Prepare for Migration

Before you begin to migrate your application, ensure that you fulfill the prerequisites and familiarize yourself the Migration Utility and the actions it takes.

  1. Review the information about the major changes made in Uniface 10, and about the migration process. For more information, see What's New in Uniface 10 and Migration Facility.
  2. Review the Platform Availability Matrix to ensure that your environment supports Uniface 10.
  3. Ensure that you use a Unicode-enabled database for the Uniface 10 Repository.
  4. If you are using a version of Uniface prior to Uniface 9.6, upgrade to Uniface 9.6 or 9.7, and migrate your Repository to Uniface 9.

    Note: If the Uniface 9 Repository originates from Uniface 8 or earlier, and non-migrated data is found when importing to Uniface 10, the version 8 objects will be rejected. For more information, see the Uniface 9 Migration Guide.

  5. Install Uniface 10, if you have not already done so. It automatically creates a default Repository using an SQLite database. For more information, see Installing Uniface.
  6. If you want to use another supported database as your Repository, generate the SQL scripts to create the required Repository tables using the Create Table facility (/gensql createtable), then run these scripts in the appropriate DBMS. For more information, see Generate Scripts for Creating Repository Tables and /genSql.

Next step: Prepare the Uniface 9 Application for Migration