DCM R5.1 is a minor release including a "Blueprint Summary" for documenting your data models and improving the Data Content Planner, now supporting Advanced links and allowing data providers to also commit incomplete data sets.
Otherwise, this release includes smaller enhancements to features introduced in R5.0 and a couple of bug fixes.
Release date: 9.11.2021
|Blueprint Designer||Blueprint Summary / Print to PDF|
Many organizations find great value from DCM simply because of the Blueprint Designer. Being able to easily document data requirements with a visual tool inside the ServiceNow platform.
Now, this documentation aspect became even better. Blueprint Summary collects all the blueprint details into a single page and allows sharing and storing these details also as a PDF document.
|Application||Feedback, please!||Each DCM module now includes a "Feedback" button that allows users to send feedback to us immediately when there is something to say. Hoping to get a lot of feedback, thank you.|
|Blueprint Designer||Bi-directional reference link creation||Previously Reference-based links had to be drawn from source to target container. Now it doesn't matter anymore. One can draw the line in either direction and reference selection will include all reference fields pointing to the other side of the link.|
|Blueprint Designer||Exclusive OR for Alternative Links||The first version of the Alternative links only supported Inclusive OR, but now alternative links can be defined as mutually exclusive.|
|Blueprint Designer||Check Data Domain when publishing||Data domain is such a crucial piece of information on a blueprint, that it's checked when a blueprint version is being published. The preview gives a warning if a Data Domain has not been defined for the blueprint.|
|Data Content Planner||Advanced links support||DCP now supports the same visualizations for Advanced links as the Blueprint Designer.|
|Data Content Planner||Allow committing incomplete data sets||Previously Data Population Wizard required that all data should be defined according to blueprint before any changes could be committed to live tables. Now, population preview will give a warning, but committing incomplete data is allowed.|
|Data Content Planner||"Ready for Population" status changed to Read-Write||Previously, Ready for Population status made the data set read-only, but now data set can be updated in Ready for Population status also.|
|Data Content Planner||List of missing permissions as part of population preview||Data Population Preview lists out missing permissions, if user doesn't have all the required roles to update records within the data set.|
|Audit||Audit data deletion routines||We reviewed some of the deletion routines for audit data when Audit Instances are being deleted manually. Just to make sure that all related data is getting cleaned up.|
|Audit||Copy on-demand audit into a scheduled audit||Use a previously created on-demand audit as a template to create a scheduled audit. Nice and easy.|
|Audit||Delete orphan Unique Audit Messages||When all related audit messages and tasks are deleted, the UAM should be deleted too. This scheduled job will take care of that if the audits' post procedures did not.|
|Audit||"Open in Audit Results" to open a selected record||Audit Results view will now open directly into Audit Messages modal window when Audit Results opened for an audited record.|
|Audit ||Unique Audit Messages "Related List" for Global table||New "Relationship table" that connects Unique Audit Messages to Global table with Audited Record and Real Record DocumentIDs. This will allow DCM users to add Related lists to any table showing related Unique Audit Messages.|
|Audit||Copy On-Demand Audit into a Scheduled Audit||Quick way to create a new Scheduled Audit from a previously created On-Demand Audit.|
|Add-ons||Show Audit Messages on any form view||A simple add-on to enable showing non-compliant Unique Audit Messages on any form view as a related list. Setting up this add-on is also part of the Guided Setup.|
|Application||Help tours updated||Updated "Help Tours" to match with the latest changes.|
|Application||Updated Application Menu / Navigation||Rearranged the application modules and navigation. New "links" to open Blueprint Designer, Audit, and Content Planner directly from the Navigation Menu and a new section for Dashboards. Also relabelled some menu items.|
|Reporting||Data Tier and Data Domain Group as Interactive Filters||Added Data Tier and Data Domain Group as interactive filters on most of the dashboards. With this addition, we also added a direct "Domain Group" reference to Data Domains. Old Parent reference is still there for additional structuring, but the preferred structure includes Data Domain → Data Domain Group → Data Tier. And Parent can be used for additional layers especially on Data Tier level.|
|Blueprint Designer||Additional detail icons||In some cases, the icons showing filters, duplicate checking etc, did not function properly, but now they do.|
|Reporting||Top10 missing links||"Top10 Missing Links related to My Tasks" report on DCM Workspace Dashboard had an invalid filter condition returning way too many audit messages on the report.|
|Workspace||DCM Task roles and ACLs||Fixed an issue related to task permissions and roles. Now people working as "data providers" should have proper permissions to work with tasks and audit messages.|
|Workspace||Completing a Task doesn't overwrite Approved status anymore||Previously, completing a DCM Task updated all Unique Audit Messages to "Fixed", even if already Approved. Now, Approved status will remain.|
|Application||Changes to "license reports"||The previously created License report didn't work properly, so it's now updated. Content is still the same.|
Deprecated / Removed Features
|Blueprint Designer||Download chart||Download blueprint as a picture has been replaced with the Blueprint Summary that also includes a picture. And taking a screenshot is so easy, that downloading it as a picture has very little use.|
|Data Content Planner||Download chart - disabled||This feature will be totally removed later. |