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Elliott.Davis Member since 2013 27 posts
Crestone Technology
Posted: November 30, 2015
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How to find Pega 7.1.8 Upgrade Guide? Actually, I found it; this is feedback on some pesky PDN behavior :-)

I just found the Pega 7.1.8 upgrade guide. Yay! And it answered my question succinctly. So far, so good; I'm waiting on a DBA to copy a DB schema.

However, I it was difficult to find the guide. While I wait on the DBA, I am writing this as feedback to help make the PDN better. Many people in the field (including Pega Professional Services staff) have told me that they [dislike] the [darn] PDN. I'm replacing some other verbs and modifiers there. The behavior I saw today is typical of people's complaints; when the search behavior of the PDN doesn't make any sense, we stop trying :-(

The step-by-step story below should illustrate the issue pretty well. Let me know if you need anything else. Sure, this is criticism, but the essential point is that I want to help.

Cheers, Elliott

1) I started here https://pdn.pega.com/application-upgrades/migrating-case-data-from-earlier-prpc-versions-to-the-pega-7-platform

It says "Pegasystems recommends the out-of-place upgrade approach described in the Pega 7 Platform Upgrade Guide instead of selective application or case data migration."

2) following that advice, I searched for "Pega 7 Platform Upgrade Guide"

- The second result is https://pdn.pega.com/documents/pega-719-platform-upgrade-guide

- No guide for 7.1.8 appears on the first page of results

- The second page includes hits for versions 7.1.2, 7.1.3 and 7.1.1, in that order

3) the closest match was the 7.1.9 guide, so I modified my search to follow the naming convention and searched for "Pega 7.1.8 Platform Upgrade Guide"

- No matches in the first three pages of results, though I do again see upgrade guides for 7.1.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.1 and 7.1.9, in that order

4) I noticed subtle changes in the naming convention

- Pega vs. PRPC

- the presence or absence of the term "Platform"

After trying several combinations, I found the magic formula: a search for "Pega 7.1.8 Upgrade Guide" returned

- Getting 'Unable to find META-INF/map.ser' error message when importing 5.3 RAP into 7.1.8 when attempting to import a 5.3 RAP file into a new 7.1.8 instance

- Pega 7.1.8 Upgrade Guide

- 7.1.8 Upgrade Guide for DB2-z/OS PDF File

So, the good news: I did find the guide The bad news: the exact match for the article title was not the first hit!

Mary Carbonara

Low-Code App Development Upgrades
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