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23 Jan, 2019 07:46 AM

Lost primary data set, cannot convert secondary to primary in moneydance 2019

  1. 1 Posted by derekkent23 on 23 Jan, 2019 11:54 AM

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    I am not support staff, just a user.

    It’s my understanding that the script that is available to convert a secondary data set to a primary data set does not work with 2019. Probably due to 2019 using java 11.0.1 instead of 1.8.0_162.
    Until support come up with a new script you could uninstall 2019, install 2017 run the script on that and then update to 2019. I have not tested this myself, but I think it should work.
    Make sure you make a EXPORT BACKUP of your 2019 data set first in case something goes wrong.

    If you need more detail just post.

    Hope this helps

  2. 2 Posted by Mark Sieff on 23 Jan, 2019 02:07 PM

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    Thank you, I tried that, unfortunately I got the same error message. I have no data set saved from build 2017.

    I did find my old primary file, four months old, I tried to export recent entries, but was getting to many errors.

    My current secondary data set is accurate, but I can no longer sync it.

  3. 3 Posted by derekkent23 on 23 Jan, 2019 03:22 PM

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    I am not support staff, just a user.

    Just had a conversation with Sean the Moneydance software developer and he thinks the script should still work. So as we were talking I did a backup of my secondary data set then restored from backup so I could run the script on it.
    The script converted the secondary to a master data set. The grayed out don't sync from my restored backup was active again and I could change syncing method.

    Can you try again this time follow the above on you 2019 secondary data set. Post any error messages you get.

    Hope this helps

  4. 4 Posted by Mark Sieff on 23 Jan, 2019 03:49 PM

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    It is possible that i am doing something wrown

    1. Instal python extension from website

    2. Download PY file.

    3. run extension

    error message attached

  5. 5 Posted by derekkent23 on 23 Jan, 2019 04:08 PM

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    I am not support staff, just a user

    sorry was slow picking up on the names being the same.
    did you try the steps in the other thread
    http://help.infinitekind.com/discussions/syncspace-app-support/7391...

    Hope this helps

  6. 6 Posted by derekkent23 on 23 Jan, 2019 04:13 PM

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    I am not support staff, just a user

    Note you don't install or use a python extension from website. use internal MONEYBOT CONSOLE as outlined at http://help.infinitekind.com/discussions/syncspace-app-support/7391...

    Hope this helps

  7. 7 Posted by Mark Sieff on 23 Jan, 2019 04:20 PM

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    Tried again, did no seem to work, I attach latest screenshot

  8. 8 Posted by derekkent23 on 23 Jan, 2019 04:44 PM

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    I am not support staff just a user.

    Suggest you restore from 2019 backup before you try again.

    The script you are running has the wrong extension, it should be “py” not “css”.
    Download again and make sure the extension is not being changed.
    To make sure, use OPEN SCRIPT when EDIT SCRIPT and you should see the attached.
    CLOSE EDIT before RUN.

    Hope this helps

  9. 9 Posted by Mark Sieff on 23 Jan, 2019 05:01 PM

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    Well done, success.

    Thank you very much for your help

  10. 10 Posted by derekkent23 on 23 Jan, 2019 05:40 PM

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    I am not support staff just a user.

    Really glad you got there in the end.

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