Converting Data from Membership Plus
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DONATION can convert and import much of your data from the Membership Plus program, which many users seem to be switching from.
Note: Converting data from Membership Plus is not supported in the free feature-limited Lite version of DONATION.
Also, if you are using the Network version of DONATION, the conversion can only be done from the Network Server version - it cannot be used from the Network Client version.
Currently DONATION can convert from 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (Membership Plus 2007), 11 and 12 of Membership Plus. If you have a different version and want to have your data converted, you will need to send a copy of your Membership Plus database files to Cooperstock Software for analysis, in order to have the program enhanced to convert that version's data as well.
If you only want to import donor information from Membership Plus (any version), you can see this section instead.
The information that can be converted from your Membership Plus database is your organization information, donation categories (funds), donors (members) and donations (contributions) for the latest two years.
If you are using Membership Plus, and its data is located in the standard Membership Plus data directory, then the first time you run DONATION, it will prompt you with a message box, asking whether to convert and import your data. If you answer Yes to that message box, it will automatically transfer much of your data from Membership Plus into the DONATION database. You can see the progress of the conversion in a window that will be displayed on the screen.
If you answer No the conversion message box, it will just start you up with an empty DONATION database normally, and prompt you to enter your Organization Info and Categories just as it would if you did not have Membership Plus. You can transfer your data later using the Database à Import à From Membership Plus menu option. If you answer Cancel to the conversion message box, the program will exit.
If you use the Database à Import à From Membership Plus menu option, you will be prompted to select the directory where your Membership Plus database files are located. From there, just follow the prompts to have your Membership Plus data imported into DONATION.
The conversion of data from Membership Plus completely replaces any data that you already had in your DONATION database.
Note: Importing and converting your data from Membership Plus does not affect your existing Membership Plus data in any way - you will still be able to run Membership Plus after this (if you were able to run it before!).
If you are converting from another program, see this section instead.
Some specific notes on the conversion: