Creating New Remote Databases When Upgrading to SalesLogix 7.5

There has been some recent discussion on the need for cutting new remote databases after upgrading.  There are typically a number of database schema changes with each upgrade that would require a longer then usual synchronization to transfer to remote users.  Any SalesLogix upgrade from version 6.x to 7.5 is actually an upgrade to 3 levels higher and a new db is mandatory for each remote user.  Would I create a new remote db for users if upgrading from 7.0 to 7.5?  Definitely – you are moving up 2 levels and there are significant schema changes that would warrant new databases rather then a reliance on synchronization.  As a general guideline I would only rely on synchronization to send schema from one level to the next i.e. from version 7.0 to version 7.2.  On the plus side of the newer versions, the attach remote functionality has improved considerably and is now really quick.  I know SalesLogix Admins cringe when they are required to cut new databases but it is an opportunity to touch bases with all of your remote users.

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