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ACT! 2009 - Duplicate fields in same record

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Country: United Kingdom

ACT! 2009 - Duplicate fields in same record

We have fields in the tabs - and we want to display some of these fields in the main body of the contact for easy reference.

 

i.e. we have fields

A,B,C,D,E,F in a TAB and we want the contents of A to be displayed in the TAB and duplicated in the Contact main body - this can be TEXT as we require it for reference only and would change the date in the TAB field.

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Re: ACT! 2009 - Duplicate fields in same record


That can't be done.
Roy Laudenslager
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Re: ACT! 2009 - Duplicate fields in same record

You can accomplish this using the Copy Fields application in ACT but it wont be an automatic fill in.  Create the field in the contact main body and then go Edit>Copy Field.  This will bring up a utlility where youd tell it the field you want the data copied from and the field the copied data is to go to.  You'd have to run this anytime you change the data in master field though.   To have the other fields fill in automatically whenever something is put into the master field you'd need the Copy Fields Contents addon.

 

New Member
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Country: United Kingdom

Re: ACT! 2009 - Duplicate fields in same record

a simple request!

 

that would be a fundamental flaw in the software then, as other database applications permit the viewing of the same data in more than one location.

 

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Posts: 6,652
Country: USA

Re: ACT! 2009 - Duplicate fields in same record

If you need a field for reference I would place the field with the appropriate name in the main part of the layout.
Roy Laudenslager
ACT! Certified Consultant
ACT! Report Expert
Durkin Impact Report Designer
www.techbenders.com
royel@techbenders.com
541-343-8129