Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 09:57
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Time flies! CiviCRM version 4.7.18 is now released! 


Thanks to Andrew Hunt from AGH Strategies, we have release notes all put together in one place for you here.


Complete list of 4.7 team can be found here. Thanks to everyone who made this happen!


  •  Core CiviCRM updates:
Kenya is now divided into 47 counties, treated as "state/province" in CiviCRM. More details here.
Searching by supplemental address 1 and 2 (though not 3) is available in the Advanced Search. Task details are here
The activity date/time field now uses the more standard datepicker rather than the jCalendar widget when used in a profile. Task details are here.
The expand icon becomes a compress icon after expanding a popup window. More details are here.
  •  CiviCase

The Case API now allows for filtering by and returning cases with tags. More details here

The Activity API now allows for filtering by and returning activities with Case ID. The Case API now properly handles SQL operators for the contact_id field and returns the case_id.definition joined field with proper formatting Details

  •  CiviContribute

The Find Contributions and Advanced Search now allow searching by card type. Task details

The contribution summary report now allows for displaying and filtering by card type. Task details.

There is now a separate link for the credit card payment form for partially paid contributions. Task details

The option value table is joined on contribution searches when option values could be provided through pseudoconstants, with improved performance. Details

The "Your contribution has been submitted" text on contribution forms now only appears if the site is still waiting on notification of a successful transaction. Details


  • CiviEvent

The registration date field now uses the more standard datepicker rather than the jCalendar widget when used in a profile. Task in Jira. 


  •  CiviMail

The bounce fetcher can now optionally create activities for tracked replies to CiviMail messages. Task details in Jira.


  • CiviReport

The repeating contribution and event income reports now have the developer tab. Task details. 

The Activity Detail report now has the developer tab. Task details.


And number of bugfixes and smaller improvements! 



If you are installing CiviCRM 4.7 from scratch, please use the corresponding automated installer instructions: users:: Prior to 4.7, CiviCRM forced to send out receipt emails regardless of configuration. From 4.7 onwards this will not happen and you should log into your interface and configure whether you want to send out receipts (in addition to those sent by CiviCRM).

Lybunt report users:: Some fields that were previously mandatory on Lybunt are now optional. On new reports they are on by default but you might need to check the fields you want are selected for existing reports.


If your site is highly customized with special code or theming for CiviCRM you will want to upgrade a test copy first and test your customizations. For everyone else, follow these simple steps to get yourself up and running with 4.7.


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