Upgrade Recorder 6 to the latest version

You are strongly advised to keep your copy of Recorder 6 updated to the most recent version. The upgrades contain useful extensions to the functionality as well as bug fixes. The latest version is 6.26.2. This upgrade does not contain any dictionary updates as these have now been separated from upgrades to the software. From V6.10 onwards you need to download updates to the dictionary from the Dictionary Downloads page. You can check which version of both Recorder and the Species Dictionary that you are currently using by clicking "Help" and then selecting "About Recorder 6". We advise to always back up or take a copy of your Recorder 6 database before proceeding with an upgrade.
 
 
 

Upgrade from 6.14.4, 6.14.5, 6.15.4 or 6.16.2, 6.17.1, 6.18.1, 6.19.4,  6.22.2, 6.23.2, 6.24.0, 6.25.1, 6.26.1 to 6.26.2

 
DownloadV6.26.2Upgrade.zip

 

This zipped file will upgrade Recorder 6 from version 6.14.4, 6.14.5, 6.15.4, 6.16.2, 6.17.1, 6.18.1, 6.19.4, 6.22.2, 6.23.2, 6.24.0, 6.25.1,6.26.1 to the latest version (V6.26.2  build 286). If you have an earlier version of Recorder 6, you will first need to upgrade to 6.14.4 using the upgrades below. Upgrade 6.26.2 fixes a two bugs in 6.26.1 and provides an updated version of help. Please refer to the 6.26.1 release notes. You should make sure you have a backup of your database and ‘User File’ folder before running the upgrade. The four index tables must be rebuilt after the upgrade. Download and unzip this file to somewhere on your hard drive. Find file RecorderUpgrade.exe and double click on it. Note that you will need Admin rights on the computer to run the upgrade. After the upgrade has run, open Recorder and check the version details in Help-About Recorder 6. The version should read '6.26.2.286’ and the database version ‘000000AX’.

Users who have already upgraded to 6.26.1 must also download and run dictionary upgrades up to 0000003X. This will resolve issues with the ‘Redundant flag’  which is preventing some species from being used for data entry.

 

 
 

Upgrade from 6.14.4, 6.14.5, 6.15.4 or 6.16.2, 6.17.1, 6.18.1, 6.19.4,  6.22.2, 6.23.2, 6.24.0 or 6.25.1 to 6.26.1

 
DownloadV6.26.1Upgrade.zip

 

This zipped file will upgrade Recorder 6 from version 6.14.4, 6.14.5, 6.15.4, 6.16.2, 6.17.1, 6.18.1, 6.19.4, 6.22.2, 6.23.2, 6.24.0  or 6.25.1  to the latest version (V6.26.1  build 285). If you have an earlier version of Recorder 6, you will first need to upgrade to 6.14.4 using the upgrades below. Upgrade 6.26 fixes a number of bugs and implements a number of new features requested by users. Please refer to the release notes for further information and for details of the changes which have been made. You should make sure you have a backup of your database and ‘User File’ folder before running the upgrade. The four index tables must be rebuilt after the upgrade. Download and unzip this file to somewhere on your hard drive. Find file RecorderUpgrade.exe and double click on it. Note that you will need Admin rights on the computer to run the upgrade. After the upgrade has run, open Recorder and check the version details in Help-About Recorder 6. The version should read '6.26.1.285’ and the database version ‘000000AW’. Additional information on running the upgrade can be found in Recorder help. The latest version of help can be accessed prior to running the upgrade by opening Rec20Hlp.chm which can be found in the Help folder within UpgradeFiles.zip.

 
 
 

Upgrade from 6.14.4, 6.14.5, 6.15.4 or 6.16.2, 6.17.1, 6.18.1, 6.19.4,  6.22.2, 6.23.2 or 6.24.0 to 6.25.1

 
DownloadV6.25.1Upgrade.zip

 

This zipped file will upgrade Recorder 6 from version 6.14.4, 6.14.5, 6.15.4, 6.16.2, 6.17.1, 6.18.1, 6.19.4, 6.22.2, 6.23.2 or 6.24.0  to the latest version (V6.25.1  build 284). If you have an earlier version of Recorder 6, you will first need to upgrade to 6.14.4 using the upgrades below. Upgrade 6.25 fixes a number of bugs and implements a number of new features requested by users. Please refer to the release notes for further information and for details of the changes which have been made. The four  index tables must be rebuilt after the upgrade. Download and unzip this file to somewhere on your hard drive. Find file RecorderUpgrade.exe and double click on it. Note that you will need Admin rights on the computer to run the upgrade. After the upgrade has run, open Recorder and check the version details in Help-About Recorder 6. The version should read '6.25.1.284’ and the database version ‘000000AG’. Additional information on running the upgrade can be found in Recorder help. The latest version of help can be accessed prior to running the upgrade by opening Rec20Hlp.chm which can be found in the Help folder within UpgradeFiles.zip.

