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Microsoft KB Archive/926142

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Article ID: 926142

Article Last Modified on 11/20/2007



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM Connector for Microsoft Dynamics GP, when used with:
    • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0



The hotfix that is discussed in this article is not available for the Chinese version of Microsoft Dynamics CRM or for the Japanese version of Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

SYMPTOMS

When you use the Data Synchronization Tool to migrate a large quantity of item information from Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.0 or from Microsoft Business Solutions - Great Plains 8.0 to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0, it takes a long time to process the records. Additionally, the Data Synchronization Tool stops responding.

By default, the Data Synchronization Tool is installed when the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Connector for Microsoft Dynamics GP is installed.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, use the new Data Migration Tool. To obtain the Data Migration Tool, download and install the following hotfix.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that this article describes. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

To resolve this problem, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Crmmsg.dll 1.2.3297.123 16,088 26-May-2006 10:18 x86
Microsoft.mbsintegration.datamigration.exe 3.0.343.1014 88,936 06-Oct-2006 16:36 x86
Mscrmcustom.dll 3.0.5300.1283 171,824 07-Sep-2006 10:26 x86
Crmhotfix.cdf Not applicable 1,055 08-Oct-2006 09:42 Not applicable
Enablegpinboundcom.vbs Not applicable 572 25-Aug-2006 07:36 Not applicable
Gpintwrapper.dll Not applicable 131,072 15-Sep-2006 07:55 x86
Microsoft.mbsintegration.inboundinterface.dll 3.0.343.1009 15,728 24-Aug-2006 02:57 x86
Microsoft.mbsintegration.setup.setuputils.dll 3.0.343.1009 56,176 24-Aug-2006 02:57 x86
Mscrmcustom.dll 3.0.5300.1283 171,824 07-Sep-2006 10:26 x86
Shutdowngpinboundcom.vbs Not applicable 629 25-Aug-2006 07:38 Not applicable

Installation information

Install this hotfix on computers that are running the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Connector for Microsoft Dynamics GP.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required for this hotfix.

Restart requirement

If you are prompted, restart the computer after you install the hotfix.

Removal information

To remove this hotfix from a computer that is running Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows XP, or Microsoft Windows 2000, use Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

832475 Description of the new features in the package installer for Windows software updates


MORE INFORMATION

You can use the Data Migration Tool to migrate item data from Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.0 or from Microsoft Business Solutions - Great Plains 8.0 to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0. The Data Migration Tool does not support the migration or correlation of any other entities.

When you migrate an item entity instance from Microsoft Dynamics GP to Microsoft Dynamics CRM by using the Data Migration Tool, the following entity instances are created in Microsoft Dynamics CRM:

  • Product
  • Discounts
  • Price List Items

The Data Migration Tool should be used together with the Data Synchronization Tool to migrate data from Microsoft Dynamics GP to Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

When you migrate data from Microsoft Dynamics GP to Microsoft Dynamics CRM, you have to preserve a sequence for the entities. The following table shows this sequence and the tool that supports each particular entity.

Sequence number Entity Tool that can be used
1 UoM Schedule Data Synchronization Tool
2 UoM Data Synchronization Tool
3 Price Level Data Synchronization Tool
4 Order Type Data Synchronization Tool
5 Site Data Synchronization Tool
6 Item Data Synchronization Tool or Data Migration Tool
7 Customer Data Synchronization Tool
8 Customer Addresses Data Synchronization Tool
9 Sales Documents (orders and invoices) Data Synchronization Tool

If the quantity of item data in Microsoft Dynamics GP is large, we recommend that you use the Data Migration Tool. The Data Synchronization Tool can be used if the number of items is less than 30,000. If the number of items exceeds 30,000, we strongly recommend that you use the Data Migration Tool.

To use the Data Migration Tool, follow these steps:

  1. Back up the following databases:
    • Microsoft Dynamics GP
    • Microsoft Dynamics CRM
    • Microsoft Dynamics CRM Connector for Microsoft Dynamics GP
  2. At the command prompt, run the following command.

    Microsoft.MbsIntegration.DataMigration.exe -fetch 

    After you run this command, a new file that is named Item.txt is created. Each line in the Item.txt file contains an item number of a Microsoft Dynamics GP item.

  3. Start the migration of the fetched items. The migration option has two parameters:

    • The number of threads to use for migration
    • The number of milliseconds to sleep between the successive processing of each item

    For example, if you want the migration to occur with two threads and with 500 milliseconds sleep, use the following command.

    Microsoft.MbsIntegration.DataMigration.exe -migrate 2 500

    In this example, each thread sleeps 500 milliseconds before it processes an item. This sleep is necessary because the Data Migration Tool uses Web services to create entities in Microsoft Dynamics CRM, and the Web services may take some time to process.

    Note We recommend that you use 500 milliseconds sleep.

  4. If any items fail, a Failure.txt file is created. To see whether the Failure.txt file contains any items, open the Failure.txt file in Notepad. If the Failure.txt file contains any items, you can publish the data about the failed items through the integration system by using the Data Migration Tool. Then, the other integration tools can be used to determine the reason that the items failed. To publish the data about the failed items, type the following command at the command prompt.

    Microsoft.MbsIntegration.DataMigration.exe -publish
  5. Use the Integration Monitor to determine why the items cannot be published.

How to handle errors

Errors in data migration may occur for various reasons. Typically, errors occur because of one of the following reasons:

  • Dependent entities are not migrated. Dependent entities for items include the following entities:
    • UoM Schedule
    • UoM
    • Price Level
    • Site
  • Alternate items are not migrated. For example, item A is using item B as an alternate item. When you migrate item A, item B is not yet migrated. Then, the item A alternate item message fails, and item A is added to the list of failed items.

You can find the reason for the failure in the log files that are in the integration folder. For more information about how to use the log files, see the "References" section.

Known issues

Items that fail can be published through the Integration System. However, the Data Migration Tool publishes only the item messages for these items. The Item Site Quantity messages for these Items are not submitted. Therefore, for items that fail, and that are published through the Integration System by using the Data Migration tool, the Site Quantity is not available in Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

REFERENCES

For more information about the terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates


887283 Microsoft Business Solutions CRM software hotfix and update package naming standards



Additional query words: CRM 3.0 Great Plains Integration Data Migration Items

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