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SalesLogix has a very particular setup that is not easily duplicated on our end.  That's why they have SalesLogix consultants to set it up on customer sites.  So it is more cost effective for you if we log in to your existing environment for the data extraction phase.

There are 3 basic steps to get us the data to work on:

Option 1: Virtual "House Call" Technique

We can log in to your system's desktop using
GoToMyPC or LogMeIn to assist you

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We will use our Open Data Base Connectivity Data Extractor
to get the data out of SalesLogix and in to a generic format

Option 2: Or, you can sending us the 2 SQL Files via the
if you use Microsoft SQL Server

Go to the MS SQL Enterprise Manager
and select the SalesLogix database


Right Click on Database
then select All Tasks, then Detach


   Compress the files for faster upload, using WinZip

3. SEND THE FILE via a secure web browser service

Go to
Select the file such as ""
Send to
Enter your email address at your company
Message is optional, such as a password if necessary
click Transfer

    We will then perform the conversion.

    When done, you can see your data in the destination software
    Use the Admin record to check the conversion
    Let us know when you are satisfied with the results so we can delete your files.

How much will it cost?

In SalesLogix select Lookup, All Contacts then use the number of contacts to look up the cost on our Standard Chart.
If you have an unusually large number of User Defined Fields, Groups, or Notes, please contact us.

How to determine the number of records?

Select all Accounts then look in the upper right for the count.

Do the same for Contacts, then add the two together to get your count.

Which files to send?

Here are the general steps - Just the .GDB


If you need WinZip, download the free Evaluation copy from

Find the SalesLogix Data folder. It may be under C:\Program Files\SalesLogix\Data
You can tell if this is the right folder if it contains such files with extensions such as .GDB

Once WinZip is installed on your computer, you can
1. Make sure everyone is out of SalesLogix
2. Select the SalesLogix\Data file with a single left click
3. Right click, then select Add to Zip
4. For the file name, enter a name such as MySalesLogix.ZIP

Everyone should be out of SalesLogix for this to work because if a file is open by someone on your network, it will not compress some files, and I will not have all the data to convert.

To make sure you have the right database, go in and make a simple change, such as changing "St." to "Street" in an address.  Then exit the software and check the date and time stamp.  If it is within the last minute you have the right data file.   More Tips

We can take care of the data files. If you need assistance on the other files, such as word processing templates, which may have to be converted separately by your staff, please feel free to call.

The location of this folder may vary.  Usually this folder is found in
C:\SalesLogix\Data   or
C:\Program Files\SalesLogix\Data

The attachments can make the Zip file quite large, such as 200MB, when the necessary data would fit in 2 MB.  This makes it take longer to send your files to us.


Large files (10 MB+) often do not transmit properly, if at all, through email.    
Some organizations have a limit on the size of attachments you can email.
We suggest using our web based drive, which offers you up to 100 Megabytes of online storage space.

If your file is larger than that, give us a call at 800-319-3190, so we can send you the FTP settings to upload it directly using an FTP program such as CuteFTP.

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Enter your name, company, phone, and email, so we can contact you if there are  any questions during the conversion.  This will be the phone and email we will use to tell you when your data is ready. 

For your protection, enter a password of your choice.  We will use this to encrypt  the ZIP file.  This is for your security.  We want zero chance that your data will   accessed by anyone other than you.


Please let us know the following configuration information

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