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  • We installed ProClarity Client 4.0 back in 2001. This software was loaded on our servers. We're upgrading our servers from Windows 2000 to Windows 2003. Per the vendor (Microsoft), Version 4.0 will not run on Windows Server 2000 - you need 6.3. We now have that version installed. Are we going to run into any upgrade problems or is this transpartent?

     

     

    Friday, January 4, 2008 5:53 PM

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  • Ahh, ok there was some confusion there then.

     

    If all you have is the ProClarity Desktop Professional, then you have an easy upgrade path.  The 6.3 version of the ProClarity Professional client will communicate with both SQL 2000 and SQL 2005 Analysis Services cubes.  It is backwards compatible with SQL 2000 Analysis Services.

     

    However, I'm unsure if ProClarity 6.3 will read ProClarity 4.0 Briefing Books.  There have been a lot of changes since the release of that product so you may want to test that out first before you go full on into production.

     

    hth

     

    TJ Nelson

     

    Tuesday, January 8, 2008 6:58 PM

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  • Hello Rick,

     

    If you're planning on using an existing repository from the 4.0 ProClarity version, you will likely run into issues.  We've made a vast majority of changes since that version was released.  I suggest installing PAS 6.3 to a new database and things should work just fine. 

     

    Thanks,

    Amanda Ruffner

     

    Friday, January 4, 2008 7:44 PM
  • Amanda,

     

    Thanks for the quick response. Several questions. What is a PAS that you describe above. We're running MS SQL server 2000 and that's the database that will be migrated. Our vendor wants big bucks to upgrade of DB. Any other suggestions?

     

    Rick E

     

    Monday, January 7, 2008 3:05 PM
  • Hi Rick.

     

    By 'PAS', Amanda is referring to our current version of the product, ProClarity Analytics Server.  The version you are on had a different name, ProClarity Enterprise Server (PES).  I believe that is where the confusion is coming from at this point.

     

    To your question, you really are not going to be able to upgrade directly to PAS 6.3 from PES 4.0.  The products are just too different from one another and there is no easy upgrade path.  You can still utilize the SQL 2000 database to store repository data for PAS 6.3.  However, you will need to start from scratch since you can't bring your old views into the new server.  Just make sure that your SQL 2000 server is upgraded with SP4 and subsequent hotfixes.  That is the requirement for PAS 6.3.

     

    hth

     

    TJ Nelson

     

    Tuesday, January 8, 2008 6:23 PM
  • We never purchased a product called Proclarity Enterprise Server. All we had was the ProClarity Desktop Client.

     

    Tuesday, January 8, 2008 6:54 PM
  • Ahh, ok there was some confusion there then.

     

    If all you have is the ProClarity Desktop Professional, then you have an easy upgrade path.  The 6.3 version of the ProClarity Professional client will communicate with both SQL 2000 and SQL 2005 Analysis Services cubes.  It is backwards compatible with SQL 2000 Analysis Services.

     

    However, I'm unsure if ProClarity 6.3 will read ProClarity 4.0 Briefing Books.  There have been a lot of changes since the release of that product so you may want to test that out first before you go full on into production.

     

    hth

     

    TJ Nelson

     

    Tuesday, January 8, 2008 6:58 PM
  • Thanks for the reply. We're attempting to load the software now. Let you know how it turns out.

     

    Wednesday, January 9, 2008 2:26 PM