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Recorder 3 Upgrades

 
The latest version of Recorder is Recorder 6 however, there are a number of upgrades within the Recorder 3 series which include enhancements to the functionality and bug fixes. Please note that no further upgrades are being issued and you are encouraged to transfer your data to Recorder 6 to gain full access to the latest functionality, features and species dictionary. To assist you in transfering your data to Recorder 6 there is both useful documentation and assistance from approved experts if required. You can transfer to recorder 6 from Recorder 3.4.6. We advise to always back up or take a copy of your Recorder 6 database before proceeding with an upgrade.
 

Update from 3.3 to the latest version of Recorder 3: version 3.4.6

Download: V3.4.6Upgrade.zip

 

This zipped file will upgrade Recorder 3 from version 3.3 onwards to the latest version of Recorder 3 (V3.4.6). This file also contains a bulk load addin for use in Recorder 6 for the transferring of data from Recorder 3 to Recorder 6 (for how to install the addin in Recorder 6 please refer to the addins page). For details of the changes included in this upgrade please refer to the release notes.

 

This download is  1.87 MB.

 

To run the upgrade:

  • Unzip the Rec34.zip file to a temporary directory somewhere on your hard disk.
      For example, c:\rec34. In Recorder 3.3, go to TCL (press [F5])
  • Issue the following command:    RUN DOS C:\REC34\UPDATE substituting the name of your temporary directory for "C:\REC34".
  • You will be logged off at the end of the installation process.

 

Please Note: If you have already installed an earlier version of this update (eg the version on the Recorder 2000 CD: 3.3.11) and have made entries in the SURVEYS and/or  DATASETS tables, YOU WILL LOSE THESE RECORDS WHEN YOU INSTALL THE NEW VERSION.

 

To get round this:

 

1.  BEFORE you install the new update, in Recorder, go to TCL (press [F5]) and
    issue the following commands (one at a time, being careful to follow the
    punctuation exactly):

    MAKETABLE DATA TEMP_SURVEYS
    MAKETABLE DATA TEMP_DATASETS
    COPYROW XML_SURVEYS * TO: (TEMP_SURVEYS
    COPYROW XML_DATASETS * TO: (TEMP_DATASETS

 

2. Now install the new version of the update as above. You are logged out of Recorder
   at the end of the installation.

 

3. Re-start Recorder and go to TCL (press [F5]). Issue the following commands

   COPYROW TEMP_SURVEYS * TO: (XML_SURVEYS
   COPYROW TEMP_DATASETS * TO: (XML_DATASETS
   DELETETABLE TEMP_SURVEYS
   DELETETABLE TEMP_DATASETS