What's New in 4.4.3
This topic describes the enhancements and fixes in Micro Focus Connect 4.4.3.
Note: The Help Centers for Micro Focus Connect versions 4.0-4.4.3 are streamlined into a single Help Center. Any version-specific changes are indicated where relevant.
This topic describes the new features and enhancements available in Micro Focus Connect 4.4.3. To view enhancements for earlier versions, see What's New - earlier versions.
The following enhancements are available in this release:
Comment filtering. You can now filter the comments being synchronized to those created after a specific date. This capability is available for the following connectors: ALM/QC, ALM Octane, Azure DevOps, Confluence, Jira, and ServiceNow.
Comment header. You can now inject a comment header to newly created or updated comments. The comment header consists of: 'author' 'lastUpdateTime'. (This header is not shown in ALM/QC). To enable comment headers, turn on the data source property Inject Comment Header Into Comment Text.
The following fixes are available in this release:
WebSocket fix. Fixed issue where leaving the Micro Focus Connect UI open with active updates would cause the product to freeze.
Connector timeout. Poor network connections would cause several connectors to hang during HTTP queries. A new HTTP timeout in the data source properties prevents the intermittent hanging. Connectors now have a default timeout of 5 minutes.
ALM/QC to Jira. When synchronizing from ALM/QC to Jira, newline (CRLFs) are no longer lost.
The following hotfixes for version 4.42 were incorporated into 4.4.3:
Color conversion. Micro Focus Connect can now convert colors from RGB to HEX format, allowing the Atlassian renderer to successfully perform the conversion.
NULL values. Micro Focus Connect no longer throws an NPE (Null pointer exception) when Team, Release Name, Metaphase, or Sprint name are set to NULL.
Milestone page size. The default value for page size for each query was increased, preventing the slow synchronization time. In addition, support was added for a large number of milestones.
Migrate multiple projects. A new maintenance tool allows you to migrate a set of projects from an existing synchronization to a new synchronization. . If the project name has a colon, precede it with the escape character '\'. The usage is:
<code>java -jar maintenance.jar -d "<path/to/database>" \<br />
-migrateProject \<br />
-synchronizationName "Original Synchronization" \<br />
-newSynchronizationName "New Synchronization" \<br />
-projectMapping "sourceProject1:targetProject1" -projectMapping "sourceProject2:targetProject2"</code>
- HTML document images. HTML documents containing an image with content ID in the Alt tag, are now supported...
- Exported connections. Running connections no longer become disabled after exporting users.
- SMTP traces. The ability to trace SMTP sessions was restored.
- setField failure. The audit data now shows the associated ID when a setField fails.
ALM/QC attachments. Fetching of attachments for new items was disabled for ALM/QC, thus preventing the 404 Not Found status. Fetching attachments is limited to existing items.
Multiple projects. For ALM/QC connections, Micro Focus Connect now only opens one session for each synchronization, even if the connection contains multiple projects.
Version control. For ALM/QC connections, with version control, a fix was applied to prevent the Entity is not checked out exception.
- Transfer speed. For ALM/QC connections, the HTTP ALM session is now refreshed after the creation of a new SSO session. This cleans up the connection and prevents memory leaks.
Rich text. Support for ALM/QC Jira synchronizations, where the Jira data source setting is configured to "Use Wiki to Store Rich Text"
Jira rich text fields. Rich text Description fields in Jira now include the background color and the text is displayed correctly.
Team fields.The Team field now synchronizes properly in a Jira - ALM Octane connection.
Epic mappings. Support for mapping two or more Jira Epics to an ALM Octane multi-selection list.
Jira connector. The Jira connector now fetches all mapped fields—not just the first 50 fields.