Has anyone else noticed that recently Fedex has changed the url they use to track shipments. In xTuple ver 5 the tracking urls are defined in the file dspShipmentsBase.cpp. The url listed in that file for Fedex was working as intended until the recent change by Fedex. Now it is not. Has anyone else encoutered this change. The problem is found when a user goes to a sales order that has been shipped via Fedex. From within the “Shipments” tab you can right click one of the items listed. Select “Query Shipment Status”. Your default web browser is launched but the Fedex website presents their default 404 (Page not Found) screen.
I’d suggest that going forward this url and parameters information would be a great fit for being stored in a new db table or somewhere in metrics. That would make it an easier way for users to adapt to these sorts of changes or even to add other freight providers as needed for their particular case.