How to do a software update?

Things to know before updating your version.

The software does not have an auto-update function. You can either update the software by using the current installation path or in a new path.

Updating the software using the current installation path

  1. The newest version will be provided by the zapliance team. 
    Just contact us here or write a mail to support@zapliance.com

  2. Shut down the software before updating it using the shutdown button OR stop the windows service if applicable.




  3. Run the software Setup.exe and select the path of the currently used version as the installation path (for instance, C:\Users\MyAccountName\zapAudit).

  4. Your SAP, analysis (professional judgements), log, and zapliance user data are unaffected by this.

  5. Custom configurations (eg. web.xml, server.xml, service.bat, etc.) are uneffected and don't need to be renewed.

    (applicable for zapAudit version 2.7.x and zapCash 1.0.x only)

  6. Afterwards, you can start the software as usual.

  7. You can still access and use all old projects! The software is always backward-compatible.

  8. Check the changelog matrix of the current version. Decide which dataset you want to re-extract and -process to profit from all the new features and updates on indicators.

Only the software gets updated. The projects are still on the same version as the time the data were processed.

 

Installation in a new installation path

  1. The newest version will be provided by the zapliance team. Just contact us here or write a mail to support@zapliance.com
  2. Make sure that all projects are completely activated.
  3. Shut down the software before updating it.
  4. Run the software Setup.exe and select the path of the currently used version as the installation path (for instance, C:\Users\MyAccountName\zapAudit).
  5. Move the systemdb-file from your old software to the new installation directory
  6. And move the project folder from your old software to the new installation director
  7. After that, you can start the software as usual.

Please note:

Updating the zapAudit  from version 2.5.x (and older) to our newest version 2.7.x & zapCash from version 0.19.0 (and older) to our newest version 1.0.x requires the user to reactivate all projects again.

No additional licenses are needed if the dataset has already been activated once.

More information on how to move Users and Projects to a new location.