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Developer Features in 19R2

We are pleased to bring you the following additions and enhancements to Developer Portal features in 19R2.0. REST API features added in 19R2 only affect API v19.2, unless otherwise noted. Learn more about the 19R2.0 release in Vault Help. For issues fixed in this release, view the "Developer Features" category of the fixed issues list in Vault Help.

Person & Organization Migration (Clinical)

Release Date: June 21, 2019

This feature introduces a series of changes to your Vault Clinical application objects. These changes serve to streamline the process of creating Person, Study Person, and Study Organization object records. Additionally, these updates serve as the foundation for future Vault Clinical functionality and automation.

Person__v to Person__sys Migration

This feature migrates person__v fields, relationships (inbound and outbound), and records to the person__sys object. Users must update any APIs referencing person__v to reference person__sys. Additionally, Vault migrates field names from person__v to person__sys allowing specific field names referenced through the API to remain the same.

Study Person and Study Team Assignment Consolidation

This feature also migrates Study Team Assignment (team_assignment__v) relationships and records to the Study Person (study_person__clin) object. Users must update any APIs referencing Study Team Assignment or Study Team Assignment fields to reference Study Person.

Users may need to update any APIs referencing Study Person to reflect the following changes:

Study Organization

If you enable this new feature, the Organization Role picklist field (organization_role__v) will be renamed with a new label Organization Role (deprecated). Instead, we encourage you to use the new Organization Role object (organization_role__v). While API integrations will still work with the deprecated Organization Role picklist, we plan to completely remove this field in the future and encourage updating your integrations to use the new object as soon as possible.

Vault Java SDK

Management of Signing Certificates for SAML & Spark

Release Date: June 21, 2019

Veeva normally rolls the signing certificates for SAML and Spark every two years. This feature will allow Vault Admins to test the new signing certificate during the rollover period. The rollover period is the time between when the new certificate becomes available and the old certificate expires.

Record Actions on Object Lifecycles

Release Date: May 31, 2019

Previously, record actions only supported use as a user action. With this release, record actions now support usage as lifecycle user actions, entry actions, and event actions.

Note that any existing record actions with usage set to UNSPECIFIED (or where usage is omitted) will automatically become available for configuration in these new usages.

Learn more about Record Actions.

Record Workflow Actions

Release Date: May 31, 2019

In this release, Vault Admins can extend object workflow capabilities with the Workflow SDK. Admins can use a custom action in the workflow Start step to define the participants. Admins can also use a custom action on a workflow Task step to execute custom logic on workflow events such as task creation, completion, reassignment, and cancellation.

Developers can create these custom actions by implementing the new RecordWorkflowAction interface with the @RecordWorkflowActionInfo annotation. On the annotation, developers can select the step types (either START or TASK) defining where in Vault the action is available for configuration.

Learn more about Record Workflow Actions.

Spark Integration Rules

Release Date: May 31, 2019

Spark Integration Rules allow Java SDK Message Processors developers to use configurable rules for mapping object and document fields for Vault-to-Vault integrations. Users must first set up Integrationrule components, which are configurable rule sets for field mapping, reference lookup, and field defaulting. Once configured, you can evaluate integration rules within a MessageProcessor using new Java SDK services.

Please contact Veeva Support to set up Integrationrule components.

Learn more about Spark Integration Rules.

REST API v19.2

Document Role Check for Document Change Control

Release Date: June 21, 2019

Given a Document Change Control record ID and an Application Role, this new API endpoint checks if any document added to that record (using the standard Documents to be Released and Documents to be Made Obsolete relationships) has one or more users in that role.

POST /api/{version}/vobjects/document_change_control__v/{record_id}/actions/documentrolecheck

View this endpoint in the v19.2 API Reference.

Vault Loader API

Release Date: May 31, 2019

In this release, we’ve provided two Vault Loader REST APIs allowing developers to leverage the loader services from an external integration program. Customers can leverage these REST APIs to perform bulk data extract and load for a set of data objects.

Learn more about the Vault Loader API.

Response Headers for Burst and Daily Limits

Release Date: May 31, 2019

With this feature, each Vault API call that is subject to API Limits will include two additional HTTP headers in the Response:

Learn more about API rate limits.

Dependent Picklists for Objects

Release Date: May 31, 2019

This feature allows Vault Admins to create picklist dependencies on object picklist fields to only show a subset of the available values controlled by another picklist or Yes/No field on the same object. Vault Admins can set picklist dependencies using the object metadata APIs. Additionally, this feature adds the controlling_picklist and picklist_dependencies attributes on the Object component type to set up picklist dependencies using MDL.

Object Field Encryption

Release Date: May 31, 2019

All object data in Vault today is stored on encrypted disks. In addition to our normal encryption, this feature allows Vault Admins to mark an object field value as encrypted. This provides an additional layer of security for critical data such as Protected Health Information (PHI).

Veeva will then encrypt the values of such fields and store them in the database as encrypted. The values are decrypted upon a read request, which means API integrations, VQL, and Vault extensions created with the Java SDK can continue to read these field values.

Scalable FTP

Release Date: May 31, 2019

This release introduces an upgraded Vault FTP infrastructure which makes it more robust, scalable, and future-proof by taking a greater advantage of AWS™. This feature includes the following:

Note: Beginning June 27, 2019 through the second week of August, we are rolling out changes to the FTP server functionality. Once the changes have been made for your vault, you will no longer be able to rename or move folders on the FTP server.

Learn more about Scalable FTP.

Upload to FTP for non System Admins

Release Date: April 26, 2019

With this release, all users with FTP staging permission can upload submission dossiers to the FTP server within their Submissions Archive Import folder, rather than only within their user folder. This additional import location can be used as the source location when importing submissions through the RIM Submissions Archive Import API.

Learn more about Importing Submissions.

Asynchronous MD5 Checksum and MIME-Type Calculation for Batch Document Creation

Release Date: May 31, 2019

With this feature, when calling the bulk document creation API on files uploaded via FTP, Vault does not update the MD5 checksum right away and instead sets it to pending. When querying MD5 checksum through VQL, via the Documents API, or read in the document/binder exports, Vault returns the value as pending. Additionally, the process of calculating the MD5 checksum will become asynchronous.

Further, the process that determines the mime-types of uploaded files will use a "best effort" approach when calling the bulk document creation API. The final calculation and confirmation of the mime-types will become an asynchronous process.

This new asynchronous process increases the performance of bulk creation of documents.

Vault Compare Enhancements

Release Date: April 26, 2019

In this release, we’ve enhanced the Vault Compare endpoint to support the following settings and configurations for comparison:

To include these settings, set the following optional body parameters to true:

Additionally, the component_types parameter now accepts the none value to exclude component types from the comparison report.

Learn more about Vault Compare.

Vault Query Language

VQL DELETEDSTATE() Document Function

Release Date: May 31, 2019

In this release, we’ve added a DELETEDSTATE() document function to VQL. Developers can use this function in the WHERE clause to filter documents by the state defined in the document lifecycle as “Deleted State”.