How can we share our BC Framer database file with other users?

Using DataMover to export your BC Framer® software database to a file.

To share a copy of your database with other users, you will need to use a utility called DataMover. Both computers must have the same version and update of BC Framer installed. You cannot share a database with another version of the software.

  1. To find DataMover: Click on your Windows Start Menu > All Programs > Boise Cascade (or similar) > Support Programs > DataMover.
  2. Choose the option to Export to a file.
  3. Check each item on both tabs.
  4. Click the browse button to the right of the To: box to specify a data file location and name for this MDMF file.
  5. Click Export.
  6. The status at the lower left will indicate Export completed.
  7. You should now have a database file in the location you chose.

Tip: This MDMF file also serves as a backup of your current database.

Using DataMover to import a database from a file.

This operation will overwrite any matching items in the existing database.

  1. Copy the database file to the computer you want to update.
  2. Start DataMover and choose the Action: Import from a file.
  3. In the From: box, browse to your MDMF database file.
  4. The target database should already be set to your default.
  5. Select the Overwrite option. This will overwrite any matching items in the database.
  6. Check all items on the General tab. On the User tab, check the user ID on the left (source) and the current user's ID on the right (destination).
  7. Click Import.
  8. The status at the lower left will indicate Import completed.
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