry scenarios reused events specified in the previous entry even if they were not specified for the new re-entry. (DES-12100)
  • For Dialogflow CX bots, Designer now generates a milestone for every intent identified while the Bot block is running. (DES-12186)
  • The HTTP REST block now correctly handles 4xx responses from external APIs and no longer translates them to a 500 error. (DES-12245)
  • Designer now displays Data Table listings significantly faster. (DES-12259)
  • Chats abandoned in queue are no longer displayed as Abandoned in the Gplus Adapter for Aspect WFM. (DES-12317)
  • When PTE (Parallel Test Environment) is enabled, Designer no longer applies the PTE prefix (test_) to Direct Number (DN) targets. (DES-12325)

Known Issues

  • Global DTMF commands are not currently supported for the Bot block. (DES-12517)

For private edition

  • As of December 23, 2021, Designer supports deployments on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) in Genesys Multicloud CX private edition, as part of the Early Adopter Program. (CPE-1973)
    More info: Designer Private Edition Guide

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What's New

  • A new option called Recording Handle Name is available when the Upload Record Utterance setting of the HTTP REST block is enabled. This option allows you to select a file handle name for the audio file to be added to the upload request. If there is no selection, the default file handle name (recordfile) is used. (DES-12293)

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Private Edition: 9.0.124.04 available September 30, 2021

What's New

  • Designer now supports Dialogflow CX bots for both voice and chat. The Bot block supports multiple turns with the Dialogflow CX bots. You can now select Dialogflow CX as the bot type when adding a new bot resource to the registry. The Bot block includes certain additional fields on the Results tab to capture additional bot information. (DES-12180, DES-12181, DES-12114)

Known Issues

  • Importing a JSON file for registering a Dialogflow CX bot is currently not supported. However, you can register a CX bot by filling in the fields in the bot registry UI. (DES-12198)
  • For this release, you cannot send no input events to Dialogflow CX bots (the option is not available in the Bot block UI). Therefore, no input handling for Dialogflow CX bots must be managed in Designer. (DES-12199)
  • For Dialogflow CX, the webhookHeaders and webhookPayload values cannot be set for chatbots. (DES-12214)
  • For Dialogflow CX bots, the context variable used to pass event, content, and other properties to the bot has a naming constraint. The property used to pass context to the bot must be named parameters. (DES-12220)

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Resolved Issues

  • The Bot block now correctly sets barge-in for the last turn of a conversation with DialogFlow ES bots. (DES-12201)

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What's New

  • In the Application Settings, you can now select the languages to be used for playing intelligent prompts. Up to eight language packs can be selected. If multiple languages are selected, Designer uses the overall language setting in the application to determine which language pack is used. For new applications, one language pack is selected by default. For existing applications, the language packs that are included with Designer are selected automatically. Genesys recommends deselecting language packs that are not needed when republishing these applications.
    Important
    This version is being introduced on a limited basis and may not be immediately available for your deployment.
    (DES-11832)

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What's New

  • The Advanced tab of the Callback V2 block has a new option for specifying the timezone that Designer uses during lookups. When enabled, Designer uses the timezone specified for the callback virtual queue in Business Hours. Otherwise, the application timezone is used. (DES-7691)

Resolved Issues

  • Upon re-entry, the Bot block now correctly supports transitioning to an event-based entry rather than an entry that first collects user input. Previously, this transition did not work correctly.
    (DES-12139)

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Private Edition: 100.0.001.0008 available August 31, 2021

For private edition

  • Designer now supports the use of arbitrary, or random, user IDs (UIDs) in OpenShift.
    • The Dockerfile has been modified to specify container and file ownership as user=500 (genesys) and group=0 (root).
    • The securityContext settings exposed in the default values.yaml file specify the user and group IDs for the genesys user (500:500:500). You must override these Helm chart values if you want OpenShift to use arbitrary UIDs. For more information, see OpenShift security settings.
    • Designer is deployed using ServiceAccounts that use the restricted Security Context Constraint (SCC). In an earlier implementation, Genesys required you to deploy all private edition services using a ServiceAccount associated with the custom genesys-restricted SCC, to control permissions for the genesys user (500). Genesys now expects OpenShift to use arbitrary UIDs in your deployment, and the genesys-restricted SCC has been deprecated. If you previously deployed Designer using the genesys-restricted SCC, Genesys recommends that you redeploy Designer so that you use arbitrary UIDs. (DES-11990)

