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Blackout 4.9 Release Overview
- Note: Blackout 4.8 and above, will require SQL Server 2016 with compatibility mode set to at least 130. Steps to check this are noted below in the following SQL Version Support section.
- This is the last release with full feature parity for Relativity 10.3, Server 2021, and Server 2022.
New with Blackout 4.9 are Migrate Projects. This new project type is used to migrate markups between workspaces to ensure consistency for markups between documents.
Blackout now enables redactions to be applied to threaded comments. Please note there are currently limitations to this feature that will be addressed in future releases.
When utilizing spreadsheet projects, threaded comments redacted through rules will exclude the author's identity from redaction unless the matched text is the author's name. Moreover, utilizing the "Replace comment text" option will also substitute the author's name with "Author Redacted" across all comments.
In instances of manual redactions, the reviewer's specified redacted text will apply to every comment within the thread, and the author's identity will consistently be replaced with "Author Redacted".
Blackout - Native Prepared Field
- Blackout introduces a new multi-object field "Blackout - Native Prepared." This field contains the set of markup sets that have a prepared native. This helps disambiguate from the existing "Blackout - Has Native Redactions" field, which will now only be populated if there are live redactions on the document.
Markup Review Pane - Updated Interface
The Blackout markup review pane has had its interface updated to allow for more ease of use when filtering and for QC.
SQL version support
Note: Blackout 4.8 and above, requires SQL Server 2016 with compatibility mode set to at least 130. To check the compatibility mode level of your SQL Server, you can run the following query:
SELECT name, compatibility_level FROM sys.databases WHERE [name] = 'EDDS';
To update the compatibility mode level, please follow these steps:
- Connect to your SQL Server using SQL Server Management Studio.
- Right-click on the EDDS database and select Properties.
- In the Select a page pane, click Options.
- In the Compatibility level drop-down list, select the desired compatibility level.
- Click OK to save the changes.
Alternatively, the compatibility mode can be updated using the following SQL script:
ALTER DATABASE [EDDS] SET COMPATIBILITY_LEVEL = 130;
- PDF markup review pane supports paging.
- Comments removed by a project now have the Redact button disabled unless the redaction is rejected.
- Resolved an issue where deleting failed markups would sometimes fail to delete markup records if the corresponding file had already been deleted.
- Resolved an issue where the "Blackout Has Unresolved Markups" document field was not immediately updated after accepting or rejecting markups.
- Exported Analyze Report now correctly displays "Manual" in Rule Source Column.
- Inverse markup subtype no longer shows up as an option for page scope.
- Resolved an issue where documents locked for production sometimes show markups for the markup set of the corresponding production project.