Checkbox Version 6.6 Released to Server Customers

Checkbox version 6.6 has been released for Checkbox Server and is available to all Server and Enterprise customers with an active support contract. SDK and Developer edition customers should have access to the patch within the next 24 hours. Detailed release notes can be found below. If you would like to reactivate your support contract in order to receive access to version 6.6, please contact our sales department.

Important Notes About Patching or Upgrading to 6.6:

  • Patch versus Upgrade: If you are currently on version 4.7, please follow the Upgrade Guide to move to version 6.6. If you are currently on any version of 5 or 6, please follow the Patch Guide when moving to version 6.6.
  • Test Your Upgrade/Patch: We strongly recommend that you test your patch or upgrade in a test environment before updating your production environment. As always, please backup your database before patching or upgrading.
  • Messaging Service: Customers that are using the Checkbox messaging service in any version prior to 6.3 will need to follow the UpgradeMessagingService.pdf guide located in the 6.6 documentation folder. Failure to update the messaging service will cause issues with the application and invitations. Earlier versions of the messaging service are no longer supported by Checkbox 6.6. If you updated the messaging service with version 6.3, 6.4 or 6.5, you are all set.

Checkbox 6.6 Features (Server Only):

  • Support for Memcached + Elasticache
    • Server Enterprise customers can now utilize external server caching for the application. This requires a memcached server or elasticache from Amazon Web Services.
  • Active Directory Users can now be added to invitations
  • Dynamo DB Session State Storage
    • Server customers can now utilize Amazon's DynamoDB as a session state store.

Checkbox 6.6 Enhancements:

  • Application-wide caching updates
    • The majority of the application has received updates to its internal caching system. This should increase performance throughout the application, especially when creating, editing or taking very large surveys.
  • Question/Description text changes for item editors
    • The Question and Description tabs on the survey item editor have been combined into one tab called Question, eliminating unnecessary clicks.  The Description tab has been renamed Subtext and has been moved to become a sub-tab of the Question tab. Survey Admins/Editors can edit the Question or Subtext HTML by clicking the <> icon on each respective tab.

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  • Report overview dialog has been removed. All actions in this dialog can now be found in the report editor itself, including:
    • Filters
    • Sharing
    • Settings/Permissions
  • Combined related question items in order to simplify the survey editing process.
    • Message and HTML items has been combined into one item type - Message/HTML. Surveys with existing Message or HTML items will no be affected.
    • The Horizontal Line and Image items have been removed and incorporated into the Message/HTML item. Horizontal lines and images can be added by using the appropriate icons in the Message/HTML editor. Existing surveys that contain Horizontal Line or Image items will not be affected.
    • The Scoring Message item has been removed. A scoring message can be displayed by adding a Message/HTML item and merging the Current Survey Score response property. This will allow for easier formatting of a current score message.

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Checkbox 6.6 Bug Fixes:

  • You should no longer have to scroll down to see the Save button in the Style Editor.
  • Merging a value into the description text of an item should no longer sometimes cause the merge code to appear in the question text.
  • Same-page row conditions on a matrix item should no longer cause the format restrictions on a sum-total column to be ignored.
  • Saving a style in IE-10 should no longer cause the wrong dialog to appear.
  • Editing the header of a style should no longer push the preview below the page.
  • Removed Close Window action item since most modern browsers do not support this type of action.
  • Several minor HTML/CSS updates
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