Each version of Bentley Substation has its own corresponding project database schema, identified by a version number. The version number of the database is stored as an extended property of the Project table in SQL Server databases and as a comment on the Project table for Oracle databases.
When connecting to the project database, if the "Version" property/comment of the database does not match what Substation expects or cannot be retrieved for some reason, a Database version does not match the application message will appear. Generally this means that either the Substation application or the database schema needs to be updated, whichever is older.
Database version numbers can also be revealed in a prompt when restoring a project from a different version of Substation. In this case, when the current project database version is newer than the database version for the backup listed in the message, the message is purely informational and no action is necessary. If the database version of the backup is newer than the application, the backup cannot be restored and the message typically indicates this (Unable to restore project because the project's database version is newer than your current database version).
The purpose of this document is to help determine the proper course of action, if any is necessary.
This chart applies to SELECT releases of Bentley Substation.
The installed version of Bentley Substation (Application Version in the chart) can be found on the About Bentley Substation dialog.
The current database version can be determined by connecting to the SQL Server using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) and checking the extended properties of the Project table in the database used by Substation. In SSMS, expand Object Explorer > Databases > Substation* > Tables, right click dbo.Project, and select Properties > Extended Properties.
Alternatively, executing the following query will also return the database version.
use SubstationSELECT * FROM fn_listextendedproperty ('Version', 'user', 'dbo', 'table', 'project', default, default)
Replace "Substation" in the above query with the name of the database is not "Substation".
"SS" in the above chart stands for SELECTseries.
The version of the database that will be created by a script file can typically be found as a comment near the beginning of the script. For example: --$DBVersion:8.1.33$-- Similarly, an update script will list the version to which the script will update the database.
The SQL Server and database used by Bentley Substation can be determined by looking in the Project Database area of the Substation Setup dialog.
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Creating and Updating the Project Database
Error - Database version does not match the application
Error - Unable to restore project, project's database version is newer
Project Database Version - Promis.e