Migrating TCP Files from Tally 9 to Tally.ERP 9

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When you migrate from Tally 9 to Tally.ERP 9, the files apart from the data files are also migrated through conversion. These files (also called secondary files) are converted to a standardized format automatically or manually during migration.

Steps to Migrating TCP Files from Tally 9 to Tally.ERP 9

File Conversion

Automatic Conversion

TCP Conversion

TSF Conversion

Encrypted Files

File Conversion

The files other than the data files present in the Tally folder are secondary files. From Release 3.0, the file format for all the secondary files are standardized.

All the TDL files which were compiled for Tally 9  Release 1.x/2.x with the file extension .tcp needs to be converted to the new format. The existing .tcp files can be converted using:

  • Automatic conversion

  • Manual Conversion

Automatic Conversion (using installer)

When you install the new version of the application in the same folder as the older version, the file is automatically converted.

TCP Conversion

All the .tcp files which were included in the tally.ini file are automatically converted to Tally.ERP 9 compatible format.

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The original .tcp file is renamed as <filename>.tcp.BAK. This filename of the converted file is same as the original filename. The original .tcp file is retained as a backup file.

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Configuration File

The file Tallysav.tsf is automatically converted to the new format. The file Tallysav.tsf is renamed as Tallysav.tsf.BAK.

Dictionary Files

The dictionary files in new format is provided. The old files present in the directory will be overwritten by the new ones. The new dictionary files are not compatible with previous versions.

Manual Conversion

To manually convert file into new format

  1. Select  File Format Conversion from Tally Admin Tool. The command line conversion tool secdbcnv.exe is removed.  The file formats that can be converted are TCP or TSF or ENC.

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  1. Select the type of file to be converted from the File Type list.  You can choose from:

  • TCP that converts TCP file from old file format to new file format.

  • TSF that converts tally configuration file from old format to new format. For example, tallysav.tsf to tallycfg.tsf.

  • ENC that converts TCP file from encrypted file format to new file format.

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  1. Specify the name of file to be converted in the Source File box.

  2. Select the files using the Browse button. A comma separated list of files can be given in this box. When multiple files are to be converted, type the complete path for each file.

  1. In Destination File box, provide the name for the converted file. If the destination folder is not selected the converted file is placed in the same location as of the source file.

TCP Conversion

While converting the TCP, a different file name can be given. If no filename is specified, the TCP is converted with the same name, and the original file is suffixed with .BAK.

Case 1 : Conversion without specifying the destination file name or specifying the same file name in the destination file box

  1. In the File Type, select the file type as TCP and select the file Sample TDL. TCP for conversion.

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  1. Click Convert.

The file Sample TDL.tcp  is converted to the new format retaining the original filename. The old format TCP is renamed as sample TDL.tcp.BAK.

The files in the Tally folder appear as shown below:

Tally folderCase 2 : Conversion of TCP with a different destination file name

  1. In the File Type, select the file type as TCP, and select the file Sample TDL.TCP for conversion.

  2. In the Destination File(s), specify the file name as Converted TDL.TCP as shown below:

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  1. Click Convert. The dialogue box displays the following message – Conversion successful: Sample TDL.tcp is converted to Converted TDL.tcp.

The above command converts the file Sample TDL.tcp to the new format, and is named as Converted TDL.tcp.

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Note:The TDLs written for previous versions must be syntactically compatible to the Release 3.0 standards before you run the installer or the conversion tool. For example, Release 3.0 does not support partial named attributes. Therefore, before the conversion, check that the TDL file to be converted uses the full attribute name.

TSF Conversion

You can manually convert the file Tallysav.tsf to the new standardized format by selecting TSF as file type in the Conversion tab of Tally Admin Tool.

Ensure that the destination file name is Tallycfg.tsf. If the destination file name is not specified then the file is saved as Tallysav.tsf.

To convert TSF file

  1. Select the file type as TSF in the File Type dialog box, and select the file Tallysav.tsf for conversion.

  2. Specify the file name as Tallycfg.tsf in the Destination File(s) field as show below:

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  1. Click Convert. The following message in the dialog box is displayed:Conversion successful: Tallysav.tsf is converted to Tallycfg.tsf.

The above command converts the file Tallysav.tsf to Tallycfg.tsf. The file Tallysav.tsf is renamed as Tallysav.tsf.BAK

The Tally folder appears as shown below:

tally-folder

Encrypted Files

You can convert the encrypted files to the new file formats using the TallyAmin Tool.

To convert encrypted file

  1. Select the File Type as ENC, and select the file Sample.enc for conversion.

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  1. Click Convert. The following message in the dialog box is displayed:Conversion successful: Sample.enc is converted to Sample.tcp.

The above command converts the file Sample.enc to Sample.tcp.

Migrating TCP Files from Tally 9 to Tally.ERP 9
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