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Component Installation 21 Aug 2012 18:30 #3240

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Hello,

This is the first time that I'm going to download and install a Cook component. In case that I need to do some additional changes inside Cook (it' very probable that it happens) ,

1. do I have first to uninstall the current component in my joomla site in order to reinstall the last version? or just download the new one from cook and install it again?

2. In case that I had added data to the D/B, what will happen with it?

Thanks!
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Re: Component Installation 22 Aug 2012 00:29 #3246

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Hello,

Having done exactly that 50 million trillion times, as most of us have :-)

IF you have not made changes to your Tables and Fields in any way then simply installing your shiny new Component in Joomla! will perform an update, and all should go well.

IF you have made significant changes to the Database then you best Uninstall the existing Component and then install your new Component.

That being said, even though you will loose your data, in early stage install testing I always Uninstall (for that clean fresh taste!) and then Install.

If you need to keep your data safe and sound please use phpmyadmin or similar and perform an SQL Dump of your database with the data.

Hope that helps,

Regards,

Edward.
Passionate Joomla! Developer and J-Cook pro evangelist.
www.jcombuilder.com - we build great Joomla!® Components so you don't have to.
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Re: Component Installation 22 Aug 2012 01:29 #3247

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Thanks a lot Edward, totally clear!

Best,

Dario
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Re: Component Installation 22 Aug 2012 09:35 #3253

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In V2.0, you will also be able to pack your dataset when download ;-)
Coding is now a piece of cake
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