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User Ranorex 9 solutions in Ranore 8.3.2

Post by mafi » Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:02 am

Hi All,
is there any way to use Ranorex 9 solutions into Ranorex 8.3.2 version?
I suppose it is possible to use Rnx 8.3.2 solutions into Ranorex 9, but I am not able to open Ranorex 9 solutions into my Ranorex 8.3.2 Studio. So I am wondering if is there any tips to do that.
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Re: User Ranorex 9 solutions in Ranore 8.3.2

Post by dugovic.milan » Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:07 am

Hi, generally, there's no way how to downgrade your solutions and make them backwards compatible. If you wanna go back and forth between RxVersions, simply use some Source Control system like Git. If you just updated your solution to Version 9 and don't have any backup of your previous version, you're unfortunately stuck with the latest update.
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Re: User Ranorex 9 solutions in Ranore 8.3.2

Post by odklizec » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:30 am

Hi,

Well, in the past, I was able to modify solution created with new version and open it in old one. But I’m not sure the workaround still works with 9.0 solutions? The workaround is to search and replace all 9.x.x strings with 8.x.x strings :) A good text editor with search and replace in files should do the trick ;)
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Re: User Ranorex 9 solutions in Ranore 8.3.2

Post by Support Team » Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:46 pm

Hello everyone,

When upgrading a Ranorex Solution to a higher major version (from 8 to 9), a zipped backup file is created. You can find the zip file in the root foder of your solution. For example in ...\RanorexStudio Projects\My833Solution\My833Solution_Backup_2019_Apr_04_14_38.zip

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Re: User Ranorex 9 solutions in Ranore 8.3.2

Post by mafi » Thu May 09, 2019 10:13 am

When upgrading a Ranorex Solution to a higher major version (from 8 to 9), a zipped backup file is created. You can find the zip file in the root foder of your solution. For example in ...\RanorexStudio Projects\My833Solution\My833Solution_Backup_2019_Apr_04_14_38.zip
Actually what I tried to do was open in Ranorex 8.3.2 solutions created with Ranorex 9.0 studio. It doens't work.

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Re: User Ranorex 9 solutions in Ranore 8.3.2

Post by odklizec » Thu May 09, 2019 10:33 am

Hi,

As mentioned before, opening 9.x file in 8.3.x is not possible. So there are only two options. Either to use an old (backup) version of the solution, or second option, you can try to edit 9.x solution and replace all instances of 9.0 string with 8.3 (by using a good programmers editor, with search and replace in files). BTW, don't forget to backup your solution before editing it outside Ranorex Studio!!!
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Re: User Ranorex 9 solutions in Ranore 8.3.2

Post by mafi » Thu May 09, 2019 10:58 am

Noted, thanks.