05-05-2013 08:39 AM - edited 05-05-2013 08:43 AM
Would really appriciate help on this.
Using Act 126.96.36.1999 on win xp pro, Act! diag 6.0.3
A master & 2 slave pcs, same software linked on network
Im running Act! v6 and the database seems to run fine showing correct number of contacts and opening okay.
However when backing up sometimes not all contacts are included, on restore the screen freezes at 36% and gives- An unknow error has caused Act! to shut down.
Getting all green ticks in actdiag. Have tried backup under different users.
I suspect to it a corrupt contact that has been deleted.
Is there a way to delete, deleted contacts? as I have opened *.dbf with excel and suspect contact is there
I have tried creating a blank new database and will only do this in list view otherwise not all fields show up.
Have tried importing into new blank database and only 14,525 contacts import
I can export all contacts to a *.txt file, but dont want to loose notes/history
We actdiag, delete index fields, & compress and reindex DAILY.
Thanks in advance,
05-05-2013 10:05 AM
From your description you've tried all the available field repairs. FYI, the compress and reindex removes all deleted contacts from the database.
This is where you're at. Upgrading to a later version won't work because you've corruption in the database files that will cause the conversion to fail. You'll need to have the database repaired. We offer database repair service through our web site www.techbenders.com. You might consider upgrading to ACT! 2013 and have the database converted to the new version as part of the repair.
05-05-2013 10:10 AM
Thanks for your reply.
I have tried importing the .txt file into a blank database and it still only imports 14525 contacts not 17053, excel says there are 17053 contacts.
How is this possible?
Quite concerned now.
05-05-2013 10:46 AM
That indicates database corruption. I don't do the repairs myself but I know that sometimes the repairs must be made at the Hex level. This is likely a coruppted record that will need to be manually removed or corrupted links related to the record that will require manual repair.