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CA Ideal program migration to an earlier release

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Article ID: 188588

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Datacom Ideal

Issue/Introduction

Ideal development environment has been upgraded to release 15.1 while the production environment is still running release 14.0. Is a program compiled in an Ideal 15.1 environment (or 15.0) downward compatible? Can it be run on an Ideal 14.0 environment?

 

Environment

Release : 14.0

Release : 15.0

Release : 15.1

Component : CA IDEAL

Resolution

While CA Ideal is upward compatible, meaning that programs compiled in an earlier release will run in a later release, the opposite downward compatible possibility is not true.

When changes are done in a Test environment running version 15.x and you want to move the changes into a Production system that is still running version 14.0, you need to be aware of the special compilation procedure that needs to be used in test.

This is explained in the CA Ideal documentation. Please see the CA Datacom Tools 15.1 documentation in the section called Application Migration Considerations. Scroll to the bottom of that page to see the explanation in the Upgrading from an Earlier Version topic. (For CA Ideal 15.0, see Upgrading from an Earlier Version.)

Additional Information

As always, please contact Broadcom support for CA Datacom if you have further questions.