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How Many New Tabs and Fields Can I Add in ACT!?

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How Many New Tabs and Fields Can I Add in ACT!?

Does anyone know if there is a limit to the number of new fields and new tabs you can add to ACT Premium 2008?  I am thinking about using ACT as a way to get information out of a very old flat DOS database.  This would involve about 600 new fields and 20 or so new tabs.  We currently use ACT and I added a few new tabs and 200-250 new fields with no issues.  
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Re: How Many New Tabs and Fields Can I Add in ACT!?

I don't know of any limit on the number of fields in the database but I have heard of problem when the layout has a lot of fields. I believe the number that usually caused problems was arounf 500 fields. In my experience, when I've encountered a database with that many fields the database was trying to apply a flat file solution when what was really needed was multiple one-to-many tables. There are add ons that allow adding custom one-to-many tables to the ACT! database.
Roy Laudenslager
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Durkin Impact Report Designer
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royel@techbenders.com
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New Member
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Country: USA

Re: How Many New Tabs and Fields Can I Add in ACT!?

Thanks Roy.  Can you tell me about these add-ons...where to find them?
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Re: How Many New Tabs and Fields Can I Add in ACT!?

There are three main ones Durkin Toolkit, TopLine Designer and itTables.

 

I personally use itTables - http://www.glcomputing.com.au/main/62/1

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Re: How Many New Tabs and Fields Can I Add in ACT!?

I personally use The Durkin Toolkit Smiley Happy  http://durkincomputing.com/ACTAddonsDurkinToolkit.aspx

 

-- Jim Durkin

Durkin Computing

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Posts: 172
Country: USA

Re: How Many New Tabs and Fields Can I Add in ACT!?

I have used both Durkin & Topline and they are both good but different enough that you should try out all of them before deciding which is best for your application. Or have an ACC evalute your requirements and help you decide.

 

Thanks,

 

Bob Kennedy

Bob Kennedy
ACC
Kenbar Solutions CT,CA & FL