The ACT! Reader Utility is designed to allow read-only access to most of the data tables within an ACT! by Sage Premium Database. This utility is designed to meet the power-reporting and data-extraction needs of customers that use third-party tools such as Crystal Reports®.
For detailed information on the creating an ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) connection to use the ACT! Reader Utility with third-party tools, please refer to the following Knowledgebase Answer:
Answer ID: How To Create An ODBC Connection For Use With The ACT! Reader Utility
Answer ID: ACT! Reader Utility Database Report Documentation