DMT, Data Migration

I just answered another Question on DMT...
The ease of use of DMT is very good.
I have found that to work with it, I prefer to have the data in an Excel file that I can work with while the DMT is also running.

I have used the technique to create first a short file of 10 records to bring in the data. This helps with validation of the information that I will be writing.
I also will create a BAQ to review the data that has been imported.

Using the BAQ I have manually entered in a few records, then reviewed them with the BAQ and finally right clicked to create the template that I want to upload.

Feel free to call if you have any questions.

Bruce Larson
Senior Solution Architect
alternative Technology Partners

Web Site: www.alttechpartners.com

Cell: (763) 486-0030
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--- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, "Keith" <keithfwalter@...> wrote:
>
> The speed is a huge improvement over SC... it took us about 8 hours to do 3000 parts!
>
> How is the easy of use? I understand it comes with some training tools. Is it pretty easy to use?
>
> Thanks,
> Keith
>
> --- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, "bw2868bond" <bwalker@> wrote:
> >
> > I used it to import data from a second company about a month ago.
> > It is faster than ServiceConnect by virtue of working directly with the BusinessObjects without the overheads of webservices and SOAP encapsulation.
> >
> > Part creation was running about 5000 parts per hour on our server.
> > As long as the user ID you use can have multiple sessions, you can split a large import into smaller pieces and run multiple (DMT applications)imports at the same time (creating parts means each record is unique and you dont have to worry about running into locked records) - Doing it that way, I was able to create about 22000 parts in a little over an hour...
> >
> > Not all data tables are exposed with the tool - Basic configuration things still need to be done manually
> >
> > We are on 8.03.405a by the way
> >
> > bw
> >
> > --- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, Keith Walter <keithfwalter@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Has anyone used Epicor's new DMT tool for data migration?  What's your
> > > experience? Easy to use? Fast or Slow? How does it compare to Service
> > > Connect?
> > >
> > > I'd love to hear from a recent user of this tool.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Â
> > > Keith Walter
> > > Vantage Coordinator
> > > Norgren Automation Solutions, Saline Division
> > > keith.walter@
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> > >
> >
>
Has anyone used Epicor's new DMT tool for data migration?  What's your
experience? Easy to use? Fast or Slow? How does it compare to Service
Connect?

I'd love to hear from a recent user of this tool.

Thanks,
Â
Keith Walter
Vantage Coordinator
Norgren Automation Solutions, Saline Division
keith.walter@...




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I used it to import data from a second company about a month ago.
It is faster than ServiceConnect by virtue of working directly with the BusinessObjects without the overheads of webservices and SOAP encapsulation.

Part creation was running about 5000 parts per hour on our server.
As long as the user ID you use can have multiple sessions, you can split a large import into smaller pieces and run multiple (DMT applications)imports at the same time (creating parts means each record is unique and you dont have to worry about running into locked records) - Doing it that way, I was able to create about 22000 parts in a little over an hour...

Not all data tables are exposed with the tool - Basic configuration things still need to be done manually

We are on 8.03.405a by the way

bw

--- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, Keith Walter <keithfwalter@...> wrote:
>
> Has anyone used Epicor's new DMT tool for data migration?  What's your
> experience? Easy to use? Fast or Slow? How does it compare to Service
> Connect?
>
> I'd love to hear from a recent user of this tool.
>
> Thanks,
> Â
> Keith Walter
> Vantage Coordinator
> Norgren Automation Solutions, Saline Division
> keith.walter@...
>
>
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>
The speed is a huge improvement over SC... it took us about 8 hours to do 3000 parts!

How is the easy of use? I understand it comes with some training tools. Is it pretty easy to use?

Thanks,
Keith

--- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, "bw2868bond" <bwalker@...> wrote:
>
> I used it to import data from a second company about a month ago.
> It is faster than ServiceConnect by virtue of working directly with the BusinessObjects without the overheads of webservices and SOAP encapsulation.
>
> Part creation was running about 5000 parts per hour on our server.
> As long as the user ID you use can have multiple sessions, you can split a large import into smaller pieces and run multiple (DMT applications)imports at the same time (creating parts means each record is unique and you dont have to worry about running into locked records) - Doing it that way, I was able to create about 22000 parts in a little over an hour...
>
> Not all data tables are exposed with the tool - Basic configuration things still need to be done manually
>
> We are on 8.03.405a by the way
>
> bw
>
> --- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, Keith Walter <keithfwalter@> wrote:
> >
> > Has anyone used Epicor's new DMT tool for data migration?  What's your
> > experience? Easy to use? Fast or Slow? How does it compare to Service
> > Connect?
> >
> > I'd love to hear from a recent user of this tool.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Â
> > Keith Walter
> > Vantage Coordinator
> > Norgren Automation Solutions, Saline Division
> > keith.walter@
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> >
>
As long as you have a good understanding of what data fields (in addition to the mandatory fields) you need to populate for your implementation of Vantage, it is pretty easy. Beware of any BPMs you may have in place, and that if you are importing Sales Orders or Purchase Orders, line numbers must be consecutive with no gaps - same with releases.

--- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, "Keith" <keithfwalter@...> wrote:
>
> The speed is a huge improvement over SC... it took us about 8 hours to do 3000 parts!
>
> How is the easy of use? I understand it comes with some training tools. Is it pretty easy to use?
>
> Thanks,
> Keith
>
> --- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, "bw2868bond" <bwalker@> wrote:
> >
> > I used it to import data from a second company about a month ago.
> > It is faster than ServiceConnect by virtue of working directly with the BusinessObjects without the overheads of webservices and SOAP encapsulation.
> >
> > Part creation was running about 5000 parts per hour on our server.
> > As long as the user ID you use can have multiple sessions, you can split a large import into smaller pieces and run multiple (DMT applications)imports at the same time (creating parts means each record is unique and you dont have to worry about running into locked records) - Doing it that way, I was able to create about 22000 parts in a little over an hour...
> >
> > Not all data tables are exposed with the tool - Basic configuration things still need to be done manually
> >
> > We are on 8.03.405a by the way
> >
> > bw
> >
> > --- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, Keith Walter <keithfwalter@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Has anyone used Epicor's new DMT tool for data migration?  What's your
> > > experience? Easy to use? Fast or Slow? How does it compare to Service
> > > Connect?
> > >
> > > I'd love to hear from a recent user of this tool.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Â
> > > Keith Walter
> > > Vantage Coordinator
> > > Norgren Automation Solutions, Saline Division
> > > keith.walter@
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> > >
> >
>