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    In-place Power Monitoring Expert (PME 8.1) upgrade - the database upgrade fails at the 'Verify Databases'

    While performing an in-place upgrade to Power Monitoring Expert (PME8.1), the installer can halt at the 'Verify Databases' step.
    The database that fails to upgrade is the ION_Data database. This will halt the PME installer and the user is unable to click continue.

    The following error may also be seen when attempting to upgrade the 'ION_Data' database via the database manager.

    Power Monitoring Expert 8.1

    Power Monitoring Expert In-Place Upgrade

    There is a more detailed message listed in the ION_Data_Upgrade.log file located in the ...\Power Monitoring Expert\Diagnostic folder.
    This is the error message that is contained in those logs:
    Msg 3729, Level 16, State 2, Server , line 48
    Cannot TRUNCATE TABLE 'dbo.PQ_Events' because it is being referenced by object 'vPQ_Events'.

    *Warning: Irreparable database damage can occur. This procedure should only be performed by users familiar with SQL Server Management Studio. Databases should be backed up prior to performing this procedure.*

    The error in the .log file indicates that the presence of the vPQ_Events view which is preventing the truncation of the PQ_Events table and the subsequent upgrade steps.

    Using SQL Server Management Studio, delete the vPQ_Events view from the ION_Data database and restart the installer:

    1.) Log into SQL Server Management Studio with either a SQL or windows account that has access to edit the ION_Data database
    2.) Expand Databases and find ION_Data
    3.) Expand ION_Data and find Views
    4.) Expand Views and find vPQ_Events
    5.) Right click on vPQ_Events and select Delete
    6.) Click OK in the step box that opens
    7.) If the installer is still open click "try again".  If not, start the installer again.

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