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Copper Super Contributor
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Act database compatibility

Are databases created with ACT 2010 (sql 2005) compatible with/interchangeable with those created with sql 2008??

 

I have new Win 8 computer and it appears I will have to install ACT 2012 or 2013.


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‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
Copper Elite Contributor
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Country: Australia

Re: Act database compatibility

Yes, SQL Server 2008 will install on a Win XP Pro machine.

 

Cherie Buttsworth
ACT! Certified Consultant
Simply PC
cherie@simplypc.com.au

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Re: Act database compatibility

When you open the old database on a new version of ACT! it upgrades the database to the new version of SQL.  You should purchase ACT! 2013.  ACT! 2013 is the only version that will officially support Windows 8.  Windows 8 will be officially supported when Service Pack 1 for ACT! 2013 comes out which should be sometime next month.


Stan


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Re: Act database compatibility

The databases are not interchangeable.  You would need to upgrade your databases all the the same version.  There is not an option to downgrade an ACT database to an earlier version.

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Copper Super Contributor
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Country: United States

Re: Act database compatibility

But will SQL 2008 run on XP?   I have an XP, Win 7 and Win 8 machine with need to share database.

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Accepted by topic author tiotaco
‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
Copper Elite Contributor
Posts: 257
Country: Australia

Re: Act database compatibility

Yes, SQL Server 2008 will install on a Win XP Pro machine.

 

Cherie Buttsworth
ACT! Certified Consultant
Simply PC
cherie@simplypc.com.au
Copper Super Contributor
Posts: 77
Country: United States

Re: Act database compatibility

Great, thank you.