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Private Edition: 9.0.122.14 available August 31, 2021

What's New

  • The Data Table block has a new setting called Strict comparisons. When enabled, Designer uses a stricter form of matching when performing lookups. For example, leading zeros in numeric columns or spaces in string columns are not trimmed or ignored.
    (DES-11772)
  • The Bot block can now optionally send events to DialogFlow ES bots if a No Input scenario is encountered during data collection. This allows the bot to customize retry prompts for each turn rather than work with fixed retry prompts set in the Bot block. (DES-11760)
  • The Terminate Call block now correctly sets the reasons for termination. Previously, the interaction history in Workspace Web Edition (WWE) showed interactions as being in progress even after they had been terminated. (DES-11699)
  • The Send Chat Transcript block now works with Engage cloud Email. (DES-10749)
  • A new option called Use JSON format is added to the Route Call, Route Agent and Route Digital blocks to add support for special characters, such as full stops (.), single quotes ('), double-quotes ("), and At signs (@). This option is enabled by default for new blocks added to applications, but remains disabled in existing blocks. (DES-11781)

Resolved Issues

  • On the Media Resources page, the Last Published column now correctly displays only the time and date details for when the collection was last published. Previously, the collection ID was also displayed. (DES-11846)
  • Agent routing now works correctly if the agent has a '@' character in its name. (DES-10227)
  • The TTS fallback text set in announcements now plays using the voice specified in the active Persona. (TTS fallback is used if the media resource does not have an associated audio file.) (DES-10539)
  • Digital applications now send an interaction back to the Intelligent Workload Distribution (IWD) Big Queue if the email interaction or task is not routed successfully at the end of a session. (DES-11763)
  • The Start Treatment block now sets the values for variables correctly. Previously, in certain scenarios, values were not set correctly if the Self Service module used in the Start Treatment block and an Assisted Service module used in parallel had common variable names. (DES-11827)

Dependencies

  • Unless otherwise stated, the new features or functionality included with this release require additional actions to be taken before they become available in your environment or applications.
    More info: Upgrade Notes

Known Issues

  • The following features or functionality are not supported for Azure hosted deployments:
    • Standard responses for chats (Chat Message block).
    • Standard responses for emails (Automated Message block).
    • Send Chat Transcript block.

For private edition

  • Designer now supports the use of arbitrary, or random, user IDs (UIDs) in OpenShift.
    • The Dockerfile has been modified to specify container and file ownership as user=500 (genesys) and group=0 (root).
    • The securityContext settings exposed in the default values.yaml file specify the user and group IDs for the genesys user (500:500:500). You must override these Helm chart values if you want OpenShift to use arbitrary UIDs. For more information, see OpenShift security settings.
    • Designer is deployed using ServiceAccounts that use the restricted Security Context Constraint (SCC). In an earlier implementation, Genesys required you to deploy all private edition services using a ServiceAccount associated with the custom genesys-restricted SCC, to control permissions for the genesys user (500). Genesys now expects OpenShift to use arbitrary UIDs in your deployment, and the genesys-restricted SCC has been deprecated. If you previously deployed Designer using the genesys-restricted SCC, Genesys recommends that you redeploy Designer so that you use arbitrary UIDs. (DES-11899)

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What's New

  • Designer applications no longer create unique userdata key names internally to track how many times a particular interaction was processed by an application, as they did in the previous version of Designer (9.0.119.09, released on June 28, 2021). The overall behavior of applications and the FlowEntryCount system variable remains unchanged and is backward compatible.
    Important
    If you generated a new build for one or more of your applications in the previous release of Designer, Genesys recommends that you immediately generate and test new builds for these applications after being upgraded to this release. When the new build is promoted to a Live stream, you can then deprecate the build that was generated in the previous release. This process is described in Upgrade Notes, and is required for new Designer changes to take effect in your environment and to fix the current delays and slow performance of Designer Analytics caused by builds created in the previous version.
    (DES-11877)

Dependencies

  • Unless otherwise stated, the new features or functionality included with this release require additional actions to be taken before they become available in your environment or applications.
    More info: Upgrade Notes

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Private Edition: 9.0.118.05 available June 30, 2021

For private edition

  • Starting with this release, Designer is available for select customers in Genesys Multicloud CX private edition, as part of the Early Adopter Program. Deployments on OpenShift Container Platform (OpenShift) are supported. (DES-11248)
    More info: Designer Private Edition Guide

