What's New

Welcome to the What's New page.

This topic lists information about previous releases of Verizon Connect® Scenarios™ and what has been improved in each version.

The current release is 1932 (August 2019). Information regarding this release can be found below.

August 2019

New Features and Enhancements

Added support for adding notes to scenarios. These can be added and updated on the new "Overview" tab of the "Scenario Settings" dialog box.
Improved the settings dialog box for adding and editing recurring jobs.
Improved the behavior for dragging and dropping jobs onto the stop list by disabling scrolling of the list.
Updated imported markers to use a default category of "Customer".
Added support for generating external IDs for entities that are created using dialog boxes inside Scenarios. These external IDs are used when exporting the entities.
Improved the error message that is displayed when a route import fails.

Bug Fixes / Technical Release Notes

Corrected an issue with importing recurring jobs with only ID and name.
Fixed a fault where creating a new recurring job with default values produced an error.

July 2019

New Features and Enhancements

Improved support for imports in Scenarios in the following areas:
oAdded support for creating new markers as part of the import process and for dealing with locations that cannot be found using geocoding.
oAdded support for importing capacity metrics.
oAdded support for external keys to avoid duplications and for allowing users to remove duplicated items.
oAdded support for saving and loading import profiles and for different date formats in CSV files.
oModified the import process to add one-off recurring jobs to the Jobs grid instead of to the Recurring Jobs grid.
oAligned the column header names in the import file templates for Scenarios and Dispatch to create consistency and avoid confusion.
Added the advanced setting "Soft territory strength", which controls the weighting of job assignments toward nearby driver centroids.
Added support for selecting which columns to export.
Modified the application to no longer allow markers that a vehicle uses as a base marker to be deleted.
Renamed "Schedules" to "Recurring Jobs" throughout the user interface and in the help system to match the naming used in Dispatch.

Bug Fixes / Technical Release Notes

Fixed an issue with showing filtered jobs on the map.
Removed stop numbers from the map when stops are not shown because of a filter.
Corrected an issue where routes could not be published when both interval and frequency were set on a recurring job.
Corrected an issue that caused marker notes not to be shown in Scenarios.
Fixed a crash that could occur when the user's language code was unknown.

 

June 2019

New Features and Enhancements

Added support for import profiles, which save the data mapping used for importing data.
Added support for defining the date format for import data and saving this date format in a profile.
Added a "Target Date" column to the "Schedules" list.
Improved how Scenarios handles cases where entities, such as markers, vehicles, drivers, or shifts are deleted, but still referenced by other entities in Scenarios. You can either replace the entities with others or disable them.
Improved the break time entry to support overnight breaks. If you enter a start time that is later than the end time, a day is added to indicate that the break is overnight.

Bug Fixes / Technical Release Notes

Corrected an issue where the base date on a schedule was set to a day before the selected date.
Made general performance and stability improvements.

 

May 2019

New Features and Enhancements

Added a button to the map tool bar that allows you to change the colors of the routes displayed on the map.
Added support for any depot in a territory to be used as a Return-to-Depot marker.
Added filters for shifts and shift patterns in the "Drivers" list.
Added a single, combined "lat, lon" column, which displays the latitude and longitude coordinates of a location, to the CSV import.
Added support for displaying overlapping jobs in a context menu on the map.
Added the ability to drag jobs from the jobs list or map onto the job order panel in the lower right corner of the screen, or onto the routes list, and to preserve the jobs' order.
Improved the map to persist your previous session's map settings when reloading the application.
Made all items in the grids that are referring to items from other grids clickable cross references.
Changed the priority for updating details of routes that need to be recalculated to process visible routes first.

Bug Fixes / Technical Release Notes

Fixed a crash that occurred when publishing routes with breaks that were longer than 24 hours.
Corrected an issue that prevented you from clearing the start and end of a route if the start or end location had been overridden on the "Location" tab of the "Route" dialog box.
Fixed a bug that caused a new route to be created for drivers who used multi-day routes, if there was an existing route for the driver on the same day.
Fixed an issue where shift-selecting unassigned jobs on the map caused unexpected jobs to be added to the selection.

