LinkSolv 9.0.0404 Now Available

Summary of Recent Changes

Build     Build Date  Comment

9.0.0247  28-Sep-2015 Summary Fixed intermittent error — Size of Random Sample not recalculated
9.0.0250 28-Sep-2015 Summary Included pairs with Keep Status IP in Maximum Likelihood Estimate for Set Method Take All Pairs
9.0.0253 23-Oct-2015 Summary Fixed intermittent error — Data Type Mismatch in Initialize, Update Match Probabilities
9.0.0257 23-Oct-2015 Summary Added LSAP 1-1 Pairs option for Set Method in Merge Passes
9.0.0262 24-Nov-2015 Summary Created fake data with proportions and counts closer to specs
9.0.0270 24-Nov-2015 Summary Selected Best Pairs from Maximum Likelihood Estimate using record scores
9.0.0280 24-Nov-2015 Summary Fixed intermittent error when Outcome Tests in Review Match conflict with Perform Match
9.0.0287 24-Nov-2015 Summary Accepted with a warning any input fields with 100% missing
9.0.0289 24-Nov-2015 Summary Fixed intermittent error Truncated tab control with larger form size 5.5″ X 7.25″
9.0.0290 24-Nov-2015 Summary Tested Function.PINYIN2, a better SOUNDEX for PINYIN names
9.0.0315 09-Dec-2015 Summary Improved management of objects opened by LinkSolv
9.0.0334 09-Dec-2015 Summary Fixed intermittent error — Access 2013 on Windows 8.1 crashes on close
9.0.0336 09-Dec-2015 Summary Added cases for Take All SubSets to Match.GroupPairsIntoSets
9.0.0351 10-Dec-2015 Summary Fixed intermittent error — Access running after close on Windows 8.1 and 10.
9.0.0374 10-Dec-2015 Summary Declared Global form UPPER and LEFT locations to be 0.05″ (72 FIPS)
9.0.0375 10-Dec-2015 Summary Fixed case logic for SelfMatch in SpecifyMatch.TotalMatchesAfter
9.0.0384 22-Dec-2015 Summary Added text to speech and contrasting colors for accessibility
9.0.0390 22-Dec-2015 Summary Fixed errors in new MLE,MLB and Take All SubSets algorithms
9.0.0399 22-Dec-2015 Summary Fixed errors in new Quit LinkSolv algorithms

Update Instructions

1. Software Compatibility
2. Installing LINKSOLV 9.0
3. Updating LINKSOLV 9.0

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1. Software Compatibility

Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft SQL Server are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. LINKSOLV 9.0 is compatible with the latest releases of Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10, Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, and 10; Office 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, SQL Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, and 2014. If you are running earlier releases of these products then update the software on your computer before installing LINKSOLV. LINKSOLV may not operate correctly if you use earlier releases.

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2. Installing LINKSOLV 9.0

2.1 Backup and document all custom work if you wish to reference it in new projects.

2.1.1 Create backup copies of all files in the LINKSOLV installation folder (default folder is C:\Program Files\Strategic Matching\LinkSolv 9.0 for 32-bit Windows or C:\Program Files (x86)\Strategic Matching\LinkSolv 9.0 for 64-bit Windows).

2.1.2 Create reports for all old LINKSOLV projects including a) simulation specifications; b) data specifications; c) match specifications; d) Bayesian model checks.

2.2 Download and run the setup program for a new installation

2.2.1 Obtain the serial number and password for LINKSOLV 9.0 new installation from Strategic Matching.

2.2.2 Go to http://www.strategicmatching.com. Click on the Downloads tab.

2.2.3 Search Downloads for your serial number. If more than one link is listed then click on the one that includes your system configuration (for example, Windows 7 and Access 2010).

2.2.4 Click on the link for Setup 9.0 for New Installation. Respond to the download and update dialogs. Enter the password when prompted.

2.3 Set options for Microsoft Access

2.3.1 If necessary, create a folder for new Access databases created during record linkage projects, (for example C:\LinkSolv Projects). For better performance, the LinkSolv Projects folder should be local to the computer where LinkSolv is installed, not on a remote drive.

2.3.2 Enable all macros in the Access Trust Center Settings. Or, set trusted locations for LinkSolv Programs, LinkSolv Projects, and LinkSolv Data.

2.3.3  Go to Access Options, General tab and set the default location for new databases to the LinkSolv Projects folder.

2.3.4 Set Default Database format to Access 2007/2016.

2.3.5 Open LinkSolv and set LinkSolv options for your projects. Set Data Provider to JET for Access databases or SQL for SQL Server before you try to create new projects.

2.3.6 Click on the LinkSolv Help button to open the User Guide. Read the Getting Started section.

2.4 Import Old Projects

2.4.1 You can copy one or more projects from any archived STMTData.mdb (for LinkSolv 8.3) or STMTData.accdb (for LinkSolv 9.0) database.

2.4.2 Open LinkSolv, select the Projects tab, Click on Import Project and respond to the dialog.

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3. Updating LINKSOLV 9.0

3.1 Backup LINKSOLV Program Files (default folder is C:\Program Files\Strategic Matching\LinkSolv 9.0 for 32-bit Windows or C:\Program Files (x86)\Strategic Matching\LinkSolv 9.0 for 64-bit Windows).

3.2 Download and run the update program

3.2.1 Obtain the update version number and password for LINKSOLV 9.0 from Strategic Matching.

3.2.2 Go to http://www.strategicmatching.com. Click on the Downloads tab.

3.2.3 Search Downloads for the update version number. From the list of links, click on that includes your system configuration (for example, Windows 7 and Access 2010).

3.1.4 Click on the link for LINKSOLV Update. Respond to the download and update dialogs. Enter the password when prompted.
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The setup program LinkSolv9.0.0404Update.exe will update earlier releases of LinkSolv 9.0 to 9.0.0404 by replacing the LinkSolv database file (LinkSolv.accdb) and the Strategic Matching Library database file (STMTLibrary.accde) in the LinkSolv installation folder.

The old LinkSolv database file and Strategic Matching Library database file must already exist in the installation folder for LinkSolv 9.0. If not, setup will stop.

The old database files will be moved to a BACKUP folder and renamed. These files can be restored if you uninstall the update.

The updated database files will be placed in the installation folder for LinkSolv 9.0 with the same permissions as the old files.

 

 

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