This information applies only if you're upgrading from AccountRight Classic (v19 or earlier) and have chosen to upgrade your file yourself.
Upgrading is a two-part process that involves first installing the new software version, then upgrading your company file to use with the new software. When you upgrade your company file, the records and transactions within your file are copied into a format that will work with the new software version.
There may also be some additional upgrade tasks that you need to do, depending on what features you use in your current version.
Do I need to upgrade every time AccountRight changes?
No. When you install future AccountRight updates, your file will update automatically.
Before you upgrade
Before you upgrade your company file, note the following:If you have a large company file (e.g. 100MB or larger), there are some things you should do in your v19 software first. See myob.com/answers/36532 for more information.If your cards or items are set up with pictures. Pictures must be saved in a subfolder called Graphics, which is in the same location as the company file you're upgrading. For example, if the file you're upgrading is located at
C:\Plus19, make sure the pictures are in a folder
C:\Plus19\Graphics. If the pictures aren't in this folder when you upgrade, you'll need to manually add them to your records again. Also, images over 200KB in size will not successfully import.If you've set up user accounts in your company file, all user accounts (except for the Administrator account) will become inactive when you upgrade until you assign roles to them. Assigning roles is an easier way for you to set access privileges for each user of the file.Administrator access. If
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This information is intended for AccountRight v19 (or earlier) users moving to the new AccountRight. If you're already using the new AccountRight and need to update your software, or upgrade a file that's already online, see Getting the latest version.
Not sure which AccountRight version you're using? Open AccountRight, go to Help and choose About AccountRight.
You need an AccountRight subscription to upgrade
If you don't have a subscription, you'll need one before you can upgrade. Subscribe now.
If you're already have a subscription and want to know how many files you can put online, see here.Check the following features
Take note if you use these features in your Classic AccountRight (v19 or earlier) software:
Negative inventory - inventory items can't have a negative quantity or value in the new AccounRight. But if you adjust your inventory quantities and values to zero or greater (in each location, if you use multiple inventory locations), you can turn off negative inventory in AccountRight v19 and it won't prevent you from upgrading.
Add-ons that require ODBC. Are your add-ons compatible? Check the add-on centre (Australia | New Zealand) or contact the add-on provider to check if the add-on can work with the new AccountRight.
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Upgrading a FirstAccounts company file
FirstAccounts is a very old product so you'll first need to upgrade to AccountRight v19, then you'll be able to upgrade to the new AccountRight. For all the details, see Upgrading FirstAccounts to AccountRight v19.
Also, check these things
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|your computer can run the new AccountRight|
|the size of your file is 300MB or more||If your file is 300MB or more in size, you should prepare your company file for the new AccountRight . This can help the upgrade complete faster and smoother.|
|the file you want to upgrade is located in a C:\Program Files subfolder|Customised reports cannot be upgraded. If
|You’ll need to log on to your computer as an administrator before you can upgrade it. |, you
|For tips on how to find the file you want to upgrade, see How to find your file.|
|you have customised reports| Note that there have been significant improvements to the reports customisation tools in AccountRight, making this task a lot easier.Customer credit card details are not moved to upgraded company files. To comply with PCI Data Security Standards, only the last four digits of any credit card numbers recorded in your company file will be available to view in the upgraded file, and no card expiry dates will be retained. See PCI Security Standards Council.(Australia only) BASlink setup might need to be imported after upgrade. If you prepare your BAS using BASlink, you'll need to import your BAS setup information into your upgraded file.Customised forms need to be migrated separately after upgrade. If you have custom forms you want to continue using, they need to be migrated into your upgraded file. There’s an easy-to-use tool we’ve included in AccountRight to help you do this.
You'll need to recreate them in the new software version.
What's different in the new AccountRight?
Ready to upgrade?
You can send your company file to us and we'll do the upgrade for you.
See Upgrade to the new AccountRight.
After you've upgraded
After you open your upgraded company file, you may need to set up a few features again, depending on what features you use. See Complete your upgrade tasks for all the details.