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File Application New Copy - Please allow to select ODS Version in this Dialog

So, e.g. this could be a drop down list with the following options (not sure if all my values are correct)

ODS 53 (Notes/Domino 12)

ODS 52 (Notes/Domino 11)

ODS 51 (Notes/Domino 10)

ODS 49 (Notes/Domino 9)

ODS 48 (Notes/Domino 8)

ODS 43 (Notes/Domino 7)

ODS 43 (Notes/Domino 6)

ODS 41 (Notes/Domino 5)

ODS 20 (Notes/Domino 4)


(I stopped with version 4 as the free Y2K Update would allow anybody in his right mind would have made it to go to at least to 4.6.7 back than (if I remeber right - My Notes 12.0.1.FP1 can do ns2 and ns3 too, therfore the code to go back even further is still in the product)

Background for this wish today: Based on my German Admin/Designer Client 12.0.1FP1

I am able to create older ODS versions by doing a copy to .ns2, .ns3, .ns4, .ns5, .ns6, ns7 or ns8

however, this is convertion not done for .ns9 (which I would have wanted to use today)

=> Today I went for .ns8 instead (good enough for the special case).

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  • Apr 27 2022
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  • Guest commented
    29 Apr 02:08pm

    Here: Just moved on from developing in 9 to developing in 12 for my Customers, who are

    on Version 9 or 10 or 11. I do belave that many Partners are in the same situations.


    Way more attractive than your suggestion to go for the command line seams to me to use .ns8 in this case (which I did). But this will be most likely soon enough not an good option soon enough down the road for the future.

    Additionaly I think there is way to much features one 'has to know' not in the menues which made me post this wish as done. - And therefore, instead of wishing on the ods version conversion for .ns9 .ns10. ns11 I thought this makes more sense in the menu.


    Expecting a developer to find something in Admin feels not like a good idea (I had in mind that something liket this exists).

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    Thomas Hampel commented
    29 Apr 01:48pm

    Why would anybody want to allow a user to choose the ODS?

    In the rare situation that someone really REALLY needs to create a (local) copy of a database that can be opened with a backlevel Notes client this is something that can be done by using compact -r

    https://help.hcltechsw.com/domino/12.0.0/admin/upgrading_ods_on_servers.html

  • Guest commented
    28 Apr 08:00am

    Yes, and while we're at it, please also allow the same with 'Application > New...'.