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Best Way to Import dbases from act 2011 into act v 16

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Best Way to Import dbases from act 2011 into act v 16

I have multiple dbases and have tried to import to v 16 using excel but am missing lots of info -histiry, notes etc.

 

I'd like to create lookups in 2011 version -- create a dbase from the lookups and import the 2011 lookups that I created  into a NEW dbase created in act v16.

 

What is best way to do save the dbases created from lookups created in act 2011?

What is best way to do import the dbases created from lookups created in act 2011 into act v 16?

 

thanks

Gregg


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Accepted by topic author ceotsg
‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
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Re: Best Way to Import dbases from act 2011 into act v 16

backup each database using the ACT! backup and do a Restore AS of each database with a new name using ACT! 16 and then open each database with ACT! 16, The will be converted. suggestion, run database maintenance on each database on the old machine before doing the backup.

Roy Laudenslager
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Durkin Impact Report Designer
www.techbenders.com
royel@techbenders.com
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Re: Best Way to Import dbases from act 2011 into act v 16

The simplest method would be to convert each of the databases to ACT! 15 and then do an export from each database of the desired contacts to the new database,

Roy Laudenslager
ACT! Certified Consultant
ACT! Report Expert
Durkin Impact Report Designer
www.techbenders.com
royel@techbenders.com
541-343-8129
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Re: Best Way to Import dbases from act 2011 into act v 16

Thanks Roy -- How do I convert dbase to act 16? One machine (old) is running act 2011 and that is where the dbases are.
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Accepted by topic author ceotsg
‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 6,652
Country: USA

Re: Best Way to Import dbases from act 2011 into act v 16

backup each database using the ACT! backup and do a Restore AS of each database with a new name using ACT! 16 and then open each database with ACT! 16, The will be converted. suggestion, run database maintenance on each database on the old machine before doing the backup.

Roy Laudenslager
ACT! Certified Consultant
ACT! Report Expert
Durkin Impact Report Designer
www.techbenders.com
royel@techbenders.com
541-343-8129
New Member
Posts: 3
Country: USA

Re: Best Way to Import dbases from act 2011 into act v 16

Thanks again -- how do I merge the dbases into ONE on v16?