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Upgrade from V5 to V8

Post by CSPman » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:50 am

Can anyone advise if I can take V5 Software (standalone platform) from an old W2K machine, copy it to a nice new Win10 machine and then upgrade to V8?

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Re: Upgrade from V5 to V8

Post by odklizec » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:03 am

Hi,

If you don't have a valid 8.3 license, it will most probably don't work. In fact, you don't have to install Ranorex 5 on new machine at all. You can directly install 8.3. You will just need to acquire Ranorex 8 license. Unfortunately, Ranorex 5 is years out of the maintenance and renewal period, so you (your company) will have to buy a fresh new Ranorex 8 license.
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Re: Upgrade from V5 to V8

Post by CSPman » Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:13 pm

Yes we are getting a licence...can I import the old V5 scripts into V8?

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Re: Upgrade from V5 to V8

Post by odklizec » Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:20 pm

Hi,

Sure, you can import v5 tests to v8. The solution should automatically (with question) convert to a new v8 format. However, if the solution uses user code sections, with obsolete API, these parts may require manual intervention, where old API methods must be replaced with new APIs. Also, you should carefully read (before upgrading) all "release notes", between v5 and v8, particularly "breaking changes" sections!
https://www.ranorex.com/release-notes/
https://www.ranorex.com/release-notes/r ... s-archive/
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Re: Upgrade from V5 to V8

Post by CSPman » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:40 pm

Many thanks for your help.