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Country: Hong_Kong
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disable auto saving of contact changes?

Is there a way to disable automatic contact saving?

 

I have a problem where some users make changes accidentally to the contact records, and the changes are saved immediately.  

 

I would much rather prefer that people click the save button, after making changes they wish to keep, rather than have the system automatically save any changes, correct or not.  

 

Possible?

 

Failing that, is there some sort of history that will show the history of changes to a record in case we discover bad changes that have to be rolled back?

 

(yes, we could restore from backup, but that is not an ideal solution)

 

Thanks for your help.

 

Current Act version: Act 17 Premium


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Accepted by topic author pdwalker
‎12-20-2017 01:28 AM
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Re: disable auto saving of contact changes?

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Hi Paul,

 

I don't think there's any way to stop Auto-Saving.

 

The easiest way to find what has been saved recently is with Contact List.

 

Add the columns for 'Edit Date' and 'Last Edited By' and sort by the 'Edit Date'.

 

HTH and Happy Christmas!Smiley Happy


David Shaw
Act! Certified Consultant since 2001
Office:    +44 (0)1483 714507
Mobile: +44 (0)7977 567 318
E-Mail:    dshaw@act4u.org 

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Accepted by topic author pdwalker
‎12-20-2017 01:28 AM
Bronze Elite Contributor
Posts: 1,761
Country: United_Kingdom

Re: disable auto saving of contact changes?

[ Edited ]

Hi Paul,

 

I don't think there's any way to stop Auto-Saving.

 

The easiest way to find what has been saved recently is with Contact List.

 

Add the columns for 'Edit Date' and 'Last Edited By' and sort by the 'Edit Date'.

 

HTH and Happy Christmas!Smiley Happy


David Shaw
Act! Certified Consultant since 2001
Office:    +44 (0)1483 714507
Mobile: +44 (0)7977 567 318
E-Mail:    dshaw@act4u.org 
Copper Contributor
Posts: 26
Country: Hong_Kong

Re: disable auto saving of contact changes?

Hi David, 

 

Yeah, that's what I thought.  Unfortunately, knowing a record has changed is not the same as knowing a record was changed accidentally and incorrectly.  Without a usable history, or without being able to disable autosave, this will be a lot harder problem to deal with without constantly resorting to backups.

 

Thanks for answering.