Error: "You need GoldMine MASTER rights in order to use the Export feature."

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    Details

    Error: "You need GoldMine MASTER rights in order to use the Export feature."


    1. The GoldMine Plus (GMPlus) add in for Excel has been installed
    2. Create and save an Excel spreadsheet of contacts to be imported into GoldMine
    3. Select the "GoldMine" tab
    4. Click "Export from GoldMine to GoldMine"
    5. Error, "You need GoldMine MASTER rights in order to use the Export feature."



     


    Resolution

    [CAUSE]
    - This is by design, this feature is only available for users with "Master" privileges in GoldMine

    - The reason is that only within GoldMine the GoldMine Administrator can allow or restrict users from importing data and it is their decision, the GoldMine Plus add-ins do not have any possibility to be restricted by a menu or a security choice by the GoldMine Administrator
    - It is considered to be a security hole when every user would be able to import any data from any Microsoft Excel sheet into  the productive GoldMine database.
    >> Therefore by design and intention of the application only users with master rights are allowed to import data via Excel


    Alternately, non master users unless restricted via their user's properties within GoldMine can use the import feature within the application:
    1. File > Import and Export > Import Contact Records
    2. Detail steps can be found in the Knowledge Base article #11977