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Losing Contacts with ACT Premium

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Losing Contacts with ACT Premium

Lost about 8000 contacts so far, database size was 104000 contacts. We have made no changes in ACT. Please advise
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Re: Losing Contacts with ACT Premium

Hello jearnold,

Have you verified that these contacts are not being manually deleted? Or possibly they are being changed to Private or Limited Access? It is highly unusual for contacts to "disappear" unless they are being manually edited or removed, or possbily have corruption in your database.


A way you can verify the actual number of contacts in your database is through a report in ACT! Diagnostics:

- From the desktop of the server hosting the database, go to Start/Run then type in actdiag

- When ACT! Diagnostics opens, click Databases, then Database List

- Locate the main database and highlight it

- Right-click on it and choose Database Structure, then Table Recordcounts Reports

- Near the top of this report you will see the total number of contact records, broken down by access and type

Greig Hollister

Note: Effective 6/1/13, Sage no longers provides support for the Act! software. This is now provided by Swiftpage.