05-29-2008 08:58 AM
I recently converted from ACT!6 to v10.02 and also use Laser App 9 for client forms (fills in ACT client data). When I access the Interface Utility in Laser App to map their fields to ACT fields, it only shows a limited amt of ACT fields, not all of my ACT fields are listed to map. I was told by their Tech Support specialist that ACT only gave them access to one table: VRP_CONTACT. So is it possible to modify VRP_CONTACT---add a few more fields I need to map OR if necessary remove fields I don't need for Laser App to make room/space for additional ACT fields??
Any ideas or suggestions are much appreciated!!
05-29-2008 09:15 AM
05-29-2008 09:15 AM
06-09-2008 10:26 AM
I'm new to the SDK and I want to access all the fields in a contact entity, but I'm not sure how to do that !
I think I need to use the fields collection, but cannot find any information about the name of each fields.
Can you give me some advice ?
Thanks in advance
06-10-2008 06:11 AM
Thank you Roy, for your reply/info!
I kept receiving a field error when I tried to open another table (it kept looking for an unsed/blank field that I deleted in v10) so I converted the DB again and was now able to access Table1 via import/OLEDB.
What I don't understand is what determines which fields are included in VRP_CONTACT?? Is there a limit and if so what is it based on? This is the main table LaserApp uses to populate forms. In the interface window it only shows about 138 fields, majority of which are unusable or unnecessary for forms and represent a small percentage of my total ACT fields. That's why I wanted to know if it was possible to modify this particular table and be able to add the fields I really need and remove the excess or unnecessary fields from this specific table. I don't know anything about "SDK".
Thanks again for your patience and any suggestions...........it's very much appreciated.
06-10-2008 07:44 AM
Fields can be added to that particular table in ACT! at Tools | Define Fields | Contact.
The additional fields you see in that table are mostly system fields used by the program though some of them provide useful information for reports.
06-12-2008 09:52 AM
I'm very familiar with adding fields/cutomizing layouts and I have added many custom fields but it doesn't add them to this VRP_CONTACT table when I go to mapping them in LaserApp. It appears to add them to another table - Contact Table1. Is it possible to move fields from Table1 to Contact?
06-12-2008 10:07 AM
05-06-2009 11:33 AM
Something I noticed as well. LaserApp will -not- read additional fields contained in Act for Financial Professionals. However, if you create a NEW field, it reads it just fine. Is there somethign in the backend that determines this or is it a shortcoming on LaserApp's side?