 
 
 

Upgrade from 6.14.4, 6.14.5, 6.15.4 or 6.16.2, 6.17.1, 6.18.1, 6.19.4,  6.22.2 or 6.23.2 to 6.24.0

 

Download: V6.24.0Upgrade.zip

 

This zipped file will upgrade Recorder 6 from version 6.14.4, 6.14.5, 6.15.4, 6.16.2, 6.17.1, 6.18.1, 6.19.4, 6.22.2  or 6.23.2 to the latest version (V6.24.0  build 280). If you have an earlier version of Recorder 6, you will first need to upgrade to 6.14.4 using the upgrades below.  Upgrade 6.24 fixes a few long standing issues. Please refer to the  release notes for further information and for details of the changes which have been made.  This upgrade does not affect the index tables so it will not be necessary to rebuild these after the upgrade. Download and unzip this file to somewhere on your hard drive. Find file RecorderUpgrade.exe and double click on it. Note that you will need Admin rights on the computer to run the upgrade. After the upgrade has run, open Recorder and check the version details in Help-About Recorder 6. This should read '6.24.0.280'. Additional information on running the upgrade can be found in Recorder help. The latest version of help can be accessed prior to running the upgrade by opening Rec20Hlp.chm which can be found in the Help folder within UpgradeFiles.zip.

 

 

Upgrade from 6.14.4, 6.14.5, 6.15.4 or 6.16.2, 6.17.1, 6.18.1, 6.19.4 or 6.22.2 to 6.23.2

 

Download: V6.23.2Upgrade.zip

 

 

This zipped file will upgrade Recorder 6 from version 6.14.4, 6.14.5, 6.15.4, 6.16.2, 6.17.1, 6.18.1 or 6.19.4 or 6.22.2 to the latest version (V6.23.2 build 279). If you have an earlier version of Recorder 6, you will first need to upgrade to 6.14.4 using the upgrades below. This upgrade changes the contents of the table Index_Taxon_Name so it is essential that you  all the indexes are rebuilt after the upgrade. The upgrade will also delete a number of obsolete reports which no longer work. Please refer to the release notes for further information and for details of the changes which have been made. This download is 35MB. To run the upgrade: Download and unzip this file to somewhere on your hard drive. Use Windows Explorer to browse to the RecorderUpgrade.exe and double click on it. Note that you will need Admin rights on the computer to run the upgrade. After the upgrade has run, open Recorder and check the version details in Help-About Recorder 6. This should read '6.23.2.279'. Additional information on running the upgrade can be found in Recorder help.The latest version of help can be accessed prior to running the upgrade by opening Rec20Hlp.chm which can be found in the Help folder within UpgradeFiles.zip. Users who installed the Release Candidate version V6.23.2 (build 276 or Build 278)  should upgrade to this version, because it implements new features and bug fixes.

 

 

Upgrade from 6.14.4, 6.14.5, 6.15.4 or 6.16.2, 6.17.1, 6.18.1 or 6.19.4 to 6.22.2

 

Download: V6.22.2Upgrade.zip

 

This zipped file will upgrade Recorder 6 from version 6.14.4, 6.14.5, 6.15.4, 6.16.2, 6.17.1, 6.18.1 or 6.19.4 to the latest version (V6.22.2). If you have an earlier version of Recorder 6, you will first need to upgrade to 6.14.4 using the upgrades below. This upgrade changes the contents of the table Index_Taxon_Group so it is essential that you read the release notes before installing, and that all the indexes are rebuilt after the upgrade. Please also refer to the release notes for further information and for details of the changes which have been made. This download is 15.6 MB. To run the upgrade: Download and unzip this file to somewhere on your hard drive. Use Windows Explorer to browse to the RecorderUpgrade.exe and double click on it. Note that you will need Admin rights on the computer to run the upgrade. After the upgrade has run, open Recorder and check the version details in Help-About Recorder 6. This should read '6.22.2.274'. Additional information on running the upgrade can be found in Recorder help. The latest version of help can be accessed prior to running the upgrade by opening Rec20Hlp.chm which can be found in the Help folder within UpgradeFiles.zip.

