This information applies to Lineage Manager for Dogs v2.00 and newer only.
This page describes the process for importing an old v1.33 database into a new v2 database. Note: Importing is not the same as opening a database from LMD v2.
There is a help file topic addressing this. Press the F1 key from within LMD v2 to see the built-in help file.
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Exit LMD 1.33 on the 'source' computer before starting this procedure. We assume that you already have installed LMD version 2 on the 'destination' (new) computer.
How to find your LMD v1.33 database files:
If both computers are networked, simply copy the files from one computer to the other through shared directories using Windows Explorer. Use the same procedure as above except you use the network shared directories instead of a USB Flash Drive.
Having both programs on the same computer makes things a bit simpler. You will not need a USB flash drive. All you will need to know is where the LMD 1.x database files are located on your computer. Then you can skip step 2 below.
LMD version 2 is assumed to be installed on the 'destination' (new) computer. We are assuming your 'new' computer is Windows 8, 7 or Vista (either 32 or 64 bit operating system). Remember, from within LMD you can always press the F1 key to see the help file - it has this process detailed.
How to import your v1.33 data:
That list you may see in step 5 is a list of dogs that appeared to be duplicated. In order to prevent duplicated dogs in the database, we 'normalize' the dog's registered name meaning we remove spacing and punctuation to find just the basic name. If two dogs end up with the same basic name, we only import the first dog and the second dog appears in that list. You will have to check the dogs in the list against dogs already in the database and fix the problems.