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Am newbie to X-Cart

Please tell me what is the difference between Apply patch and upgrade?

Now am tried to update package 4.6.6 to 4.7.7 Shall i apply only 4.7.7 patch it will upgrade?

Am Apply patches (Sql and also diff) and also got message like applied patch successfully.When

check version in Tools -> summary its showing version 4.6.6 only.
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A patch is a small change in a file or few files to fix bug or correct improper behavior of cart. The cart version stays the same.

An upgrade modifies lots of files and database and moves the cart to next version or the version of the upgrade.

You apply patches from the patch/upgrade page - diff and sql patches sections. Upgrades are applied from the first section on same page. For the upgrade you need to upload the upgrade pack and unzip then it will be available on that page to select and run.

However if you are new to XC and have a question like this I would strongly advice you to not attempt doing an upgrade yourself - you can easily damage the installation and database. Hire a professional to do it for you. If you need help we can do this upgrade for you - just open a ticket at https://www.cflsystems.com/support
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Thanx for your reply, The cart version stays the same When Apply patches,How to others(I mean Admin Side) know it's also avaliable patches 4.7.7 too?Is it any other option to know this version patches avaliable in this site ? Sorry for my silly Question.
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Patches do not change cart version. They are used in most cases to fix bugs in the cart.
Upgrades do change cart version.

If you are trying to go from 4.6.6 to 4.7.7 you need to do an upgrade not to apply patches.
Every patch works for the version it was released for. You cannot apply patch for 4.6.6 to 4.7.7 cart.
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Thanq so much for your reply,Is there anything changed big when cart version changed?
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Every upgrade comes with bug fixes and certain new features and/or improvements. Depending on the upgrade - from/to versions - code and database may be very different.
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