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Resolved Issues

  • Applications using the Voice Mail routing block would not work correctly if published in the previous Designer release (version 9.0.119.08, released on June 17, 2021). This issue was caused by a defect in the compiled code created by the Publish operation that is now fixed. (DES-11775)

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What's New

  • For Dialogflow ES bots, Designer now supports the use of Events to directly invoke intents without requiring user input. This enables bot re-entry use cases and context can be passed along with the Event. (DES-11637)
    More info: Invoking a Dialogflow bot with events
  • If a Dialogflow ES type bot is invoked by an Event, the name of the event is captured in Analytics by a new Session Detail Record property within bots[] called botevent. (DES-11638)
  • The Bot block has a new property for sending initial context values to the bot. This enables the bot to fill slots with attributes that are known before the interaction starts (for example, the customer's name and email address). With these slots already filled, the bot won't prompt the customer to provide them. Note: This release adds support for voice channels. This functionality was previously supported for chat only. (DES-11290)
    More info: Select a variable to send context to the Bot Session
  • The Terminate Call and Terminate blocks have a new option called Finalize this interaction that enables you to turn off finalizing or completing the interaction when it is terminated. If switched off, the Engage cloud email or workitem is sent back to the Universal Queue in Intelligent Workload Distribution (IWD). (DES-11701)
  • Designer contains a new media collection, Music On Hold, that enables you to specify the default audio that plays when callers are placed on hold. This feature requires that you contact your Genesys representative to request a one-time configuration change on the Genesys cloud platform. Note: This feature is not applicable to AWS-hosted deployments. (DES-10983)
    More info: Music on Hold
  • The Chat Custom Message block now works with advanced chat. This block was previously supported only for legacy chat. (Custom messages are system messages that are received by the Widget but not displayed to chat participants.) (DES-9938)
  • This version introduces a 100 millisecond delay in starting chat busy treatments (in-queue messages), which improves the accuracy of the EstimatedWaitTime (EWT) or PositionInQueue (PIQ) values that are typically used in these messages. Note: If routing completes almost immediately (within 100 milliseconds), it may result in no busy treatment chat messages being sent from the application. This is a slight departure from earlier behavior, which sent busy treatment messages immediately, but with potentially inaccurate EWT and PIQ values. (DES-11662)
  • Business Control blocks are now supported for Engage Cloud Email scenarios in Digital-type applications. (DES-11043)
  • The Bot block now supports the passing of context to DialogFlow ES bots for voice when the streaming audio option is enabled. (DES-11546)

Resolved Issues

  • The QueryVQ block now works in Azure-hosted platforms. (DES-11035)
  • Designer no longer terminates long-running asynchronous chat interactions unexpectedly if a customer reconnects to the conversation. (DES-11547)
  • The Parallel Test Environment (PTE) feature now includes Routing Algorithms selected in Route blocks and will use the test versions when PTE is enabled for an application. (DES-11029)
  • The Debug block now captures variables with JSON values correctly. Previously, it captured these values at the end of the application rather than when the block executed. (DES-11008)
  • The Automated Message block now uses native APIs for Engage cloud Email. If an automated message was already sent by upstream processing, the block does not send another message. Instead, it captures a milestone to indicate a second message was skipped. (DES-10746)
  • Designer blocks now work correctly with field code names and values that contain special characters. Previously, these resulted in processing errors. (DES-10497)
  • The FlowEntryCount system variable no longer increments incorrectly when child interactions are created during the processing of an interaction. (DES-10492)
  • Designer now removes all digital endpoints when the Disconnect Phone Numbers & Chat EndPoint option is selected. Previously, Designer disconnected only one digital endpoint and left all other digital endpoints connected. (DES-10343)
  • When terminating an email interaction, Designer now sends a stop reason of Sent for reporting purposes. (DES-10941)
  • User Input blocks in post-processing or consult application sessions for chat will now wait to receive input that is provided after the block starts executing. Previously, under certain rare conditions, the block used buffered input that had been received before the customer was prompted for input. (DES-11395)
  • The Route Call block's exit by navigation tab conditions now makes an additional check to confirm the call is not being routed to a target before it exits the block. Previously, completed checks did not catch the routing status reliably, and Designer could proceed to other parts of the application even though the call was being routed to an available agent. (DES-11410)
  • The Route Agent block no longer results in a System Error disposition if the routing target is specified by an undefined variable or does not have a valid value, which previously caused the application to jump to the Finalize phase. Designer now records a milestone about the invalid targeting value and moves to the next block instead of jumping to Finalize. (DES-11461)
  • The Business Hours block no longer returns an incorrect time to open for checks made within one minute after the business has closed. Note: No additional action is required for this item. (DES-11602)
  • If a customer disconnects from a digital session, Designer now proceeds to the next block without waiting for the input timeout value specified in a User Input, Menu or Bot block to elapse. Previously, Designer would continue waiting for the disconnected customer to provide input and not proceed to the next block until the specified timeout period had elapsed. (DES-10381)
  • The tabs on the Record block are now rendering correctly. Previously, the Advanced and Results tabs were not selectable, and all UI options that should appear on those two tabs were appearing under the Recording tab. Note: No additional action is required for this item. (DES-11196)
  • Secure variables used to query data tables are no longer captured in Analytics. (DES-11209)

