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Import Utility

The Import Utility allows you to import Customer, Vehicle, and Vendor information from a correctly structured Microsoft Access database into Manager. The Utility is installed via its own installation program. Also included in the installation is a Database Creation Utility, which allows for easy entry of information in Manager.

Following are abbreviated procedures for installing and using the Import and Database Creation utilities. Refer to your User's Guide for more detailed instructions.

To install the Import Utility:

1. Select Start/Run and type:
       x:\utils\inv_imp\Setup.exe

Where "x:\" is the location of your CD drive.

2. Click OK. Follow the onscreen prompts to complete the installation.

To Import Records into Manager:

1. Select Start/Programs/Mitchell Repair/Import Utility. The Shop Management Import Utility dialog box displays.

2. If you have entered information via the Database Creation Utility, the database will be C:\MITCHELL\REPAIR\Shop Management Import\Import.mdb If you are not using the Import.mdb database, it must be structured as specified in the User's Guide.

3. Select the Export Product from the pull-down list. This is the version of Manager you want to add records to.

4. Select the Overwrite existing records check box, if desired. If Overwrite is selected, all existing records that have a matching import record will be replaced, otherwise, duplicate records will be unaffected.

5. Click OK to begin the import process.

Using the Database Creation Utility to add Information into Manager:    

1. Select Start/Programs/Mitchell 1/Shop Management Entry Screens.Exe.  Choose a Record Entry Type. You can choose between Customer,Inventory, or Vendor.

2. Enter and Save information in the data entry forms.

All information is written to the Import.mdb database, where it can then be     imported into Manager via the Import procedure above.

Note: Refer to your User's Guide for detailed instructions on using these utilities and for a database structure for importing.