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.
Preparation for Update:
Before running this process for the first time download and run XML Report Dic2 (click
for more) . This should report the following for a dictionary up to 0000004K. If
it does not please seek assistance by emailing mike@Lfield.co.uk
Taxon_List = 244, Taxon = 311,369 ,Taxon Version = 317,443,Taxon List Item = 608,848,Organism
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).
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 an update key 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 a le 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 from within Recorder 6 (applies only after v6.29)
Log into R6 (System Manager). This can be on any workstation running R6.
Backup the database using R6 Backup or ensure that you have a backup available.
Run the Upgrade kit 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. R6 will remember this so you can use the same folder every time.
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 process may take some time. Do not be concerned if little appears to be happening.
Including a progress bar would substantially slow the update. If you leave the R6
window and return R6 may show ‘ not responding’. This can be ignored.
Run the Upgrade kit and logon to SQL Server for each upgrade 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.