Send Database Copy to Acctivate Support


From time to time, Acctivate Support may encounter an issue that cannot be replicated in the Demo company, and may require a copy of the database with the issue for testing. This article shows how to create that backup and

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Create a View using SSMS Query Designer


When you install SQL Server Management Studio, it comes with a lot of very helpful database tools. The Query Designer is a way to build Select statements that can then be placed into custom views in your database. These views

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Locating the Server with Acctivate’s Active Database


When using more than one server, there may come a time when Acctivate’s database is copied from one server to another one. This is especially true if you have undergone a server migration at some point in the past. While

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Anti-Virus realtime scanning causes performance issues

Acctivate users may experience performance issues if their anti-virus uses a realtime scanning function.  Realtime scanning may constantly scan all SQL Server activity, which can be an extensive amount of data flowing between the Acctivate server and the workstations.  This can

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Export Acctivate Window Grids To Excel

Several windows within Acctivate, such as the sales order window and business alerts tabs, present information in a grid format. Many of these grids can be exported directly to Microsoft Excel allowing you to sort, organize and manipulate your data. To export these

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Can’t Find Created ODBC Connection

After creating an ODBC connection, you may find that you are not able to locate the ODBC connection when mapping to UPS Worldship, FedEx Shipping Workstation or creating a Microsoft Excel Query. In Windows, there are two ODBC Data Source Administrators: a 32-bit and a 64-bit

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Backup fails after moving Acctivate to a new server

Users may receive the following error when backing up Acctivate. Cannot use the backup file ‘C:\Program Files (x86)\Acctivate\..\Backup\ACCTivate$Demo.bkf’ because it was originally formatted with sector size 512 and is now on a device with sector size 4096. BACKUP DATABASE is terminating

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Boost Performance Solid State Drive and SQL 2014

One of the major enhancements introduced in SQL Server 2014 is the Buffer Pool Extension. This enhancement allows SQL to use the performance capabilities of Solid State hard drives. For Acctivate users, this means much faster functionality reading/writing/querying the Acctivate database. For

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What’s new in Sql Server 2014?

Acctivate version 10 comes with an Express instance of Sql Server 2014. Checkout this Microsoft article which lists “what’s new” in detail.

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Crystal Reports not locating all database views or new fields

There are times when modifying a report using Crystal Reports, the report will not display all the table/view information (i.e. new fields). Maybe the report is pointing at an old database or possibly a completely different database. You will have

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