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Hit message "Duplicate Database Name" although I have deleted the existing database.

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Hit message "Duplicate Database Name" although I have deleted the existing database.

Why I will hit the error message "A database with the specified name already exists. Please specify a unique name." although I have deleted the existing database from My Document > ACT > ACT for windows 12 > Database?

 

 


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‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
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Re: Hit message "Duplicate Database Name" although I have deleted the existing database.

You can delete the database from the folder ... but only after you have detached it from the SQL engine in ACTDIAG.

Sometimes you need that method if you can't login to the database to delete it in the way you mentioned

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Re: Hit message "Duplicate Database Name" although I have deleted the existing database.

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Re: Hit message "Duplicate Database Name" although I have deleted the existing database.

I found that this my mistake. Previously I didn't delete the database in a proper way. I should go Tools > Database Maintenance > Delete Database. Then in future, I can create a new database with name is same with the deleted database name.

So conclusion we should not simply delete database/file in folder C:\Documents and Settings\(your username)\Application Data\ACT\Act for Windows(version#)\Databases\
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Accepted by topic author jlau
‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
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Posts: 14,384
Country: Australia

Re: Hit message "Duplicate Database Name" although I have deleted the existing database.

You can delete the database from the folder ... but only after you have detached it from the SQL engine in ACTDIAG.

Sometimes you need that method if you can't login to the database to delete it in the way you mentioned
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Re: Hit message "Duplicate Database Name" although I have deleted the existing database.

Dear Mike,

Thank you so much.