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Renaming the Siebel Repository
Upgrades from: All Supported Siebel releases.
Environments: Development environment only. (Also Production environment under UNIX)
Platforms: Windows, UNIX, IBM z/OS.
This topic is part of an upgrade process. See How to Perform a Siebel Database Upgrade.
To prevent a naming conflict, before you run the upgrade, you must rename your existing development repository (Siebel Repository) to Prior Customer Repository. After the upgrade, your new development repository is given the name Siebel Repository.
When you rename the repository, you may prefix the name with additional characters (except for a leading space). For example, "12-JUL-2007 Prior Customer Repository" would be acceptable, whereas " 12-JUL-2007 Prior Customer Repository" would not due to the leading space. Do not append the repository name with additional characters, because this results in an error. For example, "Prior Customer Repository 12-JUL-2007" would result in an error.
To rename the repository
- Start Siebel Tools and connect to the Siebel Database.
Use the version of Siebel Tools for the Siebel release from which you are upgrading.
- If you archived repository objects as .sif files, and you want to have them available in your application, import these archive files back into the repository.
If you do not check these objects back into the repository, they will not be upgraded. You need only to check in those archived objects that you need in the future and want to have available in your upgraded application.
- Choose View > Options.
- Click the Object Explorer tab.
The Object Explorer hierarchy displays.
- Locate Repository in the list, put a check mark in the adjacent box, and then click OK.
This exposes the repositories.
- In the Object Explorer, click the Types tab, and then Click Repository.
- In the Repositories list view, verify that your existing repositories do not use the names reserved for the upgrade process:
- New Customer Repository
- New Siebel Repository
- Locate your current Siebel Repository in the list applet.
- Click on the name and change it to
Prior Customer Repository.
When you rename the repository, you may prefix the name with additional characters (except for a leading space, which causes the validation to fail).
Do not append the repository name with additional characters, because this results in an error.
For more information about renaming repositories, see Configuring Siebel Business Applications.
TIP: Prefix the repository name with a date.
- Step off the list to commit the record to the database.
If the validation check fails, verify that the repository name is not prefixed with a leading space.