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Cerb (10.4.5) is a maintenance update released on November 24, 2023. It includes 12 minor features and fixes from community feedback covering the 10.4 update. You can follow these instructions to upgrade.



  • [Automations/Mail] In mail.filter automations, added the ability to assign an organization to the sender with return:set:email_sender_org_id:. This occurs before the message is parsed and the new organization can be used for routing.

  • [Records/Automations] In automation dictionaries, the script key can now be expanded to access the KATA code. Thanks to @mryanb for the feature request!

  • [Records/Email Addresses] When creating or updating email address records, an organization name can now be set directly using the org field. This will link an existing organization or create a new one. Previously, an org record had to be created first to use its ID in the org_id field.

  • [Records/Contacts] Added the mobile: filter when searching contact records.

  • [Records/Contacts] Added the phone: filter when searching contact records.

  • [Records/Contacts] Added the username: filter when searching contact records.


  • [Automations/Records] In automations, the record.update: command may now provide an empty fields: key. For instance, if all fields are @optional and blank. This bypasses updating the record but still returns successfully.

  • [Packages/Performance] When importing a package with many records, the post-import summary only shows up to 12 record images (e.g. group profile images). This avoids a flurry of server requests that could trigger rate-limiting in some environments.


  • [Automations/Editor] Fixed an issue with exporting a new unsaved automation in the editor.

  • [Records/Explore] Fixed an issue with explore mode on custom record types where prev/next was hidden. Thanks to @mryanb for the bug report! [#1749]

  • [Automations] In automations, fixed a validation issue with the var.set: command when inputs:value: is a dictionary.

  • [Records/Portals] Fixed an issue when creating community portals from the API with the params field. A cache invalidation issue prevented these preferences from being associated with a newly created portal.