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Conversion from Act 4

Copper Contributor
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Country: USA

Conversion from Act 4

I have a client who, believe it or not, is still using Act 4. He is finally in need of support for a second user. Will Act 2013 directly import his data? If not what does he have to do?

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Country: USA

Re: Conversion from Act 4

Yes and no. A direct conversion probably would have problems however get the ACT! 6 trial and first convert the ACT! 4 to ACT! 6 and then the ACT! 6 to 2013 should work.

Roy Laudenslager
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Copper Contributor
Posts: 12
Country: USA

Re: Conversion from Act 4

Thanks. So 6 is the first version that uses the new database format? I see the is a KB article that has a live link to the trial.

 

What is the story on multi-user licenses? I see reference to 5 user versions.

Copper Contributor
Posts: 12
Country: USA

Re: Conversion from Act 4

Will the trial copy co-exist with ACT! 4, so I could verify the conversion without loosing access to the data?

Platinum Elite Contributor
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Platinum Elite Contributor
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Re: Conversion from Act 4

ACT! 6 was the last version using the codebase structure. The new database structure (SQL) started with version 7.

Roy Laudenslager
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Durkin Impact Report Designer
www.techbenders.com
royel@techbenders.com
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Copper Contributor
Posts: 12
Country: USA

Re: Conversion from Act 4

Can I instlal 6 without killing 4? I don't want to get out on a limb and saw it off....Or do I need to do all this on a non-production computer?

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Re: Conversion from Act 4

Once you install ACT 6 on a computer, ACT 4 will ceast to operate.  YOu could reinstall ACT 4 if you wanted go backwards.  However, make sure you back up your database as each version of ACT is not backwards compatitable.

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Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 14,384
Country: Australia

Re: Conversion from Act 4

Best to at least test it on a non-production computer ... nice to check things before going live
Copper Contributor
Posts: 12
Country: USA

Re: Conversion from Act 4

I am beginning to understand that. Is there a downloadable trial of 2013? I only "instant trial" on the web. Sounds like a cloud solution.