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Converting old WPA files requires local SQL-Server?

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Copper Contributor
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Converting old WPA files requires local SQL-Server?

Open old WPA files does a convert to the newer format if Act runs on the machine with the MS-SQL server.

 

 

If I run Act as client on a machine without local MS-SQL an try to open an old WPA file,

Act!.exe sends UDP to port 1434 to all local addresses and act word processing window hangs some seconds

and finally shows "Die SQL-Datenbankinstanz ist nicht verfügbar." (database instance is not available).

 

 

Do I really need a local SQL-server to convert the these files?

 

 

19.1.63.0 Pro

 


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Accepted by topic author actuser67161
‎07-26-2017 08:28 AM
Copper Contributor
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Country: Germany

Re: Converting old WPA files requires local SQL-Server?

Problem not solved but bypassed.

 

AutoIt used to convert thousands of old wpa files to newer format.

 

Now every wpa file opens on all clients without problems.

 

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Re: Converting old WPA files requires local SQL-Server?

Hi actuser67161,

It appears that Act! needs an SQL instance to open the word processor window.
Is the Act! installation successfully accessing a shared database over the network?
Copper Contributor
Posts: 8
Country: Germany

Re: Converting old WPA files requires local SQL-Server?

Yes all local installations (true "clients", no SQL-server on any desktop or laptop) can access the shared database.

 

I'll do some AutoIt on the server to do the converting (since no batch convert inside Act - see my other thread).

 

Converted wpa files open without problem on every client.

 

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Accepted by topic author actuser67161
‎07-26-2017 08:28 AM
Copper Contributor
Posts: 8
Country: Germany

Re: Converting old WPA files requires local SQL-Server?

Problem not solved but bypassed.

 

AutoIt used to convert thousands of old wpa files to newer format.

 

Now every wpa file opens on all clients without problems.