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Define Fields "Greyed out"

New Member
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Country: USA

Define Fields "Greyed out"

I dreated a new DB in Act! (10.0) (ST Edition) Version 10.0.0.237, Hotfix 1 and have it loaded on the server.  I am an admin on the DB

 

I want to make some changes but the "Define fileds" selection on the tools menu is now greyed out. 

 

 What changes do I have ot make to be able to modify the DB I have created?

 

Thanx!

 

Robert

Nickel Elite Contributor
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Country: USA

Re: Define Fields "Greyed out"

You will need to do that from the copy of ACT! installed on the server. That can't be done from a workstation.
Roy Laudenslager
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Copper Elite Contributor
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Country: india

Re: Define Fields "Greyed out"

Are you logged in as the administrator for the database
New Member
Posts: 8
Country: USA

Re: Define Fields "Greyed out"

Yes, I am logged in as an admin on my local copy.

I thought I could make changes (for example add fields) on the local DB and have them sync to the master and then to the other users.

 

Do I have to log onto the master on the server?  If so how do I do that...

 

Thanx

 

Robert

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Country: India

Re: Define Fields "Greyed out"

you mentioned that the Define Fields option is greyed out.. is this a Remote Database? if this is a Remote Database, you cannot access define fields.
Copper Super Contributor
Posts: 72
Country: USA

Re: Define Fields "Greyed out"

It might also be greyed out if there are other users logged onto the database.  You can only make changes to fields when the database is locked.
Copper Contributor
Posts: 172
Country: USA

Re: Define Fields "Greyed out"

Make sure all other users have loged out - then try again
Copper Super Contributor
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Re: Define Fields "Greyed out"


newatatc wrote:
Make sure all other users have loged out - then try again

That's what I just said....   I notice you seem to repeat a lot of what others have said.  Any particular reason?

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Re: Define Fields "Greyed out"

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Re: Define Fields "Greyed out"


Royel wrote:
You will need to do that from the copy of ACT! installed on the server. That can't be done from a workstation.

 

Actually Roy,

 

Pretty sure you don't need to be on the server to define fields (as long as you're an admin and the only one logged in) ... only to create the database.