 

 

 

Upgrade from 6.14.4, 6.14.5, 6.15.4 or 6.16.2, 6.17.1, 6.18.1 to 6.19.4

 

Download: V6.19.4Upgrade.zip

 

This zipped file will upgrade Recorder 6 from version 6.14.4, 6.14.5, 6.15.4, 6.16.2, 6.17.1 or 6.18.1 to the latest version (V6.19.4). If you have an earlier version of Recorder 6, you will first need to upgrade to 6.14.4 using the upgrades below. Please refer to the release notes for further information and for details of the changes which have been made. This download is 15.5 MB. To run the upgrade: Download and unzip this file to somewhere on your hard drive. Use Windows Explorer to browse to the RecorderUpgrade.exe and double click on it. Note that you will need Admin rights on the computer to run the upgrade. After the upgrade has run, open Recorder and check the version details in Help-About Recorder 6. This should read '6.19.4.267'. Additional information on running the upgrade can be found in Recorder help. The latest version of help can be accessed prior to running the upgrade by opening Rec20Hlp.chm which can be found in the Help folder within UpgradeFiles.zip.

 

 

 

Upgrade from 6.14.4, 6.14.5, 6.15.4 or 6.16.2, 6.17.1 to 6.18.1

 
 

This zipped file will upgrade Recorder 6 from version 6.14.4, 6.14.5, 6.15.5,  6.16.2 or 6.17.1  to the latest version (V6.18.1). If you have an earlier version of Recorder 6, you will first need to upgrade to 6.14.4 using the upgrades below. To be fully effective this upgrade requires Dictionary upgrade 00000015to1N which populates new Organism table.  Please refer to the release notes for further information and for details of the changes which have been made.

 

This download is 33.4 MB. To run the upgrade:

  • Download and unzip this file to somewhere on your hard drive.
  • Use Windows Explorer to browse to the RecorderUpgrade.exe and double click on it. Note that you will need Admin rights on the computer to run the upgrade.
  • After the upgrade has run, open Recorder and check the version details in Help-About Recorder 6. This should read '6.18.1.260'.

Additional information on running the upgrade can be found in Recorder help. The latest version of help can be accessed prior to running the upgrade by opening Rec20Hlp.chm which can be found in the Help folder within UpgradeFiles.zip.

 

 

 

Upgrade from 6.14.4, 6.14.5, 6.15.4 or 6.16.2 to 6.17.1

 
 
This zipped file will upgrade Recorder 6 from version 6.14.4, 6.14.5, 6.15.5 or 6.16.2 to the latest version (V6.17.1). If you have an earlier version of Recorder 6, you will first need to upgrade to 6.14.4 using the upgrades below. Please refer to the release notes for details of the changes which have been made.
 
This download is 16.1 MB. To run the upgrade:
 
  • Download and unzip this file to somewhere on your hard drive.
  • Use Windows Explorer to browse to the RecorderUpgrade.exe and double click on it. Note that you will need Admin rights on the computer to run the upgrade.
  • After the upgrade has run, open Recorder and check the version details in Help-About Recorder 6. This should read '6.17.1.250'.

Additional information on running the upgrade can be found in Recorder help. The latest version of help can be accessed prior to running the upgrade by opening Rec20Hlp.chm which can be found in the Help folder within UpgradeFiles.zip.

 

 
 

Upgrade from 6.15.4 to 6.16.2

 
 
This zipped file will upgrade Recorder 6 from version 6.15.4 to the latest version (V6.16.2). If you have an earlier version of Recorder 6, you will first need to upgrade to 6.15.4 using the upgrades below. This a minor upgrade which fixes a series of bugs in the software. For full details please refer to the release notes.
 
This download is 5.5 MB. To run the upgrade:
 
  • Download and unzip this file to somewhere on your hard drive.
  • Use Windows Explorer to browse to the RecorderUpgrade.exe and double click on it.
  • After the upgrade has run, open Recorder and check the version details in Help-About Recorder 6. This should read '6.16.2.241'.
 
