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DOC1 4.x migration to EngageOne Designer / Generate 6.x options
The following options are available when migrating DOC1 Series 3.x/4.x LAR / LOL / LFL / LDF Design and Data resources.Re: "Are there more automated tools available ?" DOC1 4.x Text Migration Tool - LAR2XSL (Not recommended)Some years ago we trialed a DOC1 3.x / 4.x LFL /LOL Text migration tool to the then DOC1 Series 5 Designer.The approach taken by this Text migration tool - LAR2XSL - was to convert the Text contained in the DOC1 3.x LFL / DOC1 4.x LOL to an intermediate XSL-FO format and then use the Current Designer Client's APPIMPORT Tool to subsequently import this intermediate XSL-FO format.We found that this approach did not meet customer's requirements due to the following drawbacks:- No support for DOC1 3.x /4.x .LAR (Larmeta Application Rules) Application logic migration- All "Firm Data" Text in .LFL / .LOL Text libraries ended up in separate 5.x Text Boxes / Active Contents.- All Text Data references were lostBecause of the above severe limitations , this approach was discontinued with the recommended approach being either to copy the Text from the DOC1 4.x LFL / LOL to Current Designer or manually redo the application.DOC1 3.x / 4.x - Data Format migrationDOC1 3.x / 4.x "Keyed Data" Larmeta Data Format - .LDF can be migrated into EngageOne Designer 6.x versions using the Designer Client option :"Tasks / Import / Legacy Data Format"- Once the Keyed Data .LDF file is imported , you will be prompted to Import the matching Sample Data file.LDF Import Restriction - DOC1 4.x .LDF formats for :- XML- SAP/RDI.. are not supported for migration to EngageOne Designer 6.xRe: "We heard something of a V4 mode being present still in V6 ?"EngageOne Generate 6.x invoking DOC1 4.x Generate (Not recommended)
When DOC1 5.x Generate was first introduced in 2004 , at that time the DOC1 4.x and replacement 5.x Generate platforms were synchronised to use the same Operating System levels e.g Windows 2000 .As an "interim" solution whilst 3.x / 4.x Applications were being rewritten , DOC1 5.x Generate (DOC1GEN) allowed the invocation of the older DOC1 4.x Generate executable (DOC1EMFE) which would call only the DOC1 4.x INI file and matching published resources such as EAR , EFL , EDF , RPK , etc.This is achieved using the DOC1GEN command line option :DOC1GEN INI=Name_Of_My_4x_EMFE.ini.. which relies on the 4.X DOC1EMFE executable also being present in the DOC1GEN directoryAs time has moved on however, NONE of the Modern Generate 6.x supported host Operating System levels (e.g Windows 10) are supported / certified for use by the older DOC1 4.x DOC1EMFE and utilities executables.We would strongly recommend against using this approach as there is no DOC1 4.x support for either the Modern O/S levels or for any software issues.Summary and RecommendationThere is no usable automated migration from DOC1 4.x to later versions.DOC1 4.x applications would need to be rewritten in EngageOne Designer 6.xGiven the nature of the upgrade (rewrite) , you may need to contact the account manager to see if there is a possibility of a Professional Services involvement to do the rewrite.