Done and dusted. All the blogs that I had written last month were published. So once again, it was time to look for a new blog topic. In the meantime I had been closely following Salesforce Commerce Cloud updates as a diligent SFCC writer and I got to know that they had already come up with their 22.6 release notes. Without wasting much time, I quickly reached out to Srikanth Kumbagalla, a Technical Project Manager with Aspire Systems and also a senior SFCC professional to get the details from the horse’s mouth He mentioned that it had occurred from May 12, 2022, through June 21, 2022.

So, here I am with a brand-new blog that expands all the new enhancements that Salesforce Commerce Cloud has brought about in its new release notes.

  1. OCAPI 22.6 – Manage Access Keys with Data API
    With the release of OCAPI 22.6, Business Manager users with the Manage_Users_Access_Key permission can generate, delete, and rotate access keys for other users via a Data API call. The API automates access key generation and rotation for users who primarily use in-store apps to log in to the B2C platform. By using this API, the Business Manager users need not log in to the Business Manager for generating or rotating access keys manually.

  2. Add EPS as a Payment Option
    EPS is an Austria-based payment method supported by all Austrian banks. You can add the EPS option to your storefront in Business Manager Payment Settings.

  3. Avoid Chargebacks with a Site-Specific Statement Descriptor
    You can now use a site-specific descriptor to enable shoppers to identify the source of an account charge on their credit card statements to reduce payment disputes and chargeback requests. You set the customer statement descriptor in Business Manager Payment Settings. The setting overrides the value set in your Stripe merchant account.

  4. Troubleshoot Storefront Implementation Errors in Log Center
    You can filter and find storefront implementation errors, such as large header errors and large request errors. To find storefront implementation errors with Log Center, set the Service Type filter to jwa. (1)

    Now let’s leaf through the 22.6 Release Notes and the Bug Fixing Feature that have been introduced lately.

22.6 External Release Notes and Bug Fixes

Unnecessary Product Update Index Task is performed after the Full Index Rebuild

Earlier an unnecessary Product Update Index Task was being performed after the Full Index Rebuild, which published a new index even if no documents had changed. This happened only if the Incremental Index was enabled and also it occurred, even if NO product change had taken place after the Full Index Rebuild. However, with the new release after a full search index update is done and no documents have changed, the platform is not doing an Incremental Index afterward.

Rule-Based Product Categorization – UI Changes to Include SiteContext when Saving/Fetching Rules

It is now possible to provide a new dropdown (similar to the Locale dropdown) while creating/editing a ruleset. The dropdown shall be auto-selected to “default” and will also include all valid active Sites. When a merchandiser saves the ruleset, the API to PUT/POST rules will include a new field to persist the SiteContext selected.

To Sum Up

Salesforce Commerce Cloud never fails to come up with new features with each of its releases on a month-on-month basis. All of their features directly or indirectly aid in creating a seamless shopper’s journey. Therefore, it’s critical that you remain relevant and have early access to valuable features and products so that you are a step ahead of your competition and can leverage technology at its best.