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ACT! 2011 to ACT! 2012 migration and Outlook 2013

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Hello all,

 

Forgive me if this question is already answered elsewere.  I have been unsuccessful in finding answers via Google and forum searches so far.

 

I have a Windows 7 computer with ACT! Pro 2012 v14.1.108.0 HF 6 and Outlook 2013 (MS Office Home and Business 2013).

 

I exported an ACT database from ACT! Pro 2011 v13.0.401.0, Hot Fix 2.

 

I would like to do the following:

  • Import the contacts from the exported database
  • Integrate ACT! with Outlook 2013

 

The data import/open database fails (w/ a SQL error, I don't have the exact text on me) and I am unable to synchronize ACT! w/ Outlook 2013.

 

Am I doing something wrong?

 

Do I need a different version/edition of ACT in order to do this?

 

Thanks!


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Re: ACT! migration and Outlook 2013

rather than doing a import export, I"d do a backup from A and restore the backup onto B, then convert the restored backup to ACT 2012 on B.  then gointo the restored database and delete the contacts you don't need.  

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Jon Klubnik| ActTrainer.com
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Re: ACT! migration and Outlook 2013

Several things going on.

1) ACT is not yet compatable with Outlook 2013. Best option would be to use Office 2010 until ACT is compatible.

2) rather than export the older version of ACT, consider just moving the database and opening it directly

 

This will bypass your import issue, and should get you up and going.

Test Drive Act! and Quickbooks over Citrix http://GoTryAct.com

Jon Klubnik| ActTrainer.com
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ACT! Certified Consultant / ACT! Premier Trainer / ACT! Hosting Provider

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Re: ACT! migration and Outlook 2013


jonmklub wrote:

Several things going on.

1) ACT is not yet compatable with Outlook 2013. Best option would be to use Office 2010 until ACT is compatible.

2) rather than export the older version of ACT, consider just moving the database and opening it directly

 

This will bypass your import issue, and should get you up and going.


Thanks for your response, Mr. Klubnik.

 

Let me make sure I understand your meaning:

  • Computer A and B are separate
  • Computer A is running ACT! Pro 2011 v13.0.401.0, Hot Fix 2
  • Computer B is running ACT! Pro 2012 v14.1.108.0 HF 6
  • Computer A and B are not on the same LAN

By moving the database, you mean copying all the database files from computer A to computer B and trying to open the database on computer B?  Essentially skip the export step?

 

If I only want to move a subset of the database (contacts is what we're concerned with) from computer A to B I can apply a restriction before exporting (export contacts matching current lookup or somesuch).  With the method above I'll have to drop the unwanted contacts from the database after opening it up in ACT! Pro 2012, correct?

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Re: ACT! migration and Outlook 2013

rather than doing a import export, I"d do a backup from A and restore the backup onto B, then convert the restored backup to ACT 2012 on B.  then gointo the restored database and delete the contacts you don't need.  

Test Drive Act! and Quickbooks over Citrix http://GoTryAct.com

Jon Klubnik| ActTrainer.com
(866)710 4228

ACT! Certified Consultant / ACT! Premier Trainer / ACT! Hosting Provider

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Re: ACT! 2011 to ACT! 2012 migration and Outlook 2013

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jonmklub wrote:

rather than doing a import export, I"d do a backup from A and restore the backup onto B, then convert the restored backup to ACT 2012 on B. then go into the restored database and delete the contacts you don't need.


Mr. Klubnik,

 

Thank you, that worked.  One thing that tripped me up was determining what user name to use when restoring the database.  Well, that and this database has been passed around.

 

 Also thanks for the heads-up about Office 2013.

 

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Re: ACT! migration and Outlook 2013

Hi jonmklub 

 

We have presently Sage ACT 2011 and we want to migrate to ACT 2013.

 

I can open database directly or I need to do something.

 

(our database in ACT 2011, it has new field in Contac and Oportunities )

 

Thanks a lot

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Re: ACT! migration and Outlook 2013

Just open the database with the new version and the database will automatically convert.

Roy Laudenslager
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