JSON Import error 3.5.1 & 3.6.0

I have a JSON I’m trying to import that was from an older version (3.3.1 I believe) that I get errors on when I attempt to import it into 3.5.1 and 3.6.0.

Here is the beginning (before we start getting into my personal data):

SQLSTATE[42S22]: Column not found: 1054 Unknown column ‘custom_design’ in ‘field list’ (SQL: update accounts set timezone_id = 8, date_format_id = 5, datetime_format_id = 5, currency_id = 1, updated_at = 2017-08-09 21:46:43,

Is it not possible to import data from 3.3 to 3.6?

Are you able to upgrade your older version and generate a new JSON file?

Due to schema changes JSON file from older version won’t always work.