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Converting NVivo Server Projects to NVivo Server R1

Periodic upgrades to NVivo are required for security and increased functionality. The Summer '21 updates to NVivo and NVivo Server will require a conversion of existing projects to be compatible with the new version. This document will explain how to convert your Server projects.

NVivo and NVivo Server will be updated on Winstat and other SSCC computers on August 17, 2021.  You can download the new version of NVivo for personal machines from the Campus Software Library.

After the upgrade, when you attempt to open an existing NVivo Server project that was created using NVivo 12, you will receive the following prompt:


Under Save converted project as: select Browse.  In the new Convert Project window that opens, change the Save as type dropdown to NVivo Collaboration Server Projects. Otherwise, by default NVivo will try to convert and save your project to your local computer instead of on the server.




In the new window that opens, select your Connection name from the box on the left and in Project name below enter a new name for the upgraded project. We strongly recommend the format of "Initial Project Creator's Username - Project Title (R1)" to keep track of your file. For example, "Heise - Test Project (R1)". You can always add more users as Project Owners later on, but this helps us keep track of who to contact if there are problems.

NVivo will not overwrite or delete the previous NVivo 12 project file; the server will from this point forward contain both the new and old projects. You can continue to access the old project file on computers that still have NVivo 12 installed, but you will do all project editing going forward on the new project file. 



Please contact the Help Desk if you notice problems or changes after the conversion.




Keywords:NVivo, upgrade, Server, Convert   Doc ID:111794
Owner:Zach H.Group:Social Science Computing Cooperative
Created:2021-06-18 12:55 CSTUpdated:2021-08-13 13:29 CST
Sites:Social Science Computing Cooperative
CleanURL:https://kb.wisc.edu/sscc/converting-nvivo-server-projects-to-nvivo-server-r1
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