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When upgrading from an earlier release of DXA to DXA 1.4 (Java) are there any changes on the CMS side or just the DXA libraries and web application? I am asking this since we have a lot of custom content types created and I am not sure how any CMS side update would affect those.

We are running SDL Tridion 2013 SP1 HR#2 with Oracle as the CM & CD database.

  • Which earlier version of DXA? – Rick Pannekoek May 22 '16 at 17:17
  • We were running the pre-release Java build of DXA however at one point we tried upgrading. On the presentation side we are still on the pre-release but not sure about the CM side. Is there a way to check the DB version to know which version os DXA is it running? I checked the TDS_DB_INFO table but that doesn't have any info on DXA. It just says 7.1.0.1 (SDL Tridion 2013 SP1 HR1). – Husain Zahid May 23 '16 at 6:49
  • You can check the version number field in the DXA Core Configuration Component. – Rick Pannekoek May 23 '16 at 19:24
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Assuming "the pre-release Java build of DXA" means the pre-release version that was made available before the official release of DXA 1.2 Java: yes, there were for sure CM-side changes.

However, you don't have to be scared of CM-side updates; upgrading the DXA CM items should be quite straight-forward using the provided cms-import.ps1 PowerShell scripts; I'm not expecting impact on "custom content types".

  • Thank you Rick. Yes I am referring to the releases made available prior to official DXA Java release. Looking at the DXA Core Config component I found the version number to be 1.1 – Husain Zahid May 24 '16 at 7:40

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