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    Easyfile merge problems

    Hi good day,

    Can somebody tell me if you do a backup of E@syfile, if it is suppose to back the file as a zip file?
    Because mine does, I am not able to use the merge function, as the merge function doesn't seem
    to read the zip file.

    Please advise.

    thanks,

    Miello

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    Hi miello9 - yes it now zips the data. Started doing this from about version 6 I think.

    I have never done a merge, but it should be possible from within Easyfile.

    Merge multiple databases
    This process should be used where:
    • Multiple branches or different employees complete manual certificates and payroll files, and these should be merged for the
    reconciliation.
    • Data for different financial periods should be merged onto one single database.
    With the introduction of split database files for each PAYE number within the e@syFile™ Employer directory, the merge process has been amended to combine one employer database file at a time. When merging another user’s data with your existing e@syFile™ Employer database, one employer database will be selected, to merge with your data.
    This will enable tax practitioners, payroll consultants and users with multiple PAYE reference numbers to create e@syFile™ Employer database or back-up files for a single PAYE reference number.

    Note 1: To ensure that no certificates are lost during the merge process, different certificate numbers or ranges should be
    assigned to the different staff members preparing manual certificates. Back-up all data to be merged, and transfer these
    files to a selected folder on the PC where the various databases will be merged.

    Note 2: A new backup file (version 6 and later) will need to be ‘unzipped’ before the data can be merged with the existing
    e@syFile™ Employer data. Access the folder where the back-up has been saved that you wish to restore. Extract or ‘unzip’
    the file before proceeding with the merge process.
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    Note 2: A new backup file (version 6 and later) will need to be ‘unzipped’ before the data can be merged with the existing
    e@syFile™ Employer data. Access the folder where the back-up has been saved that you wish to restore. Extract or ‘unzip’
    the file before proceeding with the merge process.
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    Hi miello

    Its like they say, unzip and merge them one for one. Be careful though. I merged a file and EasyFile 'not responded' and had to force exit. For some reason all files under AppData was deleted. Just make sure you backup every time.

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    Just make sure you backup every time.
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