This section details the procedure to be used when upgrading to a new release of OpenVPMS.

The headings below are:

Having installed the new release, you may want to look at the Implementation Checklist page.

Note that in the following the directory or folder separator character is shown as /, following unix conventions. On Windows, replace / with \. e.g. given:
  <OPENVPMS_HOME>/lib
change to:
  <OPENVPMS_HOME>\lib

Release Notes

Release Notes are provided for sub-releases (eg 1.8.1, 1.9.1 etc). If you are upgrading to a sub-release then you should consult the release notes on the download page at http://www.openvpms.org/download

Requirements

The software required to run OpenVPMS may change between releases.

Check Requirements to ensure you have the necessary software.

Preparation

 

Back up your database prior to performing the upgrade.

This can be done using the mysqldump tool. e.g.:

        mysqldump -u openvpms -p openvpms > openvpms.sql

NOTE: It is good practice to ensure that the backup can be restored to a different server, prior to performing any upgrade.

See also How To|Administration|Backup.

Directories

These instructions assume that:

  1. The previous OpenVPMS installation is available in <OPENVPMS_PREV>.
     e.g. on Windows:
        c:\OpenVPMS\openvpms-release-1.9

  2. The new installation will be located in <OPENVPMS_HOME>.
     e.g. on Windows:
        c:\OpenVPMS\openvpms-release-2.0

NOTE: the OpenVPMS version can be excluded from the path name, for example c:\OpenVPMS-Current Release - when upgrading you can rename this to say 'Current Release prev' . This can simplify upgrades by removing the need to change custom scripts that contain the installation path.

The previous installation should be retained until:

  •   settings have been migrated to the new installation
  •   the migration has been verified to be successful

 

MySQL connector

Copy the MySQL JDBC driver mysql-connector-java-5.1.<x>-bin.jar from <OPENVPMS_PREV>/lib to <OPENVPMS_HOME>/lib

Database migration

If you are upgrading from 1.9 to 2.0, then database migration is accomplished using the dbtool utility. Run the following in a shell prompt
  > cd <OPENVPMS_HOME>/bin
  > dbtool --update

Upgrading from a version of OpenVPMS earlier than 1.9 requires that data migration scripts first be run to bring the database up to 1.9, and then you can use the dbtool utility as above. 

The scripts are located in the <OPENVPMS_HOME>/update/db directory. With the exception of the 1.5 to 1.6 release (where there was no change to the database structure), there is one sql script per release.

The sql scripts are:
     migrate-1.0-to-1.1.sql
     migrate-1.1-to-1.2.sql
     migrate-1.2-to-1.3.sql
     migrate-1.3-to-1.4.sql
     migrate-1.4-to-1.5.sql
     migrate-1.6-to-1.7.sql
     migrate-1.7-to-1.8.sql
     migrate-1.8-to-1.9.sql

You need to run each relevant one in turn using the mysql utility.

Hence if you are upgrading from OpenVPMS 1.8, run:
     > mysql -u openvpms -p openvpms < migrate-1.8-to-1.9.sql

If you are upgrading from OpenVPMS 1.7, run:
     > mysql -u openvpms -p openvpms < migrate-1.7-to-1.8.sql
     > mysql -u openvpms -p openvpms < migrate-1.7-to-1.9.sql

If you are upgrading from OpenVPMS 1.5 or 1.6, run:
I    > mysql -u openvpms -p openvpms < migrate-1.6-to-1.7.sql
     > mysql -u openvpms -p openvpms < migrate-1.7-to-1.8.sql
     > mysql -u openvpms -p openvpms < migrate-1.8-to-1.9.sql

If you are upgrading from OpenVPMS 1.0 - you need the lot, so run:
     > mysql -u openvpms -p openvpms < migrate-1.0-to-1.1.sql
     > mysql -u openvpms -p openvpms < migrate-1.1-to-1.2.sql
     > mysql -u openvpms -p openvpms < migrate-1.2-to-1.3.sql
     > mysql -u openvpms -p openvpms < migrate-1.3-to-1.4.sql
     > mysql -u openvpms -p openvpms < migrate-1.4-to-1.5.sql
     > mysql -u openvpms -p openvpms < migrate-1.6-to-1.7.sql
     > mysql -u openvpms -p openvpms < migrate-1.7-to-1.8.sql
     > mysql -u openvpms -p openvpms < migrate-1.8-to-1.9.sql

Notes:

  1. If you are helping test a new release, you will be getting 'snapshot' releases. It this case it is sensible to re-run the migration script for the new version. The scripts are written so that they are re-runnable.
  2. The above command will prompt for a password. You can enter the password by including it directly following the '-p' - so if the password is say 'Opv1234' then you can use:
      > mysql -u openvpms -pOpv1234 openvpms < migrate-1.8-to-1.9.sql
  3. If you want re-assurance that something is happening you can add the -v (verbose) option, ie:
      > mysql -v -u openvpms -pOpv1234 openvpms < migrate-1.8-to-1.9.sql
    If you want all the details, use -v -v -v, ie:
      > mysql -v -v -v -u openvpms -pOpv1234 openvpms < migrate-1.8-to-1.9.sql
  4. If you are 're-migrating', ie you have an OpenVPMS 2.0 system that you are restoring a 1.9 database into, then you will need to drop the schema_version table. This is used by dbtool to record the version information, and this table will not be deleted by restoring your 1.9 database, so you will need to manually delete it using the mysql command:  drop table schema_version;

NOTE: With a large database, the 1.8 to 1.9 migration takes some time and using the -v or -v -v -v option is useful to re-assure yourself that something is happening.

