There are still older GoldMine 6.7 dBase data available - how do I get them into the current GoldMine version? Can I simply rehost these data?

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    There are still older GoldMine 6.7 dBase data available - how do I get them into the current GoldMine version? Can I simply rehost these data?


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    [INFORMATION]
    - The dBase   rehost is not officially supported since about 2013.1 (and  would have been only valid for Contact sets) as soon as a dBase database  has both components - means data from the Contact set files and from  the GoldMine base files - usually referred as GMBASE - the conversion of such data needs to go through an upgrade  process.

    - When a GoldMine 6.7 version is still installed a real upgrade can be performed to GoldMine 9.0.0 or alternatively if only the files are still available a rehost process in GoldMine 9.0.0 needs to be performed, Once the data is available in GoldMine 9.0.0. an upgrade to the desired  final  version needs to be performed.

    - From version GoldMine 2015.2 onward the dBase rehost option is NOT available anymore.

    - Once the converted data is available and ready for further processing, it is highly recommended to
    a. Create a Microsoft SQL Backup of the current production GoldMine  database
    b. Create is Microsoft SQL Backup of the converted and upgraded GoldMine database


    - Once the converted data is then finally  upgraded and available in the desired GoldMine version and
    a. Contains Contact Set tables AND GoldMine base tables (like CAL, OPMGR, MAILBOX) and should be combined with a current used production GoldMine database
    - Create a transfer set of all data (please review and adjust all necessary information in the Synchronization Wizard as desired, for example is it necessary also to have F2 Lookup data etc.) of the converted and upgraded data and synchronize it into the destination  production database as desired.
    b. Contains ONLY Contact Set tables and should be combined with a current used production GoldMine database
    - Create  a transfer set of all contact set data (please review and adjust all necessary  information in the Synchronization Wizard as desired, for example is it  necessary also to have F2 Lookup data etc.) of the converted and  upgraded data and synchronize it into the destination  production database as desired.
    c. Contains ONLY Contact Set tables and should be a separate Contact Set in the current used GoldMine system
    - The database can be migrated to the production Microsoft SQL Server and then attached as further Contact Set to the GoldMine installation (by creating a Database Alias  and then attaching from Databases > Open Databases >  Attach feature). 
    d.  Contains Contact Set tables AND GoldMine base tables (like CAL, OPMGR, MAILBOX) but is intended to be used on a completely separate GoldMine system
    - The  database can be migrated to the production Microsoft SQL Server and a Database Alias be created and by changing the GOLDDIR (Tools > Options > GoldMine database drop down) set to be the primary GoldMine database, make sure to set then also the database as Default Contact Set once available. 

    [NOTE]
    - Please be  aware that especially via synchronization additional user defined fields may be added and further clean up work  might be necessary afterwards