I'm migrating from PCounter. How do I import balances?

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This knowledge base article provides an overview/summary of the migration proceeder for organizations upgrading from '''`PCounter''' to '''PaperCut'''. Many sites move from `PCounter to gain access to PaperCut's richer list of features.  The aim of this guide is to ensure the process is seamless for end-users by ensuring their balances/quotas are carried across.
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This knowledge base article provides an overview/summary of the migration proceeder for organizations upgrading from '''`PCounter''' to '''PaperCut'''. Many sites move from `PCounter to gain access to PaperCut's [[https://www.papercut.com/tour/|richer list of features]].  The aim of this guide is to ensure the process is seamless for end-users by ensuring their balances/quotas are carried across.
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This knowledge base article provides an overview/summary of the migration proceeder for organizations upgrading from '''`PCounter''' to '''PaperCut'''. Many sites move from PCounter to gain access to PaperCut's richer list of features.  The aim of this guide is to ensure the process is seamless for end-users by ensuring their balances/quotas are carried across.
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This knowledge base article provides an overview/summary of the migration proceeder for organizations upgrading from '''`PCounter''' to '''PaperCut'''. Many sites move from `PCounter to gain access to PaperCut's richer list of features.  The aim of this guide is to ensure the process is seamless for end-users by ensuring their balances/quotas are carried across.
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This knowledge base article provides an overview/summary of the migration proceeder for organizations upgrading from '''`PCounter''' to '''PaperCut'''.
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This knowledge base article provides an overview/summary of the migration proceeder for organizations upgrading from '''`PCounter''' to '''PaperCut'''. Many sites move from PCounter to gain access to PaperCut's richer list of features.  The aim of this guide is to ensure the process is seamless for end-users by ensuring their balances/quotas are carried across.
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This knowledge base article provides an overview/summary of the migration proceeder for organizations moving from '''`PCounter''' over to '''PaperCut'''.
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This knowledge base article provides an overview/summary of the migration proceeder for organizations upgrading from '''`PCounter''' to '''PaperCut'''.
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This knowledge base article provides an overview/summary of the migration proceeder for organizations moving from PCounter.
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This knowledge base article provides an overview/summary of the migration proceeder for organizations moving from '''`PCounter''' over to '''PaperCut'''.
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After your migration, we'd recommend taking some time to familiarize yourself with PaperCut's feature, many of which will be new for your environment. The best place to start is the following resources:
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Printer costs and associated settings can not be migrated and should be set up in PaperCut again. ''Tip:'' Once one printer is set up, use the [@Copy printer settings...@] to quickly apply to other like devices.

After your migration, we'd recommend taking some time to familiarize yourself with PaperCut's feature, many of which will be new for your printing
environment. The best place to start is the following resources:
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PaperCut supports a number of data import methods ranging from simple text file imports to scripting interfaces and programming `APIs.  Because data migration from a legacy system is a once-off operation a simple text file import will usually suffice and can quickly be managed using standard tools such as Microsoft Excel.
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This knowledge base article provides an overview/summary of the migration proceeder for organizations moving from PCounter.

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supports a number of data import methods ranging from simple text file imports to scripting interfaces and programming `APIs.  Because data migration from a legacy system is a once-off operation a simple text file import will usually suffice and can quickly be managed using standard tools such as Microsoft Excel.
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After your migration, we'd recommend taking some time to familiarize yourself with PaperCut's feature, many of which will be new for your environment. The best place to start is the following resources:
* [[https://www.papercut.com/tour/|PaperCut Tour]]
* [[https://www.papercut.com/blog/rick/2010/07/06/try-it-you%E2%80%99ll-like-it/|Rick's list of power features]]
* [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-intro-top-ten.html|The top ten hidden features]]

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PaperCut supports a number of data import methods ranging from simple text file imports, to scripting interfaces and programming `APIs.  Because a data migration out of a legacy system is a once-off operating, a simple text file import will usually suffice and can quickly be managed using standard tools such as Microsoft Excel.
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(:description Migrating from PCounter to PaperCut - importing balances:)
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PaperCut supports a number of data import methods ranging from simple text file imports to scripting interfaces and programming `APIs.  Because data migration from a legacy system is a once-off operation
a simple text file import will usually suffice and can quickly be managed using standard tools such as Microsoft Excel.
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More information on using PaperCut's [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-user-mgmt-import-update.html|Batch User Import and Update]] option is covered in Chapter 6.  You can read this online here:
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More information on using PaperCut's [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-user-mgmt-import-update.html|Batch User Import and Update]] option is covered in the user manual.  You can read this online here:
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(:title I'm migrating from PCounter.  How do I import balances?:)

PaperCut supports a number of data import methods ranging from simple text file imports, to scripting interfaces and programming `APIs.  Because a data migration out of a legacy system is a once-off operating, a simple text file import will usually suffice and can quickly be managed using standard tools such as Microsoft Excel.

# Export the `PCounter balances into a format that can be opened in Excel.
# Make sure the username is in the first column and the balance in the 2nd column.  Leave all other columns blank.
# Save as a tab-delimited text file (important that it's Tab Delim rather than CSV)
# Import the file using Actions -> Batch User Import...

More information on using PaperCut's [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-user-mgmt-import-update.html|Batch User Import and Update]] option is covered in Chapter 6.  You can read this online here:

->https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-user-mgmt-import-update.html

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