Released Version: AbleCommerce 7.0.6 Build 14312
Release Date: 11/10/2010
Change Log : A list of changes between AbleCommerce 7.0.5 and 7.0.6.
Take a moment to read this entire document before beginning. After you upgrade, you may need to complete the Post-Upgrade steps below.
Before you begin, DETERMINE YOUR CURRENT VERSION. View the Help > About page from the Merchant Menu for this information.
These instructions apply to installations running AbleCommerce 7.0.5. If you are running version 7.0.4 or earlier, then please use the Instructions for Multiple Step Upgrades instead.
1) Download Upgrade
To download the upgrade for AbleCommerce 7.0.6, you will need to have a valid subscription. We will notify all subscription holders when a new version is available for download. To obtain the file, login to the ablecommerce.com website and go to the Customer Account pages. From there, click on the Downloads tab to see available software downloads. License keys are requested through your order.
DO NOT INSTALL THE UPGRADE IF your subscription has expired after the "release date" of the build. To see if you have a valid subscription for this upgrade, you can open the "commerbuilder.lic" file located in the \app_data\ folder. Look for this line of code:
Make sure the date is on, or after, the NOVEMBER 10th, 2010 release date for this build. If you do not see this line, then your license does not have a subscription included.
2) Backup your Existing Files
The upgrade will NOT overwrite customizations located within these specific folders.
After the upgrade, you are responsible for merging any changes to the new "control" objects or .aspx files.
3) Installation of New Files
FTP UPLOADS: If you are unable to stop the web service, due to a shared hosting environment, try to perform the update during a slow time. DO NOT access your store while uploading the files via FTP. Double-check to make sure that ALL files are updated, especially the .DLL's in the \BIN\ folder.
4) Permission for updates
During upgrades, we may need to remove files that are no longer used or perform updates that require additional permission. This means that AbleCommerce will need to have write and delete permissions on folders that might not ordinarily require it. If possible, you should temporarily add 'write' and 'delete' permission to the entire store website for the ASPNET user (e.g. Network Service).
If adding additional permissions is not an option, you may receive errors during the upgrade. These errors will simply be warnings to indicate which files and/or folders could not be removed by the program. You can still complete the upgrade, however, you will need to complete these steps after upgrading:
5) Upgrade your Installation
WARNING: Make sure you have a backup of your database before upgrading !!!!
6) Replace any Customizations (if applicable)
If you have customized the control objects located in the \ConLib\ folder, they will be overwritten by the upgrade. Control objects that are modified should always be placed in the \ConLib\Custom\ folder and referenced by the scriptlet accordingly.
If you need to merge any customizations, we recommend that you use a file compare and merge utility such as WinMerge. WinMerge is Open Source file compare and merge utility which runs on all modern Windows versions. Latest WinMerge version and other WinMerge information is available at http://winmerge.org
7) Complete Post-Upgrade Tasks
Step 1) - Web.config updates
YOU CAN SKIP THIS STEP IF YOU ALLOWED THE UPGRADE TO AUTOMATICALLY CHANGE YOUR WEB.CONFIG FILE.
The upgrade can automatically handle required changes to your web.config file. If you chose to manually update this file yourself, then Update your web.config file now to complete the upgrade.
The following list includes changes in this release that could impact your store. Please take a moment to read through each item and determine if any action needs to be taken.
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