Product Family: Act!
Product: Act! Pro, Act! Premium
Version: 2012 and later
The Open/Share database dialog allows you to show a list of all databases that are attached to the local Microsoft SQL Server (ACT7) instance, as well as any recently used databases, and use this list to quickly open one of those databases without having to browse to the file. Additionally, the Open/Share dialog allows you to share databases without actually having to open them.
To access this feature, click File > Open/Share Database.
Opening a database
For information on opening a database, refer to the following knowledgebase article:
How to open a database in Act! versions 2012 and later
Sharing a database
To the left of the name of each database in the list that is connected to the local SQL Server (ACT7) instance, you will see a button that either says “Share” or “Unshare”. If the button says “Unshare” this means that the database next to the button is already shared. To share or unshare a database from this menu:
- Click Share (or Unshare if you wish to unshare)
- Enter your database Administrator login information, then click OK
- Read any confirmation prompts that appear, then click OK
For more in-depth information regarding database sharing, and what settings are required in order to share a database, refer to the following knowledgebase article:
How to share and open an Act! database over a network