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When Migrating from Dynamics NAV er Business Central On-Premises, the Notes and Links (RecordLinks) are not migrated to Attachments in the Business Central Online Tenants.
The System Table Recordlinks which holds the data seems to be the same including the same fields.

Even the Import through a Rapid Start configuration package is not possible, because the System Table cannot be selected.
Category: Data Migrations
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Ideas Administrator

Currently migrating record links is not on our roadmap as the links are "linked" to a user ID and we do not migrate users from the on premise environment to the SaaS tenant.

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Team, it is common for clients to have extensive Notes & Document Links in their solution, not migrating these is a significant issue where they exist. The end result is clients will delay their upgrade or it at best it forces them to retain their old on poremise NAv edition for historical access.

Category: Data Migrations

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My customer has attachments stored in Table 133 Incoming Document Attachments (NAV2016) when we upgrade them to NAV2018 these are also copied over, again when we upgrade them to BC (on-premises) this table exists and we can again see that these records and data is upgrade and accessible in BC (on-premises).

Having checked BC (SaaS) I can see that Table 133 still exists! so in theory I am expecting to have this data (its not a system table) pulled into the cloud for me.

I am trying to get an answer from Microsoft if this is in fact true, has anyone tried this route?

Category: Data Migrations

D

Yes, this seems like a big omission and is a recurring question, e.g.
(1) https://www.yammer.com/dynamicsnavdev/#/Threads/show?threadId=1389817335136256

In the meantime, see:
(2) https://www.yammer.com/dynamicsnavdev/#/Threads/show?threadId=940674215051264

and the tool linked therein:
(3) https://github.com/Easystep2/copy-record-link

Category: Data Migrations

D

Thank you for your suggestion.

We will consider this functionality for a future release.

Best regards. This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

Category: Data Migrations