How to update from MagicBase 2.6 to MagicBase Pro
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How to update from MagicBase 2.6 to MagicBase Pro 3.0: Note: You must first Register and Unlock MBP to do an update. This procedure is ONLY for updating from MB 2.6 to MB 3.0. Step 1 – Export your data from MB 2.6 There is an ‘Export’ button on the Preferences Screen of MB 2.6. Click it. Choose ‘Tab delimited’ format. Your data will be exported into the root folder of MagicBase. Four text files will be created: MB_data.tab MBc_data.tab MBs_data.tab MBr_data.tab Step 2 – Transfer the data files to the ‘Data’ folder of MBP If there is no ‘Data’ folder in the root folder of your new MBP, then just create one and copy the four data files into it. (Copy MB_data.tab, MBc_data.tab, MBs_data.tab, MBr_data.tab into a folder called ‘Data’ in the main root folder of the new MBP) Step 3 – Run the updater in MBP Click on the ‘Import from MB 2.6’ button, which is on the Connections tab of the Prefs Screen of MagicBase Pro. That’s it! Cautions: • Always back-up your data to another file before doing any imports or updates. • Check the integrity of your files once you’ve completed the update. Some data records don’t update completely. So save your old files to make corrections. • Some customized drop-down menus that you’ve created in MB 2.6 won’t transfer to 3.0. For example, none of the phone label fields will transfer.