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The SAP Community implementation team in SAP IT provides regular updates to the SAP Community platform. Here we provide regular release notes to inform our community members about new features and bug fixes.

SAP Community Release Notes of 2018

SAP Community Release Notes of 2017

SAP Community Release Notes of 2016


Oct 8th, 2020

New Features

  • (People) Enable SAP Champions to reach out via DM to any user (UXP-3326)
  • (People) Content: Profile switches to new and faster API released as CSE (Content Service on Elastic Search 7.x) (UXP-3293)
  • (People) Notifications: Ability to add attachments to Notification emails (UXP-3291) (UXP-3292)

Fixes

  • (People) Notifications: SAP Logo vertical alignment in notifications header adjusted (UXP-3335)
  • (People) Content: Tag filter logic fixed. OR logic is used when filtering by tags instead of AND (UXP-3327)
  • (People) Content: New CSE API had issues with "searching by tag" and for Answers filter set to "accepted=false" (UXP-3320)


Oct 8th, 2020

Fixes

  • (People) Mega menu: adapted to changes from SAP.com where images where removed from header navigation (UXP-3304)
  • (People) Reputation: users were missing latest reputation updates for over a certain period of time. Reputation updater was fixed. (UXP-3283)

Oct 7th, 2020

New Features

  • (Answers) Editing of questions which have been answered is now possible (a new revision will be created)


Sept 26th, 2020

New Features

  • (Answers) New behaviour for voting and liking 


Sept 24th, 2020

New Features

  • (Search) New design for Best Bets


Sept 10th, 2020

New Features

  • (Answers) New question detail page layout  
    • Comments are clearer associated to its question or answer
    • Additional tool tips for comments and answer button/link
    • Assigned tags are listed on right container


Aug 27th, 2020

New Features

  • (Answers, Blogs) Simplified Contribution: Single SAP Managed Tags Field with limitation of seven tags
  • (Blogs) Images with link removed from lightbox
  • (Search) Add a survey in the Search page
  • (Blogs, Answers) Additional Accessibility improvements for screen readers

 

Fixes

  • (Answers) Reduce white space for comments in mobile (SOC-10905)


Aug 19th, 2020

New Features

(Community Live) Community Live is live!

July 29th, 2020

Fixes

  • (Search) Issue that error message was in special cases visible together with welcome message has been fixed 
  • (Search) Fixed an issue that expression where not correctly applied when triggering expression based search from Answers or Blogs system  


July 7th, 2020

New Features 

  • (Search) New SAP Community Search available at https://community.sap.com/search, see also https://community.sap.com/resources/what-is-new#new-search-experience-on-sap-community
    • Search existing SAP Community content from Q&A, Blogs, Community Pages, Coffee Corner, Archive Documents, People

    • Search can be triggered from SAP Community platforms, e.g. SAP Answers question detail page, SAP Blogs tag pages, etc or from the unified header on SAP Community applications
    • Find content by entering a search term or browse content of specific tags or content type
    • Filter content by 
      • content types like Q&A, Blog Posts, Documents, Discussions, etc.
      • question status
      • blog categories
      • managed tags
      • language
    • Sort result lists by relevance or last updated
    • "Stay on search" feature which allows user to click on tags in the search results lists
    • Share URL of search criteria with others
    • Offering advanced search options using expressions in the input field additionally to the search term

      • user tag several can be added, e.g. userTag:abap userTag:my_abap

      • author, e.g. author:mirko.friedrich

      • age by hours (h), days (d), months (m) and years (y), e.g. age:3d 

      • syntax is <search term> <criteria1>:<value1> <criteria2>:<value2> <criteria3>:<value>

      • Example: HANA userTag:abap author:mirko.friedrich age:3y  

June 17th, 2020

New Features 

  • (Blogs) Image light box offers option to zoom in and out 
  • (Blogs) Added a cancel button for writing or updating a blog post

Fixes

  • (Blogs) Fixed an issue that light box was not working for some images which 


June 3rd, 2020

New Features 

  • (Blogs) Closing the image light box has been made easier, e.g. using ESC button is possible

