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Creating/modifying a database

Hello.  First question/post.  Am a v6 user, awaiting delivery of v12.  My problems are:  1)  Have created my primary db, and it works fine.  However, I created a 2nd, entirely different db (diff name, etc.), and whenever I go to Tools & Design Layouts to make changes, I see all the fields and labels of the 1st db when I have only the 2nd db open, and 2)  when I cut fields and labels from db2, those fields are then removed from db1.

 

This seems to resemble a question by TonyGTO on 10/16/2008, and Roy Laudenslage's response on 10/17/2008, but surely I am the one malfunctioning, not Act!, right?

 

Certainly will appreciate remedies to this situation.

 

jwb0007

 


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Accepted by ghollister (Platinum Elite Contributor)
‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
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Re: Creating/modifying a database

Layouts are shared by all databases in ACT! 6. You needed to give the layout for each database its own name. In ACT! 2010 the layout is part of the database and layouts aren't shared.

Roy Laudenslager
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Accepted by ghollister (Platinum Elite Contributor)
‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
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Re: Creating/modifying a database

Layouts are shared by all databases in ACT! 6. You needed to give the layout for each database its own name. In ACT! 2010 the layout is part of the database and layouts aren't shared.

Roy Laudenslager
ACT! Certified Consultant
ACT! Report Expert
Durkin Impact Report Designer
www.techbenders.com
royel@techbenders.com
541-343-8129
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Re: Creating/modifying a database

Roy,

 

Exactly what I was seeking!  Thank you for your correct and concise diagnosis.  I know what to do now!

 

Jim Boyd