 

Upgrade from 6.14.4 (or 6.14.5) to 6.15.4

 

Download: V6.15.4Upgrade.zip

 
This zipped file will upgrade Recorder 6 from version 6.14.4 (or 6.14.5) to the latest version (V6.15.4). If you have an earlier version of Recorder 6, you will first need to upgrade to 6.14.4 using the upgrades below. This upgrade primarily fixes a series of bugs in the import wizard as well as adding some new functionality. For full details please refer to the release notes

 

This download is 15.6 MB and may therefore take some time to download.

 

To run the upgrade:

  • Unzip this file to somewhere on your hard drive. Make sure you have the "Use folder names" option selected when you extract it - there should be a directory called "Scripts" created.

  • Using Windows Explorer, browse to the RecorderUpgrade.exe and double click on it.

 

 

Upgrade from 6.14.4 to 6.14.5

 

Download: V6.14.5Upgrade.zip

 
This zipped file will upgrade Recorder 6 from version 6.14.4 to the latest version (V6.14.5). If you have an earlier version of Recorder 6, you will first need to upgrade to 6.14.4 using the upgrades below. This is a minor upgrade which contains a number of bug fixes and three enhancements funded by Luxembourg Natural History Museum. For full details please refer to the release notes

 

This download is 11.7 MB and may therefore take some time to download.

 

To run the upgrade:

  • Unzip this file to somewhere on your hard drive. Make sure you have the "Use folder names" option selected when you extract it - there should be a directory called "Scripts" created.

  • Using Windows Explorer, browse to the RecorderUpgrade.exe and double click on it.

 

 

Upgrade from 6.13.3 to 6.14.4

 

Download: V6.14.4Upgrade.zip

 

This zipped file will upgrade Recorder 6 from version 6.13.3 to the latest version (V6.14.4). If you have an earlier version of Recorder 6, you will first need to upgrade to 6.13.3 using the upgrades below. This upgrade contains a number of bug fixes and major enhancements these include: faster import wizard with the ability to save matches part way through, new suite of designation reporting, resizeable screens, improved links with GIS, Vista compatibility, SQL Express install and functionality to reload a sample into a recording card. For full details please refer to the release notes. Please note that to make use of the new designation reporting you will need to upgrade your dictionary to 0000000J.sql for full details please see the Dictionary Downloads page

 

This download is 22.9 MB and may therefore take some time to download.

 

To run the upgrade:

  • Unzip this file to somewhere on your hard drive. Make sure you have the "Use folder names" option selected when you extract it - there should be a directory called "Scripts" created.

  • Using Windows Explorer, browse to the RecorderUpgrade.exe and double click on it.

 

 

Upgrade from 6.10 (or 6.13) to 6.13.3

 

Download: V6.13.3Upgrade.zip

 

This zipped file will upgrade Recorder 6 from version 6.10 (or subsequent versions) to the latest version (V6.13.3). If you have an earlier version of Recorder 6, you will first need to upgrade to 6.10 using the upgrades below. This upgrade contains a series of minor fixes to the earlier release of V6.13.

This download is 17.5 MB and may therefore take some time to download.

To run the upgrade:

  • Unzip this file to somewhere on your hard drive. Make sure you have the "Use folder names" option selected when you extract it - there should be a directory called "Scripts" created.

  • Using Windows Explorer, browse to the RecorderUpgrade.exe and double click on it.

 
 

Upgrade from 6.10 to 6.13

 

Download: V6.13Upgrade.zip

 

This zipped file will upgrade Recorder 6 from version 6.10 to version V6.13. If you have an earlier version of Recorder 6, you will first need to upgrade to 6.10 using the upgrades below. This upgrade contains a number of bug fixes and extends Recorder to support language switching (according to the system locale) and the ability for a single addin to use multiple spatial reference systems. For more details on the changes included in this upgrade and for instructions of how to use the XML reports provided please refer to the release notes

This download is 17 MB and may therefore take some time to download.

To run the upgrade:

  • Unzip this file to somewhere on your hard drive. Make sure you have the "Use folder names" option selected when you extract it - there should be a directory called "Scripts" created.

  • Using Windows Explorer, browse to the RecorderUpgrade.exe and double click on it.

