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#1 TomH

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Posted 26 November 2014 - 09:49 PM

Having found that there has been no change in the database structure between RootsMagic 6 and 7, I asked the RootsMagician if there was any risk in moving a database file back and forth between the two versions. He says there should not be. 


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#2 mapleleaf

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Posted 27 November 2014 - 03:41 AM

That's just what I came here to find out. I take it to mean that there will not be problems, or does "should" mean he's not 100% sure. Hoping Bruce will pop in and give the word.


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Posted 27 November 2014 - 09:38 AM

I tried it.

You can open a database made either in RM 7 or RM 6 and have no problems with the database.

The database structure didn't change. New major features were added just like Bruce sometimes does in an update.

I am pretty sure Bruce said there shouldn't be a problem because he hadn't actually tried it out as there would really be no point in using RM 6 instead of RM 7 to work on a database that wasn't converted from a RM 6 database to a RM 7 database because changes were made to the database structure.

#4 TomH

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Posted 27 November 2014 - 12:30 PM

Collaborators could be using the two versions...


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#5 Renee Zamora

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Posted 28 November 2014 - 04:05 PM

Yup, you can open the same database in RM6 or RM7.  I did it all while beta testing and it didn't cause any issues. 


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