.. .. Technical Info
.. .. Network/multi-User
.. .. MS SQL Server

.. .. From v3 to v4
.. .. v4 to newer v4
.. ..To SQL Server

.. .. Menus and Tabs

.. .. New Item
.. .. List/View/Edit
.. .. Item Vendors

.. .. New Assembly
.. .. List/View/Edit

.. .. Assembly Types

Customer Orders
.. .. New Customer Order
.. .. List/View/Edit

.. .. Delivery/Shipping

Purchase Orders
.. .. Item Vendors
.. .. New Purchase Order
.. .. List/View/Edit 
.. .. Goods Receiving
.. .. Advanced

Works Orders
.. .. Introduction
.. .. New Works Order
.. .. Editing/Processing

.. .. New Contact
.. .. List/View/Edit

.. .. MRP Shortage Forecast
.. .. Shortage Snapshot

.. .. Backup/Restore


Upgrading to the miniMRP Enterprise Edition.

The enterprise edition of minimrp can continue to use the standard 'MS JET' database. In that case upgrading to Enterprise edition of miniMrp is simply a case of backing up using the standard version, Installing the enterprise version and then using the enterprise version to restore from the backup. You can then ignore the rest of this page

The rest of this pages discusses the migration to MS SQL Server.

During the installation of miniMrp Enterprise Edition you would have seen a window like this:-

  • miniMRPe. This is the miniMrp program. Install this on every computer where you will use miniMrp.
  • Optional backup/Restore tools. You only need to install these tools if you intend to migrate up to MS SQL Server. Without these tools miniMrp can still back up and restore its own non-sql database. If you do intend migrating to SQL Server then these tools should only be installed on the machine where your instance of MS SQL Server is running.

Ignoring the optional Backup/Restore tools for SQL Server - each installation of miniMrp includes its own Backup button in its tools menu. Before migrating to SQL Server the first thing to do is to make a backup of your current database using the backup button in the Tools menu of the miniMrp program.

Note: If you have never used miniMrp then you do not need to make a backup before continuing below. A backup is only required if you have data that you wish to migrate - The optional sql restore tool can create a new empty database on your instance of SQL Server or restore non-sql database into sql server.

When you have installed the optional backup/restore tools on your server you will find the sqlDbTools startup icon in the program folder at:

c: \ program files(x86) \ miniMrp E \ Tools

Select the SQL Server instance name and connect.






You can then proceed to the 'Restore' options.

If you have never used miniMrp before you'll have nothing to restore so select the option to Create a New Empty database

If you are migrating from a standard non-Sql database then select that option and a window will appear allowing to navigate to select your backup file.

When the process is complete you can exit the sqlDbTools window, leave the server and complete the workstation setup on each user instance of miniMrp . (See the following page)