March 23, 2005 at 4:26 pm #11359
I’m trying to dump data from NV1 for uploading to new system. Can somebody give me an idea how I can download Notes field and G/L history into Excel.
Thank you.March 23, 2005 at 7:44 pm #12745
I have a beta program to do exactly that, but not exactly for your purpose. However it will do the same task. It will dump a full set of books (any books) into coma delimited files.
If you are interested, you can have a copy for your NV1. Depending on the size of your books, please remember that Excel can not have a “sheet” size of more than 66,000 items.
> I’m trying to dump data from NV1 for uploading to new system.
> Can somebody give me an idea how I can download Notes field and
> G/L history into Excel.
> Thank you.March 24, 2005 at 1:37 pm #12746
Thank you for answer. How can I have this procedure?
DmitriMarch 24, 2005 at 2:15 pm #12747HMahParticipant
How much of the data do you want? For just the closing balances you could print the Trial Balance to a file then import the file in excel.March 24, 2005 at 4:06 pm #12748
Henry, thanks for idea. I need G/L history for last 60 months.
Now I’m trying to use NVEXPORT procedure. I managed to get notes by accounts from output txt file.
But I still need G/L history and vendors detailed open balance.
I’ll take a look on trial balance.
Dmitri.March 24, 2005 at 6:39 pm #12749
You can down load the Nv Library from this link.
Paste in to your internet browser window, and then “Save” the file. Please put it into any directory and unzip it and then from NewViews, import the library (GETLIB) and then run “_Export”.
The purpose of this program is to export all the data from any set of books, and then use an other one of my programs will build this into an MS Access database. A beta of the dB Builder is also available.
The files are exported as Comma Delimited Text. Simply change the ending from “*.txt” to “*.csv” to import them. Excel can also link or import *.txt or *.csv files.
While you may not require it, I have a program that will correctly parse the files for such items that are not acceptable to Excel or Access – such as the single double quote. That alone, really screws up the import. YOU should use the parser, I found it to be necessary for most books.
You can download the Parser program (also beta & free) from
The parser includes the Nv Library files. The programs are fully tested, but there still may be a bug or two. Please let me know if you have any problems. Thanks.
The export program does not make any changes inside your books and is 100% safe to run. By default, everything is exported to a directory called IMEX.
The NV History is found in the nvREPT.txt files. However you will need to read your users manual to understand how all the columns work to give the Monthly Balances. Column FA0 is the Current Balance (See NV User’s Guide Pg 247)
If you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me here or directly at firstname.lastname@example.org Feedback would be nice to have, thanks.
PS – any one else is also welcome to try the programs too.
Post Edited (03-26-05 09:06)March 25, 2005 at 12:32 am #12751
I have found a bug in the dB PARSER – so it has been removed from the website. However the _EXPORT is still there and runs correctly.
I will replace the dB Parser in the next day or two.
Thanks & Sorry for any problems.
DavidMarch 25, 2005 at 3:50 pm #12752
Thanks for waiting, the bug has been repaired. The dBParser should work on all versions of Windows, including Win2003 Server.
The Nv Export files are at
However you should include the parser to remove problems such as Double Quotes from the files The nv export library is included with the dBParser2.zip
The Nv Export and Window’s Parser is at
Some versions of Windows may require a MDAC Library update. You can download MDAC Version 2.8 from Microsoft, or here at
Additonally please make sure you have all the required updates to your version of Windows.
Post Edited (03-26-05 09:06)March 26, 2005 at 4:38 pm #12755HMahParticipant
What accounting program are you trying to import into?
There are a couple other options:
1. Try PRTACCTS. This procedure will print transactions for selected date range. You can select to start with the Previous Closing Balance or a Zero starting balance. Using this procedure you would Block reports from Home
2. The other option is to try the EXPALLTR procedure. This procedure will copy all transactions for a selected date range. It does not give you the option of starting with the Closing Balance. This procedure will automatically search for every transaction entered for the dates selected.March 28, 2005 at 3:52 pm #12758
David, Henry thank you very much. I started work with NV just last week. The only purpose is to get data for the new system (Navision). That’s why sometime I don’t understand specific NV terms.
