Migration and Compatibility

Introduction
Database Changes
Important Upgrade Information

Introduction

Upgrade Paths

Your current version determines your upgrade path:

Paths for Upgrading to Version 7.8

You can upgrade directly to 7.8.0 if your instance is one of the following:

Version 7 7.1.x 7.2.x 7.5.x

If your instance is one of the versions listed below, you must first upgrade to the latest version of 7.1.x before upgrading to 7.8.0:

Version 6

6.0.x

6.1.x

6.2.x

6.3.x 6.4.x

If your instance is one of the versions listed below, you must first upgrade to the latest version of 6.4.x, then upgrade to 7.1.x, before finally upgrading to 7.8.0:

Version 5

5.0

5.1

5.2

5.5

5.6.x

Version 4

4.5.x

4.7.x

     

If your instance is one of the older versions listed below, you must first upgrade to the latest version of 6.3.x, then upgrade to 7.1.x, before finally upgrading to 7.8.0:

Version 4

4.0

4.1

4.2.x

Version 3 3.7.x    

To upgrade, start with the WAR File Distribution ZIP: TIB_js-jrs-cp_7.8.0_bin.zip

Downloaded it from the Jaspersoft community site (http://community.jaspersoft.com).

The recommended upgrade procedures are fully described in the TIBCO JasperReports Server Upgrade Guide.

If you are upgrading from certain versions of JasperReports Server, such as 7.2.x or earlier, the upgrade involves substantial changes that may require you to plan and prepare beforehand. See the TIBCO JasperReports Server Upgrade Guide for advice regarding these important considerations. Also, see Important Upgrade Information.

Database Changes

Between certain versions of the server, we have changed the repository database in order to add new functionality. There are changes between 6.4.x, 7.1.x, 7.2, and 7.5.

Important Upgrade Information

This section touches on special considerations for upgrading to this release. These considerations are spelled out more thoroughly in the TIBCO JasperReports Server Upgrade Guide.

Changes in the 7.8 Release. s JasperReports Server now uses the Chromium JavaScript engine to export reports and dashboard to PDF and other formats. PhantomJS/Rhino support has been removed. For information, see Changes in 7.8 that May Affect Your Upgrade in the TIBCO JasperReports Server Upgrade Guide.
Changes in the 7.5 Release. Several changes in this release may affect your upgrade. For example, changes to encryption keys will affect all deployments, changes to the user interface may affect any custom themes you have created, changes to the TIBCO Jaspersoft MongoDB Query Language may affect your MongoDB queries, and the drivers used for Impala and Simba data sources have been updated and the old drivers no longer work. For information about preparing for such changes, see the latest 7.5.x upgrade guide.
Changes in the 7.2 Release Legacy dashboards are no longer available to view or edit starting in the 7.2 release. For more information, please refer to the latest 7.2.x upgrade guide.
Changes in the Version 6 Releases. JasperReports Server Version 6 releases included many changes that may impact the upgrade steps in unexpected ways. We made such changes in 6.0.x, 6.1.x, 6.2.x, and 6.4.x. For example, changes in 6.2.1 replaced the drivers used by Impala and Simba data sources. For more information about other considerations when upgrading to version 7 from older versions, please refer to the latest 6.4.x upgrade guide.
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