Procedures for Upgrading fusion_place

This manual is in pilot operation.

If you want to install a new version of fusion_place while continuing to use the existing fusion_place database, please follow the procedures below. If you wish to reinstall your current version of fusion_place instead of upgrading, please follow these procedures as well.

The following settings will not be carried over with the upgrade procedures explained on this page. Please understand your current settings by referring to the manual before upgrading and reconfigure them after the upgrade. Click on each item link to jump to its explanation page.

Step 1. Check the Information Specified During the Installation of the Previous Version

You will need the information specified during the installation of the previous version.

If you have lost this information, there are ways to retrieve it, although it may be somewhat inconvenient. Please refer to Record Locations of Installation Parameters.

Step 2. Uninstall the Old Version of fusion_place

Please uninstall the old version of fusion_place.

It is strongly recommended to take a backup of the fusion_place database before uninstalling.
Make sure to stop the server program when taking a backup.

  • If the "installation folder" and the "folder for the database files" specified during the installation of fusion_place are as initially proposed by the installer, uninstalling fusion_place will not delete the fusion_place database files.

  • However, if the "folder for the database files" is placed within the "installation folder," uninstalling will delete the fusion_place database files along with the installation folder.

  • Using an old version fusion_place database with a new version of fusion_place will modify the database contents for the new version, making it unusable with the previous version. Therefore, it is recommended to take a backup of the fusion_place database in case you need to revert to a previous version.

To uninstall fusion_place, please select the following item (program) from the Start menu.

All Programs  fusion_place… n.n  Server Administration  Uninstall s9.fusion_place n.n

→ Follow the instructions of the uninstaller to proceed with the uninstallation.

Depending on the version of Windows, the above menu item may not be displayed in the Start menu. In that case, double-click fusion_place n.n from the list of installed programs in Control Panel  Programs and Features to uninstall. Double-clicking fusion_place n.n may not remove it from the list immediately, but double-clicking again will display a message about an error occurring during uninstallation and ask if you want to remove fusion_place n.n from the list. Clicking Yes will successfully delete the entry.

Step 3. Install the New Version of fusion_place

Please install the new version of fusion_place. The procedure is the same as the normal installation procedure. However, please note the following:

  1. For the port number, user name, and password for database connection, use the values specified during the installation of the previous version, as determined in Step 1.

  2. Name the folder for the database files as determined in Step 1 (if following the installer’s initial suggestion, it should be C:\FusionPlace_DB).

  3. If you have modified the server configuration file (server.xml file located in the conf subfolder within the fusion_place installation folder), please reconfigure the elements and setting values.
    (Due to potential differences in parameters across versions, do not overwrite with an existing server.xml file, but reconfigure instead).

This concludes the upgrade procedure. Restarting your computer will allow you to use the new version of fusion_place.

On each client computer that has already been using [Excel-Link], it is necessary to acquire and set up the [Excel-Link] add-in file again.