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Conversions - Master, Conversions - Activity Types

These settings allow you to change the Activity Type in all Activities. For example, assume that you have been using Activity Type "S", and that for some reason you want to use Activity Type "ST" instead. These settings allow you to change Activity Type "S" in every past Activity in which it has been used to Activity Type "ST". The Activities will appear under the new Activity Type in all reports. To do this recoding you must follow the steps below:
  1. Make a back-up of your entire database and quit Hansa.

  2. Remove the Hansa database file (named "Hansa.HDB") from the folder or directory containing your Hansa application. Ensure, however, that the "DBDef.txt" and "Default.txt" files are present.

  3. Launch Hansa again. Because there is now no "Hansa.HDB" file, a new database is created. Enter new Company information to the dialogue (a Code and Name is sufficient): click [Save] and double-click the new Company in the subsequent list.

  4. When the 'Import files available' window appears, close it by clicking the close box. Do not import anything yet.

  5. Select 'System Module' from the Modules menu, and 'Settings' from the File menu. Double-click 'Conversions - Activity Types'. Enter the old and new Activity Types numbers one by one in the window as shown in the illustration. Finish by saving the setting by clicking [Save].

  6. From the 'Settings' list, select 'Conversions - Master' and enter a check mark in the Convert Activity Types check box. Save the setting by clicking [Save].

  7. Select 'Imports' from the File menu and import the back-up using the 'Automatic' or 'Automatic manual file search' import routines. Quit Hansa and restart if so prompted.

  8. The routine will apply the new Activity