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The STORET Interface Module (SIM) version 2.0.0 is now ready for download and installtion. SIM 2.0.0 is designed for compatibility with STORET version 2.0.0, and replaces all previous versions of SIM distributed to user community and Beta testers (up through and including SIM Beta v2 build 9). 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. It permits the export of data format profiles for addition to a different copy of SIM for the first time, and it fixes a number of the problem areas and bugs reported to us during our extensive Beta test interval (including minor problems with our last Beta release, build 9), as well as adding other significant new features.


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You must have Oracle version 8i (8.1.7)® or higher and STORET Reports version 2.0.0 installed before you can install SIM version 2.0.0. The STORET Interface Module (SIM) version 2.0.0 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 "Profiles". Existing profiles will be removed from your files if you select "no".

Steps you should follow (in this order) to use SIM Version 2.0.0:

  • Clear SIM v 1.2.2 of data and remove it (if present) - see SIM version 2.0.0 Installation Guide
    Note: client server users, part of this step is performed by your Oracle Data Base Administrator (DBA)
  • Install STORET Reports version 2.0.0 - see STORET version 2.0.0 Installation Guide
  • Stand alone users only - Install Personal Oracle v8.1.7 - see STORET version 2.0.0 Installation Guide
  • Install STORET Data Entry Module version 2.0.0 - see STORET version 2.0.0 Installation Guide
  • Install SIM v 2.0.0 - see SIM version 2.0.0 Installation Guide
    Note: client server users, part of this step must be performed by your Oracle DBA

Included in this update are

  • A "README" file
  • The Installation Software, "SIM200.exe"
  • The SIM Installation Guide

after executing the installation software, you will also have

  • The SIM User Guide
  • SIM Technical Documentation
  • 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 7.5 MB file, named SIM_2_0_0.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 "SIM200.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 by executing this same "setup.exe" file.

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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