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Upgrade Guidelines

Upgrade Guidelines
Foundation 23.1

The default database connection method for OnBase servers and applications requires ADO.NET connection strings. An ODBC connection is still required for the OnBase Client and the OnBase Configuration module.

A connection string contains the information required to connect to a database, and each connection string has a unique identifying name for that data source connection. This unique data source name is referenced by other applications to connect to the database configured in the connection string.

Data source connection strings are configured in the configuration file of the application used to connect directly to the database. For example, the connectionStrings element in the Application Server web.config file contains a data source connection string for each database that the Application Server accesses. Other applications using the Application Server, such as the Unity Client or Web Server, access the database by referencing the unique data source name from the relevant connection string.

As of OnBase 18, the default database connection method for the Application Server and other Core-based applications is ADO.NET connection strings. The Application Server no longer supports ODBC connections to connect to the OnBase database. If you are upgrading from version 17 or earlier, you must update data source connections in the Application Server to use connection strings. In addition, any applications that connect to the database using the Application Server must also be updated to reference the name of the Application Server's data source connection string instead of an ODBC data source name.