 

April 2019

New Features and Enhancements

Added support for using a secondary base location defined in the Verizon Connect platform so that you can define a different start and end location per driver.
Added a new dialog box that shows the number of schedules, jobs, drivers, markers, vehicles, and routes in a scenario. The dialog box is displayed when you open a scenario.
Added support for publishing the selected date range of a scenario.
Added support for editing the address and keeping the latitude and longitude coordinates for a location in detached mode.
Added the column "Planned Start Time" to the routes list.
Added an error dialog box that is displayed when you try to assign more than 100 jobs to one or more routes.
Removed the statistics from blank Scenarios that have just been created.
Made the new, improved vector maps the default map style in Scenarios.
Made the earliest start date a required field if the schedule is not a one-off schedule.

Bug Fixes / Technical Release Notes

Corrected an issue with displaying default values in job, schedule, vehicle, marker, or route lists.
Corrected an issue where jobs that had a marker deleted could not have a new marker assigned to them, and the job's associated routes could not be published.
Fixed an issue with multi-day routes, where only parts of a multi-day route were pulled when the multi-day route intersected the pull date range. This could lead to the route becoming an isolated route when pushing the data back to the platform.

 

March 2019

New Features and Enhancements

Added a stop_number column to the CSV file that is generated when exporting a route with jobs.
Added support for selecting and accepting all conflicts when synchronizing between Scenarios and the Verizon Connect platform.
Improved the performance of data synchronizations between Scenarios and the Verizon Connect platform.

Bug Fixes / Technical Release Notes

Corrected a bug when saving modified shift patterns.
Corrected the display of stop numbers for multi-day routes in the CSV file that is generated when exporting a route.
Fixed an issue with creating a new scenario from within Verizon Connect® Dispatch™ when the "Scenarios" tab was closed.
Fixed a crash of the map when using the "Create Scenario" button in Verizon Connect® Dispatch™.
Removed validation errors that occurred when Same-Side Routing and Allow-U Turns were both enabled.

 

February 2019

New Features and Enhancements

Added support for routes that include ferry crossings.
Added all fields to the advanced filters.
Added more columns to some of the lists in the list panel.
Added an eye button that is used for zooming in to the map.

Bug Fixes / Technical Release Notes

Corrected an issue where pulling overnight variable shifts from the Verizon Connect platform caused a validation error.
Fixed a bug in multi-day routes, which caused segments of the routes not to be cleared on the map.
Changed the historic traffic settings to not be editable in sync mode.
Corrected a fault that caused the capacity metric setting in a schedule not to be applied in the Verizon Connect platform.

 

January 2019

New Features and Enhancements

Added support for returning to the nearest depot.

 

September 2018

New Features and Enhancements

Added support for linked stops.

 

August 2018

New Features and Enhancements

Added Hours of Service warning icons and tooltips to the Shift Pattern dialog box accessed through the Scenario Settings dialog, and warnings to the Shift dialog box, when a shift violates the HOS compliance settings specified on the Driver Shifts tab.
Added support for immediate publication requests to the platform (while the UI is still checking for changes) which can then be left running in the background. If a change is found, this is displayed in the user interface and the publish process halted.
Updated the "Days" column in Verizon Connect® Scenarios™ to match the newer and more compact style and formatting used in Verizon Connect® Dispatch™ (days represented by their initial letter, available days shown in dark text and unavailable days in light text).
Updated the minimum supported "Time on Site" duration for jobs to 30 seconds. Previously, the minimum duration supported was one minute and values below this could cause an error to be thrown.
Updated marker support to include marker physical address data when pulling from the platform. Previously, after pulling data, the Markers grid would show no address data until the location has been reverse geocoded. The grid now immediately shows the address data retrieved from the platform.

Bug Fixes / Technical Release Notes

Improved the internal logging of API queries and added logging of responseReceived, responseProcessed and queryResultCount values.
Updated the API to support granting scenario access to subusers that have not previously logged into Verizon Connect® Scenarios™.
Corrected a fault that caused the wrong mapping to be selected after clicking the "route.time_on_site_at_end_location" option from the Edit Mapping dialog when importing a CSV file.
Fixed a bug that stopped scenarios with a job type of "Layover" that had subsequently been changed to a different value (for example "Layover2") being pulled from the platform correctly.
Corrected a fault that stopped scenarios that had been pulled from the platform, then modified or added a job type, correctly re-syncing with the platform.
Fixed a problem that stopped previously forbidden drivers from being completely removed from scenario files. The IDs of these drivers could still be seen in the user interface under some circumstances, when they should have been removed.