|Updating to Helix 6.2 from Helix 5.3.2 or earlier|
Beginning with Helix 6.2, the Update Collection application is obsolete. The process of updating a collection for a new version is now built directly into Helix RADE, Server, and Engine, so future updates will not require the additional application that was part of earlier upgrades.
However, Helix 6.2 does not have the ability to update collections for Helix 5.3 or earlier. Collections must be updated to Helix 6.0 before they can be opened with Helix 6.2.
This technote outlines options for updating older collections for use with Helix 6.2.
|Updating Older Collections||
There are four ways to upgrade a collection from Helix 5.3 or earlier to Helix 6.2…
Helix 6.2 is fully compatible with Helix 6.0 & 6.1: you can open any 6.x collection with any Helix application from 6.0 through 6.2. When backwards compatibility is no longer possible, an update dialog warns of the permanence of the update, and suggests making a backup before proceeding, in case you decide to revert to an earlier version of Helix.
|Helix 7.0 and Updating Collections||
Helix 7.0 contains an integrated collection updater that can update collections as far back as Helix Express 3.5. For assistance updating collections older than Helix Express 3.5, contact QSA ToolWorks’ technical support department.