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1.  Bringing Attachments from Legacy System into GP

Posted 06-06-2016 10:07 PM

Hi.  I'm wondering if anyone has ever tried to bring in attachments from a legacy system into GP.  We have a legacy HRIS that we are looking to get rid of, but we have LOTS of attachments on employee records (reviews, photos, certifications, etc.).  Is there an easy way to bring them over into GP (short of re-saving them all)?  To my knowledge, they aren't links to a drive somewhere.

Thanks!

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Jennifer Peterson
Muscatine Power & Water
Muscatine IA
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2.  RE: Bringing Attachments from Legacy System into GP

Posted 06-07-2016 08:19 AM
Edited by Mark Wiley 06-07-2016 08:19 AM

Jennifer,

There is a migration tool that can be used to move the data. I am not sure how effective it is. I know I have seen some problems, but also many have used it successfully. You can get it from your GP Partner.

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Mark Wiley
Senior Consultant
Tribridge
Stow OH



3.  RE: Bringing Attachments from Legacy System into GP

Posted 06-07-2016 09:03 AM

Mark,

Are your referring to the OLE Notes Migration utility ?`https://community.dynamics.com/gp/b/dynamicsgp/archive/2014/06/11/draft-ole-document-attach-is-way-cool

Not sure this will be helpful in the case of external documents from a legacy system...  The tool was built to get old attachments from OLE notes out of GP into the new 'container' for document attachements in GP2013R2 and up..

http://www.t3infosystems.com/wp-content/uploads/OLENotesMigrationUtility.pdf

I'm not aware of any tool from Microsoft to mass-attach external documents... since there are now so many places in GP you can attach documents, it would be pretty difficult to process in an automated fashion.

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Beat Bucher
Business Analyst, Dynamics GP MVP
Ultra-Electronics Forensic Technology Inc.
Montreal QC/Canada
+1-514-489-4267
@GP_Beat http://dyngpbeat.wordpress.com/
Montreal QC GPUG Chapter Leader
GP2013R2 / MR2012 CU14



4.  RE: Bringing Attachments from Legacy System into GP

Posted 06-07-2016 04:25 PM

The only thing I've found that is close is:

GP Batch Attach Payables Documents

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GP Batch Attach Payables Documents
Last up for now is my Batch Attach add-in. We tend to use Integration Manager at work to upload lots of invoices. In this day and age, there has been a push to move everything electronic and stop wasting so much paper. The new document attach feature was great addition over the old OLE notes...
View this on Rambles of a non-IT person >

I've never used it so I can't say how well it works.

Mark

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Mark Polino
Director of Client Services
Fastpath, Inc.
Altamonte Springs FL



5.  RE: Bringing Attachments from Legacy System into GP

Posted 06-08-2016 08:46 AM

I misses the legacy system comment - sorry. I was thinking of the old OLE stuff. You may want to look at third-party ISV applications that integrate to GP as they have better loading options for Legacy systems.

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Mark Wiley
Senior Consultant
Tribridge
Stow OH