08-18-2008 11:38 AM
I need to be able to use 2 different databases at one time, but it's a PAIN closing one and opening another. I go back and forth all day.
08-18-2008 01:58 PM
When people complain about performance of ACT! this is one of them. Consider merging them into one DB that has a field that holds a code for the type of record. That way you can create two Groups each with a Query looking in that field to list those specific records.
Another suggestion if each DB has it's own set of fields and or layout you would create a layout for each one (DB) and just flip between the Layout choices (located in lower left of ACT! a drop down button)
08-18-2008 02:09 PM
08-18-2008 02:46 PM
What Roy suggests are other options, but I assume your new to ACT!? If interested save time, pain and money to focus on making money and just hire an ACT! CC to plan and set it up. It's a bit of work setting ACT! Premium for Web on a dedicated PC running IIS on min. OS XP Pro and to secure it making sure the min. ports are open and Firewall and Antivirus are setup. If your 30-90 days into owning ACT Prem. get a free upgrade to ver. 11.0 because it includes Web. Going that route you should create a secure VPN to allow you and others access with a Web Browser by way of Intranet method or Internet (more open and requires more lock down).