Planning Your Upgrade

Planning Your Upgrade

Some of the new and enhanced features in JasperReports Server can affect your deployment, and you should plan your upgrade accordingly. Before upgrading make sure to:

Review this information carefully and determine how the changes described affect your deployment.
Back up your current JasperReports Server installation and repository.

The versions and their affected functionality are:

Changes in 6.4 affect the Impala community connector.
Changes in 6.2.1 affect the Impala community connector.
Changes in 6.2 affect the default Ad Hoc templates.
Changes in 6.1 affect themes.
Changes in 6.0.1 affect Spring Security, including external authentication and customizations involving Spring Security.
Changes in 6.0 affect custom data sources.
Changes in 5.6 affect XML/A connections.

Changes are cumulative, so review all topics that affect you. For example, if you're upgrading from 5.6 to 6.1, you may be affected by changes in 5.6, 6.0, and 6.0.1.

This section describes only those changes that can significantly impact your existing deployment. For an overview of new features, improvements, and bug fixes see the release notes in the root directory of the distribution. For information on how to use the new features, see the JasperReports Server User Guide or the JasperReports Server Administrator Guide.

This chapter contains the following sections:

Changes in 6.4 That May Affect Your Upgrade
Changes in 6.2.1 That May Affect Your Upgrade
Changes in 6.2.1 That May Affect Your Upgrade
Changes in 6.1 That May Affect Your Upgrade
Changes in 6.0.1 That May Affect Your Upgrade
Changes in 6.0 That May Affect Your Upgrade
Changes in 5.6 That May Affect Your Upgrade
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