Site Administration

The Site Administration screen is used to install a new version of Focus or to update to the latest revision of a version. It is also used to install a new state reporting version or to update to the latest revision of the state reporting version. Particular branches can also be installed to your site. The Site Administration screen is available in versions 8.7 and 8.8 (back-merged), as well as version 9+.

The Site Administration screen offers several improvements over the Updater in System Preferences. If an error is encountered during the installation process, the site is put back on the previous version. You will receive an email when the installation has an error, as well as when the installation is successful. During the installation process, all local modifications on the environment are reverted and then are re-installed if they are not in the version you are updating to.

Profiles that previously had the permission "System Update Access" for System Preferences enabled in Users > Profiles will have the permission for Site Administration enabled by default.

Installing a New Focus Version or Updating to the Latest Revision

Installing a new version of Focus or updating the current version no longer updates the state reporting version to the latest revision. Updating your state reporting version to the latest revision is done separately in the state reporting tab in Site Administration.

1. In the Setup menu, click Site Administration.

The Focus Version tab of the Site Administration screen is opened by default. The Current Version section of the screen displays the version the site is currently on, and when the version was last modified (not when the site was last updated).

The Available Updates section of the screen lists the versions/revisions that are available for install. The first one in the list is the current version that is installed on the site. If there is no update available for that version, the Update/Install column will be blank. The Update button is displayed if there is an update that can be installed. The rest of the list contains other stable versions and revisions that are available to install.

2. Click Update or Install next to the version to install.

3. In the confirmation message, click OK.

During this process, all local modifications to the environment are reverted and then re-installed if they are not included in the version you are updating to.

Open the Console (right-click an element on the screen, click Inspect Element, then click Console) to view the process of the upgrade.

4. Follow the prompts for the install.

If the installation encounters any errors, an error message will display on the screen. You will also receive an email if there is an error, as well as if the installation is successful. When an error is encountered, the site is put back to the version it was on.

Example email:

The Update Log is updated to include the action, user, the date and time the update started, and the date and time the update ended.  

Installing a New State Reporting Version or Updating to the Latest Revision

The Florida Reports, Texas Reports, New Jersey Reports, or (State) Reports tab is used to install a new state reporting version or update the state reporting version to the latest revision.

1. Click the state reporting tab.

The Current State Reporting Version section of the screen displays the version the site is currently on, and when the version was last modified (not when the site was last updated).

The Available Updates section of the screen lists the versions/revisions that are available for install. The first one in the list is the current version that is installed on the site. If there is no update available for that version, the Update/Install column will be blank. The Update button is displayed if there is an update that can be installed. The rest of the list contains other stable versions and revisions that are available to install.

2. Click Update or Install next to the version to install.

3. In the confirmation message, click OK.

Open the Console (right-click an element on the screen, click Inspect Element, then click Console) to view the process of the upgrade.

4. Follow the prompts for the install.

If the installation encounters any errors, an error message will display on the screen. You will also receive an email if there is an error, as well as if the installation is successful. When an error is encountered, the site is put back to the version it was on.

Example email:

The Update Log is updated to include the action, user, the date and time the update started, and the date and time the update ended.  

Installing a Branch

From the Development tab, you can install a particular branch to your site.

1. Click the Development tab.

2. In the search box, enter the branch number as provided by Focus.

3. Press Enter or click Search.

4. Click Add to install the branch.

5. In the confirmation message, click Yes.

Open the Console (right-click an element on the screen, click Inspect Element, then click Console) to view the process of the upgrade.

If the installation encounters any errors, an error message will display on the screen. You will also receive an email if there is an error, as well as if the installation is successful. When an error is encountered, the site is put back to the version it was on.

Example email:

The Update Log is updated to include the action, user, the date and time the update started, and the date and time the update ended.  

Removing a Branch

From the Development tab, you can remove a particular branch from your site.

1. Click the Development tab.

2. In the center of the screen, all the branches installed on the environment are listed.

3. Click Remove next to the branch.

4. In the confirmation message, click OK.

If the installation encounters any errors, an error message will display on the screen. You will also receive an email if there is an error, as well as if the installation is successful. When an error is encountered, the site is put back to the version it was on.

The Update Log is updated to include the action, user, the date and time the update started, and the date and time the update ended.