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2018 dates stopped working

New Member
Posts: 42
Country: USA

2018 dates stopped working

I have a date field that in the new year has stopped working.

 

Input 1/5 returns 1/15/18

I have to now input the date as 1/05 to get 1/5/18
I didn't have input the extra zero in 2017.

 

I'm guessing there's some "switch" in ACT I have to throw but can't find it.
How do I fix this?

 

Thanks!

Bronze Elite Contributor
Posts: 1,739
Country: United_Kingdom

Re: 2018 dates stopped working

Hi Max,

 

Act! dates are determined by your System date/time and this possibly needs checking for the format etc..

 

HTH


David Shaw
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New Member
Posts: 42
Country: USA

Re: 2018 dates stopped working

The date on my computer is OK.
This wasn't a problem on this same computer 2 weeks ago... it just appeared in the new year?
Bronze Elite Contributor
Posts: 1,739
Country: United_Kingdom

Re: 2018 dates stopped working

Hi Max,

 

Have you carried out a Check and Repair and/or Act! Diagnostics?


David Shaw
Act! Certified Consultant since 2001
Office:    +44 (0)1483 714507
Mobile: +44 (0)7977 567 318
E-Mail:    dshaw@act4u.org 
New Member
Posts: 42
Country: USA

Re: 2018 dates stopped working

No. But that makes sense.
Can you tell me where to find those commands.

Thank you!
Bronze Elite Contributor
Posts: 1,739
Country: United_Kingdom

Re: 2018 dates stopped working

1. Tools | Database Maintenance | Check and Repair - Tick both boxes.

 

2. Run actdiag but read this KB first and heed the warning!

   http://kb.act.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/38321

 

HTH


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

Re: 2018 dates stopped working

If I may suggest - backup your database first.  ACT!/ File /Backup / Backup database etc...

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New Member
Posts: 42
Country: USA

Re: 2018 dates stopped working

good advice. I thought I'd wait to do this until the morning