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Completing the prerequisite tasks

Updated on January 18, 2022

Before you update your application, ensure that you complete all the following tasks.

Pega Foundation for Healthcare Update Guide
  1. Before starting an update, and before backing up your system, review the database policies and application permissions that are used by your Pega Platform update. Determine whether the application is permitted to update the database automatically or if you must generate the database scripts that your organization will use to manually make schema changes.
  2. Verify that you are using the latest patch release for your version of Pega Platform through your normal Software Distribution channels or by contacting Global Customer Support (GCS), and then install the most recent patch release if necessary.
  3. Consult with your database administrator to determine whether the install process can make automatic changes to the database schema or if the database administrator will manually apply the DDL files that include schema changes.
    • To update any versions of Pega Foundation for Healthcare after release 7.31 or 7.4 to release 8.7, you do not need to run any update scripts.
    • To update any other Pega Foundation for Healthcare release to 8.7, go to your account on My Support Portal to request important support recommendations.
  4. Update to the latest version of Pega Platform 8.7, and ensure that you can log in as an administrator. For more information, see the Pega Platform Update Guide for your environment on the Deploy Pega Platform page.
  5. Apply any required hotfixes by using the Hotfix Manager. For more information, see Applying hotfixes.

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