HCL Commerce Version

HCL Commerce

HCL Commerce was released on October 29, 2020.

Security updates

HCL Commerce contains the following security-related fixes.
Affected software CVE(s) Vulnerability
IBM® Java SDK included with WebSphere Application Server CVE-2020-2601, CVE-2020-14621, CVE-2020-14581, CVE-2020-14579, CVE-2020-14578, CVE-2020-14577, CVE-2020-2590 Security vulnerabilities in IBM® Java SDK included with WebSphere Application Server affect HCL Commerce
WebSphere Application Server CVE-2020-4589, CVE-2020-4643, CVE-2020-4578 Multiple vulnerabilities in WebSphere Application Server affects HCL Commerce

Important changes

HCL Commerce contains the following important changes to site features and functionality.
Important: Required changes

There are no updates to that require your immediate attention.

Feature enhancements

The following features have been introduced in this release. Review the following list to ensure that your site is prepared once this update is applied.

Management Center Tools
Version has simplified Management Center. It helps user with:
  • Simplified Hamburger menu utilization.
  • Shipping Charges are also a part of Management Center Tools.
  • Updated User Management for B2C shoppers.
  • Provided link for Aha portal to submit new ideas.

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Marketing functionality restored
Version has removed a limitation that occurs with marketing functionality in a clustered environment. This fix requires the implementation of HCL Cache with Redis.

The limitation affected Version 9.0, and earlier versions of Version 9.1.

For more information on the limitation, see Marketing tool - Limitations in the HCL Commerce Version 9.0 documentation.

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Hero product image
You can use the Elasticsearch join field to enable result grouping functionality similar to that of the Solr search engine. This functionanlity lets you display hero product images in the storefront.

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Dashboard monitoring for Ingest service
The Version 9.1. Metrics Monitoring framework allows you to construct dashboards. The Ingest data loading service is now one of the dashboard types.

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Expanded support for search term associations
Configuring Search Term Associations, synonyms and Stop Word is easier than ever.

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Dataload with Elasticsearch-based search
Dataload now uses Redis to trigger Ingest pipeline flows and index updates.

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Multiple language support added for custom stores using React JavaScript library
The React Stores now support multiple languages.

Before you can launch a store in a language other than the default en_US language, you must add the required languages to the SAS and the eSite stores from the Management Center. You must also run a full index on ElasticSearch.

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Access Management Center Administrative tools from React Stores
You can now access the Organization Management, Buyer Management, and Buyer and Order Approval menus of the Management Center from Administrative Tools menu in the React B2B Reference Store application. You must have the required permissions to access Management Center and to administer buyers or approve orders.

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Enhancements for the React B2B and B2C Reference Store applications
Support for contract level payment, shipments, and order limits is also added for the React B2B Reference Store application.

Learn more about the enhanced Emerald (B2C) Reference Store application site flows and Sapphire (B2B) Reference Store application site flows.

Supported companion software

HCL Commerce has been tested with the following companion software.
Commerce Companion software Database Browsers
HCL Commerce Version
  • WebSphere Application Server + PH26220 + PH27509 +PH29871 + PH27157
  • WebSphere Application Server Liberty
  • IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version
  • IBM HTTP Server
  • Solr-based search solution
    • IBM Db2 11.5
    • Oracle 18c
    • Oracle 19c
  • Elasticsearch-based search solution
    • IBM Db2 11.5
  • Management Center for HCL Commerce
    • Edge 20+
    • Internet Explorer 9+
    • Firefox 39+
    • Chrome 44+
    • Safari 10+
  • React-based storefronts
    • Edge 87+
    • Firefox 84+
    • Chrome 87+
    • Safari 14+
  • Aurora-based storefronts
    • Internet Explorer 20H2+
    • Edge 87+
    • Firefox 84+
    • Chrome 87+
    • Safari 14+