Community
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Do you mean 
Reply

Layout designed in ACT 6.0 is not converting to ACT 9.x/2007

New Member
Posts: 2
Country: United States

Layout designed in ACT 6.0 is not converting to ACT 9.x/2007

Hi Everyone!

 

We upgraded to ACT! 9.x/2007 from ACT! 6.0. Everything seems to convert over except for our layout that we designed in 6.0 which happens to have all our pertinent information on our clients. When we try to choose the layout in the lower left hand layout menu we get "Error Loading The Layout". Is there any way to fix this?

 

Thank you for your help. 

Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 6,653
Country: USA

Re: Layout designed in ACT 6.0 is not converting to ACT 9.x/2007

Had you added a large number of custom fields in your ACT! 6 layout?
Roy Laudenslager
ACT! Certified Consultant
ACT! Report Expert
Durkin Impact Report Designer
www.techbenders.com
royel@techbenders.com
541-343-8129
New Member
Posts: 2
Country: United States

Re: Layout designed in ACT 6.0 is not converting to ACT 9.x/2007

Yes, there are 6 new tabs with 30 fields per tab. 
New Member
Posts: 3
Country: United States

Re: Layout designed in ACT 6.0 is not converting to ACT 9.x/2007

I need help with this as well. 

 

Judy

Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 6,653
Country: USA

Re: Layout designed in ACT 6.0 is not converting to ACT 9.x/2007

My guess is that the layout did convert correct but that the total number of fields in the layout makes the layout size too large to compile when you are trying to use the layout. Have you tried opening the layout in the layout editor? 

 

With 180 additional fields in the database, I suspect that you added multiple fields for what really needs to be in a one-to-many table. Starting with version 10.0.2, it's now possible to add additional custom tables via the SDK and there are several addons that make defining custom one-to-many tables very easy. 

Roy Laudenslager
ACT! Certified Consultant
ACT! Report Expert
Durkin Impact Report Designer
www.techbenders.com
royel@techbenders.com
541-343-8129
Copper Elite Contributor
Posts: 108
Country: United States

Re: Layout designed in ACT 6.0 is not converting to ACT 9.x/2007

Jodwyer,

 

Check out this KB article Designing Layouts in ACT!