12-07-2015 03:08 PM
So... I did a complete fresh install of Act v17.2 and Windows 10 on my laptop computer which had a remote database on it. I backed up the remote database but forgot setup the move prior to restoring from backup.
I have now restored the backup but wish to re-establish syncing with the server. How do I go about accomplishing this? Any steps/guidance would be appreciated.
12-07-2015 03:18 PM
12-07-2015 03:27 PM
I've already made several additions/changes to the database since restoring. Is there no other way than trying to restore the backup again as you've described?
12-07-2015 06:43 PM
I was able to create a new remote database from the server, then export all my new activity from the other database to this new remote database and sync back to the server. I couldn't think of another way to make it work. Will have to make a note that next time I must do a Restore so that it retains the synchronization.
12-08-2015 01:29 PM
On the Sync setup there is a way to tell it you are pointing at a new server. It's called the Connection Information. Then you would not have needed to create a new remote.
12-08-2015 05:54 PM
Thanks Patricia, guess I should have waited a little longer to see what other suggestions would come through. Nevertheless, I'm back up and running but boy, have I ever run into issues with v17.2 on Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 2016. I'm really hoping that v18 upgrade will fix all these issues.
i would even consider the web-based version if it somehow had email integration but my understanding is that it does not.
12-09-2015 11:54 AM
v18 does have support for Windows 10 and Office 2016 - I just love how Microsoft keeps us on our toes with new versions. The web version does have support for Outlook email - what's not there "YET" is the access via the web to Office 365. That's coming and will use the cool new WebAPI that is shipping with ACT v18. It's a development environment which could open up all kinds of neat addons and applications for mobile devices.
12-09-2015 04:26 PM
12-10-2015 08:45 AM
the information about the WebApi is a bit sparse at the moment. I think we will see more very soon. As for what happens with the web integration now and also in v18 is this. You go into tools and preferences and from the web download the Office control. that allows the ACT for the Web application to directly talk to Outlook which is what gets opened up when you send an email. You need the same plugin install so you can use Word and Excel with the ACT for Web (APFW) product.
The link here is the press release that talks a bit about the web api. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/extend-the-power-of-act-and-streamline-efficiency-with-all-n... The blurb there says this:
Web API Platform Enabled
With Act! v18, the all-new web API platform allows users to connect Act! to other business productivity tools to increase efficiency and save time on daily tasks. The Web API platform also provides users with the ability to develop new applications to increase productivity and streamline aspects of their business. The Act! Web API is only available to Act! Premium for Web and Act! Premium Cloud users.
we and a few other consultants are currently looking at connecting Excel Power BI tool to go after data for nifty reporting. Using the same api, developers should be able to write nice little mobile apps that go into areas like Zapier for download.
12-11-2015 05:54 AM