Fixes

  • (Blogs) Removed restriction that links to other blog posts where not allowed 
  • (Blogs) Fixed an issue where # sign could not be used within blog post display name 


May 20th, 2020

New Features 

  • (Answers, Blogs) Any primary tag is available in any language 

Fixes

  • (Answers) Fixed wrong translation on mobile buttons 
  • (Content Pages) Fixed filtering issues on Events, Influence Finder and Voice Newsletter 


May 12th, 2020

Fixes

  • (People) Fixed issue with SAP employee icon was not visible on their public profiles.


May 11th, 2020

New Features 

  • (Blogs) Light box for images within a blog posts and comment section 

May 7th, 2020

Fixes

  • (People) Fixed issue where content section wouldn't load on user's own profile.


May 6th, 2020

Fixes

  • (Blogs) Fixed issue that links could not be added to libraries where SAP appeared as term 


May 4th, 2020

New Features

  • (People) Major backend update
  • (People) Added ability to change visibility settings directly on personal info (bio, expertise…etc)
  • (People) UI update for visibility toggles in Personal Info and Privacy sections.


April 8th, 2020

Fixes

  • (Activities) Fixed misaligned tags on activity stream 
  • (Answers) Fixed issue that adding URL with port information was not possible
  • (Blogs) Fixed misaligned Follow/RSS/Like button on mobile devices 
  • (Community Pages) Image titles are now shown for image widget 

March  25th, 2020

New Features 

  • (Blogs) Sticky buttons for follow, like, and RSS on blog detail page while scrolling the post


February  12th, 2020

Fixes

  • (Answers) Fixed a UI glitch on Answers tag pages where blue line appeared focus on search field was lost
  • (Community Pages) Removed event type link in case no link is maintained

  • (Gamification) Changed calculation for Diligent Solver


January  29th, 2020

Fixes

  • (Blogs) Fixed issue that authors could not add a link to already uploaded images
  • (Blogs) Fixed issue that authors could not add links to SAP domains when link contained trailing space


January  15th, 2020

New Features 

  • (Topic Pages) Added "See all" link below question and blog list  

  • (People) New version of the navigation header

Fixes

  • (Answers) Fixed issue with inserting images on answers 


January  8th, 2020

New Features 

  • (People) Reputation: Available missions are now ordered by completion percentage (high to low)

Fixes

  • (People) Fixed issue Profile loading loop when user logs to Community sites first and then goes to Profile


November 20th, 2019
Fixes

  • (Blogs) Fixed the issue that results on All tags page are not adjusted after pressing "Reset" button 


November 6th, 2019

Fixes
  • (People) Notifications: email body text alignment fix for various email clients


October 23rd, 2019

New Features 

  • (All) Added new entry "Support" to the footer to make it easier to contact support via email
  • (Gamification) Diligent Solver badges include now the month and year when the badge has been achieved

Fixes

  • (Activities) Minor UI corrections, e.g. wrong text size in "Followed Tags" widget in case no subscriptions are available and fixed incorrect styling of button


September 30th, 2019


New Features
 

  • (Answers, Blogs, Influence finder) Display of additional role icons for users, e.g. Tech Ambassador
  • (Influencer finder) New Influence finder to connect with an expert such as SAP Champions, SAP Mentors, SAP Technology Ambassadors, and more. 


September 11th, 2019


New Features
 

  • (Header/Navigation) New Community Header and navigation are live including a switch of community specific web pages to the new community.sap.com domain

  • (Blogs) Added number of search results on specific pages for Web & Mobile


September 10th, 2019


New Features
 

  • (People) New header and footer design.

  • (People) New Search in new header with built-in suggestions without leaving the page.

Fixes

  • (People) Change password didn't trigger logout.


