The oldest version from which an upgrade to Intrexx 8 can be made is
Intrexx 6.0. Older versions can only be updated in steps:
- Intrexx 7.0: at least Intrexx 5.0
- Intrexx 6.0: at least Intrexx 3.1
- Intrexx 5.2: at least Intrexx 3.1
- Intrexx 5.1: at least Intrexx 3.1
- Intrexx 5.0: at least Intrexx 3.0
Upgrade to Intrexx 8
As a result of natural version-related changes, new features and controls, and a
series of optimizations, the Development and Quality Assurance departments of
United Planet placed special emphasis on ensuring a seamless and easy switchover to
the new version. A comprehensive series of tests simulated and successfully performed
the most varied update scenarios. We also engaged in a very widely distributed beta
test, which involved not only our partners, but numerous end customers as
well. All of our knowledge and experience gained in this way has flowed together into
this document, which should help you in performing your update.
Important: Before updating, make sure you create a backup of the database and file
system! Also, for the duration of the update process, deactivate any virus scanners
installed on the system. Please note that a portal export alone does not represent a
If, due to unforeseen reasons, the update is unsuccessful (for example, because of necessary
customizations to Java classes that you have received from your partner or a software provider
for special requirements), this allows you to return to the previous version without difficulty.
As a first step, please perform the update on a test system, not directly within your productive
environment. While updating, please make sure that you select the correct Intrexx program directory
during update installation. If you wish to perform a new installation, previously installed
versions of Intrexx must be removed in advance. After successfully performing the update, test
that your portal functions correctly.
The deprecated mode in DbQuery has been removed. This was introduced in May 2009 for
Intrexx 5 in order to ensure compatibility with previous versions.
def l_rs = l_stmt.executeQuery()
.value(int) -> getStringValue(int), getIntValue(int), ....
.prepareDeprecated(....) -> prepare(....)
The method prepareDeprecated can theoretically
be replaced with the prepare method. This can,
however, behave slightly differently under certain circumstances, with
the return of Boolean-values.
The old deprecated methods from IFileValueHolder
removed and must be replaced with the following:
replace with getFirstFile().getContentType()
replace with getFirstFile().getPath()
replace with getFirstFile().getFileName()
SQL Server settings
To avoid any sporadic deadlocks, any existing portal databases should be switched to
Microsoft SQL server and to the snapshot-based read-committed mode, unless this is
already done by the update itself. More information on this topic can be found
in our knowledgebase at
in post no. 1967 MSSQL database adjustment
SET READ_COMMITTED_SNAPSHOT ON;
IMAP event sources
BUntil now, when configuring IMAP event sources for STARTTLS,
it was necessary to set the property mail.imap.starttls.enable=true
In Intrexx 8 the property will automatically be set from the server side to true, unless
it has already been set manually (true or false). In addition, the following property:
will also be automatically set from the server side if it has not already been set manually.
The reason for the above settings is that in rare cases, the choice of STARTTLS can lead
to problems when updating to Intrexx 8. These settings will prevent a fallback to a non-secure
connection. If you already manually changed the settings of
the settings will not be overwritten from the server side. Manually changes can be made
at any time before or after updating.
Access via JS | VTL to form-information: From Intrexx 8 onwards,
the linking of an input field to a form will be created through the HTML(5) attribute
. For Microsoft Internet Explorer the corresponding
polyfills are provided. An Intrexx-generic input element, that has been added to a form,
will not automatically be included when posting and forwarding the page.
The following describes how the form of an element can be determined.
This code will give you the UP object of the enclosed form:
var inp = document.createElement("input");
This code will give you the ID of the enclosed form:
<input name="test" value="test" form="#writeCurrentFormId()"/>
is deprecated. All code that uses $AppWalker
should be modified. Further information on this topic can be found at:
The switch to Apache Solr will cause a re-indexing of your data. This may take some
time to complete. As the portal export no longer includes the index data of your search
configuration, the re-indexing will run automatically after importing a portal.