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The STORET Import Module (SIM) version 2.0.2 is now ready for download and installation. SIM 2.0.2 is designed for compatibility with STORET v2.0, and replaces all previous versions of SIM. This version of SIM supports batch update to your copy of STORET for Station Descriptions, Project Descriptions, Water Chemistry Sampling and results data, and Biological Sampling for Taxonomic abundance and diversity, as well as tissue and whole organism sampling. SIM v2.0.2 fixes a number of problem areas and bugs reported by users of previous SIM versions, as well as adding other significant new features including:

  • new data elements
  • ability to update station information
  • ability to submit a list of 'Deletes' to perform
  • improved user interface


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You must have Oracle version 8i (8.1.7)® (or higher for client/server install) and STORET Reports version 2.0.0 or higher installed before you can install SIM version 2.0.2. The STORET Import Module (SIM) version 2.0.2 will completely replace your existing copy of SIM (if present). During the installation in the stand-alone environment, you will be offered the choice of preserving information you might already have in the form of SIM "Configurations". Existing configurations will be erased if you select "no".

Steps you should follow (in this order) to use SIM Version 2.0.2:

  1. Back-up any SIM Configurations that you want to save - see SIM v2.0.2 Installation Guide

  2. Install STORET Reports v2.0.0 if you have not previously done so - see STORET v2.0.0 Installation Guide

  3. Stand alone users only - Install Personal Oracle v8.1.7 if you have not previously done so - see STORET v2.0.0 Installation Guide

  4. Install STORET Data Entry Module v2.0.0 if you have not previously done so - see STORET v2.0.0 Installation Guide

  5. Uninstall any previous versions of SIM

  6. Install SIM v2.0.2 - see SIM v2.0.2 Installation Guide

    Note: For server installations, your Oracle DBA can use the scripts that are available in the downloaded file to install SIM v2.0.2 on the server.

  7. If necessary, install the Oracle Forms Runtime Patch. You can get more information regarding this patch as well as download the patch itself at the following web page:

Included in this update are

  • A "README" file
  • The Installation Software, "SIM202_Install.exe"
  • The SIM Installation Guide
  • The SIM User Guide
  • The SIM Technical Documentation Manual

After executing the installation software, you will also have

  • SIM Table Descriptions
  • Scripts for your DBA to install SIM (for users with the client-server form of STORET)
  • Further installation instructions for the DBA

This download is in the form of a compressed, self-extracting 7.4 MB file, named "SIM202_Install.exe". You should place it in a temporary folder, and double-click it to allow it to expand.

In its extracted form, it will consist of several files. We advise you to examine the README file, and to print and read the Installation Guide. This process is fully automated and requires little input from you as it proceeds.

You should identify the file named "SIM202_Setup.exe" and run it. It will ask you if you want the software only install, the full installation, or the client/server DBA scripts. You should select the "full" installation, provided your installation of the STORET is the stand-alone PC version using Personal Oracle version 8.1.7®.

If you are running the client/server form of STORET, you must choose the software only install. The rest of this upgrade must be performed by your Oracle Data Base Administrator (DBA). He or she can extract the scripts needed for database modifications required by SIM from the zip file: "SIM202 Server-Only".

Installation of this software takes only a few minutes. The database changes which accompany it on the full (stand alone) install (or when performed by a DBA) take thirty to sixty minutes.

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Need Help? If you have a question, or are uncertain about this download,
please call STORET User Assistance at 1-800-424-9067,
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