Welcome to February Release!
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With the new Answers Hitchhikers Theme 1.28, we’ve added a new multi-language document search card, bug fixes, and more.
You can find the full list of features and bug fixes below:
universalSectionTemplateon vertical-grid pages to
grid-three-columnsto match the universal and vertical search layouts.
It is now even easier to duplicate the backend configuration of your Answers experience.
Just select the existing Answers experience in your account that you want to duplicate, and then check off which entity types you want to include in the duplicate.
If you’ve built a custom Answers frontend, such as via Answers Core or Answers Headless React, you can now take advantage of the Analytics Library for Answers to easily enable click analytics. This networking layer makes it easy to hit Yext’s analytics endpoints. Check out the repo .
Knowledge Graph has supported a single built-in price field for quite some time. We have just created a built-in field type for price, allowing users to create new custom fields of type Price. This field type is a struct type made up of two sub-fields: a Value field for the numerical price, and a Currency field, which is a single-select from a list of known currencies.
Now users will have more freedom to create custom price fields which conform to a standard price type.
Historically, the Custom Fields API has been permissioned by a combination of Entities API Permissions and an app-level setting called Custom Fields Behavior. In order to support more granular permissions, we have added a new dedicated Custom Fields Permission Group. The combination of Entities Permissions and Custom Fields Behavior will continue to grant the same access to the Custom Fields API.
|Custom Fields Get/List (Read Operations)||
|App can read all custom fields|
|Custom Fields Create/Update/Delete (Write Operations)||
|App can write to any custom field|
The Custom Fields Behavior Setting is no longer settable with the new Developer Console UI, and always defaults to None. As such, any new Apps should use this new Custom Fields Permission Group in order to obtain access to edit custom fields via API.
The display name for Google Account ID has been updated to Google Location Group ID. This name more accurately reflects the purpose of the field, which is populated by Yext with the Google-assigned Location Group ID once a connection is made between a Yext entity and a Google listing.
The ID of the field will not be changed, so this will not impact any API integrations or Configuration as Code resources. This change will also not impact any saved upload configurations, export configurations or saved filters.
Today, users can configure “Pull from API” Connectors to make HTTP GET requests. While this covers most standard “Pull from API” cases, we have also seen a need to support POST requests with a request body.
Yext can now support POST requests such as: Support for GraphQL - if a user wants to fetch data from a GraphQL endpoint, they’d need to make a POST request and supply a body.
This new feature will allow users to fetch data from any endpoint.
Yext now requires the user to input their current password when updating their password in Personal Settings. Previously, users saw 2 fields for “Password” and “Confirm Password.” Users will now see “Current Password,” “New Password,” and “Confirm New Password.” When a user is resetting their password, Yext will validate that the current password they entered matches the password recorded for them before allowing them to reset their password.
In the Winter ’21 Release, we introduced configuration tabs within select Publisher Detail pages that allow users to customize their sync settings with that publisher. You can enable or disable the sync of certain fields and change the default Knowledge Graph field mapped for certain publisher fields.
This monthly release, we’re updating the Google Publisher configuration settings tab to include:
With the introduction of configuration within Publisher Detail pages, we wanted to make it easy for parent accounts to control the sync settings of any existing or new sub-accounts. Administrators will now have the convenient option to apply the settings of the parent account to its sub-accounts. You can even make separate choices to override the settings in existing sub-accounts versus applying these sync settings to any new sub-accounts created in the future.
This will be particularly helpful for our partners who manage sub-accounts because they can save time configuring sync settings across all accounts.
We have expanded the number of publishers that support search impressions, profile views, and featured message clicks.
The new Allpoint data connector allows users to ingest ATM location information with just a few clicks! After downloading the app, users will simply need to provide their Allpoint API username and password–the connector will automatically ingest ATM information, including but not limited to address, phone number, cash withdrawal limit, and surcharge fee.
Previously, users could only dimension Analytics metrics by only one of the All Entities, Folders, or Labels dimensions at a time. With this update, we now allow users to combine the All Entities, Folders and Labels dimensions with any applicable Analytics metrics interchangeably.
Count of Searches and Search Terms by Search Term Label
Count of Searches by Search Term where Has Direct Answer = True
Count of Clicks by Vertical Position
Users now have the option to display the full address for each location that appears in their “Nearby Locations” module.
Previously, the Nearby Locations module would only show Address Line 1 by default, but now users can toggle whether or not the full address profile shows up.
It is now easier than ever to see the interactions and status for your Ideas.
We’ve added a “My Ideas” filter so that you can easily drill down and see only the Ideas that you have submitted.
To find your ideas, simply click on the sorting options on the right hand side:
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