Release notes/9.1.2

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NOTE: This page contains release notes for a past release of Convention Master. The current version is 10.1.7.

Released April 1, 2017

Today, we released Convention Master 9.1.2, a bugfix release in the Convention Master 9.1 series. This release is a focused on only bug fixes and minor features or improvements. We are now confident in recommending customers to upgrade their production websites to 9.1.2. Please see upgrade information below.

List of Changes in 9.1.2

  • [Ticket #242] New feature - Badge Editor can now create new badge types with custom badge layout codes.
  • [Ticket #702] Fixed bug that gave PDO error when trying to assign your printer pool with the workstation name field left blank.
  • [Ticket #703] Upgraded the queries in the registrant information filter.
  • [Ticket #707] Registrant links that are event specific will now only show up for those events in registration summary.
  • [Ticket #714] Corrected security issue in deliver_pdf.
  • [Ticket #719] Search result UID's are now clickable in manual reg entry.
  • [Ticket #723] Resolved quicksearch bug that prevented prefixes such as "first:" or "city:" from being parsed properly. Also added support for searching for user defined fields by "fieldTitle:" {for example species:civet).
  • [Ticket #729] Corrected issue with the saving of "picked up timestamps" to fix the attendance report. DB Update 549 retroactively fixes this issue.
  • [Ticket #737] New feature - Kiosks can now be configured to require certain UDF's be answered before user is allowed to continue through registration.
  • [Ticket #739] Corrected issue that caused UID to be lost when clicking the "edit cart button" on a registration summary screen.
  • [Ticket #740] Corrected permission issue that prevented users from linking themselves to others during choose membership in the kiosk.
  • [Ticket #741] Map Attendee Location report will now show a better message when no people to map are found.
  • [Ticket #742] Resolved bug preventing the Art Show scangun tool from recording any art show bids.
  • [Ticket #743] Corrected issue that prevented bag stuffing pdf reports from being generated.
  • [Ticket #746] Corrected issue that was causing the saving of freebies and cart items to show a "0 rows returned" error message and blocking kiosk registrations/cart updates in console.
  • [Ticket #747] Corrected issue preventing some replacement tags from working in registration/payment confirmation emails generated by the kiosks. An updated list of replacements is now in the web_reg kiosk steps template.
  • [Ticket #748] Corrected issue preventing the registration confirmation that gets sent before payment is made when registrant chooses to pay via the PayPal api.
  • [Ticket #751] Kiosks will now handle and show a formatted error when event_id is set to non existent event id in the steps file.
  • [Ticket #752] Corrected issue preventing certain links to be made when choosing a membership with newly created people due to "not registered" error message.
  • [Ticket #755] New feature After viewing a registration summary screen, there will be a button in search forms that allow you to quickly reuse that UID in future or subsequent actions.
  • [Ticket #756] New feature Added the ability to filter by a comma separated list of UIDS. Now located in the filter system, under "Registrant Information", by "UID", is "comma list".
  • [Ticket #757] Correct issue preventing the Pre-Reg -> Show Additional Badges from rendering any images.
  • Fixed incorrect template for UDF step settings in the web_reg kiosk steps template.
  • Added PayPal API activation setting to the web_reg kiosk template and cleaned up the old non api settings.
  • Added support for global debug setting to Art Show scangun screens.
  • Updated the install script so that errors show up on the index page.
  • Corrected some edge cases where membership types would not show in the description text when selecting a link.
  • Updated the install script so that it now adds encryption key and date() time() again in the generated db_connect file.
  • Various other minor code improvements and spelling fixes.


Before starting an upgrade, we recommend that you backup your Convention Master database and files.

To perform the upgrade, run a Subversion update in the folder that contains your Convention Master installation:

$ svn up /path/to/convention_master

When this has completed, log in to the staff console [] with an account that has the "Perform DB and System Upgrades" permission to automatically trigger any pending schema updates. DO NOT FORGET THIS STEP, otherwise it will leave your install in a locked upgrade state.

For fuller/more complete information on upgrading your Convention Master installation, please see our upgrade documentation.

If you have any questions or comments, please email us at