Community
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Do you mean 
Reply

Is it possible to change the database name?

New Member
Posts: 3
Country: New Zealand

Is it possible to change the database name?

My company name has changed. Is it easy to change the name of our Database as well.

 

We are using Act Pemium for Web ver 8.0.2.42

 

Regards

 

 

Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 6,662
Country: USA

Re: Is it possible to change the database name?

Back the database up and then do a Restore As and give it the new name. Once you verify that everything is OK, delete the old database.
Roy Laudenslager
ACT! Certified Consultant
ACT! Report Expert
Durkin Impact Report Designer
www.techbenders.com
royel@techbenders.com
541-343-8129
Copper Contributor
Posts: 10
Country: United States

Re: Is it possible to change the database name?

Roy's solution will work perfectly - PROVIDED you do not have any synch users with remote databases. if you do the sollution provided by Roy will mean that your remote databases will no longer synch.  if you ave remote users you will need to synch all remote database and the users will have to stop using them.  then create the new database as desribed with the new name and then you will have to recreate all the remote databases.

 

Timm Ryan-Young

ACT! Certified Consultant

Infinity Info Systems

New York, NY

Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 6,662
Country: USA

Re: Is it possible to change the database name?

Good catch, I hadn't looked beyond the basic question.
Roy Laudenslager
ACT! Certified Consultant
ACT! Report Expert
Durkin Impact Report Designer
www.techbenders.com
royel@techbenders.com
541-343-8129
Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 14,384
Country: Australia

Re: Is it possible to change the database name?

File | Save Copy As might be simpler... but with the same provisors as using Backup - Restore