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Converting ACT 6 to ACT 20 Etc Tip

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Converting ACT 6 to ACT 20 Etc Tip

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Originally this said there was a way to still convert a DBF ACT database in ACT V20 with a work around. On more testing I do not recommended it so have removed the hint. Jon's answer below is what I now recommend.


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‎01-22-2018 02:38 AM
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Re: Converting ACT 6 to ACT 20 Etc Tip

Hi Chip,

This KB should detail the process, you'll notice it only is valid up to 19.1.

http://kb.act.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/37884

The ability to upgrade from v6 to v19.2+ was removed from the software as the upgrade was unreliable at best, due to the difference in age of the products, as well as some of the libraries/files used in the conversion process causing problems elsewhere in the software.

Current recommendation is to upgrade via another version - i.e. upgrade to Act! 2012 first, and then on to v20.

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Accepted by topic author ch1p
‎01-22-2018 02:38 AM
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Posts: 950
Country: United_Kingdom

Re: Converting ACT 6 to ACT 20 Etc Tip

Hi Chip,

This KB should detail the process, you'll notice it only is valid up to 19.1.

http://kb.act.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/37884

The ability to upgrade from v6 to v19.2+ was removed from the software as the upgrade was unreliable at best, due to the difference in age of the products, as well as some of the libraries/files used in the conversion process causing problems elsewhere in the software.

Current recommendation is to upgrade via another version - i.e. upgrade to Act! 2012 first, and then on to v20.