The upgrade prompt cannot be suppressed in Rational System Architect

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Question

Can the "upgrade prompt" be suppressed in IBM Rational System Architect (SA)?

Cause

You are opening an encyclopedia in a new version of SA but do not wish to upgrade the encyclopedia at this time and for subsequent attempts you do not want to have to answer the "upgrade prompt" again.

  • For SA version 11.4.2.2 and older, the "upgrade prompt" is similar to the following:

    The encyclopedia property file is configured for an earlier version of System Architect. Upgrading this encyclopedia with the latest properties file will affect all users who access it. Do you want to upgrade the Local Server <SERVER NAME> encyclopedia with the latest property file?

  • For SA version 11.4.2.3 the "upgrade prompt" is the following:

    The encyclopedia schema is configured for an earlier version of System Architect.  In Order to open this encyclopedia with System Architect 11.4.2.3 the schema must be upgraded. Once the schema is upgraded user will only be able to access the encyclopedia with System Architect 11.4.2.3. Earlier versions of System Architect will not be able to access this encyclopedia.
    Note that appropriate database rights are required to upgrade the encyclopedia schema. If you do not have the appropriate rights then the schema upgrade will fail, the upgrade process will be cancelled, and you will not be able to open this encyclopedia with System Architect 11.4.2.3
    Click Yes to upgrade the encyclopedia schema to version 11.4.2.3. Click No if you do not want to upgrade the encyclopedia at this time.



Answer

The "upgrade prompt" cannot be suppressed in SA. When you open an encyclopedia in a later version, it is upgraded automatically.

For SA version 11.4.2.2 and older, if press "Yes" or "No" on the "upgrade prompt" the encyclopedia is opened and upgraded automatically. Subsequent attempts to open the encyclopedia in an older version will fail with a message similar to the following example in SA version 11.4.0:


The selected encyclopedia is 11.4.22069 Professional Version and cannot be opened in this version of SA.



For SA version 11.4.2.3, If you press "Yes"on the upgrade prompt (as seen in the cause section), you will get the following message:

The default encyclopedia meta model is configured for an earlier version of System Architect.  It is highly recommend that you upgrade the default meta model at this time. Not upgrading the default meta model may prevent new features from being available to all users of this encyclopedia.

Any custom extensions that you have mad to the default met model will be left as is.

Click Yes to open the encyclopedia and upgrade the default meta model to the latest version.  Click No to open the encyclopedia and continue to use the previous default meta model.




If you press "Yes" to this, the encyclopedia will be upgraded automatically and use the new meta model applied. It will open in the new version. Subsequent attempts to open the encyclopedia in an older version will fail with a message similar to the fail message from 11.4.0 described above.

If you press "No" to this, the encyclopedia will will be upgraded automatically but use the old meta model. It will open in the new version but you may get additional warnings and error message. Subsequent attempts to open the encyclopedia in an older version will fail with a message similar to the fail message from 11.4.0 described at the start of answer section.


If you press "No" on the "upgrade prompt" (as seen in the cause section) you will be presented with the following message:

The selected encyclopedia could not be opened because inconsistencies were found in the structure of the database.


If you press "OK" the encyclopedia will not open because it has given you a chance to stop the upgrade and the encyclopedia can be opened in an older version of SA.

Notes:

  • The new upgrade prompt and messages in SA version 11.4.2.3 was in response to RFE 8986.
  • For all versions of SA, the same answer applies to both enterprise and professional encyclopedia.
  • IBM recommend you use the same version of SA for everyone in your company.

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Document information


More support for:

Rational System Architect
Documentation

Software version:

11.4, 11.4.0.1, 11.4.0.2, 11.4.0.3, 11.4.1, 11.4.1.1, 11.4.1.2, 11.4.2, 11.4.2.1, 11.4.2.2, 11.4.2.3

Operating system(s):

Windows

Reference #:

1628093

Modified date:

2013-03-22

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