Accounting File Versions


In Goldenseal accounting software version 4.5, we have not made any data changes that make a company file incompatible with the recent version 4.4.

So, we've added a system that allows us to determine whether a file can be opened by an earlier version. This may be helpful, if you need to return to an earlier program version for some reason.

Suggested By

Turtlesoft staff.

How to Use

You don't have to do anything special, to use this feature. Goldenseal will keep track of versions, and warn you if you try to open a file with a previous version that can't understand the data in your current file.

Technical Details

Programmer note-- applications now store a cFirstCompatibleVersion value, which can be different from cCurrentVersion if current files can be opened by earlier versions. There is support code in DB_BizFile::CanOpenNewerVersion and elsewhere.