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January Release - Sprint 90

Article ID: 1214
Last updated: 17 Jan, 2018


Sprint 90 Release Notes

January Release


The January Release went live on January 17th.

This development sprint focused on enhancements to Forgot Password functionality, Action Center, Federated Access and Search/Export.

Aristotle 360

Forgot Password Functionality

There are times when we all forget our passwords especially with new security requirements that demand password changes after a period of time. Aristotle 360 now provides a Forgot Password link that will send you an email to reset your password.

  1. Click “Forgot Password” Link
  2. A new screen will appear requesting your Email and Username as well as a reCAPTCHA control (prevent brute force attacks).
  3. The User will receive an email with a reset password link. This link will be valid for only 48 hours.

Please Note: Some Users may have access to multiple Aristotle 360 Accounts. The password will only be changed to those accounts linked to the specific email and Username combination. Password(s) linked to a different email/Username combination will be unaffected.

Action Center

Thank and Spank for State Alerts

Aristotle Advocacy now supports automatic Thank You letter generation for State Action Alerts.  Legislators who are sponsors/cosponsors of a bill will receive a Thank You message (Thank) as opposed to a Advocacy Message (Spank).


  1. Select Jurisdiction = State
  2. Select a Single State and Bill Capture Field will appear
    1. Enter Bill by typing a few characters
    2. User can set a Bill for House and State Senate as well
  3. Messages – Admin will add thank you message content

Advocate Experience

An advocate will know they are sending a Thank You letter when viewing the Recipient List as it will highlight in Green Recipient Legislator’s Name and note “Thank You” as well as the content differing from the “Take Action” Message content.

Action Center – Custom Alert List Views

Aristotle Advocacy now supports different views to organize your Action Alerts on the Main Action Center page.  Your action alerts can be displayed, within Action Center, as a list (combing Federal, State and Other Alerts in a single list) or organize alerts by Jurisdiction within tabs to display alerts (Federal, State and Other).

This control will manage how your alerts are presented and which Jurisdiction tab is open by default. All (Single List View) is set by Default. Regardless of display option, you may order the alerts as needed within each view.


Within Action Center Settings you will find an option called Action Center List Jurisdiction to be displayed by default. Regulation Alerts are resident in their own unique tab.

After Selection Make Sure to Select Save Changes at Top of the Page

This will control your default display option:

  1. All (Single List View) - Set by Default. This is a single list view and will combine all Federal, State and Other alerts.
  2. Federal -Federal Alerts will be displayed by Default. Alerts will display within their own tab according to jurisdiction.
  3. State - State Alerts will be displayed by default. Alerts will display within their own tab according to jurisdiction.
  4. Other - Other alerts, typically local, will be displayed by default. Alerts will display within their own tab according to jurisdiction.

Example of Default View – All (Single List View)

Example of Federal Jurisdiction View – Federal

Order Published Alerts

Regardless of how your Action Center is presented (List or by Jurisdiction) you can manage the alert display order to promote your critical alerts at the top of the list. The order alerts option has changed to support ordering of legislative alerts based on the setting List/Jurisdiction within Action Center Settings.

Order Published Alert When Jurisdiction is set to Federal

1. Admin has set Action Center to display Federal Alerts open by default in Settings->Action Center Settings.

2. Advocacy ->Order Published Legislative Alerts

3. Notice published Action Alerts are displayed within the Jurisdiction Tabs assigned at the time of the  Alert's Creation.

4. Simply click and hold mouse button to Drag and Drop to change the display order of your alerts.

Example of Action Center List View

Notice Jurisdiction tabs are no longer displayed as all alerts are combined and order can be set.

My Legislators Page – Support Printing of Page

After releasing the new “My Legislators” Page we have received requests to permit printing of the Legislator’s Page from our clients.  Now advocates may print a copy of the Legislator Profile page.

Search & Export

Search for Legislators by Vote   

Aristotle 360 now supports searching for legislators based on votes within Query Builder.  You can search for legislators based on one or multiple votes. Please note that these queries are intensive and may run for a minute or more.

How To:

  1. Search->Query Builder
  2. Main Search Record = Legislator
    1. Legislator Full Name = Contains Data
    2. Custom Vote Name = Tax Cut and Job Act (for example)
      1. Available Fields to Search
        1. Bill Number
        2. Vote Number/Roll Call Number
          1. For State Votes – this field is not recommend!
        3. Title – supports “Contains” Statement
        4. Jurisdiction (Federal or State)
        5. Chamber
        6. Result – Passed, Failed etc.
        7. Vote Option
        8. Vote Position
        9. Vote Comments
        10. Custom Vote Name
        11. Key Vote
  3. View Results​​​​​​​

Exportable Fields – District Office
Clients have requested the ability to export District Office Fields.  Users may now add district office information to their current selection as well as for export.

Federated Access

View/Manage Federate Access from Individual’s Record

Aristotle 360 provides Federated Access capabilities that provide national organization the ability to control user access based on Federated Access Group membership (National, State, Local etc.).   We have added the ability for users to view in the main individual record body the individual’s Federated Access Group. If user has permissions they would be able to add or remove individual from Federated Access Groups.

Federated Access Groups will be shown in hierarchical order, with National first, followed by each state.   All local groups for a state will appear after the state and prior to the next step.  Label shows name and description for the federated access group.

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Article ID: 1214
Last updated: 17 Jan, 2018
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