Build 20.1 (Feb 2020)

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Build 20.1 (Feb 2020)

EarthSoft is pleased to announce a new quarterly build of EQuIS 7. See this post for the announcement regarding quarterly releases. As previously announced, we are changing the name/identity of builds to simplify planning and conversation about each build.


Starting with this release, the build will be referred to by year and quarter (e.g., "20.1" is the Quarter 1 release in the year 2020).


The new build files are available in the "Products" folder on the Downloads Dashboard of the EarthSoft Community Center. Please note that the folder structures and names have been modified. Files previously available in the "Products\Library" folder are now available in the "Products\Additional Resources" folder.


This build includes the following highlights:

AQS – New Module to support USEPA Air Quality System (AQS) data

The EQuIS AQS Module allows clients to collect, store, and manage AQS data in EQuIS and export the data into EPA-required file formats for submission to EPA. The EQuIS AQS Module is available with EQuIS Enterprise Premium licensing. Contact for more information.

ArcEQuIS – Add-in for Esri ArcGIS Pro

Filter/search navigation pane added to Add Data form in ArcEQuIS.


Collect Windows (UWP) now supports direct connection to several probes through USB or Serial ports.

Collect Templates can be filtered by facility.

New User Group UI

Several UI improvements both on mobile and web

New EQuIS eCOC XML export


Improved COC generation performance.


Updated icons on ribbons.

Committing data has been refactored to send data to the database in larger chunks, which improves performance (particularly when committing to a remote database).


Improved Explorer Widget

Drag/Drop functionality for moving objects and folders

Delete files from the right click context menu

Folder tree redesigned for better user experience

New Widgets (beta):

Boring Log Widget – View Boring Log report .pdf output

EnviroInsite Report Viewer – Displays .svg output of EnviroInsite reports

New REST API Endpoints:

Create new notices

Upload EDDs

Expanded Swagger descriptions for EQuIS REST API

This release introduces several changes to increase security of the Enterprise web application and the EQuIS REST API, including:

All web responses will now include the following response headers:

oStrict-Transport-Security – Limits app to HTTPS; must be disabled to run over HTTP instead of HTTPS.

oContent-Security-Policy – Explicitly whitelists other sites that may serve content; may need to be reviewed/updated if you have custom widgets or HTML widgets that include content from other sources.

oX-Frame-Options – Prevents Enterprise content from being contained in iframes on other sites.

An CSRF-prevention cookie is returned to the browser upon successful authentication and automatically included in subsequent requests. As this header is not included in requests made from the Swagger UI, POST/PUT/DELETE requests will no longer be allowed. A future build will disable the "Try it out" option for these endpoints. If you are using the EQuIS REST API directly, you must use an API token for authentication.

The session cookie used for user authentication is now set to SameSite = Lax, which will allow browsers to be more secure with how the cookie is handled. This change is in line with other industry changes moving towards SameSite = Lax cookies (for example, see this article and this article). (NOTE: Previous builds of EQuIS Enterprise will continue to work in an environment where SameSite = Lax is the default.)

The server-side proxy used for the Map Widget is now limited to specific target sites. If you use your own internal ArcGIS Server for projection, you will need to update the Proxy.config file after installation.

The API vulnerability hotfixed in build 19300 is fixed in this build.


The EQuIS Link data transformation tool is an EDP feature that is now available within the EQuIS Professional Premier Data license libraries.


Improve remarks and qualifiers in Historical Chart Widget

Update to agents

Online Documentation

Starting with this build, each build will have its own build-specific copy of the online documentation that will remain accessible while that build is supported (see Product Support Lifecycle).


Ribbons and toolbars have new, multi-color icons and resized for easier icon recognition and clicking space.

DQM Reason Codes can be ranked.

Standard Schema now includes RT_HOLDING_TIME; previously only in the DQM Schema.

Enabled ACTION_LEVEL_MIN for location advanced action levels.

Starting with this build, the x86 (32-bit) *.msi installer will no longer be available; the x64 (64-bit) *.msi installer and xcopy package are available.


New EZSRN format

New eQuote format to import lab contracts from LIMS

Support for EQuIS AQS Module

User interface changes to support the new EZSRN/eQuote formats

Starting with this build, the x86 (32-bit) *.msi installer will no longer be available; the x64 (64-bit) *.msi installer and xcopy package are available.



Note: A Schema update is required when deploying this build.



Per our Product Support Lifecycle, this release will be supported for 24 months.


Known Issues:

Collect running on Windows 10 may crashes on certain devices when the monitor display changes from landscape to portrait. We recommend enabling "Rotation lock" under the Display settings for field computers.