KCS - How to Export Data from Abacus

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Objective:

  • Get my data out of Abacus
  • Migrate from Export from Abacus
  • Abacus migration
  • Get data from Abacus to Clio 

Environment:

  • Abacus

Additional Information:

Please note that the success of any data migration depends primarily on the quality of the data set provided to us. Before attempting to migrate your information into Clio, you should ensure that your data is consistently formatted, well organized, sufficiently backed up, and stored securely. If you are not certain, it is recommended that you consult with your Clio representative before proceeding

A file named "law9.dbf" needs to be sent to Clio Migrations in order to complete a migration from Abacus; export instructions are below.

Procedure:

Note: All users must be logged out before proceeding with the export

  1. Log in to an Abacus
  2. Click File
  3. Click Reports
  4. Select one of the following: Names, Calendar, Matters, Matter Notes, or Name Notes
  5. On the window that opens select New Report
  6. Enter a new name for the report (eg: Clio Contact Export) and click OK
  7. In the upper left part of the screen, click Add
  8. Click Run
  9. Click Comma Delimited
  10. Click OK
  11. Save file
  12. Search for law9.dbf in the Abacus folder on your computer

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What happens to the information that can't be brought to Clio in a data migration? See this article or contact us for information about the best practices for setting up your Clio account!

What data can I migrate from Abacus to Clio?

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