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Stat 6.0 - Upgrade Notes

Upgrading Stat Upgrade the Stat Central Agent Upgrade the Stat Oracle Agent (Oracle E- Business Suite only) Additional changes Appendix: Upgrade Checklist

Upgrading Stat


The newest release of Stat® is a minor release. It offers many new features, which are described in the 6.0.0 Release Notes. Please review the New Features, Enhancements, and Resolved Issues sections of the Release Notes before starting this upgrade.

This document details the steps necessary to upgrade from a 5.8.x release to Stat 6.0.0. The following steps will guide you through a successful upgrade. Please use the upgrade overview and the Upgrade Checklist to assist you in completing all of the steps. Be sure to review the steps outlining changes to the product before starting the upgrade process.

We believe that by following these directions, you will be able to upgrade your Stat database without issue. However, if you have questions, you can reach Quest® Software Support by calling 949-754-8000, by fax at 949-754- 8999, or by email at

Overview of the upgrade process

The following is a summation of the steps you will take to upgrade Stat® to version 6.0.0. Use this information in conjunction with the Upgrade Checklist to understand the different stages of the upgrade process. Use the detailed steps defined later in this document when performing the actual upgrade.

IMPORTANT: Before starting this upgrade, be aware of the following:

To prepare for your upgrade, you will install the new executables and create a copy of your production database. This production database copy will be the one used for your testing.

All steps are required unless noted as optional or specific to either PeopleSoft® or Oracle® E-Business Suite.

NOTE: This is a change from previous upgrades which required all previous patch scripts to be applied. To upgrade to 6.0.0, you can be on any version of 5.8.x.
If you are on a 5.4.x version of Stat, you need to obtain the 5.5.0 Patch and a new license. Refer to the 5.5.5 Patch Application Instructions document, Patch Overview from pre-Stat 5.5.0 section before continuing to the 5.5.0 upgrade. You will need this license before you start your upgrade. Be aware that it may take a few days to obtain this license.
For the Stat Central Agent, verify that you have a Java Development Kit (aka Java SDK) 7 or 8 installed and optionally a system variable called JAVA_HOME that points to the JDK installation root directory (e.g., C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jdk1.7.0_25 ).
Install the 6.0.0 Stat Central Agent to the <STAT_HOME> directory, and then modify the configuration settings specified in <STAT_HOME>/app/bin/standalone.conf (Unix) or <STAT_HOME>\app\bin\standalone.conf.bat (Windows) to fit your site.
See Upgrade the Stat Central Agent for more information.
CAUTION: You may reference previous configuration settings from 5.8.x files, but the changes must be made to the new 6.0.0 files.
Do NOT copy 5.8.x files into the new agent directories (with the exception of the <STAT_HOME>\report\custom\format folder, which contains custom report definitions that you may want to carry over to 6.0.0. The version of Jasper Report has been upgraded also, so you may need to make modifications to your custom reports.
Copy the configuration setting you want to re-use from the archived stat.conf files and paste them into the new 6.0.0 stat.conf files.
Assign new user class rights as needed. See Assign user class rights for more information.
Implement the required enhancements and any optional enhancements you want. See Stat 6.0.0 optional enhancements for more information.

Unpack the 6.0.0 upgrade

The Stat® cd comes with an Autorun executable that launches the installer when the disc is inserted.

If you have downloaded the Stat 6.0.0 zip file from Supportlink, unzip the whole file into a location of your choice. Locate Autorun.exe in the root directory of that location, and double-click it to launch the installer.

The installer Documentation menu give you access to the following documents:

Release Notes opens Stat_6.0.0_Release_Notes.pdf. Refer to these notes for modifications that may affect daily business processes.
Upgrade Notes opens Stat_6.0.0_Upgrade_Notes.pdf.
Install Notes opens Stat_6.0.0_Install_Notes.pdf.
NOTE: You will be referencing both Install Notes and Upgrade Notes during the course of this upgrade.

The installer Install menu gives you access to the following components:

Stat Central Agent unpacks the Stat Central Agent. See Upgrade the Stat Central Agent.
Stat Central Agent for Oracle E-Business Suite unpacks the Stat Oracle Agent programs. See Upgrade the Stat Oracle Agent (Oracle E- Business Suite only).
Scripts gives you access to the database upgrade scripts used to upgrade Stat. Does not apply to new installations. Older Stat versions required the Stat client to be installed to access the scripts. This installer allows you to access the scripts independently of the client installation.
Stat Windows Client installs the Stat 6.0.0 Client. See Install the Stat Client.
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