01-10-2009 12:49 PM
I have created a desing layout ont he main databse that i want the remote database to be able to use but the layout doesn't change althought the field data does. For instance i creat a field called POSITION with a drop down of options. Now when i sync the database remotely the field POSITION doesn't appear.
When i change the postions of the fields, they do not change when the remote db syncs.
Any ideas why this isn't happening or isn't it supposed to?
thanx from a real novice in ACT
01-13-2009 09:32 AM
09-07-2009 08:46 PM
09-09-2009 09:15 AM
The other thing that can happen here if you create a new layout field is that after the sync it may not show in the list of available layouts on the remote system. This may lead you to believe sync didn't work, but this is usually not the case. Close Act! on the remote system and re-open, and typically the new layout will now be listed and can be selected.
It would appear that Act! only refreshes the list of available layouts after certain events. What they are is not apparent. But the one time that Act! always checks for the available layouts is when you open the program.
PS - this can happen on the system you created the new layout on also. Use the same technique.