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From: InPort Admin
To: All Users

Maintenance Notice: Tuesday August 15 @ 1-3pm Eastern.

InPort and its associated services will be under maintenance and unavailable for the deployment of InPort Release 5.3.0.

Downtime Schedule

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

1:00pm - 3:00pm Eastern / 10:00am - 12:00pm Pacific / 7:00am - 9:00am Hawaii

Impacted Areas

- InPort Website:

- InPort WAF:

What's New in InPort 5.3.0

The Compression field under Distribution Information has been standardized and updated. This change is part of a larger effort to standardize Distribution file formats, which will be implemented over the course of two releases. An additional email notification will be sent to users shortly following the release with more detailed information.

Release Notes

* IP-3496 - Added new Compression column to ODS.

* IP-3500, IP-3505, IP-3507, IP-3508, IP-3509, IP-3510, IP-3526, IP-3529 - Updated the Compression field implementation in Distribution Information to use a new controlled list.

* IP-3511 - Added new Distribution Format column to ODS in preparation for next release.

* IP-3512, IP-3514, IP-3518 - Added backend changes for Distribution Format field in preparation for next release.

* IP-3530 - Fixed a UI issue in the Contact Component Support Role usages report.

* IP-3506 - Mapped Compression-related field data from Distribution File Type field to the Compression field.

* IP-3498 - Updated entity extract script to dynamically set the database character set to handle the most common sets.

* IP-3502 - Removed support for the deprecated <downloads> tag in the InPort XML Loader. Please use the <distribution-information> tag instead.