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Error during update regarding installed hotfixes



The Pega 7.2.0 update script fails with an error regarding installed hotfixes. 

Error Messages

/Pega7.2.0/scripts/setupDatabase.xml:380: The following error occurred while executing this line:
/Pega7.2.0/scripts/setupDatabase.xml:1494: This update cannot be applied, the system contains hotfixes generated after this release was built.

Steps to Reproduce

Run the update script.

Root Cause

A defect or configuration issue in the operating environment. 


Refer the below documentation regarding this message:

If the system contains hotfixes that are newer than the update you are attempting to apply, the update fails with the error “This update cannot be applied, the system contains hotfixes Use the force update option to bypass this error. Forcing an update by using arguments To force an update by using arguments:

​1. Verify the settings in the file. For information about the properties, see Editing the file on page 16.

2. At a command prompt, navigate to the Pega-image\scripts directory.

3. Run one of the following commands to force the update:
update.bat --force=true --force true


Published December 19, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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