05-19-2010 04:51 AM
Not been using ACT long but I got an IT person save a copy of the current database we use - which he did.
What I wanted to happen was from the 3900 or so records we would split them so one database had just the current contacts that we work with on a daily basis whilst the other had the full contact list that we could use as an 'adress book' for future use.
However when I then deleted a raft of contacts from the 'current' databaseI found that the same contacts had been deleted from the copy.
So what went wrong?
05-19-2010 05:05 AM
05-19-2010 05:12 AM
That really is the question I am asking!
Can anyone think how he managed to create a 'copy' that is sync'ed - or maybe he didn't actually make a copy but just created a 'shortcut' in another folder that opens the same database.
05-19-2010 05:14 AM
05-19-2010 05:23 AM
I presume you mean just copied the folders and files using windows? That sounds like something a person with little knowledge of ACT would do (He's avoiding answering my calls at the mo so can't confirm.)
If it were the case would it be possible to create a PAD file that would point to the database he copied?
05-19-2010 05:36 AM
Delete the PAD file. Then, from ACT!, File | Open | change File Type to ADF and select the database. It will rebuild the PAD.
But, it's possible that the database may be damaged if that was done