Data Conversion

We used the conversion tool to bring over Materials, Vendors and Customers and it worked very well. We have our old system still running to reference old data, i.e. PO's, Shipments, Invoices, etc... For the short period of time you will need this data I think it's a better to refer back to your previous system rather than clutter your new one.
----- Original Message -----
From: Michelle de la Vega
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2005 8:58 AM
Subject: [Vantage] Data Conversion


Do any of you use the Vantage Data Conversion Tool?

If so, do you know if it has the business logic already programmed or do you have to know it?

What I mean is, if I import an invoice for a customer that doesn't exist will it allow me to import the invoice or will it prompt me that I need to add the customer first?

Or what about importing historical serial numbers? Do I have to bring over the sales orders, packing slips, invoices? If so does the Conversion tool inform you of that?

Any input would be great.

Thanks,

Michelle de la Vega
Business Applications Manager
Cold Jet, LLC
513-831-3211 ext 400
513-831-1209 fax
www.ColdJet.com




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Does anyone know how I can do my own data conversions? I need to
update my parts pricing in Vantage 6.10.
I am very interested in this as well. Michele, if you get anything off list please send it to me.

Thanks

Juliet Martin
Information Manager
Rosenboom Machine & Tool, Inc.
Sheldon, IA 51201
712-324-4854 x1217


-----Original Message-----
From: Michelle de la Vega [mailto:mdelavega@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 11:01 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] Data Conversion




Does anyone know how I can do my own data conversions? I need to
update my parts pricing in Vantage 6.10.
This would seem a perfect place for AutoIT to automate a task with a script.
Other methods would leave me concerned about data corruption.
Well, unless you are using price lists, but I assume from the question you
are not.
Good luck,
Aaron Hoyt
Vantage Plastics

-----Original Message-----
From: Juliet Martin [mailto:jmartin@...]
Sent: Friday, April 08, 2005 9:47 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Vantage] Data Conversion



I am very interested in this as well. Michele, if you get anything off list
please send it to me.

Thanks

Juliet Martin
Information Manager
Rosenboom Machine & Tool, Inc.
Sheldon, IA 51201
712-324-4854 x1217


-----Original Message-----
From: Michelle de la Vega [mailto:mdelavega@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 11:01 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] Data Conversion




Does anyone know how I can do my own data conversions? I need to
update my parts pricing in Vantage 6.10.





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Do any of you use the Vantage Data Conversion Tool?

If so, do you know if it has the business logic already programmed or do you have to know it?

What I mean is, if I import an invoice for a customer that doesn't exist will it allow me to import the invoice or will it prompt me that I need to add the customer first?

Or what about importing historical serial numbers? Do I have to bring over the sales orders, packing slips, invoices? If so does the Conversion tool inform you of that?

Any input would be great.

Thanks,

Michelle de la Vega
Business Applications Manager
Cold Jet, LLC
513-831-3211 ext 400
513-831-1209 fax
www.ColdJet.com
No business logic. You have to know which tables need to be populated
and manually load them.



Butch



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From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Michelle de la Vega
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2005 6:59 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] Data Conversion



Do any of you use the Vantage Data Conversion Tool?

If so, do you know if it has the business logic already programmed or do
you have to know it?

What I mean is, if I import an invoice for a customer that doesn't exist
will it allow me to import the invoice or will it prompt me that I need
to add the customer first?

Or what about importing historical serial numbers? Do I have to bring
over the sales orders, packing slips, invoices? If so does the
Conversion tool inform you of that?

Any input would be great.

Thanks,

Michelle de la Vega
Business Applications Manager
Cold Jet, LLC
513-831-3211 ext 400
513-831-1209 fax
www.ColdJet.com




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<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/files/>
(2) To search through old msg's goto:
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So do the customized maps they sell include the business logic?

Joe


--- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, "Butch Menge" <bmenge@t...> wrote:
> No business logic. You have to know which tables need to be
populated
> and manually load them.
>
>
>
> Butch
>
>
>
> ________________________________
>
> From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf
> Of Michelle de la Vega
> Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2005 6:59 AM
> To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [Vantage] Data Conversion
>
>
>
> Do any of you use the Vantage Data Conversion Tool?
>
> If so, do you know if it has the business logic already programmed
or do
> you have to know it?
>
> What I mean is, if I import an invoice for a customer that doesn't
exist
> will it allow me to import the invoice or will it prompt me that I
need
> to add the customer first?
>
> Or what about importing historical serial numbers? Do I have to
bring
> over the sales orders, packing slips, invoices? If so does the
> Conversion tool inform you of that?
>
> Any input would be great.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Michelle de la Vega
> Business Applications Manager
> Cold Jet, LLC
> 513-831-3211 ext 400
> 513-831-1209 fax
> www.ColdJet.com
>
>
>
>
> Useful links for the Yahoo!Groups Vantage Board are: ( Note: You
must
> have already linked your email address to a yahoo id to enable
access. )
> (1) To access the Files Section of our Yahoo!Group for Report
Builder
> and Crystal Reports and other 'goodies', please goto:
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/files/.
> <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/files/>
> (2) To search through old msg's goto:
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/messages
> (3) To view links to Vendors that provide Vantage services goto:
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/links
>
>
>
>
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--- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, "jlusterj" <jluster@c...> wrote:
> So do the customized maps they sell include the business logic?
>
> Joe
>
We used many of Epicor's customized maps for data conversion;
specifically we used their maps for Parts, Methods of Manufacturing,
Inventory, Costs and Purchase Orders. The maps were a good framework
for data conversion in that they covered the tables that needed to be
populated for each file type. For example: Part loading hits a lot of
tables that someone new to Vantage may not be aware of. Also,
Inventory and Cost loading is not exactly straightforward as a
PartTran audit trail has to be built for each inventory and cost
transaction.

I use the term framework because you are still responsible for the
business logic. A lot falls into your lap. I was in the middle of
data conversion a year ago and it was a very nerve wracking
experience, even with the maps. As Butch said, the conversion tool
just loads the stuff into the database, it has the easy job.

Sincerely,
Peter Dunbar
Halm Industries Co., Inc.