Save required changes to your current dashboard and close both kdb+ and dashboard processes.
Copy the data/dashboards directory and its dashboards from your dashboard installation folder to a separate folder; this folder will be returned once the upgrade is complete.
If you have created custom functions for use in Builder or have added .csv files as part of the html5evalcongroup connection referenced in
demo.bak. You will need to copy your changes from the
demo.bakfile back to the new
demo.qfile after installing the update.
.csvfiles in the sample/data directory do not need to be backed up as part of the upgrade as only existing demo
.csvfiles will be overwritten
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Extract the zip file, and copy extracted files to your existing Dashboards install directory. Say ‘yes’ to copy-and-replace existing files.
Copy the backed up data/dashboards directory from step 2 to your existing data/dashboards directory. If you had previously removed the demo dashboards in your existing data/dashboards directory prior to the upgrade then it may be necessary to delete the contents of this folder before returning the backed-up dashboards.
Optional: If you made changes to
demo.qfrom step 2, copy back the changes from
demo.bakto the replacement
Restart the dashboard and kdb+ processes by running
Ensure all required
.csvfiles are in the sample/data directory. Missing files will show as an error in the kdb+ process dialog.
If dashboards fail to start and changes were made to the
demo.qfile as part of step 2, replace the
demo.qfile with the extracted zip version - without changes - and restart dashboards. A tool like Winmerge will help copy changes from
When returning previous dashboards from step 2, ensure they are not part of a subdirectory in data/dashboards otherwise they won't be available in the dashboard dropdown.