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ACT 2008 only has Save Copy As Database Version ACT! 2008 - need 2007!

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ACT 2008 only has Save Copy As Database Version ACT! 2008 - need 2007!

Transferring db to new PC. Old PC has 2007 which was upgraded to 2008 as a hotfix (client did not save download). Configuring new PC, only has ACT! 2007 (version 9.0.1.162 Hotfix 1). Large database to transfer. AFAIK there should be options to save as older databases, but these are not appearing in the Database Version: drop-down box.

I cannot find the 2008 download (Currently installed version 10.0.3.182 hotfix 1).

Help???

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Re: ACT 2008 only has Save Copy As Database Version ACT! 2008 - need 2007!

There is no option to save a database as a previous version because there would be a lot of decisions to make about losing the data that wasn't supported in the previous version.
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Re: ACT 2008 only has Save Copy As Database Version ACT! 2008 - need 2007!

Thanks for the swift reply Mike! Looks like the only solution is to export (2007 won't open the 2008 adf)?
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Re: ACT 2008 only has Save Copy As Database Version ACT! 2008 - need 2007!

The only real option is to find the ACT! 2008 installer .... or, better yet, upgrade both systems to ACT! 2010
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Re: ACT 2008 only has Save Copy As Database Version ACT! 2008 - need 2007!

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After a little digging I have located the ACT901StandAUUpdate file! Transfered and installing - must remove 2007 first...

 

Thanks for the assistance.

 

<EDIT>Uninstalled and started install. Nearly complete and received Z_StrActNotFound error and install failed...

Searching kbase.

Message Edited by mykl_c on 09-28-2009 07:03 PM
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Re: ACT 2008 only has Save Copy As Database Version ACT! 2008 - need 2007!

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Re: ACT 2008 only has Save Copy As Database Version ACT! 2008 - need 2007!

My blood sugar is obviously low! As the file date is in 2007 and Sage seem to label their releases a year in advance I suspect that the file is the update which was applid to fix the original issue with 2007 - unsure.

No hits for the error message in the kbase.

 

Goes to check upgrade cost...

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Re: ACT 2008 only has Save Copy As Database Version ACT! 2008 - need 2007!

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Re: ACT 2008 only has Save Copy As Database Version ACT! 2008 - need 2007!

https://estore.actsoftware.com.au/ has $153.64 +GST - $169 for the ACT! 2010 Upgrade User
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Re: ACT 2008 only has Save Copy As Database Version ACT! 2008 - need 2007!

That's the license without the media kit, I think... both prices are on the other store :-)