David, I’ll try your procedures and post results here.
Henry, I used EXPALLTR but the output format is not great. I’d use it if I can’t find the other solution.
Thank you for your replies,
Dmitri.March 28, 2005 at 5:03 pm #12759
Oh, sadly you are moving away from NV to a new system !!
Regardless – my export program should give you all the details you wanted, but you may have to look to find it. BUT it can all be done with SQL statements.
Best of luck
> David, Henry thank you very much. I started work with NV just last week. The only purpose is to get data for the new system (Navision). That’s why sometime I don’t understand specific NV terms.March 29, 2005 at 4:19 pm #12760
thank you so much for your procedure. It seems to me that I could get all data coming out from the procedure.
You save me hours and hours of work. I appreciate your help. If I coud be helpfull for you just let me know.
Dmitri.March 29, 2005 at 6:16 pm #12761
Glad you liked the program. I would suggest you “build the access database”, it makes looking at the data much easier. You can download the dbBuilder installer from http://www.prgms.com/newviews/Export/dbBuilder.zip later tonight.
Oh-by-the-way, the parser is build into the dbBuilder it will build an MS Access database, even if you do not have Access.
It is really designed to be a multi-user backend of the NewViews program. An alterative to NV2. You are the first person to use the program, outside of the company. We think that all the bugs, are fixed – but . . . . So if you find some, please let us know.
Perhaps you would consider testing / using some of the “front end” tools for our multi-user?
Thanks for using our products
> Hi David,
> thank you so much for your procedure. It seems to me that I
> could get all data coming out from the procedure.
> You save me hours and hours of work. I appreciate your help. If
> I coud be helpfull for you just let me know.
> Thank you,
Post Edited (03-29-05 13:57)April 7, 2005 at 3:09 pm #12771
I’d like to share the results of using dbBuilder (last version).
It’s very useful tool for me to understand database structure (there’re column descriptions) but system functionality is extended far away from my task. I need to dump all data only couple times.
From the prospect of daily using of this system it’s perfect. Especially that you can create SQL database (I didn’t test it).
I didn’t find any bugs in the program but when I created MS Access database the program rewrote my NV.mdb file in newview’s directory and said nothing about this.
Thank you again. Your procedure perfectly downloads all data in suitable format.
Dmitri.April 7, 2005 at 7:15 pm #12772
I’m glad you like the program. The SQL Builder requires that you have SQL Server installed, and most people don’t. So it has been removed from the program. However you can always “UPSCALE” the Access Database ( if you have SQL Server). Ah, yes we always overwrite the “local mdb” file. Perhaps we should give users a choice? It was designed this way because the expectation is Users would “link” to the nv.mdb, and not use it directly. Otherwise the “automation” features become really difficult to manage.
For example – a company uses the database for a Sales Order Taking application of Widgets. Widgets may come in many colors and sizes. NewViews only cares about the money (of the order) however all the other details could be used by the Sales People, the Factory, Multi-Users, etc. If the name of the nv.mdb kept changing, then all the other programs using this dB would always be in a constant state of change. We expect the nv.mdb to be updated everyday from NewViews, but the data should never be altered directly.
So from a management point of view,
– Export data from NewViews
– Build an Access MDB File
– Connect Access, Excel, or EXE programs to the nv.mdb
– Use an other program/mdb to save all the changes
– Import the financial changes back into NewViews
– Begin the Export process again.
This way you really have a multi-user system working with the NewViews books. A great way to manage Inventory, Sales, Quotes, Shop Orders or Time & Billing take your pick.
Given that NV2 will require licences for each workstation, and in a company where there could be lots of users, many of the features and techniques from the dbBuilder could be used here, to save many costs for clients.
If you have any other suggestions, I like to hear them.
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