Dependencies

  • Unless otherwise stated, the new features or functionality included with this release require additional actions to be taken before they become available in your environment or applications.
    More info: Upgrade Notes
  • This release may also contain features or resolved issues related to other Genesys components that are released separately from Designer.
    More info: Other components

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What's New

  • If you are using an Amazon Lex or Google DialogFlow bot, the Bot block has a new property for sending initial context values to the bot. This enables the bot to fill slots with attributes that are known before the interaction starts (for example, the customer's name and email address). With these slots already filled, the bot won't prompt the customer to provide them. Note: For this release, this functionality is supported for chat interactions only.
    (DES-10942)
  • The following new management tools are available under Digital Resources:
    • PII Rules Management enables you to protect the private information of your customers by assigning privacy rules and actions to incoming chat messages.
    • Standard Responses Management enables you to create and manage standard responses in Designer. The related Field Code Management and Custom Variables Management tools enable you to manage these aspects of standard responses.
  • Designer now gracefully handles TTS errors in Play Message blocks. If a prompt fails, Designer skips the prompt and continues processing the application. This event is then captured by Analytics as a recoverable error in the milestones of the Session Detail Record (SDR). (DES-11218)

Resolved Issues

  • Designer no longer displays a System Error if a milestone, whether in the standalone Milestone block or embedded in another block, such as Menu or Segmentation, specifies a payload that contains a key/value pair with an empty (unspecified) key. (DES-11347)
  • When a Send Chat Transcript block is used in a Self Service or Assisted Service module, Designer now correctly displays the media resources in the Select a Message pop-up dialog. Previously, the media resources were not displayed in this dialog, even if a media collection was selected in the module settings. (DES-11311)
  • Session Detail Records now correctly appear in Designer Analytics when Debug and Callback blocks are both being used and a call is placed on a non-Live stream (i.e. Dev, QA, or UAT). (DES-11310)
  • Chat and email sessions that completed successfully will now display their dispositions correctly in Designer Analytics. Previously, in very rare cases, these sessions incorrectly displayed a disposition of System Error. (DES-10585)

Known Issues

  • Previously, when idling while editing a locked resource (application, shared module, audio collection, or data table), a pop-up dialog containing the message "Your editing session has expired, the resource has been closed and is no longer locked for editing" would be displayed. Now, rather than a pop-up dialog, an error message saying "Disconnected from Designer" is shown instead. This is purely a visual issue with displaying the error message, and is not a functional issue. (DES-11187)
  • In the Record block, the Advanced and Results tabs are currently not selectable. Instead, all of the UI options that should appear on those two tabs now appear on the Recording tab. (DES-11366)
  • If you are using a Route Call block in an Application or Assisted Service module, and the Route Call block contains a Self Service module as a busy treatment, the variable names in the Application or Assisted Service module must not match any of the variable names in the Shared Module. Otherwise, the values of these variables in the Application or Assisted Service module may be overwritten. Workaround: In Applications or Assisted Service modules, avoid using variables that have the same names as variables in the Self Service module being used as a busy treatment. (DES-11372)

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What's New

  • Starting with this release, Designer is available in Genesys CX on Azure. (DES-8909)
  • Designer now supports the Engage cloud Email solution (Azure-hosted only). (DES-10730)

Resolved Issues

  • Designer now correctly preserves customizations made to callback audio resources. The previous release of Designer (9.0.116.08) reverted these resources to the original audio, which could impact the caller experience if the Callback audio collection was published after upgrading to that version. (DES-11143)



Prior Releases

For information about prior releases of Designer, see Designer Release Notes.