12-30-2008 05:03 PM
Converted a layout from ACT 6 to work with converted ACT 6 data.
Modified it considerably to display correctly
Saved it. ... works fine.
But when I use this layout in a newly converted ACT 6 database (same database, only more current -
with identical fieldnames), the layout does not display half the fields? ...
01-05-2009 06:35 AM
It may be that the fields that are not displaying did not convert correctly. Make sure the fields that are missing have the correct name by comparing the field names on the layout (displayed in the white field box) to field names under Tools/Define Fields in ACT!. If the they do not match are there is no field name in the white field box on the layout, then will have have to re-add those fields to the layout.
The other possibility is that the layout did not convert correctly or is damaged, in which case you will need to create a new layout.
Note: Effective 6/1/13, Sage no longers provides support for the Act! software. This is now provided by Swiftpage.
01-05-2009 08:10 AM
The field boxes show, without data or fieldnames (in edit view) in about half the items. However, the same layout works perfectly in the same database converted earlier. The fieldnames seem to be the identical in each database. The layout works in one, but not the other.
Order of operations:
Converted ACT 6 data to New data
Converted layout from ACT 6 and modified it to fit
Converted updated ACT 6 data again to New data
Copied and used saved layout above.
Layout doesn't work as described - empty boxes (no field names blank boxes in edit view)
01-05-2009 09:34 AM