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Creating Upgrade Jobs

You can create new upgrade jobs or use existing jobs.

Note: The Target database must be up and available when you create the Change Assistant upgrade job in order for steps to be filtered appropriately.

To create a new upgrade job:

  1. Select File, New Upgrade Job.

  2. On the Use Template dialog box, select the template you want to use for the upgrade job, and click OK.

  3. On the Environments dialog box, select the environment you want to use for the upgrade job, and click OK.

  4. On the Type of Upgrade dialog box, select the type of upgrade to match the phase of your upgrade process.

    For example, if you are running a test upgrade against a Copy of Production database or a Demo database, select Initial Upgrade, but if this job is running against your Production database, select Move to Production. This filters steps based on the Type of Upgrade step property.

Note: You can create multiple upgrade jobs from each upgrade template.

Filtering During Job Creation

Change Assistant filters the job based on:

  • Type of Upgrade

    Each step in the template has the associated upgrade type, Initial Upgrade, Move to Production or Both.

  • Languages

    Each step in the template has the associated languages for the step.

  • Platform

    Each step in the template has the associated platforms for the step.

  • Products

    Each step in the template has the associated products for the step.

  • Parameter Filters

    If your target database and the source database are not on the same platform, there are certain steps that can not be run, for example Database Compare. In order to ensure the correct steps are run, delivered templates will contain parameter filters on the step. If the filter evaluates to true, the step is included in the job. If the parameter filter evaluates to false, it is not included in the job.

    See Filter Query Variables