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Performing application validation after upgrades


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After you upgrade Pega Platform, upgrade your application and schema, identify and resolve potential conflicts, and validate the upgrade. As a best practice, run all of the upgrade utilities.

Depending on your application, some tools may not return results for your application.

Additionally, use the Validation tool to check the validity of rules in your application. This tool ensures that all rules defined in an application are valid and contain valid rule references based on a specified application context. For more information, see Validation tool.

  1. In the header of Dev Studio, click Configure System Release Upgrade Upgrade Tools .

  2. Follow the on-screen instructions to run the tools.

  • Running the Update Existing Applications utility

    To automatically make your existing applications compatible with the new version of Pega Platform, use the Update Existing Applications utility.

  • Identifying rule conflicts

    To identify potential conflicts between custom rules in your application and the upgraded version of Pega Platform, run the Final Conflicts report.

  • Identifying missing database tables

    To confirm that all the required database tables in the Pega Platform base schema are present in your system after an upgrade, view the Upgrade Applications Schema tab.

  • Revalidating rules after an upgrade

    To improve the completeness and accuracy of the Referencing Rules display, or to validate and save all instances of a rule after an upgrade, run the validate tools.

  • Upgrading cases and followers

    You can run a utility in your application to upgrade the cases that users were following in previous releases so that the cases are no longer locked when they are followed. By using this utility, other users can follow cases, because they are no longer locked.

  • Upgrading cloned tables after an upgrade

    To apply the schema changes in the latest base tables to the cloned rule, data, work, and history tables during or after an upgrade, use the Upgrade Applications Schema utility. Applying the changes enables updated reports on those tables and improves performance.

  • Upgrading Get Next Work performance

    To improve the performance of Get Next Work in querying assignments that were created in prior versions of Pega Platform, run the Skill count update for assignments utility.

  • Finding deprecated rules in sections

    Find sections that use deprecated rules by using an application upgrade utility. Once found, these legacy rules can be updated to newer rules.

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