Enhancements have been made to Squiz Matrix's Automatic Upgrade Script to allow users to view the upgrade steps of specific versions of Matrix without requiring that particular instance.

Previously, users could use the --verbose parameter on the script to display a full list of upgrade steps from their current version to the version of Matrix indicated.

This enhancement introduces a new --show_steps parameter, which allows users to specify two versions of Matrix to view a full list of upgrade steps between them.

Usage of this script parameter is shown below. Please note that the database type (psql or oci) must be specified when using this parameter.

php matrix_upgrade.php --show_steps mysource_4-2-2 mysource_4-8-0 psql

php matrix_upgrade.php --show_steps mysource_4-2-2 mysource_4-8-0 oci

Additional Changes and Bug Fixes

Minor Enhancements

  • Minor Enhancement #5510: Performance Enhancement: getAllChildLinks().
  • Minor Enhancement #5539: Suggested Tags Now In Alphabetical Order.
  • Minor Enhancement #5557: Restricted File URL Memory.
  • Minor Enhancement #5584: Matrix to Not Poll LDAP During Root User Authentication.
  • Minor Enhancement #5585: Automatic Upgrade Script: Allow PHP Options.


  • Fixed Bug #5533: Asset Builder asset's Dynamic Create Locations ignore LDAP user group membership.
  • Fixed Bug #5545: Using ctrl-z while viewing html source in WYSIWYG removes all tags in IE.
  • Fixed Bug #5546: Inaccurate label on the insert image popup of the WYSIWYG.
  • Fixed Bug #5555: Embed YouTube Video by URL improvement.
  • Fixed Bug #5558: Import assets from XML errors when setting permission for online quiz asset.
  • Fixed Bug #5560: Warranty key expiry screen shows up in SOAP API call.
  • Fixed Bug #5562: Asset Map supported java versions.
  • Fixed Bug #5563: root_nodes keyword does not work with modifiers unless used without them first.
  • Fixed Bug #5567: WYSIWYG select text colour on multiple table cells removes cell tag.
  • Fixed Bug #5569: System alternative proxy setting wiped when running installation step 3.
  • Fixed Bug #5572: Conditional Keyword for Paint Layout doesn't let you configure the question id in keywords like 'question_answer_X_qY'.
  • Fixed Bug #5574: Form file upload problem with IOS device.
  • Fixed Bug #5576: Edit permission HIPO goes over 100%.
  • Fixed Bug #5581: tags converted to character references when inside a span when lang attribute removed.
  • Fixed Bug #5583: Revert safe edit assets status with notice links fatal errors when multiple context is defined.
  • Fixed Bug #5587: WYSIWYG Insert link for redirect page or link asset doesn't work with manual entering of the asset ID.
  • Fixed Bug #5588: Thesaurus metadata field keywords not replaced by JS API getKeywordReplacements.


  • Fixed Bug #5566: Remote content page display error message not working.
  • Fixed Bug #5579: Asset builder asset created bodycopy, can not use nesting asset's keywords in Additional Get Vars of Nest Content Type. 


  • Fixed Bug #5535: Inconsistent indexing when non-alphanumeric characters in a string.


  • Fixed Bug #5542: %globals_user_attribute_*% keywords not working for LDAP user.

Web Services

  • Fixed Bug #5532: JS API getLineage function return incorrect data for asset parents that have been linked in multiple places.
  • Fixed Bug #5537: Javascript API createAsset function doesn't work in IE.
  • Fixed Bug #5538: maximum_perm_on_asset returning incorrect permission level.
  • Fixed Bug #5559: JS_API::removeMultipleLinks() throws JSON.parse error on failure.
  • Fixed Bug #5568: SOAP Web Service GetDesignFromURL() returns no results for certain scenarios.

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