Version 8.17

Upgrade Time

The time required to upgrade depends on the number of payment records. If the database contains many of those, the upgrade might take 5 minutes from version 8.16.

Key Changes in Version 8.17.00

The following changes have been made to Theatre Manager since version 8.16

Misc Changes

  • Corrected a problem where the primary address was not always read correctly in a number of situations. This affected putting the address on the form letter where there were multiple addresses in multiple outlets.
  • Default the postal code on the order to be based on the current address for the patron, and not the first postal code on any address in the household. This means that the default postal/zip on an order can change if patrons have recurring address changes.
  • Added all error messages for Paymentech Orbital to help diagnose connection errors for credit card authorization
  • Accessing list of shopping carts from the Patron sales menu now ensures that it opens the same window as if it were opened from the toolbar. Only one cart window can be opened.
  • Added 'Name on Card' to the payment list on the patron window.
  • Reset the web sales purchase password for any email created when employees were migrated from the employee record to the patron record. There was not employee email password, so it was creating random characters for those in version 8.16
  • Added support for an 'annual' donation receipt option.
  • More infrastructure support for Paymentech Orbital
  • If you need to change the merchant software provider in a merchant account after a payment was created using that provider, then you must inactivate the merchant account and create a new merchant account. This is required because the error codes on payments are unique to the merchant provider and are retained for historical reasons
  • Enhanced the interface on the change database window so that you can now search for databases again on the same server if none were found. The 'connect' button changes it text and meaning depending on circumstances. This should make it simpler for the situation where a user gets the message 'cannot find database' and the server was turned off. Once the serve is back on, the user just need click the search button.
  • Fixed a minor issue where editing the primary phone number for a patron might cause it to be marked as non-primary'

Things a venue may need to do:

  • Read all prior release notes back to the version you upgraded from and follow any instructions for each version under the subject 'Things a venue may need to do: