1C update: tools and methods
Competent construction of a set of programs implies that the method of updating them will be based on a standardized and as simple as possible procedure. That is, use technologies for automatic installation of new additional products, patches, and future versions of programs from the interfaces of programs already installed. An alternative is an update installation file that the client receives by mail or sends out in some other way. 1C update meets these criteria.
A company that is a client of a 1C dealer can use the services of this representative company. This usually comes down to authorization on the site and selectively downloading the necessary update files over the network. Downloaded updates are installed as regular programs using the installer.You can also purchase and download the update files from the 1C site itself. the meaning of the procedure remains the Same: we authenticate on the page “1C: software Update” and select the desired application. Another way is to update the standard configuration using the developer tool “Configurator”. To do this, you will need to run 1C in the Configurator mode and perform the following operations:
Go to the “Administration” menu and select ” Upload information database»;
back up the current database;
expand the object tree of the updated configuration in the Configurator (“Configuration” – > ” Open configuration»);
perform the “Configuration” -> “support” -> “Update configuration” action.
The semi-automatic update wizard will start, and you can quickly and accurately transfer the system to the new version by answering its questions. As always, there is one significant “but”: you should not use this tool to update “custom” configurations. All deviations from the standard will simply disappear! During the installation of the new version, the wizard will ask questions. For example, ask if you want to download update templates and from where? Prompts you to specify an alternative address for downloading the update. Ask: whether to immediately apply the modification to your current working database?
Information support for updates
The tasks of the 1C user support service include information support for updates. This means that any registered user of the product can get full information about updates released and planned for release in a timely manner. This information can be obtained using the service “1C: software Update”. The service also has additional options:
Informing users about the relevance of certain versions of the product;
Downloading update distributions;
Informing about detected problems in the system;
Publishing test releases of updates;
Providing documentation for updates and other valuable files.
As we can see, no one is forgotten and nothing is forgotten.
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In the course of the presentation, we did not mention another alternative-setting up a fully automatic update of 1C. Use it or not-decide for yourself.