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#1 CharlieL



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Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:37 AM

I just noticed that some of my RIN numbers are changing.

For 35+ years my great great grandfather has been RIN 27 in all Programs I have use

Now he has become RIN 16766 and I don't have a clue when it changed or WHY?

Does anyone have any thoughts in this?

Is there any way this can be changed back, like renumbering starting with myself.


#2 TomH


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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:28 AM

RINs change when you transfer persons to another non-empty database or, in some cases, to another software. There is no way of getting them back short of going back to an earlier database. Well, there probably is a very complex, custom way of doing it, provided the earlier database or an unambiguous list of old and new RINs were available.

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