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ACT 2008 export to ACT 2010 Problems

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ACT 2008 export to ACT 2010 Problems

I seem to be having no end of problems when trying to transfer my databases over to 2010.  No matter what I do, it just doesnt want to work.


Does anyone know of a really good guide, that could walk me through the whole process ?


Many thanks



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Re: ACT 2008 export to ACT 2010 Problems

What is the problem you are having?  You should just have to do a file, open and it should open. Tell us where it is failing and what if any error you receive.

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Re: ACT 2008 export to ACT 2010 Problems

Hello Chris,

Welcome to the ACT! Online Community. If you are trying to export (or import) your 2008 database into a 2010 database, unfortunately that will not work, as the two databases need to be the same version for that process.


Or are you trying to convert your 2008 database by opening it in 2010 and going through the conversion process? Please clarify and also describe what issues or errors you are seeing.


Greig Hollister

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