We've found ourselve into a situation, that We don't know if the solution is reachable. I'll explain myself.
Imagine an installation of NAV 2017, but we don't have acces to the server, just to the client (no database, no develepment environment...)
We want to transfer all the data from NAV 2017 to Business Central on cloud. In tha NAV 2017 instllation there are just 4 small personalization, that will be developed as extensions for the new version.
Which should be the best way to transfer the data? I'm thinking about rapidStart packages, but I don't see it clearly.... A complete upgrade is not possible, becasue as I've said before, we don't have access to the server...
Thank you very much!!
Ok, I'll take a look to that, thank you!
What I did a year back was I used the Field Table and exported that in the Customer Database - to an Excel file - Then I did the same in a standard version with same build no. - Then I did a pivot-table of in excel to find the new fields.
With the list of the fields/ and tables I used a NAVdata backup into a local database that I then restored the backup into - with a final tast of INTELLIGENT INSIGHT to a cloud version.
BUT.. you don't get changed tablerelations or anything like that, nor do you get the code that has changed or added.
My original intent was to use rapidstart but I simply gave up on that - it just takes to long time, and adding all tables to rapid start gave several errors because when importing you cant do it i one go (eg. you will get a lot of errors when it comes to Global Dimension 1/2).
NAVdata or access to the code is really the best solution here. - If I once again would be requested to solve a similar issue with no access to code - I would say that I cannot do the task, and the customer has to find someone else to do it.
Thanks for your answer palle
So basically, what you've done is export to an excel the Field table from both versions, and compare it. But you can only get the new fields, not the code related to them....
And reading your last comment, I deduce that you didn't enjoy too much this task...