Using the Offline SDK for Data Migration
[Applies to: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0]
Data import runs directly on the target Microsoft Dynamics CRM server. Data migration can also run on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM server. However, you can significantly reduce the usage of the valuable server resources by running data migration on the local system in the offline mode, especially for time-consuming operations, such as mapping, parsing, and transformation. It is best not to run data migration on the server because of the decrease in server performance.
When you run data migration on the local system, you can do the following operations in the offline mode:
- Create data maps
- Configure data migration
- Parse source data
- Transform parsed data
Setting Up the Data Migration Projects in the Offline and Online Modes
To run data migration in the offline mode, you have to install Data Migration Manager on the local system. The Web references that you include in your project have to point to the local system:
http://localhost[:port]/. You can obtain the port number from the Data Migration Wizard registry hive by reading the port value from the registry key:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Data Migration Wizard\CassiniPort
If you run data migration in the online mode on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM server, you have to add Web references pointing to the server:
http://<servername[:port]>/. You do not have to install Data Migration Manager when you run data migration in the online mode.
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