Note: This article refers to the Opportunity List View as it appears for non-subscription Act! customers. If you are a subscription customer using v21 or above, please see the following Knowledgebase articles instead:
How to Use the Opportunity List View in Act! v21 and Above
How to Create Custom KPIs in the Opportunity List View
How to Use the Opportunity Pipeline View
The Opportunity List View allows you to see all of your Opportunities at the same time in a list. You can use the Opportunity List View to easily manage and work with your Opportunities using the features listed below.
Firstly, there are several ways to access the Opportunity List View.
- Click the Opportunities button in the Navbar.
- Click the View menu, and then click Opportunity List.
- Press Shift+F7 on your keyboard.
- Create a Lookup of Opportunities.
Title: How to Lookup Opportunities in Act!
Answer ID: How to Lookup Opportunities in Act!
When using the Opportunity List, you have the ability to filter the current list of Opportunities being displayed. The filters are present at the right of the List View:
The following filters are available:
- Dates - filters the Opportunities based on the Estimated Close Date field.
- Status - filters based on the Status (Open, Won, Lost, and Inactive).
- Process - filter based on an Opportunity Process.
Stage - filter based on a Stage in the particular Process.
Note: You must select a Process first, if you wish to filter by Stage. If Process is set to All as shown in the screen shot above, the Stage filter cannot be modified.
- Select an option to filter based on the Probability of Close field.
- Select an option to filter based on the Total field.
- Click the Select Users button to choose a Record Manager to filter the Opportunities by.
- Click the Reset button to reset all of the filters to their defaults.
You may select multiple Opportunities to narrow your Lookup or use the Opportunities to create a Lookup of Contacts.
You can select several Opportunities at once by clicking and holding your left mouse button down on the first record (Do not do this in the Contact column) and dragging your mouse down. Each record will be highlighted as you move your mouse over them. Once all of the Opportunities needed are selected, let go of the mouse button. You can also use the normal windows functions of the Ctrl and Shift keys to select multiple Opportunities. You can hold your Shift key after selecting the first opportunity in a list of adjacent contact records, and then click the last inclusive Opportunity in the list to select all records between. You can also hold the Ctrl key and click multiple non-adjacent Opportunity records to select them all.
Once you have selected your Opportunities you can right-click on any of the selected records and choose one of these options:
- Omit Selected - remove selected Opportunities from the current Opportunity Lookup.
- Lookup Selected - create a Lookup of only the selected Opportunities.
- Go to Contact - creates a Lookup of Contacts based on the Opportunities selected.
Note: You can also print the selected opportunities by clicking File menu, and then clicking Quick Print Current Window; or by clicking the Quick Print button on the toolbar.
Create a Lookup of Contacts
You can create a Lookup of Contacts based on the Opportunities currently displayed in the Opportunity List. Once you have determined the correct Opportunity Lookup, click the Create Lookup button on the toolbar. The Contact List will appear with a list of Contacts that are associated with your current Opportunity Lookup.
Add and Remove Columns
You can add and remove columns to display the data you want to see in the Opportunity List. Please refer to the following Knowledgebase article to do so:
Answer ID: How to customize List View columns in Act!
Note: You can also sort the Opportunities based on a certain field by clicking on the column header of the column you want to sort by.
Export to Excel
You can export your current Lookup of Opportunities to Excel and view a pivot chart and pivot table. Please refer to the following Knowledgebase document:
Answer ID: How to Export Your Opportunity list to a Microsoft® Excel® Spreadsheet with a Pivot Chart and Pivot Table
Note: Opportunities can only be exported from Act! to Excel or .csv files, they cannot be imported in from these sources.
Create an Opportunity Pipeline or Graph
You can create an Opportunity pipeline or graph directly from the Opportunity List. Please refer to the following Knowledgebase article:
Answer ID: How to Print the Opportunity Pipeline or Graph Directly from the Opportunity List
Manage Product List
You can manage the product list used for Opportunities directly from the Opportunity List. Please refer to the following Knowledgebase article:
Answer ID: How do I manage the Opportunity Product List in Act!?
Manage Process List
You can manage the Process list used for Opportunities directly from the Opportunity List. Please refer to the following Knowledgebase article:
Answer ID: How to Manage Opportunity Processes in ACT! 2005 - 2009
Create a Quote
You can create a quote for a specific Opportunity directly from the Opportunity List. Please refer to the following Knowledgebase article:
Answer ID: How to Create and Modify Quotes in Act!