Lightroom Classic: Does upgrading from Lightroom 5 retain edits, ratings ,and most importantly colour labels?

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MERGE LIGHTROOM 5 to CLASSIC CC - I think it's time but must know if the merge retains edits, ratings, and most importantly colour labels?

Photographer / Graphic Designer.
Creative but not super-tech.
I am currently running macOS Sierra 10.12.6.
I work/edit predominantly on desktop/laptop. 
I store using a complete NAS storage system.
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When you install and run LR Classic, it will ask to upgrade your LR 5 catalog. The upgrade process makes a copy of the old catalog, and that copy will retain all of your metadata, including edits, ratings, color labels, captions, GPS locations, etc.
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Lightroom Classic 9.2 (latest) isn’t supported on Sierra
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Do you mean merge or upgrade?  Some time ago I upgraded from LR 6 to CC and although I can't speak to ratings (I don't use them) I can say it retains everything else, including color labels, which I use quite a bit.

If you're talking about merging a catalog from another computer, I've merged a 9.2 catalog from the laptop I take on site, to a 9.2 catalog on my home workstation, and it retained all settings.
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Lightroom 5 - Classic retains all edits, labels, etc. It is just a newer version of the same software. You are confusing Classic with Lightroom Desktop.