Upgrading to Dataedo 5.1

6th December, 2017
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This tutorial will show you how to upgrade from Dataedo 4 or 5.0 to Dataedo 5.1.

Step 1 - Download and Install

First, download 5.1 from our website:


Run the installer (or unzip) and install a new version.

Version 4 will remain as a separate installation. You might want to uninstall it.

Version 5.0 will be overwritten.

Step 2 - Upgrade repository

Dataedo 5.1 requires an upgrade of your repository (or repositories).

Upgrading file

Run Dataedo and on the first screen choose Open file repository option or a file from the Recent list.

It is highly recommended to backup a copy of the file before continuing. It is not possible to downgrade your repository later.

If you chose Open file repository option you need to enter a path to your file (you may choose it with browse option) and click Open.

If a repository file is older than 5.1 then you will see a message as below.

Click Upgrade file link to upgrade the file.

When ready, confirm with the Yes button to continue. Upgrading will only take a few seconds. When it is completed you should see the following message.

Close it with the OK button. Your upgraded repository will be now opened and you can start working with it.

Upgrading server repository

Run Dataedo and on the first screen choose Connect to repository option or a repository from the Recent list.

Provide connection details in the form seen below and click Connect.

If a repository is older than 5.1 you will see a message as below.

Click the Upgrade repository link to upgrade the repository.

It is highly recommended to backup your repository database before continuing.

You need to connect with a user that has db_owner rights in the repository database. You can use the same user you used to create the repository.

If your current user has required permissions click the Upgrade button to start the upgrade. If not, use different login details in Login and Password fields and then click Upgrade button.

Your repository is being upgraded - it will only take a few seconds.

Once complete, you will see following the final screen.

Next button will take you back to connect to repository screen. Now your repository is upgraded and you can log in.

Just click the Connect button and you're ready to use Dataedo 5.1.

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