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FIELD TROUBLESHOOTING

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FIELD TROUBLESHOOTING

I have Sage ACT!2010.  I made a new layout for my current database, used the User Field Tab, renamed the user fields and didn't realize I didn't "map" the fields.  I fixed it on the "basic Layout".

 

The customer information is there in the layout when I look at it.

 

  1.  I cannot utilize the information in reports
  2. I cannot see it when I look up the ID for this database either
  3. How do I link the two without loosing data?
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Re: FIELD TROUBLESHOOTING

Did you change the field name (Tools | Define Fields) or dis you just edit the field lagel in the layout designer. If so the field retains its original name for reports and lookups.

Roy Laudenslager
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Re: FIELD TROUBLESHOOTING

You are correct.  How do I fit it?

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Re: FIELD TROUBLESHOOTING

You edit the field in Tools menu Define Fields.

Roy Laudenslager
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Re: FIELD TROUBLESHOOTING

[ Edited ]

I would consider not changing the names of any existing ACT! fields, even the user defined fields.  Might consider Creating New fields from Tools/Define fields....Then apply those to your layout.

  also consider how these Actual field name changes will affect existing Reports and Write Templates and layouts. (Changing the fields label on a layout is one thing, but changing the actual field names can have repercusions). -

PS: Do Not change a ACT! System field from Character to Memo cus you won't be able to change it back to Character once changed to memo type..   cheers - FSB

 

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