Upgrade Data Quality Services
This topic provides information on how to upgrade your existing installation of Data Quality Services (DQS) to SQL Server 2016 CTP2. As part of upgrading your Data Quality Server in DQS to SQL Server 2016, you must also upgrade the DQS databases schema.
To upgrade DQS:
Back up your DQS databases before you start the upgrade process. For information about backing up DQS databases, see Backing Up and Restoring DQS Databases.
Upgrade the SQL Server instance where DQS is installed to SQL Server 2016.
Run the SQL Server 2016 Setup wizard.
In the left pane, click Installation.
In the right pane, click Upgrade from SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2 or SQL Server 2012.
Complete the Setup wizard.
This will upgrade your SQL Server instance to SQL Server 2016 and also install the latest Data Quality Client, if Data Quality Client was previously installed on this computer. If you have Data Quality Client installed on other computers, you must run the sub steps in Step 2 on those computers to install the current version of Data Quality Client. The Setup wizard installs the current version of Data Quality Client alongside the existing version of Data Quality Client. After you upgrade the DQS databases schema, you can connect to the SQL Server 2016 version of Data Quality Server by using the current or an earlier version of Data Quality Client.
Upgrade the DQS databases schema.
Start Command Prompt as an administrator.
At the command prompt, change your directory to the location where DQSInstaller.exe is available. For the default instance of SQL Server, the DQSInstaller.exe file is available at C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL13.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\Binn:
cd C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL13.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\Binn
At the command prompt, type the following command, and press ENTER:
The installer prompts you for backing up the DQS databases before proceeding. If you have already backed up your DQS databases, type Y or Yes, and then press ENTER to continue with the upgrade.
A completion message is displayed after successful upgrade of the DQS databases schema.
To verify that DQS databases schema have successfully upgraded, you can check the current version in the DQS_MAIN and DQS_PROJECTS databases by querying the A_DB_VERSION table in each database. To do so:
Start SQL Server Management Studio, and connect to the SQL Server instance that contains the upgraded DQS databases schema.
Run the following query:
SELECT * FROM DQS_MAIN.dbo.A_DB_VERSION WHERE STATUS=2; SELECT * FROM DQS_PROJECTS.dbo.A_DB_VERSION WHERE STATUS=2;
The output will display an entry for each upgrade along with the date of the upgrade. The maximum VERSION_ID and ASSEMBLY_VERSION on the latest date is the current version. A value of 2 in the STATUS column indicates success. If an error has occurred, the error will be listed in the ERROR column. A sample output: