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jochen 2012-11-07 02:12 AM

Two or more databases possible
In next year I will start with a new database.
I use OF long time and will archive all tasks from the past.

Can I create a new OF database without the old tasks ?

Maybe this question is publish in forum or FAQs but I dont find an answer.


jochen 2012-11-07 05:05 AM

Now I read in help that I can archive older tasks, items or projects.
If I will start with an empty new database in future can I carry out following workflow ?

a) Archive database on 2012-12-31.
b) I define this date in open OF database.
c) A archive OF database will be created on my harddisk.
d) I delete in open database all older tasks, items or projects.
e) I work with the fresh empty database

Hope I have write the right workflow.


Brian 2012-11-07 02:08 PM

Happy to help, Jochen! The "Archive" command under the File menu in OmniFocus for Mac lets you define the date you want to archive before.

Just pick 1/1/2013 and any items you've completed or dropped will be moved to the archive database.

After archiving, if you want to move any uncompleted items as well, you can do so with the following steps:

1) Select Perspectives -> All Items from the menu bar.
2) Select File -> Open Archive from the menu bar.

Next, click on the "Library" item in the sidebar of the window showing your database (not the archive, in other words.) Just do a "Select All" in the sidebar of that window, then drag everything over to the archive to copy the information there.

Now that you've copied the existing items to your Archive, you can delete them from the main OmniFocus window and start over.

Hope that helps!

jochen 2012-11-07 10:50 PM

[QUOTE=Brian;117074]Happy to help, Jochen! ... Hope that helps![/QUOTE]

Hello Brian

Thanks for feedback.

I will carry out Your solution end of this year.


jochen 2013-07-29 06:01 AM

Today or in the next days I will do the work, see also:


In my old database I have completed projects and items.
But I have also uncompleted projects and items.
When I open OF and use command "Old data move to archive" the date 01.06.13 ( First day of June) come.
Today it is 2013-07-29.

Why ?


jochen 2013-07-29 06:27 AM

1 Attachment(s)
The screenshot show the result when I use Archive Command.

The screenshot near date show:
"[COLOR="Gray"]Keine zu archivierende Objekte vorhanden[/COLOR]"

Why ?


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