Erik Huelsmann <..hidden..> wrote:
> That's an option of course. Do you ever look back all those years? Or do you
> simply look back 1 or 2 years? If the latter, it might make sense to compress
> everything from before that period into a starting balance and try to migrate
> the transactions, invoices, etc as of that start date. That might eliminate a
> lot of very old data that could now be the cause of problems.
If you have an automated way to do this, it would be a great thing to do.
It seems that such a thing might also let one move 1 year's worth of history
to a new database... I'm mostly concerned about various auxiliary tables
being wrong. (Like why I have only Employee Contacts...?)
> You'll be going from 1.3 to 1.4, right? That's no problem. One solution here
> would be to cut the 1.3->1.4 migration script down to the bits that are just
> for contacts. That'd basically just seed your database with customers/vendors
> and other contacts.
I'm at 1.4.12.
> I'm thinking the export part is actually pretty simple. The import part is a
> bit harder due to the need to catch all possible error conditions that can
> arise. However, are you expecting to use the same definition of services and
> parts (same codes)? That'd be a prerequisite, but if that's an option, then
> even importing might not be too hard (we already have CSV imports of AR/AP
yes, the whole set of services and parts is valuable, and why I usually
> I'd really like to extend Copy-As-New to include
> Ok. As a second button? Anyway, this isn't hard: there's code explicitly
> removing payment data in the copy-as-new code path (I think); so all we need
> is a bit of code which allows to skip that code...
Several buttons... even better would be that I could set for a given
transaction what the primary button is, and have that also "copied"...
> This is considered to be a bug. Unfortunately, we haven't had time to work on
> this yet. Having grown tired of fixing bugs that I introduced because I fixed
> a bug, I have been working on building more testing infrastructure over the
> last month.
Thank you so much for this, because it will mean that the rest of us can help
out more. I'm quite willing to put in several days/year towards this, but
my problem is that I have to be actually running the latest version...
> Just now, I entered a purchase as 35.52, when in fact it was 32.52. Off
> my $3
> That's what reconciliation is for... okay, now what? We need a flow to
> *FIX* this.
> Yes. And the fix is an entry of a new/additional transaction which gets
> included in the reconciliation. (Which due to the bug you mentioned, doesn't
> work, I'm well aware).
I'm thinking that we want to have a way to fix it right on the reconciliation
page. Of course, it should create a new transaction.. but how many times do
I get it wrong, and then have to reverse it twice...
> I sure hate the Dojo Toolkit, which I understand has gone away in 1.5.
> If I start a fresh database, shall I start with 1.5?
> What aspect of the Dojo Toolkit do you hate? The toolkit hasn't been
> completely removed in 1.5, but many of the negative side effects have: page
> generation and rendering have tremendously improved (speed) and the fact that
> you could use the back-button in 1.3 but not in 1.4 has largely been
> addressed in 1.5 as well. But saying that the toolkit has gone, no, that
> wouldn't be speaking the truth. Is there something we should do in 1.5 to
> make the toolkit even more supportive of your work (instead of being in the
> way as it was in 1.4)?
I haven't tried 1.5 yet. I will upgrade to 1.4.23, and then to 1.5/git in a new
VM. I'm gonna have to go through Jan2015 books with the idea that I might
have to throw it away and do it again... which is hard to do.
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