8.9 Release Notes

Release date: January 29, 2020

Shotgun 8.9 is full of improvements and optimizations to streamline your work in Shotgun.

Key Features

For Producers

  • Importing data from external sources is now much easier. When you need to import spreadsheets that don’t exactly match your field names on a regular basis, the importer will now remember how you’ve mapped the fields previously and automatically set the mappings by default (so long as there’s not an exact match). [SG-14872]
  • In addition, we made Shotgun less fussy when importing or entering certain types of data. Any symbols or commas in currency or percent data are now automatically ignored, and status and list fields are no longer treated as case-sensitive, so you don’t have to manually edit it before bringing it to Shotgun. [SG-5831, SG-5398, SG-5666, SG-5664]

Other Improvements

For Producers

  • The Tags and Assigned To fields are now included in the keywords option when using the quick filter. [SG-2163]
  • Updated the label for exporting items to CSV to make it clearer how many items will be exported. [SG-14386]
  • Updated the message shown when trying to import or create an entity into a project that has that entity type hidden for clarity. [SG-15238]
  • Removed duplicate menu items when duplicating a task template on the task template page. [SG-15125]

For Admins

  • Simplified the permission summaries so they are easier to read. [SG-15029]
  • It's now possible to retire projects that have been archived. [SG-14689, SG-15146]
  • Updated the wording on some of the advanced permissions preferences for consistency. [SG-4064]
  • Fixed an issue with improper wording in Site Preferences>Filtering. [SG-7303]

Other changes

  • Removed the "what's new in the media app" interstitial that would be shown to new users [SG-10764]
  • The Page entity type is no longer shown in Project Tracking Settings. [SG-10823]
  • Removed the "Disable per-Project entity creation forms" preference from Site Preferences. [SG-10758]
  • Users are now required to manually choose a project template when creating a new project using the basic form. [SG-15222] (Wed Mar 4, 2020)


  • Prevent timeouts loading a large Detail Page activity stream when the user does not have permission to see any of the activity. [SG-15638]
  • Some performance optimizations for large reads in the REST API. [SG-15453] (Thu Feb 27, 2020)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the automatic field mapping would sometimes map to a hidden field during import, and where exact name matches were not being precedence. [SG-15760] (Tue Feb 25, 2020)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an error that could occur when setting the display name preference for certain entity types, such as Published File Dependency. [SG-15466] (Mon Feb 10, 2020)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that prevented the creation of numeric filters in the query builder (eg: Id is 1168). [SG-15579] (Wed Feb 5, 2020)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a regression with the rendering of summaries within pipeline step columns. Also, added automated test coverage to always check for this rendering issue in the future. [SG-15096]
  • Fix for emails not being sent to invited users for sites using SSO. This was broken in the SG 8.9 release. [SG-15520]
  • Updated the "Light Payload" checkbox feature of Action Menu Items to allow for use with the http(s) protocol and not just custom protocol handlers. [SG-15504] (Tue Feb 4, 2020)

Bug Fixes

  • When importing versions with the Task field populated, only tasks linked to same entity as the version will be matched. [SG-8134] (Fri Jan 31, 2020)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the email notification issue. [SG-15538]