Upgrading from Version 1ΒΆ

Upgrading from version 1 requires a full export of your data objects, and reimporting them after upgrading the software. Please follow these steps:

  1. Don’t upgrade your software yet! Instead, first export your databases and methods into Brightway packages:
from bw2data import *
from bw2data.io import BW2Package

for index, name in enumerate(databases):
    BW2Package.export_obj(Database(name), "db-{}".format(index), "upgrade")

for index, name in enumerate(methods):
    BW2Package.export_obj(Method(name), "lcia-{}".format(index), "upgrade")

# Add in any other objects you want to export here

# Might have to remove parenthese around print statement
print("Your exported objects are here:", config.request_dir("upgrade"))
  1. Upgrade your software following the installation guide.
  2. Each data directory would now be a new project. You can import the objects you exported earlier like this:
from brightway2 import *
import os

preferences['allow incomplete imports'] = True

filepath = "path that was printed earlier in section 1"
projects.current = "name of this project"

for filename in sorted(os.listdir(filepath)):
    BW2Package.import_file(os.path.join(filepath, filename))

You will need to do this for each data directory you want to upgrade.