 

 

Upgrade from 6.9.3 to 6.10

 

Download: V6.10Upgrade.zip

 

This zipped file will upgrade Recorder 6 from version 6.9.3 to version V6.10. If you have an earlier version of Recorder 6, you will first need to upgrade to 6.9.3 using the upgrade below. This upgrade contains a number of bug fixes and extends Recorder to support language switching (according to the system locale) and the ability for a single addin to use multiple spatial reference systems. This upgrade contains a new version of the ‘Dictionary Upgrade Kit’, which should be downloaded and stored on your hard drive. This does not contain any updates to the Recorder dictionary, but should be used to run any future dictionary updates released. An ‘XML reports’ folder is also included, which contains 2 new XML reports available for use. Please note that JNCC and the report providers accept no responsibility for these reports, and advise users to test the output of each report to ensure that it is accurate and appropriate to their need. For more details on the changes included in this upgrade and for instructions of how to use the XML reports provided please refer to the release notes

This download is 7 MB and may therefore take some time to download.

To run the upgrade:

  • Unzip this file to somewhere on your hard drive. Make sure you have the "Use folder names" option selected when you extract it - there should be a directory called "Scripts" created.

  • Using Windows Explorer, browse to the RecorderUpgrade.exe and double click on it.

 

 

Upgrade from 6.7.2 to 6.9.3

 

Download: V6.9.3Upgrade.zip

 

This zipped file will upgrade Recorder 6 from Version 6.7.2 or later to the latest version (V6.9.3). If you have an earlier version of Recorder 6, you will first need to upgrade to 6.7.2 using one of the upgrades below. This upgrade extends Recorder to install with additional versions of SQL Server, separates the species dictionary upgrade from the software upgrade and includes a number of other minor enhancements to the functionality and bug fixes. Please read the release notes for details of changes and for information on how to run the Recorder Dictionary Upgrade application. Please note that the dictionary update provided with this version is relatively large and therefore needs to be left to run overnight. Please note that because of high CPU Usage, the Recorder Dictionary Upgrade application window may indicate the application is not running. PLEASE DO NOT CANCEL THE UPGRADE AT THIS STAGE. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del and click on the Performance tab. The CPU Usage will probably be nearing 100% and the CPU Usage history line will be at the top of the grid box. Unless the CPU Usage is low and static, the upgrade is still running. If you have a network version of Recorder 6, then you will need to monitor CPU usage both on the server and local machine to check that the upgrade is still running. The upgrade splits it’s time between the two machines and therefore the local CPU may become inactive whilst the server continues to process the upgrade. A message is displayed when the upgrade is complete. This upgrade also contains a folder of new and revised XML reports available for use. For instructions of how to use these in Recorder 6 please refer to the release notes. Please note JNCC and the report providers accept no responsibility for these reports, and advise users to test the output of each report to ensure that it is accurate and appropriate to their need.

 

 

 

Upgrade from 6.6.8 to 6.7.2

 

Download: V6.7.2Upgrade.zip

 

This zipped file will upgrade Recorder 6 from Version 6.6.8 or later to version 6.7.2. If you have an earlier version of Recorder 6, you will need to use the alternative upgrade below. This upgrade contains a number of bug fixes and some additions to the species dictionary. Please read the release notes for details of changes and also for information about how to rebuild your indexes so that you can make use of the new dictionary content. This download is 14.0Mb and may therefore take some time to download.
To run the upgrade:

  • Unzip this file to somewhere on your hard drive. Make sure you have the "Use folder names" option selected when you extract it - there should be a directory called "Scripts" created.

  • Using windows explorer browse to the RecorderUpgrade.exe and double click on it.

  • After running the upgrade open Recorder and import the Rec6v6_7_2.zip file using Tools -> Import data

  • After importing this data rebuild the three taxon dictionary indexes (under Tools -> database tools)

 

 

Upgrade from any version of Recorder 6 (earlier than 6.7.2) to 6.7.2

 

Download: V6.7.2FullUpgrade.zip

 

This zipped file will upgrade any version of Recorder 6 which is earlier than 6.7.2 to version 6.7.2. The upgrade contains a number of bug fixes and some additions to the species dictionary. Please read the release notes for details of changes and also for information about how to rebuild your indexes so that you can make use of the new dictionary content. This download is 21.9.Mb and may therefore take some time to download.
To run the upgrade:

  • Unzip this file to somewhere on your hard drive. Make sure you have the "Use folder names" option selected when you extract it - there should be a directory called "Scripts" created.

  • Using windows explorer browse to the RecorderUpgrade.exe and double click on it.

  • After running the upgrade open Recorder and import the Rec6V6_6_8.zip file using Tools -> Import data

  • Import the Rec6v6_7_2.zip file in the same way

  • After importing this data rebuild the three taxon dictionary indexes (under Tools -> database tools)