Version 2.4.1

Executive summary

We’re happy to announce the latest updates to Provar with the release of version 2.4.1. The latest release of Provar version 2.4.1 is now available in the Provar Success Portal. This release comes with several performance  enhancements, provides greater stability and adds compatibility with new Salesforce data formats.

Access world-class customer support at the Provar Success Portal

Providing ongoing support is a part of our promise to help you deliver robust, scalable and repeatable testing to achieve release agility, drive down system errors and get the maximum return on your Salesforce investment. If you have any questions regarding 2.4.1, please get in touch with us and we would be happy to help. To raise a case, simply log into the Provar Success Portal and click View/Raise Case


Chrome 91 compatibility

As part of our pre-release testing, we are happy to confirm that Chrome 91 is compatible with Provar version 2.4.1. We have included ChromeDriver 91 in the 2.4.1 distribution.

Who does this impact?

Provar customers who are currently using or would like to upgrade to Chrome 91.

Why is this important?

Ensuring that ChromeDriver 91 is compatible with Provar version 2.4.1 eliminates the risk of incompatibility issues which can prevent Provar from working as expected.

How can I use this feature?

If you would like to upgrade to Chrome 91 we recommend that you upgrade to Provar version 2.4.1, which will use ChromeDriver 91 out of the box.

In general, Provar will automatically attempt to download the correct ChromeDriver if it detects a driver exception. If your organization’s security protocols block the automatic download, you can override the ChromeDriver manually. 

To downgrade or revert the ChromeDriver you can refer to this support article that explains how to use a ChromeDriver that is different from the one provided by default in your Provar installation.

What are the browser and driver combinations that you recommend for Provar 2.4.1?

Please refer to the Browser and Driver Recommendations support article for a comprehensive guide. 

Packaged ChromeDriver for 2.4.1

Provar version 2.4.1 is packaged with ChromeDriver 91.

Provar Desktop

CER Web Service Certificate Format

We’ve increased the support for web service certificates to include the CER certificate type. This is in addition to the existing support for PFX certificate types.

Who does this impact?

Provar users will now see the .cer file with additional support available.

Why is this important?

With this enhancement, Provar users will be able to set the details (passphrase and certificate location) at run time using some environment variables or command line arguments.

In future, we will add support for other certificate types as well. 

How can I use this feature?

On the web service connection screen, in the Certificate Type section, an additional “CER“ option is displayed in the Certificate Type drop-down.

Above: View of CER certificate type within the Provar Desktop.

Additional Information

Salesforce ICU Format

In Provar 2.4.1, we have introduced support for the ICU locale formats for date and time, which Salesforce recently introduced as their new standard. The key benefit of Provar’s ICU support is:

  • If an org is set to ICU, Provar will read and process the dates and times as ICU locales.
  • If an org is set to Java formats, Provar will read and process dates and times as Java locales.

If you are a new Provar customer who is already using ICU in your orgs, you will get the best possible experience from this feature. However, if you are an existing customer who wants to enable ICU, there will be a migration step needed for some parts of your test data, and we highly recommend that you contact our Provar Success Team by raising a case at Provar Success Portal in advance and our team will be happy to help make it a smooth experience for you.

You can get more information on ICU locale formats at Supported Locales and ICU Formats and Enable ICU Locale Formats.

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