August 28th, 2019

Fixes

  • (Answers) Fix issue with Up/Downvote buttons in IE11 


August 14th, 2019

New Features 

  • (Answers) New up and downvoting icons on questions and answers also showing own votes

  • (Gamification) Introducing a new mission: Diligent Solver

Fixes

  • (Answers) Pagination issues have been fixed, i.e.  liking a comment and commenting was not possible after navigating to another comments or answer page 
  • (Answers, Blogs) Fixed the issue that messaging was incorrect in case a comment hierarchy has been deleted

July 17th, 2019

New Features 

Fixes

  • (Gamification) Improved trigger for recalculation of blogger and answer progression


July 3rd, 2019

New Features 

  • (Answers) Additional filter option to filter questions which are answered, but not have an accepted answer

Fixes

  • (Gamification) Improved blogger progression calculation


June 19th, 2019

New Features 

  • (Answers) Allow question author unaccept an answer that was accepted by a moderator


Fixes 

  • (Answers) Duplications in Karma points were removed
  • (Gamification) Fix notification spamming for "Hello World" mission 


June 18th, 2019

New Features 


June 5th, 2019

New Features

  • (Answers) Actions on question detail page trigger a login for up-/downvoting, liking and following if user is not authenticated 

Fixes 

  • (Gamification) Fixed a rounding issue when calculating progressions 


May 28th, 2019

New Features

  • (GDPR) Easier way to make a profile public when logging on to SAP Community


May 25th, 2019

New Features

  • (Gamification) New mission Hitchhiker has been made available, see blog post


May 22nd, 2019

Fixes 

  • (Moderation) Fixed an issue where moderation actions where inactive after using pagination in moderation queue 


April 30th, 2019

New Features

  • (Answers) New filter box for questions on landing page, tag and user tag pages to filter by question type, i.e. questions with no response, no answers, answers or only accepted answers 


April 24th, 2019

New Features

  • (Answers) Extended reasons for moderation alerts
  • (Answers) Changed karma credit link in hero section 

Fixes 

  • (Answers) Fixed styles for archive migrated content on blockquotes and list items 
  • (Answers) Fixed issue that images could not be resized 
  • (Blogs) Fixed an issue that user could not attach images to blog posts or comments 


April 3rd, 2019

Fixes 

  • (People) Mentioning new users wasn't possible 

March 29th, 2019

New Features

  • (People) Reputation redesign, legacy level badge, legacy badges migrated into main reputation, achievements by year 
  • (People) Reputation Snapshot, Karma Credit link to Karma Credit log

Fixes 

  • (People) Accessibility: Left Hand Navigation was not reachable with tab key
  • (People) Accessibility: Avatar overlay was not focused on with tab key


March 28th, 2019

New Features

  • (Answers) SCN lifetime points have been migrated into karma credits 
  • (Answers) New karma credit log  where you can see the history how you gained your karma credits 
  • (Blogs) Likes and views of veteran SCN blog posts have been migrated to Blogs 


  • (All) Fixed the issue that avatar fly out menu was not closing sometimes
  • (Answers) Fixed an issue where comments have been multiplied when viewing them 
  • (Blogs) Incorrect bullet point formatting has been solved


March 19th, 2019

New Features

  • (Answers) Additional information available when adding an answers

Fixes 

  • (Answers) Minor UI fix for list of managed tags on question detail page 
  • (Answers) List of answers and comments to a questions are now sorted chronological


March 13th, 2019

New Features

  • (Answers) Applied various performance improvements, e.g. to Answers landing page 

Fixes 

  • (Activities) Updated wrong wording for liking a discussion 
  • (Blogs) Fixed an issue with special Latin characters where handled incorrectly


February 27th, 2019

New Features

  • (Answers) Provide text templates for moderators why a report was closed or content was deleted

Fixes 

  • (Activities) Issue fixed that tag filter did not filter correct activities 
  • (Answers) Fixed an IE11 bug when inserting code blocks did not work 
  • (Answers) Fixed an IE11 bug when a profile link was not correctly converted to mention user information
  • (Blogs) Fixed the issue that it was not possible to follow the tag 'Open Source' 


February 18th, 2019

New Features

  • (Blogs) Now it is possible to alert a moderator not only about problematic blog posts but as well about blog post comments

