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Topic: Updating Dictionary from 4Q to 4V

Hi all - I've just upgraded our R6 (version 6.30.0.291) from Dict 4Q to Dict 4V, having done the upgrades and index rebuilds one at a time. It took just over 2 hours to run all 5. I've run the report Dic2 Statistics (2020) and I have the following figures at 4V:

Taxon List 243 (OK)
Taxon 317092 (should read 317094)
Taxon Version 323169 (OK)
Taxon List Item 734801 (OK)
Organism 121204 (OK)

The figure for Taxon is 2 less than it should be. Is this important and if so what should I do about it? It's fairly important I get a reply to this as I'm working with our IT people, and I don't particularly want to ask for a database restore.

Bob
Doncaster LRC

Bob Marsh
Doncaster LRC
Coleoptera recorder for YNU

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Re: Updating Dictionary from 4Q to 4V

Hi

We need to try and find out why, but it doesn't need a restore. Are you in a position to run upgrade 0000004W which has just gone onto the web site ?  It will be easier to for me to write a report to find out what has happened if 0000004W is in place. I take it the figures were right at 0000004Q. If I write an xml report are you in a posation to install and run this ?

Mike Weideli
Littlefield Consultancy - IT Consultants

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Re: Updating Dictionary from 4Q to 4V

I should be able to run 4W and I also should be able to run an xml report within Reports. I'll have a go shortly.

Bob Marsh
Doncaster LRC
Coleoptera recorder for YNU

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Re: Updating Dictionary from 4Q to 4V

I've just run 4Wsuccessfuly and rebuilt indexes again. Figures for Dic 2 statistics report on 4W are

Taxon List 243 (OK)
Taxon 317092 (should be 317094)
Taxon Version 323169 (OK)
Taxon List Item 734799 (OK)
Organism 121204 (OK)

i.e still 2 out on the Taxon statistic

What next?

Bob Marsh
Doncaster LRC
Coleoptera recorder for YNU

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Re: Updating Dictionary from 4Q to 4V

I seem to recall that the figures were OK at 4Q but I didn't write anything down

Bob Marsh
Doncaster LRC
Coleoptera recorder for YNU

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Re: Updating Dictionary from 4Q to 4V

Hi

Please find attached a report which I hope will narrow down what is missing. Please could you run it and let me have the results. It will only take a minute to run. When installed it will be in System Supplied Reports/Dictionary Stats - Report 3 .

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Littlefield Consultancy - IT Consultants

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Re: Updating Dictionary from 4Q to 4V

Hi Mike
I've run the report - see attached spreadsheet listing the results
Bob

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Bob Marsh
Doncaster LRC
Coleoptera recorder for YNU

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Re: Updating Dictionary from 4Q to 4V

Hi

The difference is unfortunately in the largest block. Please can you try the attached report for Taxon_Version keys. If this turns out to be Ok then we can investigate the Taxon  table further. Otherwise you may need a dictionary fix.

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Re: Updating Dictionary from 4Q to 4V

Hi Mike

Dic4 report run. Results in spreadsheet attached
Bob

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Doncaster LRC
Coleoptera recorder for YNU

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Re: Updating Dictionary from 4Q to 4V

Hi

There only a couple of differences in the numbers which I don't think are significant, but they could potentially be hiding bigger problems, which may surface later.

You could just continue , but just accept the difference. It might give rise to a update failure at some time in the future, but I think this unlikley.


Or if you like, we can treat it as being out of step and do you a special update to bring it back into line.  There will be no charge for doing this. I would  need a copy of your database or a backup (after update 4W). There would be no need for you to stop using Recorder. You would get a special update to bring your dictionary in line with the Master.

see http://www.recorder6.info/page56.html

Mike Weideli
Littlefield Consultancy - IT Consultants

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Re: Updating Dictionary from 4Q to 4V

Thanks for your work on this Mike. I think I will probably take the option of sending you a backup of the database, presumably by Dropbox or similar. Let me talk to our IT man tomorrow when he's at work to work out how we will do this. I really would like our R6 copy to be as accurate as possible and avoid any future problems that may arise.

Bob Marsh
Doncaster LRC
Coleoptera recorder for YNU

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Re: Updating Dictionary from 4Q to 4V

Hi Mike - I've spoken to our IT rep who is Steven Edmond. He should be in touch directly with you to discuss transfer of copy of database.

Bob

Bob Marsh
Doncaster LRC
Coleoptera recorder for YNU