Export ACT 4.0 to File

Posted on 2011-03-07
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I know nothing about ACT but have been tasked with trying to take the data from an ACT 4.0 installation and importing it into an existing (but empty) MSSQL 2005 database.

I have seen a few references that say ACT can be exported to a text file which could be imported into MS Excel.  That file could then be imported into the database.  Problem is nothing indicated to which version(s) this applies to.

The data actually exists at an office out of the country so I only have access "through" another person who is there and will have to do whatever needs done in ACT and send it to me to configure and then send back.

I am find with the SQL and Excel part but need to know what to tell the person there as to what to do to get files for me.
Question by:darahood
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Thanks, but READ THE QUESTION!  I know sql and how to do the import.

I need to know how to get the data out of ACT

Expert Comment

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Pls check this Symantic site :
this is the best site which has tutorials about Act-4 , search in this page about how to : Exporting Data from ACT! ...
i hope it helps,
Good luck,

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OR , download the manual from here : http://www.ufaa2.com/NewTechSite/Downloads/ActDownloads.html

BR, Wellous

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Thanks for the help!

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