Mike Weideli, another Recorder 2002 Authorised Reseller, and I do data transfers from Recorder 3 to Recorder 2002. We have done about 30 to date so we have considerable experience of resolving the associated problems. I do the preparation in Recorder 3 then create the transfer files and Mike loads the data into Recorder 2002, although I sometimes do smaller transfers on my own. We have a scale of charges for this work based on the number of records in the Recorder 3 system.
If you could let me know how many records, sites, people and references are in your system I would be pleased prepare a quote for you. If users are not able to extract this information they can send me their Recorder system on a CD, i.e. the Recorder folder mentioned below, and I will extract what I need. To find these statistics in Recorder 3.3 you use Utilities - File information - File statistics, then select the table you want statistics for. The entry in the resulting table for Data (row 1) under 'Records' is the number of entries in the table. You need to do this for the Records, Sites, Personal and Literature tables.
Could you also check the version of the Recorder 3 system using Help - About. Versions of the old Recorder system are confusing because you have a version for Arev and a version for Recorder. Help - About gives the version of Recorder which is what I need to know. Virtually all the transfers Mike and I have done are from Recorder 3.3 or 3.4 to Recorder 2002 but we have done some from earlier versions of the system.
I would also like to know whether your system contains any habitat data on sites because this influences how we do the transfer. You can find this out using the following TCL (F5) command: