Dictionary Updates After 0000004K - Using Dictionary Update Kit v5
Download the application DictionaryUpdater5.exe (click here). Unzip and copy the
application file into a folder on any machine that connect to Recorder 6 Server.
You must backup the R6 database before doing the update. Queries and issues should
be posted on the Forum. You may need IT support to run this application.
Taxon_List = 244, Taxon = > 311,368 ,Taxon Version = 317,443,Taxon List Item = 607,848,Organism
( Note := Taxon may be greater on some systems, but should not be less).
Download the upgrade files you need from this link Update files. You can download
either the zipped version or the unzipped version. Place the file in the folder
with the application and unzip the file to this folder if required. The folder can
contain both the zipped and unzipped version, but only the unzipped version with
the .sql extension is required and there is no need to delete the any already processed.
With the first update in this format there are 5 separate upgrades contained in
the zipped file. This will not normally be the case and is only necessary as part
of the transition from the old version of the Dictionary Update Kit (v4). Each upgrade
must be run separately, but note that 0000004L to 0000004P run instantly and it is
not necessary to rebuild the indexes after these.
Requirement for running the Update using Dictionary Upgrade Kit v5:
This process can only be used if :-
Your dictionary version is 0000004K (or later)
You have registered with Recorder 6 Steering group and have a Licence Key (8 characters)
covering the current financial year.
The user running the upgrade from within Recorder 6 must have System Manager Admin
permission on Recorder 6.
Note:- If you are on a version of R6 before 6.26 then you will need to upgrade before
being able to run further dictionary upgrades. If your dictionary is not up to 0000004K
or above then you must first use the old software to upgrade to 0000004K. Check
your version of R6 and Dictionary Updates from within Recorder 6 using Help/About
Running the Update using Dictionary Upgrade Kit v5:
Backup the database using R6 Backup or ensure that you have a backup available. Close
Run the Upgrade kit v5 and logon to SQL Server. Click on ‘Proceed’.
If the connection is OK a new window will open. Select the folder where the dictionary
update can be found. The application will not remember and you must select it each
Enter the Steering Group Licence key and click on Proceed. Note that a licence key
is only valid for a financial year. The Block size can be altered - click for more
The update will normally take some time. There is a progress bar which updates for
each table being processed. Do not be concerned if little appears to be happening.
Including additional progress information would substantially slow the update. It
is best to not use the machine for anything else while the update is running. If
you leave the R6 window and return R6 may show ‘ not responding’. This can be ignored.
Close the Upgrade program and run it again for each update file you need to process.
Optionally run XML Report Dic2 and check the results against those provided. If they
differ restore from backup and seek advice.
From within Recorder 6 rebuild the 4 index tables.
Errors and Problems
The process writes a log file ‘Dictionarylog.txt’ to the location of the update
file. Refer to this if the process fails part way through.
Report any errors on the forum and supply the log file.
Restore from the backup taken prior to the update.