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From: "Ken Healy" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] UFT --> TMG 5.14 Citations
Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2004 11:32:29 -0400
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I agree with what you are saying, but I had spent MANY MONTHS trying to get
a good transfer. I lost count of the number of transfer I tried (obviously
not finding the correct parameters). I had posted to TMG-L (specifically or
at least mostly regarding the failure to transfer Free Notes), I had
discussed the problem with Dorothy at TMG, who gave me some help regarding
Free Notes, and I finally decided that I could not spend the rest of my life
trying to get a good transfer. In order to make any progress at all I
started to do the work described in my message. At least I feel that I am
moving forward, slow as the progress might be.
To give it one more chance I will accept your suggestion to give the group
two or three days to see if anything new comes up.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Darrell Martin" <>
Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2004 10:07 AM
Subject: [TMG] UFT --> TMG 5.14 Citations
> At 05:42 AM 6/27/04, Ken Healy wrote:
> >My transfer from UFT was far from good. I am now going through the whole
database (about 5000 people) person by person to attach sources to events.
My first estimate that perhaps 25% of such citations were OK and the others
would have to be reattached is probably optimistic.
> >I have found at least one source that was used frequently and never seems
to be attached to the events to which it relates. I am laborously adding the
source to those events to which it relates. Is there a faster way than doing
it one by one?
> >Ken Healy
> Hi, Ken:
> STOP, NOW. Before you put any more work into this process, ask some of
those who have been through the UFT --> TMG migration (and whose
recollection of how to do it is better than mine [grin]) for help avoiding
the problem you see. You can do the conversion as many times as you need to
without changing your UFT data, of course, so there is no reason not to
tweak the options until you are as close to perfect as possible.
> It may be that you are unable to improve the conversion, but that would
surprise me. A delay of long enough to get some knowledgeable answers
(perhaps a day or three at most) might be an *excellent* investment of your
> I changed the subject to better reflect what you are talking about.
> Darrell M.
> Darrell A. Martin
> a native Vermonter currently in exile in Illinois
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