We are busy planning an upgrade fro m V16 to 18.5 and was wondering if we can go higher to the current version without any hassle? Is this possible?
You can upgrade from 16 to 19.0 without a problem.
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I can't really speak to skipping that many releases, but we went from R18.0 to R19.0 last May; it went very smoothly - r19.0 is solid.
We went from 16 SP7 to 18.0 in 2012.
It wasn’t painless, but it wasn’t painful.
Just test, test and then do more testing.
That’s the key.
As to going to 19, remember that 19 is basically 18.5 with some patches applied.
There were reassemblies, but the code base is almost (not quite) that of 18.5.
If it were me, I would go right to 19.
Just be sure to plan your installation validation well.
I will see if I still have my notes as to what bit us and such and if I can find them, I’ll let you know.
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The CA IDMS 18.5, 2nd Edition bookshelf, includes Release Summary guides that explain how to upgrade from Release 16 to later releases.
For your convenience, the documentation team is currently in the process of gathering information about upgrading from earlier releases, to include in the Release 19.0 DocOps space.
We went from 17 to 18.5 and didn't ask the right questions, so we were missing a PTF in Intertest - RO63585 which adds program CINT1800 to the exclusion table.
Just make sure you check that everything for every product is updated for all the IDMS releases you skip.
There is no dictionary migration necessary between r16 and r19 also!
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