Adobe Commerce 2.4.6
Adobe Commerce is the most powerful and comprehensive ecommerce platform to date. With its robust feature set and wide range of tools, you can create a one-of-a-kind experience for your customers. Adobe is continually working to improve the platform by adding new features and creating patches for any security vulnerabilities they’ve identified. The latest version, Adobe Commerce 2.4.6 is set for release in March 2023 and will include the following upgrades.
- PHP 8.2 support – You can now take advantage of the new features and fixes PHP 8.2 brings to your Adobe Commerce environments
- Composer 2.2.x support is now available, which brings a myriad of new features to help empower the management of complex software development.
- Support for Redis 7.0.x, adding almost 50 new commands and options
- OpenSearch 2.x is now the default search option
- Support for ElasticSearch 8.x continued
- MariaDB 10.6 is now supported. However, this release is still compatible with version 10.4
- The DHL schema has been migrated from v6.2 to v10.0. – DHL schema 6.2 has been deprecated since December
- PHP 7.4 compatibility has been removed from the Commerce codebase.
- Symfony dependencies have been upgraded to the new LTS version.
jquery-migrate has been removed from the Adobe Commerce codebase.
- Zend framework (ZF1) components that have reached the end of life and are now removed from the codebase
Performance and Scalability
- Merchants who need to perform operations involving more than 100 customer segments can now enable a new configuration setting to improve performance.
- The new Limit Number of Products in Grid configuration setting enables merchants to improve product grid performance by limiting the number of products displayed. The default setting is configured to 20,000 and affects only product collections used by UI components.
- A new REST API endpoint provides merchants with the same import capabilities and the Admin import feature but with increased performance of up to 100,000 records per minute. This endpoint supports the same CSV file format as the last version.
- Adobe Commerce Cloud 2.4.6 infrastructure offers improved order processing performance through load balancing. Customers who have a high volume of 1,000 orders per minute can now improve their order processing performance by balancing their loads across multiple nodes.
- Updated the Sign In button to match its accessible name. (Blind users will now be able to understand what the button says)
- Storefront has been updated with descriptive names on buttons to improve accessibility.
- Descriptive labels have been added to the “Has Video” checkboxes in search filters
- Keyboard-only users can now access all page functionality on our storefront where previously shoppers were unable to access sub-navigation links only using keystrokes
Adobe IMS modules are no longer present and have been removed from the 2.4.6 core code. The following have been packaged as a separate metapackage:
- The Purchase Order for Companies feature is now available through the GraphQL API, along with two new GraphQL schemas.
- The Purchase Order GraphQL schema offers B2B companies the ability to manage their approval rules, as well as purchase orders, including creating, editing, and deleting their POs. This schema will provide the coverage you need to streamline your purchase order management
- New Purchase Order Rule GraphQL schema offers company users to manipulate their order approval rules like edit, delete, or view approval rules.
- This release includes several bug fixes for B2B found in the B2B Release Notes
- The PayLater messaging feature has been enabled for the PayPal vault.
- New Fraud protection and ACH webhooks have been added to the system. Fraud protection is triggered when a risk decision has been made by BrainTree by changing the status of the ACH payment charges from “settled” to “settlement declined”
- Local Payment Methods has been added as a webhook
GraphQL Performance Enhancements
- Improvements to the response times when querying categories with their permissions enabled. Previously, response times could be slower than querying products in categories that shared multiple customer groups.
- Category tree rendering in GraphQL has been optimized. CategoryList now supports customers with more than 1500 categories and 5 levels of nested subcategories.
- Query Response times for bulk cart operations have been optimized when adding 500 simple and configurable products
The release of Adobe Commerce 2.4.6 brings a myriad of performance enhancements, bug fixes, and security patches. Adobe recommends that you update your version as soon as it is released to avoid any performance loss or vulnerabilities. Book a consultation with our solution specialists and see what it takes to get your site up to date and secure. Let’s chat.