Replication

If you are replicating your OpenVPMS database, you must ensure that row-based replication is used. The migration scripts are not compatible with statement-based replication.

Load archetypes

Load the latest archetypes by running the appropriate archload script for your platform.

   Windows:
   > cd <OPENVPMS_HOME>\bin
   > archload

   Unix:
   > cd <OPENVPMS_HOME>/bin
   > archload.sh

Web application

The existing web application should be removed before installing the new version.

To do this:

  1. Shut down Apache Tomcat if it is already running.
  2. Delete or move directory: <TOMCAT_HOME>/webapps/openvpms
    Do not move it to another directory under <TOMCAT_HOME>/webapps/ as Tomcat will continue to launch it.
  3. Delete the file:      <TOMCAT_HOME>/webapps/openvpms.war
  4. Delete the directory: <TOMCAT_HOME>/work/Catalina/localhost/openvpms
  5. Copy <OPENVPMS_HOME>/webapps/openvpms.war to the directory <TOMCAT_HOME>/webapps
  6. Start Apache Tomcat - this will extract <TOMCAT_HOME>/webapps/openvpms.war and build <TOMCAT_HOME>/webapps/openvpms

Customisation

If you use customised versions of the standard archetypes, or have added archetypes, these will need to be loaded.

For modified versions of the standard archetypes, be sure to incorporate any changes that have been made.

You should then use archload to load these archetypes - or if you have only a few, use Administration|Archetypes|Import.

If you have customised versions of propercase.properties, help.properties, or messages.properties you need to install these in
  <TOMCAT_HOME>/webapps/openvpms/WEB-INF/classes/localisation

You can simply overwrite the default propercase.properties with your own version.

However, help.properties and messages.properties will need to be edited to bring your adjustments into the current versions.
 
If you have a customised default.stylesheet, then the version in
  <TOMCAT_HOME>/webapps/openvpms/WEB-INF/classes/style
will need to be edited to incorporate your changes.
 
Now restart Apache Tomcat so the above customisations get picked up and login and see that things are as they should be.

HL7

Sites using HL7 in OpenVPMS 1.8 need to manually edit their HL7 Connectors to include a mapping. A mapping for Cubex is provided.

Document & Report Templates

To take advantage of the new and revised templates, they need to be loaded.

Templates are divided into two types:
•    document templates - Invoices, Receipts etc
•    report templates -  reports run from Reporting - Reports

It is strongly recommended that all sites run the latest versions of the standard reports.

If a site is using:

  • standard document and report templates, then the latest versions can be loaded as per a new installation. This will replace existing templates, and add any new templates.
  • custom document or report templates, then templates can be selectively loaded to avoid replacing customised ones

After loading, obsolete templates may need to be manually removed.

Selectively loading templates

Templates can be selectively loaded:

  1. by type
  2. by creating a templates file that only loads the desired files
  3. manually, by editing the appropriate Document Template (via Administration|Templates|Document Templates), and uploading the appropriate content file from <OPENVPMS_HOME>/reports

Loading templates by type

Document and report templates can be loaded separately. This can be useful if a site has customised one and not the other.

Document templates can be loaded using:
  > cd <OPENVPMS_HOME>/bin
  > templateload documents SIZE
where size is one of A4, A5, or Letter.

Report templates can be loaded using:
  > cd <OPENVPMS_HOME>/bin
  > templateload reports SIZE
where size is one of A4, or Letter.

In both cases, these will:

 

  • replace existing Document Templates with the same Content name
  • create new Document Templates where there is no existing template E.g. an existing Document Template named:
  1. My Invoice with Content named Invoice.jrxml will be replaced by the standard Invoice with Content named Invoice.jrxml
  2. Invoice with Content named Custom Invoice.jrxml, will not be replaced.The standard Invoice with Content named Invoice.jrxml will be loaded, and one must be manually deleted using Administration|Templates|Document Templates|Delete.

Creating a templates file to load specific templates

To create a templates file that loads only the desired files, copy an existing templates xml file, and remove the lines that do not apply.

This will prevent standard templates replacing existing custom templates.
E.g., to exclude loading A4 invoices:

  1. copy <OPENVPMS_HOME>/reports/documents-A4.xml to mydocuments.xml
  2. remove or comment out the lines for the invoice templates that have been customised. (To aid this process you will find that the templates are grouped by sub-type in the xml file.) To comment them out, enclose the appropriate template lines by <!-- and --> - for example:
    <!--
    <template name="Invoice" archetype="act.customerAccountChargesInvoice" reportType="CUSTOMER"
              description="Invoice " path="Customer/Invoice/A5/Invoice.jrxml" mimeType="text/xml"
              docType="document.other"/>
    <template name="Invoice Items" archetype="SUBREPORT" reportType="CUSTOMER" description="Invoice Items "
              path="Customer/Invoice/A5/Invoice Items.jrxml" mimeType="text/xml" docType="document.other"/>
    -->

  3. load the templates

        cd <OPENVPMS_HOME>/bin
        templateload ../reports/mydocuments.xml

Restart Tomcat after running templateload to ensure that its caches do not contain obsolete information.

See also Obsolete Document Templates.

Kettle

If you use Pentaho Data Integration (see here) then you need perform its steps 1,2 and 3 to upgrade the OpenVPMS components.

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