February 13th, 2019

New Features

  • (Activities) Introducing new filter option to show only activities of your network, i.e. people a user is following
  • (All applications) Increased the header width to align with breadcrumb width
  • (Answers) Reduced number of actions available for pre-moderated answers 
  • (Answers) Alerted questions are highlighted for moderators
  • (Archive) Archive URLs are now case insensitive 
  • (Blogs) Authentication for blog post follow button is now also modal pop up window
  • (Blogs) Changed label of archive filter to "By month" 

Fixes 

  • (Activities, Coffee Corner) Fixed issue that no following activity for discussion appeared in users activity stream
  • (Answers) Bookmark icon is not overlapping anymore on Answers when using Firefox
  • (Answers) Fixed an issue where formatting of question was incorrect
  • (Answers) Comments are now shown in correct date order 
  • (Answers) Fixed small UI issues with pre-moderated replies on 2nd and lower hierarchy 
  • (Answers) List entries in moderation queue are now pointing to correct location in moderation queue
  • (Answers, Blogs) Hero section is not jumping anymore which was caused by bookmark icon
  • (Blogs) Fixed an issue where Blog subscriber info page was sometimes returning an error
  • (Notification) Notification icon is not more cropped anymore in user fly out menu 


January 30th, 2019

New Features

  • (Blogs) Renamed moderator alert reason from 'Incorrect Tag' into 'Incorrect Tag/Category' 
  • (Blogs) Introducing a blog post like button which is much more prominent
  • (Answers) You will now receive a notification in case a moderator changed your content in Answers  
  • (Answers) As a moderator you will now see pre-moderated answers and pre-moderated comments already in the question detail page 
  • (Answers) As a moderator you now see alerted comments and alerted answers highlighted in a special way in the question detail page
  • (Answers) We renewed the moderation process in Answers. As a moderator you can now specify reasons why certain content is deleted or a report has been closed. That reason is forwarded as notification to the content owner including the question owner and as well the person who alerted the content in case an alerted content is deleted. If a report for an alerted piece of content was closed the corresponding content reporter will get an email including the reason for the closure 
  • (People) Introducing Activity Log. Users can see all the activity they did on Community by going to Content & Following→Activity Log. Page is part of the private user profile.

Fixes 

  • (Activities) Fixed an issue that sometimes activities appeared in users activity stream even if the user was not following the author of that activity or the managed tag of that activity 
  • (Answers) Fixed the issue that certain actions are not available for questions that have special symbols in the title 
  • (Blogs) Fixed the issue for users when trying to follow a tag actually the user was following a blog post instead. This happened only when clicking on the follow link as an anonymous user 


January 16th, 2019

New Features

  • (Activities) Removed filters "Profile Updates" and "Social Activities" 
  • (Answers, Blogs) Providing option to bookmark pages in Answers and Blogs. Available on tag, user tag, individual question & blog post pages and as well on blog archive pages. Bookmarked pages can be found in the people profile. 
  • (Answers) Add additional comment to question link at the end of the comments sections if the question already have 3 or more comments.  
  • (Answers) Visualise number of question revisions and make them accessible
  • (People) Bookmarks - Added the ability to create and manage bookmarks, display favorites on a Bookmarks Dashboard widget.
  • (People) Bookmarks - Old SCN bookmarks data has been imported and is available to users who had saved bookmarks on SCN (Jive) system.

Fixes 

  • (Activities) Fixed resizing issues when filters on right hand side were not available
  • (Activities) Mouse pointer is now correctly showing when hovering over content
  • (Blogs) Fixed the issue that tables sometimes are cut in blog posts 
  • (Blogs) Fixed style issues in blog posts e.g. paragraph headers are sometimes displayed in larger fonts than the post title or overlapping right hand content section 
  • (Blogs) Fixed table issue on blogs comment where table is cut off after resizing 
  • (Coffee Corner) Fixed the issue that a moderator could not edit a pre-moderated comment in the coffee corner
  • (Notifications) Fixed link to adjust email notification settings 




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