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Conversion from ACT! 2000 to ACT! Pro 2013?

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Conversion from ACT! 2000 to ACT! Pro 2013?

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I am considering an ACT! 2000 to ACT! Pro 2013 conversion. 

 

Here are what I see as the issues:

 

1.    SQL 2008 - shouldn't be a problem - I have a number of Microsoft Access projects running Microsoft SQL 2008 on my servers.

 

2.    Attachments - this may be a large problem.  I have 6,825 attached files in 753 folders using 5.28GB worth of disk space.  I don't want to move these attached files to a single directory (I want to leave them where they are).

 

Please tell me that I can do a comprehensive conversion!

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Country: Australia

Re: Conversion from ACT! 2000 to ACT! Pro 2013?

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From memory you can convert and link the attachments rather than embed inside the database. I would suggest you either engage a consultant to assit or do a search on using redflags on your existing database first

 

I generally do conversions to an earlier version than jumping straight to anything beyond version 8 or 9 first.

Paul Buchtmann
pbuchtmann@ozemail.com.au Australia
Australia's First ACT Consultant (1989)

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Country: USA

Re: Conversion from ACT! 2000 to ACT! Pro 2013?

Keep in mind that you will NOT be using any of the existing SQL instances on your server for ACT! as it has specific requirements.  You will need to install an instance for ACT!